Callinan Hires JJ O'Donnell as VP of Exploration

VANCOUVER, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Callinan Mines Ltd. (CAA.TSX-V) is pleased to announce that Mr. John J. (J.J.) O'Donnell has been appointed as the company's Vice President of Exploration. Mr. O'Donnell has over 23 years of experience in base and precious metal mineral exploration and mining operations. Mr. O'Donnell is a graduate of Brandon University (B.Sc. Geology, 1987) and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Mr. O'Donnell brings 18 years of mining and exploration experience within the Flin Flon - Snow Lake Greenstone belt, where Callinan Mines holds a large majority of its exploration assets. Notably, Mr. O'Donnell served for 8 years as Senior Mine Geologist for HudBay Minerals' 777 Mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Prior to his tenure at HudBay, Mr. O'Donnell enjoyed four year term with Granges Exploration exploring for base and precious metals in central Canada.

"We're looking forward to a long and productive relationship with J.J.," said Callinan President Mike Muzylowski.  "I'm certain that Mr. O'Donnell's knowledge and experience will be a powerful asset to our Canadian exploration and development operations."

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mike Muzylowski

Mike Muzylowski

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future expenditures. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the ability to complete contemplated private placements and the timing and amount of expenditures. Callinan does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.


SOURCE Callinan Mines Ltd.

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