VANCOUVER, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Kombat Copper Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: KBT) is pleased to announce that the slate for the upcoming Annual General
Meeting ("AGM") to be held on November 29, 2012 includes incoming
nominees Mr. Nathaniel Chouinard and Mr. Tom Neelands.
Mr. Chouinard is a mining professional bringing over 18 years of
operating experience in international mining and mineral processing
projects. Mr. Chouinard began working in various mines around Canada as
Mine Supervisor and Superintendent, then progressively to more senior
roles with mining companies in Canada, Tunisia and Botswana. He also
held a range of positions at IAMGold Corporation in Corporate
Development, Operating Strategy and as Manager of Mining for Africa
operations. Mr. Chouinard is the North American Strategic Planning
Specialist for Strategy Optimisation Systems (SOS), a strategic mining
consultancy. Prior to joining SOS, Mr. Chouinard has served as Senior
Vice President Projects for Labrador Iron Mines. Mr. Chouinard is a
mining graduate of the College de Thetford-Mines with a specialty in
Mr. Tom Neelands has more than 35 years of experience as a geologist
within Canada and internationally. Mr. Neelands began his career as a
Regional Geologist for Teck Exploration and has moved from domestic
exploration, with companies such as, Placer Dome Incorporated and
Noranda Incorporated, to international exploration projects. He has
since held management and consulting positions with companies such as,
African Copper, Botswana, Great Panther Resources, Mexico, Aurelian
Resources, Ecuador. Successes he is associated with are three
substantial gold discoveries which includes Aurelian's FDN in Ecuador.
Mr. Neelands obtained his B.Sc. in Geology from Carlton University in
Ottawa in 1971.
"We are pleased to have Mr. Chouinard and Mr. Neelands join the board of
Kombat as it demonstrates our ability to attract experienced industry
professionals to help further the Company's projects," stated Company
President Mr. Alexander Helmel.
Technical Advisory Committee
The Company is pleased to announce the establishment of a Technical
Advisory Committee. The committee will be comprised of a select group
of highly skilled individuals with varied technical expertise to assist
the Company with the exploration and development of its mineral
projects. The members of the committee are:
Robert Friesen P.Geo, B.Sc.
Robert has over 45 years of experience throughout Canada and
internationally in underground and open pit mining operations, mine
area exploration, and the development of projects from pre-feasibility
through production. He has been involved with several major and junior
corporations, including a 17 year career with Noranda and a five year
term with Teck Exploration. Mr. Friesen served as Chief Geologist for
numerous projects, several of which began at pre-feasibility and later
developed into producing mines. Some of his key projects include
Alaska's Pogo mine, Ontario's Geco and Golden Giant mines, BC's
Samatosum Mine and the Emperor Mine in Fiji.
Gerald Gauthier P.Eng
Mr. Gauthier is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and has
over 40 years international experience in the mining industry building
and operating open pit and underground mines in Canada, USA, Mexico,
Central America and West Africa. Mr. Gauthier was previously Chief
Operating Officer at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and previously
Vice-President Operations at Glencairn Gold Corp. He is a graduate of
Queen's University in Mining Engineering. He is currently COO of
Xtierra Inc and a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited,
Conquest Resources Limited and Gold World Resources Ltd. Mr. Gauthier
was formerly General Manager of the Page-Williams gold mine at Hemlo,
Ontario and Senior Vice President North American Operations for Lac
Nathaniel Chouinard (see bio above)
Tom Neelands (see bio above)
Mr. Helmel additionally quoted, "We are pleased to welcome these
individuals to the Kombat Copper team. The formation of the Technical
Advisory Committee with these highly skilled industry professionals
serves as a strong endorsement of the Company's vision and growth
About Kombat Copper Inc.
Kombat Copper Inc. is a public Canadian exploration and development
company focused on the acquisition of copper assets in southwestern
Africa. The Company recently acquired the Kombat Copper Project which
consists of a past producing mine, mill and concentrator historically
capable of processing 1,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project has more
than 100 years of production history and is located in northern
Namibia, a region known for copper production from high grade deposits.
In addition to these historically producing assets, the Company has
acquired five EPL's in close proximity to the mill and concentrator,
near the town of Tsumeb. These highly prospective EPL's cover an area
of more than 2,250 square kilometers. The Kombat Copper management team
and founders have a considerable amount of experience in Namibia and
internationally, and combines managerial, financial and technical
expertise used to generate value for project stakeholders.
All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical
fact, that address events or developments that Kombat Copper Inc.
expects to occur, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking
statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are
inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause Kombat Copper Inc.'s actual results, performance
or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include,
without limitation: significant capital requirements and the ability to
raise equity capital; the risks of obtaining and maintaining the
validity and enforceability of the necessary licenses and permits and
complying with the permitting requirements in, Namibia; the lack of
certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, which may not be
immune from the influence of political pressure, corruption or other
factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law. Forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results
and future events could materially differ from those anticipated in
such statements. Kombat Copper Inc. expressly disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in
accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE: Kombat Copper Inc.
For further information:
Alexander Helmel, President
+1 (604) 495-8792
Kombat Copper Inc.
Suite 830 - 1100 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4A6