December 2, 2011
Excelsior Mining Corp. (TSX-V: MIN) (Frankfurt: 3XS) (OTCQX: EXMGF) (“Excelsior”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Yik as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of December 1, 2011.
Mr. Yik is a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years of financial and international business experience in resource based public companies with market capitalizations ranging from $10 million to $2 billion. He spent the past seven years in senior level management roles in the mining industry. Mr. Yik has experience with both exploration and commercially producing mining companies and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer for a mineral exploration company which is dually listed on both the TSX-V and NYSE AMEX. Mr. Yik also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
“We are fortunate to be able to welcome Sam to the Excelsior team,” stated Stephen Twyerould, President & CEO of Excelsior. “His experience on both the exploration and mining sides of our industry will be invaluable as we develop the Gunnison Copper Project.”
In order to make way for Mr. Yik, Ms. Atwal has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of Excelsior, as of the effective date of Mr. Yik’s appointment. Excelsior and its Board of Directors would like to thank Ms. Atwal for her leadership and direction during her tenure as CFO.
Excelsior is an exploration and development company with a copper project located within the copper porphyry belt of Arizona. The Gunnison Copper Project is located close to the required infrastructure and its oxide resource has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods. The Excelsior team consists of experienced professionals with proven track records of advancing projects towards production.
Further details about Excelsior can be found at: http://www.excelsiormining.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE EXCELSIOR BOARD
President & CEO
For further information regarding this press release, please contact:
Excelsior Mining Corp.
JJ Jennex, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
T: 604-681-8030 x240
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