DENVER, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercer Gold Corp. ("MRGP" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: MRGP) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dr. David Shaw to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Dr. Shaw graduated in 1973 from the University of Sheffield, England, with a B.Sc. (Sp. Hons.) in geology, followed by a Ph.D. in structural geology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Since completing his doctorate, Dr. Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry.
Dr. Shaw spent seven years with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver (1979 and 1981-1987), employed initially as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs, and then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team. Upon leaving Chevron Dr. Shaw initiated and developed the Resource Research Group at Charlton Securities Ltd., Calgary, before assuming the position of Senior Mining Analyst, Corporate Finance, at Yorkton Securities Inc. in Vancouver (1991-1997). Throughout Dr. Shaw's career he has built strong relationships with European financial institutions and the global mining community.
Dr. Shaw was employed as the Chief Executive Officer of Colombia Gold plc, a private U.K. company that was engaged in precious metal exploration in Colombia, which was sold to Medoro Resources in 2010. In addition, from 2005 to the present, Dr. Shaw has served on the board of directors of First Majestic Silver Corp., and actively serves as President of Albion Petroleum Ltd.
Rahim Jivraj, President and CEO of Mercer Gold Corporation, states, "To have someone with Dr. Shaw's pedigree and intimate, technical knowledge of the Marmato district, is a great opportunity for Mercer. Additionally, one of Dr. Shaw's most recent successes includes his involvement with the sale of Echandia to Medoro Resources, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. That property is adjacent to ours and proves great validation that our property is of significant merit with excellent potential. Dr. Shaw will be a valuable asset and provide enhanced insight to and oversight of our technical programs. His corporate finance background will certainly be a tremendous asset to our corporate growth. I'm excited and honoured to have him participate in Mercer Gold."
About Mercer Gold Corporation
In April 2010, Mercer Gold Corporation entered an agreement to acquire the option to the Guayabales Prospect, a prospective gold and silver property located in Marmato, Caldas, Colombia. Mercer Gold plans to evaluate the property and develop a work program on the prospect.
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The Company is an "OTC Reporting Issuer" under BC Instrument 51-509, Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets, promulgated by the British Columbia Securities Commission. Accordingly, certain disclosure in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of securities laws in effect in Canada, which differ from the requirements of United States securities laws. In Canada, an issuer is required to provide technical information with respect to mineralization, including reserves and resources, if any, on its mineral exploration properties in accordance with Canadian requirements, which differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") applicable to registration statements and reports filed by United States companies pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As such, information contained in this news release or other disclosure provided by the Company concerning descriptions of mineralization under Canadian standards may not be comparable to similar information made public by United States companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC. This news release or other disclosure provided by the Company may use the terms "measured mineral resources", "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources". While these terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations (under National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects), the SEC does not recognize them. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted to reserves. In addition, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities legislation, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, or economic studies, except in rare cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
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SOURCE Mercer Gold Corp.