Vancouver, BC--(TheNewswire.com- January 16, 2014)--Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) ("Viscount" or "the Company"), announces the appointment of Mr. Matthew J. Hughes to the Board of Directors.
New Board Appointment
Mr. Hughes is a Geologist with more than twenty-five years of industry experience in exploration, development and mining, which includes twelve years' management experience at the project level or higher and eight years' management experience at the corporate executive level. Throughout his career he established a solid track record of discovery, development, and mining of precious metal deposits across the international stage including Uzbekistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Brazil and China. Since 2008 he held the position of President, CEO and Director of Hunt Mining Corp. During this time he secured $24 million of equity financing, a public listing on the TSX-V, as well as completing exploration agreements with major producing Industry partners. Previous positions held by Mr. Hughes include: Executive VP and COO, Hunt Mountain Resources (2005-2008), Chief Geologist, Project Manager, Mundoro Mining Inc. (2003-2005), Consultant, Buenaventura Mining Co. (2001-2003), Consultant, Triton Mining - Silver Standard J.V. (2000-2001), VP Exploration, Platero Resources Inc. (1999-2000), Senior Geologist, Project Manager and Consultant, Yamana Resources Inc. (1995-1999), Chief Mine Geologist, Kinross USA, (1991-1995) and as a Field Geologist for Nerco Metals Inc. (1990-1991) and Atlas Precious Metals (1989-1990). Mr. Hughes received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Kaare G. Foy, Chairman of the Board at Viscount Mining, states, "We are very pleased to welcome Matt to our team today. His depth and breadth of experience is invaluable - he will be a great asset to our Company."
Viscount Mining also announces the resignation of Mr. Jeremy Caddy from its Board of Directors. "We thank Mr. Caddy for his contribution to Viscount and wish him the best in future endeavors", said Jim MacKenzie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viscount.
About Viscount Mining (TSX.V: VML)
Viscount Mining is a development company with a portfolio of exploration properties in Nevada comprising of 2,700 acres (the majority of the claims are patented claims), all 100% owned including more than 20 past producing silver and gold mines. For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate info please visit the company's website at www.viscountmining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim MacKenzie, For further information, please contact:
President, CEO and Director Viscount Investor Relations
Viscount Mining Corp. Email: [email protected]
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