VANCOUVER, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Equitas Resources Corp. (TSX-V: EQT; FSE: T6U1) (the "Company" or "Equitas") today announces that it has appointed Mr. David Hodge as President and CEO and Ms. Jody Bellefleur as CFO.
Mr. David Hodge has been President of Zimtu Capital Corp. (TSXv: ZC; FSE: ZCT1) since July, 2008 and has extensive experience in the management and financing of publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Hodge's success has been founded on a belief in team building, consultation and strong leadership, as well as a willingness to incorporate expert advice into a viable working enterprise. Mr. Hodge also serves on the Board of Directors of Western Potash Corp. (TSX: WPX), Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE), Lakeland Resources Inc. (TSXv: LK) and Pasinex Resources Ltd. (CSE: PSE).
Ms. Jody Bellefleur has been Chief Financial Officer of Zimtu Capital Corp. since June, 2013 and has been with the group since 2008. She will be responsible for all regulatory financial reporting including preparation of quarterly financial statements and management discussion and analysis. Ms. Bellefleur is a CGA with over 15 years' experience as a corporate accountant. She was an accountant with a private manufacturing company for 12 years and more recently, has worked independently as an accountant for various publicly listed mineral exploration companies. She has been a Member of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia since 1998. Ms. Bellefleur is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
To make room for the appointments, Mr. Jay Roberge has resigned as President, CEO and CFO. He will remain with the Company on the Board of Directors.
Zimtu Capital Corp. is a significant shareholder of the Company and currently owns 8,403,000 common shares or 16.46% of the current issued and outstanding. Zimtu is a public investment issuer that invests in, creates and grows natural resource companies. Zimtu has funded or helped launch several resource companies and the company's consistent, long-term results has earned loyalty among its shareholders and the support of its partners and peers.
About Equitas Resources Corp.
Equitas Resources Corp. is a mineral exploration company that specializes in acquiring, exploring and advancing mineral properties. Equitas has a portfolio of base metal and precious metal projects in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. For more information on the property portfolio and Equitas, please visit www.equitasresources.com or contact:
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