VANCOUVER, May 9 /CNW/ - Heatherdale Resources Ltd. ("Heatherdale" or
the "Company") (TSXV: HTR) announces that at the Company's recently
held Annual General Meeting shareholders elected two new directors,
Patrick R. Smith, LG, and Walter T. Segsworth, P.Eng., to its Board of
Directors. They join Rene Carrier, Judy Thomson, Robert Dickinson,
David Copeland, Scott Cousens and Sharon Gardiner who were re-elected
to the Board at the meeting.
Patrick R. Smith is a professional geologist with 35 years of practical
and executive management experience in the international minerals
industry. He served 32 years within the Rio Tinto organization,
including senior posts as Managing Director Exploration, Australasia
Region based in Perth, Australia and Exploration Executive based in
London, UK. During that time Mr. Smith was involved with a series of
globally diverse mineral exploration and development projects spanning
a range of mineral commodities, including gold, copper, molybdenum,
iron ore, diamonds, industrial minerals and metallurgical coal. Mr.
Smith was appointed President and CEO of Heatherdale in October 2010.
Walter T. Segsworth joins the board as an independent director. He is a
professional engineer who has been an active and respected member of
the international mining industry for over 30 years. He has an
excellent track record in employee safety, environmental excellence and
turn around production situations, and particular expertise with
underground mines. During Mr. Segsworth's tenure as President, Chief
Operating Officer and Director at Homestake Mining Company, the Company
set a 125 year gold production record and its operating costs reached
25 year lows. Mr. Segsworth is a past Director and Chairman of the
Mining Associations of Canada and British Columbia, and has been
recognized as British Columbia Mining Industry Person of the Year. Mr.
Segsworth has been a director of several public companies, and is
currently on the boards of Plutonic Power and Pan American Silver.
Chairman Scott Cousens said, "Pat Smith has capably led the management
team of Heatherdale for the past seven months, adding value with his
past experience and relationships in Alaska, and on behalf or the other
directors I would like to welcome him to the Board. We are also very
pleased that industry veteran Walter Segsworth has joined the Board.
Walter's extensive development, operational and financial experience
will be a great asset to the Company, in particular as our flagship
Niblack Project reaches the advanced stage."
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Chairman and Director
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SOURCE Heatherdale Resources Ltd.
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