Planet Exploration Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company that publicly trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PXI ."
Planet is committed to maximizing asset growth and shareholder value through identifying, exploring and acquiring high development potential gold resources. Since commencing operations in late 1998, Planet Exploration has proven its ability to acquire these highly prospective properties.
It is Planet's belief that its goals can best be achieved by collaborating with highly-regarded mining companies such as Goldcorp Inc. (one of the most progressive gold mining companies in the world) and the privately-owned Tilava Mining Corporation.
October 12, 2012 - Vancouver, B.C. Planet Mining Exploration Inc. ("Planet" or the “Company”) (TSX-V: PXI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Birkenshaw and Mr. Peter Shippen to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Mr. Birkenshaw has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Birkenshaw & Company Ltd. since its formation in 1989. Mr. Birkenshaw was a Senior Vice President and Director of Price Waterhouse Coopers Securities LLP specializing in mergers, acquisitions and related financial advisory work in mining and marine transport industries from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Birkenshaw, through Birkenshaw & Company Ltd. has acted as a merchant banker, making significant investments across a broad range of industry sectors.
Mr. Peter Shippen is currently President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Redwood Asset Management Inc. which is a Toronto-based Investment fund manager.
In addition and in connection with the appointment of Messrs Birkenshaw and Shippen, the Company has made the following management changes:
Mr. Birkenshaw has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Tony Ricci, has been appointed President, Mr. Chris Taylor, Vice President Resource Investment; Mr. Andrew Edelberg, Vice President Corporate Development; and Ms. Zula Kropivnitski, Chief Financial Officer.
For further information please contact Mr. Robert Orr, Investor Relations at 604-681-0084.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
About Planet Mining Exploration
Planet Mining Exploration is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on exploration for high development potential resources. The Planet/Goldcorp joint venture owns 100% of the Sidace Lake property in the Red Lake gold district of Ontario, 60% Goldcorp and 40% Planet. The Sidace Lake property has an NI 43-101 compliant Indicated and Inferred resource of 360,000 ounces of gold which remains open to expansion.
Planet has an option to earn up to 100% interest in the Golden Loon property through its option agreement with Tilava Mining Corporation, a private company. The property is located eight kilometres west of the town of Little Fort, south-central British Columbia, and hosts an eight square kilometre gold in soil and bedrock system plus a large Ni-Co-PGM target with over 10 kilometres of strike. Recent drill results include 80.1 metres of 1.00 g/t gold, in a from-surface gold system with 700 metres of drill-confirmed strike that remains open to extension. Paved highways and rail lines are less than 2 kilometres from the property, which is serviced by a power line and is road-accessible.
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For more information, please contact:
Robert Orr, Investor Relations
Planet Mining Exploration