VANCOUVER, BC–Viscount Mining Corp.(TSX VENTURE: VML) is appointing Andy McCreath to its board of directors. Mr. McCreath is a noted marketing, public relations and communications professional. As president of McCreath Communications, he has been responsible for the successful production of geopolitical and market-centric conferences and events across Canada for over a decade. These projects encompassed such topics as bilateral relations, macroeconomics, leadership and global communications. These regional and national events included many influential individuals including Oprah Winfrey, George W. Bush, Paul Volcker, H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Blair, Dr. Alan Greenspan, Colin Powell, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy and Rudy Giuliani. His public and media relations activities include the provision of publicity and media buying for companies from the oil and gas, finance, mining, sports, and entertainment and event sectors. He has acted as a consultant in all aspects of communications, publicity and media. Mr. McCreath has acted as co-producer of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Awards with Caldwell Partners, as co-producer of the Private Business Growth Awards presented by Grant Thornton LLP and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and was associate producer of Champions Gift (2011), a one-hour documentary focused on T. Boone Pickens for the CBS Sports Network. He was previously an associate at Wellington West Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns and the National Hockey League’s head office in New York. He received a 2011 Globe and Mail Top 40 Under 40 award and was appointed to the board of SaskPower in 2010. Mr. McCreath has been active on numerous community boards and fundraising events. A long-time resident of Calgary, Alta., he was educated at the University of Saskatchewan (economics) and Salisbury School, Salisbury, Conn.
Kaare Foy, chairman of the board at Viscount Mining, stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Andy to our team. Communicating our story will be essential in the months ahead, and his advice will aid us immensely. I look forward to working with him closely as we develop our operations.”
The company today also announced the grant of an aggregate of 1.25 million incentive stock options to its officers, directors and a consultant. The options were granted pursuant to Viscount’s incentive stock option plan approved by shareholders at the annual and special meeting held on June 28, 2013, and are exercisable at a price of 20 cents until Aug. 21, 2018.
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