VANCOUVER, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Kombat Copper Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: KBT) is pleased to announce that the slate for the upcoming Annual General Meeting ("AGM") to be held on November 29, 2012 includes incoming nominees Mr. Nathaniel Chouinard and Mr. Tom Neelands.
Mr. Chouinard is a mining professional bringing over 18 years of operating experience in international mining and mineral processing projects. Mr. Chouinard began working in various mines around Canada as Mine Supervisor and Superintendent, then progressively to more senior roles with mining companies in Canada, Tunisia and Botswana. He also held a range of positions at IAMGold Corporation in Corporate Development, Operating Strategy and as Manager of Mining for Africa operations. Mr. Chouinard is the North American Strategic Planning Specialist for Strategy Optimisation Systems (SOS), a strategic mining consultancy. Prior to joining SOS, Mr. Chouinard has served as Senior Vice President Projects for Labrador Iron Mines. Mr. Chouinard is a mining graduate of the College de Thetford-Mines with a specialty in Mining Engineering.
Mr. Tom Neelands has more than 35 years of experience as a geologist within Canada and internationally. Mr. Neelands began his career as a Regional Geologist for Teck Exploration and has moved from domestic exploration, with companies such as, Placer Dome Incorporated and Noranda Incorporated, to international exploration projects. He has since held management and consulting positions with companies such as, African Copper, Botswana, Great Panther Resources, Mexico, Aurelian Resources, Ecuador. Successes he is associated with are three substantial gold discoveries which includes Aurelian's FDN in Ecuador. Mr. Neelands obtained his B.Sc. in Geology from Carlton University in Ottawa in 1971.
"We are pleased to have Mr. Chouinard and Mr. Neelands join the board of Kombat as it demonstrates our ability to attract experienced industry professionals to help further the Company's projects," stated Company President Mr. Alexander Helmel.
Technical Advisory Committee
The Company is pleased to announce the establishment of a Technical Advisory Committee. The committee will be comprised of a select group of highly skilled individuals with varied technical expertise to assist the Company with the exploration and development of its mineral projects. The members of the committee are:
Robert Friesen P.Geo, B.Sc.
Robert has over 45 years of experience throughout Canada and internationally in underground and open pit mining operations, mine area exploration, and the development of projects from pre-feasibility through production. He has been involved with several major and junior corporations, including a 17 year career with Noranda and a five year term with Teck Exploration. Mr. Friesen served as Chief Geologist for numerous projects, several of which began at pre-feasibility and later developed into producing mines. Some of his key projects include Alaska's Pogo mine, Ontario's Geco and Golden Giant mines, BC's Samatosum Mine and the Emperor Mine in Fiji.
Gerald Gauthier P.Eng
Mr. Gauthier is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and has over 40 years international experience in the mining industry building and operating open pit and underground mines in Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America and West Africa. Mr. Gauthier was previously Chief Operating Officer at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and previously Vice-President Operations at Glencairn Gold Corp. He is a graduate of Queen's University in Mining Engineering. He is currently COO of Xtierra Inc and a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Conquest Resources Limited and Gold World Resources Ltd. Mr. Gauthier was formerly General Manager of the Page-Williams gold mine at Hemlo, Ontario and Senior Vice President North American Operations for Lac Minerals Ltd.
Nathaniel Chouinard (see bio above)
Tom Neelands (see bio above)
Mr. Helmel additionally quoted, "We are pleased to welcome these individuals to the Kombat Copper team. The formation of the Technical Advisory Committee with these highly skilled industry professionals serves as a strong endorsement of the Company's vision and growth strategies."
About Kombat Copper Inc.
Kombat Copper Inc. is a public Canadian exploration and development company focused on the acquisition of copper assets in southwestern Africa. The Company recently acquired the Kombat Copper Project which consists of a past producing mine, mill and concentrator historically capable of processing 1,000 tonnes of ore per day. The project has more than 100 years of production history and is located in northern Namibia, a region known for copper production from high grade deposits. In addition to these historically producing assets, the Company has acquired five EPL's in close proximity to the mill and concentrator, near the town of Tsumeb. These highly prospective EPL's cover an area of more than 2,250 square kilometers. The Kombat Copper management team and founders have a considerable amount of experience in Namibia and internationally, and combines managerial, financial and technical expertise used to generate value for project stakeholders.
All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Kombat Copper Inc. expects to occur, are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Kombat Copper Inc.'s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation: significant capital requirements and the ability to raise equity capital; the risks of obtaining and maintaining the validity and enforceability of the necessary licenses and permits and complying with the permitting requirements in, Namibia; the lack of certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, which may not be immune from the influence of political pressure, corruption or other factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future events could materially differ from those anticipated in such statements. Kombat Copper Inc. expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE: Kombat Copper Inc.
For further information:
Alexander Helmel, President
+1 (604) 495-8792
Kombat Copper Inc.
Suite 830 - 1100 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4A6