TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Mukuba Resources Limited (TSXV: MKU) reports that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Mukuba's CEO and President, Trevor Richardson. Mr. Richardson has stepped down as CEO, President and Director of Mukuba to pursue other career opportunities, effective immediately.
A search committee has been formed by the Board and will immediately undertake the process of selecting a new CEO. Mr. Richardson will assist in ensuring a smooth transition.
Kelly Ehler has been appointed interim CEO and President of the company. Mr. Ehler was CFO of Mukuba from March 2008 to November 2011 and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the business and assets of the company. Mr. Ehler has worked in various capacities with a number of other public and private companies in the mining, technology, manufacturing and real estate development industries.
Mr. John Hawkrigg, Chairman of Mukuba said "We thank Trevor for his work and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. I am excited that Kelly Ehler has agreed to accept the position of interim CEO and President as he brings tremendous experience and leadership abilities to the role and has a detailed understanding of the strengths of the company and the opportunities that are available."
About the Company
Mukuba is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of certain African base metal assets alone and through a joint venture partner. These assets include a 100% interest in the Northcore Project, which is licensed for both copper and cobalt and encompasses approximately 2,274 square km of geologically prospective ground in the Central African Copperbelt region of Zambia. Mukuba is also a party to a joint venture with Benzu Resources Limited to explore and develop a copper and base metals project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition, Mukuba holds an exclusive option to purchase an 85% interest in the Nyimba Project, a pollymetallic exploration project, located near the town of Nyimba, approximately 300 km east of Lusaka, Zambia.
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For further information:
Kelly Ehler, interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (416) 368 4013; Fax: 416 603 9200; Email: [email protected]