CuMoCo board member honored by American Exploration & Mining Association

Joseph Baird, Esq., receives Lifetime Achievement Award for mining industry work

BOISE, ID, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - American Exploration & Mining Association awarded Boise-based mining lawyer, Joseph H. Baird, Esq., its Lifetime Achievement Award. Baird was honored with the association's highest individual award at American Exploration & Mining Association's (AEMA) 119th annual meeting. The award recognizes his distinguished work on behalf of the mining industry, strategic minerals issues and the environment.

Currently, Baird serves on the board of American CuMo Mining Corporation (CuMoCo) which manages the Idaho-based CuMo Project, one of the world's largest molybdenum deposits, and he is a partner in the Idaho-based mining law firm of Baird Hanson LLP.

"Joe's nationally recognized expertise is exactly why CuMoCo selected him to help guide the CuMo Project," said Shaun Dykes, CEO of CuMoCo. "His knowledge of the mining industry, experience with permitting projects of this magnitude and advocacy for environmentally conscious practices makes him invaluable to our team."

The American Exploration and Mining Association, which was formerly known as the Northwest Mining Association, has membership that spans the U.S. and Canada. Baird has worked to advance the mining industry through his service with AEMA since 2003. His roles with AEMA have included a term as president in 2011 and two terms as a board member. Additionally, he served as Environmental Committee Chair, Strategic Minerals Co-Chair and Environmental Committee Co-Chair.

AEMA's members and experts are instrumental in shaping U.S. public policy that guides mineral exploration and mine development. Baird helped prepare AEMA comments on the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in October. As an industry-leading expert, Baird presented testimony before the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment in February 2011. His testimony addressed strategic minerals issues and the environment.

Baird graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1976 with degrees in geology and political science and from the University of Virginia, School of Law in 1981.  Prior to law school, Baird was with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.  He has also worked in-house in the law departments of the American Mining Congress in Washington, D.C. in 1979 and for Exxon Minerals Company, USA and Union Pacific Resources.

The U.S. mining industry and Idaho's CuMo Project continues to benefit from Baird's guidance as he promotes responsible mining practices and sustainable resource development.

American CuMo Mining Corporation is a mining exploration and development company with a diverse portfolio of high potential precious and base metals projects, located in low political risk environments in North America. The Company's primary focus is developing its Idaho-based CuMo Project, one of the world's largest molybdenum deposits. For more information about the Company, please visit and

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Forward-looking information is based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including the result of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen breakdowns, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, that the Court will not intervene with the Company's proposed exploration activities at the CuMo project and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of molybdenum; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the company's publicly filed documents. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

SOURCE: American CuMo Mining Corporation

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