VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sono Resources Inc. (OTCQB: GVRS) (www.sonoresourcesinc.com) announces that the Company has appointed Peter Wilson as President and Director, William D. Thomas as CFO and Director and Paul Robert Lindsay as a Director of the Company.
During the past 20 years, Mr. Wilson lead the management of several public companies through his private investment firm which is based in Vancouver, Canada. His experience spans a wide range of property negotiations, but primarily the financings of companies in the mining, energy and real estate industries. His business experience includes international assignments in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Switzerland and Norway.
During April 2007 through October 2009, Mr. Wilson was the President and Director of Hana Mining Ltd., a publicly TSX-V listed exploration company seeking to develop a major copper-silver resource in Botswana, Africa. As the lead financier, Mr. Wilson raised more than CDN $12 million which lead to the current and expanding discovery of more than 3 billion pounds of copper and 52 million ounces of silver.
William D. (Bill) Thomas has a successful career in finance and accounting for the natural resource sector spanning more than 30 years. Most prominently, he has held various management positions with Kerr McGee Corporation's operations in Beijing, China, ending in 2004 with his final position as Director of Business Services. From July 2007 to March 2010 he was the CFO for Hana Mining Ltd., a TSX-V company exploring for copper and silver in Botswana, Africa. Mr. Thomas also holds the position as CFO of Mainland Resources, an oil and gas exploration company based in Texas.
Mr. Thomas attained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1977. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paul Robert Lindsay has over 33 years mineral and mining experience, focused on management and mine development. He has experience in both underground and surface mining and development of flat and decline mining operations. He is a specialist in development and construction and has a long history with Managing Civil & Mechanical Construction on surface and underground, as well as environmental management working towards I.S.O 14001 accreditation.
Mr. Lindsay was most recently a mining consultant to Koidu Holdings from January 2010 until present. He was the Mining Manager at the Geita Gold Mine operated by Anglo Gold Ashanti in Tanzania from 2007 to 2010 and was also the Mining Manager at their Yatela Gold Mine in Mali during that time. He was the Senior Mining Engineer for De Beers' Venetia Mine in South Africa (1997-2007) and the Mine Overseer at De Beers' Finsch Mine, also located in South Africa (1981 to 1997).
A resident of South Africa, Mr. Lindsay is an Associate Member of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Fellow Member of the Institute of Quarrying.
About Sono Resources Inc.
Sono Resources is a mineral exploration company seeking to acquire, explore and develop highly prospective metal projects in Africa. Its core project, located in Botswana, is part of the Kalahari Copper Belt, recognized as one of the largest producing Copper belts in the world. The property covers 2965.6 square kilometers and is adjacent to Discovery Metals' property, a US$560 million market cap Copper-Silver project with a planned production date of 2012. See www.sonoresourcesinc.com for more information.
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including but not limited to the Company's further drilling, its expectations to receive results or its ongoing exploration program. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) a downturn in general economic conditions in North America and internationally, (2) the inherent uncertainties and speculative nature associated with mineral exploration and production, (3) a decreased demand for minerals and fluctuations in the price of such minerals, (4) any number of events or causes which may delay or cease exploration and development of the Company's property interests, such as environmental liabilities, weather, mechanical failures, safety concerns and labor problems; (5) the risk that the Company does not execute its business plan, (6) political and foreign risks, (7) inability to retain key employees, (8) inability to finance operations and growth, and (9) other factors beyond the Company's control. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results differed from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We seek safe harbor.
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