Curis Appoints New Manager of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

VANCOUVER, May 9 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. ("Curis" or the  "Company") (TSX: CUV) announces that it has hired Mr. Glen Hoffmeyer as the Company's new Manager of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing .  A native Arizonan, Mr. Hoffmeyer's career spans over 20 years of senior level metallurgical and mineral processing engineering in the US copper industry.

Mr. Hoffmeyer will lead Curis' metallurgical engineering and mineral processing studies at the Company's Florence Copper Project in Central Arizona.  Specifically, he will take a lead role in these areas with respect to the feasibility study work currently underway as well as preparing for the Phase 1 development program slated to begin at site in early 2012.

A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Glenn Hoffmeyer has extensive experience in hydrometallurgical operations, process development and project management focused primarily in the south-western United States.  Most recently employed with Freeport-McMoRan, he held the position of Chief Engineer with responsibilities for Maintenance Planning & Equipment Reliability, Engineering, and Cost Analysis at the Technology Center in Safford, Arizona.  Glenn's professional experience includes copper leaching, SX/EW, Electro-refining, and other extractive metallurgy projects for companies including Asarco, Santa Fe Pacific Gold, Cyprus Amax and Phelps Dodge.

"We are very pleased to welcome Glenn to the Curis team.  His extensive knowledge and experience in the copper industry will certainly benefit the Florence Copper Project and the Company's overall development activities," said Michael McPhie, Curis President and CEO.  "He is a native Arizonan who has extensive experience in SX/EW processing of copper, and this both supports our Local Hire Policy and continues to help build our world class engineering team responsible for the near term development of the Florence Copper Project."

For more information about the Florence Copper Project and its projected economic impacts and benefits to the local community, please go to

About Curis

Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) is a public mineral development company associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI).  It is focused on the acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next generation copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world.  Curis holds a 100% interest in the Florence Copper Project, an advanced stage in-situ copper recovery project in central Arizona.

About HDI

Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified global mining company with a 25-year history of mineral development success.  From its head office in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities to acquire, develop, operate and monetize mineral properties that provide consistently superior returns to shareholders.

Michael McPhie

President & CEO

No regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include fluctuation in market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary environmental, land use and other permits, approvals, licenses and title on a timely basis and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at

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