Puma Exploration (TSX-V: PUM) (the “Company” or “Puma”) announces that all proposals submitted to its Annual Meeting of yesterday have been endorsed by shareholders. These proposals included the appointment of Directors and Auditors. Shareholders holding a total of more than 24% of the capital stock of the Company have voted on these proposals. Directors are elected to the Board with an approval rate of 98% or more for each of the following candidates: Ms. Anne Slivitzky and Mr Marcel Robillard, Arness Cordick, Richard Thibault and Dale Ginn.
Mr. Ginn is an experienced mining executive and geologist of nearly 30 years. He is the founder of two exploration and mining companies and has led and participated in numerous gold and base metal discoveries, many of which are in production today. Mr. Ginn has worked in many of the CuZn mines of the Flin Flon region and has participated in the discovery and development of polymetallic deposits such as Photo Lake, Konuto, Trout Lake and Namew. While specializing in complex, structurally-controlled deposits, he also has extensive mine-operations, development and startup experience. Mr. Ginn is recognized as an advocate of First Nations and local community participation in mining and exploration.
Mr. Ginn’s career has included mine and exploration geology, mine management and various executive roles. He is currently the Vice-President of Kerr Mines Inc., Chief Executive Officer of SGX Resources Inc. Director of Bonterra Resources and Noka Resources and was a founder of San Gold Corporation and Chief Executive Officer until 2010. Prior to that, he held positions with Harmony Gold, Hudbay, Westmin, Goldcorp and Granges Exploration. Mr. Ginn is a registered professional geologist in Manitoba and Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.
‘It is an excellent timing for Dale to join Puma’s board given his extensive experience within Manitoba’s copper and gold belts. His experience in developing First Nations relationships will benefit the development of our Little Stull Lake Gold Project in Manitoba where Yamana Gold recently acquired the Monument Bay gold Deposit, as well as with our active base metals Turgeon VMS Cu-Zn deposit’ notes Marcel Robillard, President of Puma Exploration.
In addition, at its meeting of the Board of Directors held this morning, Mr. Marcel Robillard was re-elected president and CEO and Mr Cordick remains Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Dominique Gagné was re-elected to the position of vice-president exploration, while Ms. Ginette G. Brisson was elected to the positions of CFO and Secretary. Anne Slivitzky, Richard Thibault, and Marcel Robillard will form the audit committee.