TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Duluth Metals Limited (TSX: DM) is pleased to
announce two new appointments to the Board and its Advisory Board. James J.
Jackson has been appointed to Duluth's Board of Directors, subject to TSX
approval, and Dr. Cesar J. ("Joe") Ferron has been appointed to the Company's
Advisory Board. These new appointments are key additions to the Company's
James J. Jackson, a retired executive and resident of the USA joined the
Board on March 22, 2007. Mr. Jackson was previously Senior Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer of MobiFon S.A., a leading cellular telephone provider
in Romania and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group PLC. On May 31,
2005, Vodafone Group PLC purchased MobiFon from Telesystem Wireless
International Inc. Mr. Jackson served in numerous senior financial roles from
1997, including MobiFon's Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Jackson was Vice-Chairman, Finance, for Quadrant Amroq
Bottling Co. Ltd., a venture capital firm holding the franchise for Pepsi Cola
in Romania. Prior to that, he worked for fifteen years at Alcan Aluminium Ltd.
Mr. Jackson is Chairman of the Management Board of Bite Lietuva, a mobile
telephone company based in Lithuania, serving Lithuania and Latvia. He is also
a member of the Board and an Audit Committee member of Neo Material
Technologies Inc, a TSX listed company. Mr. Jackson is a member of the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a registered Certified
Public Accountant in the United States. He will serve as Chairman of the Audit
Committee and lead independent Director on the Duluth Metals Board.
In addition to his appointment to the Advisory Board, Dr. Cesar J ("Joe")
Ferron has been engaged as Duluth Metals' lead consultant in metallurgy.
Dr. Ferron obtained his PhD degree in Mineral Engineering and Chemical
Metallurgy in 1988 from Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, New
York. In 1974 Dr. Ferron obtain his Ingénieur Civil Métallurgiste from the
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His career spans many years,
starting in 1974 as Assistant Research Engineer with the Université Catholique
de Louvain, Belgium and later as Principal Engineer at the R&D Research Center
of Gecamines (RDC ex Zaire), where he was responsible for the metallurgy of
the Kolwezi and Kipushi concentrators. In 1989 he joined SGS Lakefield
Research as Senior Project Engineer; in 1992 he was promoted to the position
of Manager Hydrometallurgy and in 2000 was appointed Vice-President,
Metallurgical Technology. In October 2005 he became President of HydroProc
Consultants. Dr. Ferron is known for his scientific work, patents and numerous
publications in mineral engineering and chemical metallurgy fields regarding
base (copper, cobalt, zinc and nickel), and precious (gold, silver, PGM's)
metals and for his presentations at numerous industry conferences around the
Dr. Henry (Rick) Sandri, President and CEO of Duluth Metals, stated, "We
are pleased to welcome both James Jackson to our Board and Dr. Ferron to our
Advisory Board. This is further evidence of our commitment to building a world
class team at Duluth Metals."
About Duluth Metals
Duluth is committed to acquiring, exploring and developing copper, nickel
and platinum group metal (PGM) deposits. Duluth's principal property is the
Maturi Extension Property located within the rapidly emerging Duluth Complex
mining camp in northeastern Minnesota. The Duluth Complex hosts one of the
world's largest undeveloped repositories of copper, nickel and PGMs, including
the world's third largest accumulation of nickel sulphides, and one of the
world's largest accumulations of polymetallic copper and platinum group
metals. Duluth is also pursuing other advanced stage nickel, copper and PGM
projects which can be put into production within a suitable time frame.
This document may contain forward-looking statements (including
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the US Privacy Securities
Reform Act of 1995) relating to Duluth's operations or to the environment in
which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates,
forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and
involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be
beyond Duluth's control. A number of important factors could cause actual
outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in
forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filings.
In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made.
Consequently, undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking
statements. Duluth disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable
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