TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Chieftain Metals Inc. ("Chieftain Metals" or
"the Company") (TSX: CFB) is pleased to announce that Mr. Keith Boyle,
P.Eng., has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, effective
February 7, 2011 and Mr. Clive Creaney as Project Manager, effective
January 1, 2011.
Mr. Victor Wyprysky, President and CEO, stated "We are very pleased to
welcome both Mr. Boyle and Mr. Creaney to the Chieftain Metals team.
Mr. Boyle's strong operating, technical and planning expertise coupled
with Mr. Creaney's 35 year project construction background will
strengthen and complement the senior management team at Chieftain
Metals, as we advance the Tulsequah Project to production. Both of
these individuals bring a wealth of project expertise that is directly
applicable to the Tulsequah Project."
Mr. Boyle has over 25 years of experience in mine development,
operations and corporate development. Prior to joining Chieftain
Metals, Mr. Boyle most recently served as Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer at Alexis Minerals Corp. where he successfully
led the completion of three NI 43-101 feasibility studies, completed
the construction and development of the Lac Herbin mine and implemented
a comprehensive safe production system. Prior to Alexis Minerals Mr.
Boyle was Manager, Business Development for Dynatec Corporation and has
previous management expertise in various types of operations with
Dynatec, Inco, Placer Dome and Aur Resources. Mr. Boyle is a
Professional Engineer (Ontario and Quebec) and holds a Masters of
Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Creaney has over 35 years of varied and well-rounded experience in
the project construction field, 30 of which were with Placer Dome
Technical Services where he supervised and managed all of Placer Dome's
construction projects both in Canada and internationally. Prior to
joining Chieftain Metals Mr. Creaney served as Project Manager,
Construction at Yukon Zinc's Wolverine Project. Prior to Yukon Zinc,
Mr. Creaney was Assistant Project Manager on the Galore Creek Project.
About Chieftain Metals Inc.
Chieftain Metals Inc.'s principal business is the acquisition,
exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation,
the Company's business has focused entirely on the acquisition, and
thereafter the development, of the Tulsequah Polymetallic Project, in
northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The Tulsequah Project consists
of 38 mineral claims and Crown-grants covering approximately 14,220
hectares and covers two previously producing mines. For more
information on the Tulsequah Project, please refer to the Company's NI
43-101 compliant technical reports, "Tulsequah Chief Deposit, Tulsequah
Chief Property, Northern British Columbia" and "Big Bull Project,
Tulsequah Chief Property, Technical Report, Northern British Columbia",
each dated as of November 8, 2010 and available under the Company's
profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
This press release includes forward-looking information within the
meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business,
operations and financial performance and condition of the Company. The
words 'expect', 'believe', 'will', 'intend', 'estimate' and similar
expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of
the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and
unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may
cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or
achievements of the Company to vary or to be materially different from
those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements,
including but not limited to the factors described in greater detail in
the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's final prospectus dated
December 16, 2010. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of
assumptions, including assumptions regarding general market conditions,
the availability of financing for proposed transactions and programs on
reasonable terms and the availability of outside service providers to
deliver services in a satisfactory and timely manner. These factors and
assumptions are not intended to represent a complete list of the
factors and assumptions that could affect the Company; however, these
factors and assumptions should be considered carefully by readers.
Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors
that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially
from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company
disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, events or
otherwise, except as expressly required by law.
SOURCE Chieftain Metals Inc.
For further information:
President and CEO
Telephone: (416) 644-6000 ext. 650