TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG; OTCQX: ATLDF) announces that Wm. Ernest Simmons, formerly Vice President, Mining and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, has been appointed President and CEO of the Company to facilitate transition of the Atlanta gold project from exploration through ongoing development. Mr. Simmons, who has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, replaces Warren Holmes as Interim President and CEO. Mr. Holmes will continue with the Company as Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Simmons has 40 years of mining industry experience and has been with the Company since January 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and has a long history in the Canadian, U.S. and Mongolian mining industry as a miner, supervisor, manager and corporate director. Mr. Simmons is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and Regis University, Denver.
"Mr. Simmons moved to Boise 4½ years ago to join the Company and has contributed immeasurably to the development of the Atlanta project and we look forward to his continued leadership," said James K. Gray, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "I would also like to thank Warren Holmes for his extraordinary efforts and dedication during his tenure as Interim President and CEO and we look forward to the Company benefiting from this new organization."
This change marks an important step in the organizational development of the Company outlined in the Company's news release of June 6th.
About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 kilometers) located 90 air kilometers east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining projects. The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine development and production.
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