Guinness Exploration Expands Board of Directors

Jan 15, 2010, 13:10 ET from Guinness Exploration Inc.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Guinness Exploration Inc. ('Guinness' or the 'Company') (OTC Bulletin Board: GNXP) announced today Mr. Nigel Mattison has joined the Board of Directors of Guinness.  

"We're very pleased to have Nigel Mattison join the Guinness team," said President and CEO Alastair Brown. "Nigel has substantial senior management experience and a broad spectrum of Board experience. Nigel has a strong background in the governance of national and community based organizations and a record of success in managing start up and existing operations. His breadth of skills includes company directorship, management, accounting and auditing, international sales and marketing, strategic planning, public relations and fund raising and we're looking forward to his input as we move forward with our plans for the Nantawa Project."

Mr. Mattison's employment background includes positions with: Conrad Properties; Kuranda Resort and Spa; Russley Hotel, Christchurch; Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of the Tokyu Corporation, Japan; ITT Sheraton; Groote Eylandt Mining Company Australia (which is jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Anglo American Corporation); Lion Nathan Brewing; and property development projects, and communications and marketing consulting engagements. Mr. Mattison is a former Board Member of: the New Zealand Tourist Industry Federation; New Zealand Convention Association; Tourism Auckland; New Zealand Football; Canterbury Football; and the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers New Zealand.

About Guinness Exploration

Guinness Exploration Inc. trades on the OTC-BB under the symbol GNXP. The Company was incorporated in Nevada in 2006 and incorporated its subsidiary Nantawa Resources Inc. in Yukon, Canada in 2009. In November, 2009 Guinness acquired mineral claims for the Mount Nansen and the Tawa gold and silver exploration properties (collectively the 'Nantawa Project') in the Yukon and is now developing an exploration program for the properties. The claims consist of 203 full or fractional claims with a total area of 3,136.43 square hectares located in the South Central part of the Yukon, 180 km Northwest of Whitehorse and 60 km west of the Village of Carmacks.

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