VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:VML) (“Viscount” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of the former Premier of Saskatchewan, the Honourable Grant Devine, B.Sc.A., M.Sc.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., P.Ag., FAIC., SOM as a director of the Company.
Dr. Devine has had a distinguished career in academics, business and was a member of the Provincial Parliament of Saskatchewan for nearly 13 years. He served as Premier of Saskatchewan from May 8, 1982 to November 1, 1991. Since his retirement from government Dr. Devine has served on a number of boards, including Agrium Inc. where he was the Chairman, Environment, Health & Safety Committee and Member, Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Devine received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service in December 2012 and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2009. Since 1976, Dr. Devine has addressed business; academic and political leader’s worldwide and was a Key First Minister participant in the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA). He participated as a Canadian Premier in various aspects of the GATT negotiations in Brussels and Geneva as well as mandated various international development projects undertaken by the government of Saskatchewan.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, he received a B.Sc. in Agriculture degree specializing in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and M.Sc. specializing in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta, an MBA from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University.
Kaare Foy, Chairman of Viscount Mining, stated, “We could not be more pleased that Dr. Grant Devine has agreed to serve on our Board. Grant has extensive experience as a former Premier of Saskatchewan, university faculty member, and director of various private, public and community development organizations. He brings a wealth of knowledge in core competencies such as board governance and strategic planning. We look forward to the expertise that Grant will bring to Viscount Mining.”
About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE:VML)
Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States including the Cherry Creek project in Nevada comprising more than 9,000 acres, all 100% owned, with more than 20 past producing mines. Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills. Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation that covers the Cherry Creek property and to vest up to 75% interest in the Property, Sumitomo is required to produce a feasibility study and to expend a minimum of US$10,000,000.00 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary.
For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim MacKenzie, President, CEO and Director
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