November 9, 2012 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: HPY, the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has added Michael Cathro to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mike Cathro's career includes work as an exploration geologist with major and junior mining companies in Canada and overseas, and 17 years with the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources in technical and management roles. Prior to leaving government in early 2008, Mike led the team that successfully completed the aboriginal consultation, environmental review and permitting of the New Afton copper-gold project, now one of the largest underground metal mines in Canada.
Mr. Cathro, P.Geo, currently serves as VP Exploration for Anthem Resources Inc., VP of Exploration for Virginia Energy Resources Inc., Director of Nickel North Exploration Corp. and a Director of Geoscience BC. Over the years he has volunteered in various capacities with industry associations including the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC). Mr Cathro is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia and holds a B.Sc (Honours, Geological Sciences) from Queen's University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines.
David Blann, President and CEO of Happy Creek states:" During his tenure with the B.C. Ministry of Mines, Mike helped secure crucial government support for our early exploration work on the Fox tungsten project. With his more recent mine permitting, global mineral property transaction and corporate experience, it is a pleasure to have Mike join the Board of Directors. As the Company shifts from early stage exploration to more advanced stages, this addition to our corporate team is a positive event."
Concurrent with this appointment, the Company has granted to Mr. Cathro options to purchase 250,000 common shares of the Company, exercisable for a period of three years at a price of $0.23 per share.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
"David E Blann"
David E Blann, P.Eng.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
David Blann, President, CEO
Email: [email protected]
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