CURIS ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTORS AND ADDITIONAL
OUTCOME OF SHAREHOLDER MEETING
February 7, 2011, Vancouver, B.C. – Curis Resources Ltd. (“Curis” or the “Company”)(TSXV:CUV) announcesthe recent election of Gordon Fretwell, Robert Schafer and David Copeland, to the Board of Directors of the Company at the special meeting of shareholders of the Company held on January 28, 2011. As a result of these appointments, the size of the Board has increased from five members to eight.
Gordon Fretwell holds a Bachelor ofCommerce and Law degrees. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, since 1991, Mr. Fretwell hasbeen a self-employed solicitor in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law.
Robert Schafer is a Certified Professional Geologist with advanced degrees in geology and mineral economics who has worked internationally with major and junior mining companies including Kinross Gold Corporation, BHP World Minerals and Billiton. He is Vice President, Corporate Development for Hunter Dickinson Inc.
David J. Copeland is a Professional Engineer (geological) and mining executive with over 30 years of experience in a variety of capacities in mine exploration, discovery and development throughout the South Pacific, Africa, South America and North America. A director of Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), he directs and co-ordinates advanced technical programs of companies for which HDI provides services.
Messrs. Fretwell, Schaefer and Copeland join Russell Hallbauer, Robert Dickinson, Rene Carrier, James Kerr, and President and CEO Michael McPhie on the Board of Curis. Russell Hallbauer has been appointed Chairman.
Russell Hallbauer is a Professional Engineer (mining) as well as a long term member and past president of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a director and former chairman of the Mining Association of BC. Mr. Hallbauer is President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Taseko Mines Limited, the owner of the Gibraltar Mine located near Williams Lake, British Columbia, and a director of Hunter Dickinson Inc.
Robert A. Dickinsonis an economic geologist who has been actively involved in mineral exploration and mine development for over 40 years. He is Chairman of Hunter Dickinson Inc. as well as a director and member of the management team of a number of the public companies associated with HDI. He also serves as a Director of the BC MiningMuseum and a Trustee of the BC Mineral Resources Education Program.
Rene Carrier is a businessman who is a past Vice-President of Pacific International Securities Inc. where he worked for ten years, until 1991. Since that time he has been President of Euro-American Capital Corporation, a private company which specializes in restructuring, administration, and raising venture capital funds for junior companies.
James Kerris a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in public practice, and actively involved with audit committees of mining and energy companies, providing advice on accounting and compliance issues based on a risk management approach.
Michael McPhie is a senior mining executive with more than 20 years of operational and project development experience. He has served as a Director and Executive Vice President of Exeter Resource Corporation, President and CEO of the Mining Association of BC and as a senior director with Natural Resources Canada. Michael serves on several private and public boards and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a member of the Arizona Mining Association, a director of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC and is Co-Chair of the Britannia Beach Historical Society
“It is my pleasure to welcome the three directors who were confirmed by shareholder vote at the meeting in late January. In addition to the seven experienced and accomplished directors who join me on the board, Curis’ corporate team consists of Chief Financial Officer, Bernard Tan, Vice President of Project Development, Mel Lawson and Corporate Secretary Xenia Kritsos.” said President, CEO and Director Michael McPhie.
Bernard Tan is a Chartered Accountant with Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees and over ten years of progressive business experience in the area of financial reporting. He has worked with various medium and large Canadian and US public corporations in the areas of accounting, corporate finance, and regulatory reporting, and prior to joining HDI in 2005, was an audit manager at KPMG LLP specializing in the technology area. He is currently also CFO for HDI.
Mel Lawson’s career in the mining industry spans more than 40 years, and his extensive experience includes mining project development and operations. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and has built his career around mine start-ups. With proven experience in underground and surface operations, project management and construction, Mel has worked on an array of international projects throughout Canada, the United States and New Zealand. He possesses strong operational and technical abilities with hands-on experience in major project management, Feasibility Studies, project permitting, contract preparation, project and construction management, project start-up, policy development and administration.
Xenia Kritsosis an internationally qualified business lawyer experienced in providing advice in the mining infrastructure, technology and other sectors. Areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, competition law and foreign investment. Ms. Kritsos is also Legal Counsel for Hunter Dickinson Inc.
Shareholders of the Company also approved the appointment of DeVisser Gray LLP as auditor of the Corporation, approved the continuance of the Company from Ontario to British Columbia, created a class of preference shares, and adopted an updated 10% rolling stock option plan, all as more fully described in the Management Proxy Circular dated December 22, 2010.
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company, the major shareholder of which is Hunter Dickinson Inc. Curis is focused on the acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world. It is currently focused on advancing its 100% owned Florence Project in Arizona USA to production.
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Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified, global mine development company with a 25-year history of mineral development success. From its head office in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities to acquire, develop, operate and monetize mineral properties that provide consistently superior returns to shareholders.
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