|By Marketwired .||
|March 3, 2014 07:01 AM EST||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- New Hana Copper Mining Ltd. ("New Hana" or the "Company") - (TSX VENTURE: HML) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon R. Stacey to the position of President, effective March 1, 2014.
"We are pleased to have someone with Jon's knowledge of some of the most prospective geological belts in Africa join our team," said Marek Kreczmer, Chief Executive Officer of New Hana. "His experience in commercial negotiations, government relations and technical background across Africa will be instrumental in helping us identify and evaluate opportunities as we look to advance our strategy. Jon is a lifelong resident of Zambia and will oversee the Company's operations from our offices in Zambia."
"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such a distinguished management team and Board of Directors with a track record of success in Africa," said Mr. Stacey. "With my extensive network of contacts and experience working in various geologic districts across the continent, I am confident I can help the company pursue its strategic objectives."
Most recently, Mr. Stacey was the founding director and manager of Infinity Minerals & Resources, a private company dedicated to the identification and acquisition of prospective exploration projects in Africa. Prior to that he was the founder of Tangila Exploration, a company offering geological consultancy services to an international client base for work carried out in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Previously, he worked for Rio Tinto in various roles in their exploration group focused on projects in Africa.
Mr. Stacey, who resides in Zambia, holds a BSc in Exploration and Resource Geology from Cardiff University, Wales, and is a member of the Geological Society of London and the Geological Society of South Africa.
About New Hana Copper Mining
The Company is focused on review early stage copper opportunities in Africa. Our field geologists are regularly engaged in field evaluation of project submissions and testing in-house exploration concepts. Our goal is to build a portfolio of significant copper projects in Africa.
New Hana Copper Mining Ltd.