Jun 28, 2010
Vancouver, BC -- June 28, 2010: Kiska Metals Corporation held its Annual and Special Meeting on June 23, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. All resolutions to be voted on at the meeting were passed, including the slate of directors proposed by the Company. The recommended slate included two new nominees, George Ireland and Geoff Chater.
"George Ireland and Geoff Chater bring a wealth of capital markets and corporate development experience to Kiska Metals. Their experience with financing and advising public companies in the resources sector will be of great benefit. We welcome them to the Board," stated Jason Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer.
George Ireland is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member of the Geologic Resource Partners LLC and Portfolio Manager of the associated Geologic Resource Funds. Mr. Ireland has 30 years of experience in all aspects of the resource sector, ranging from field geology to banking and venture capital. Mr. Ireland founded Geologic Resource Partners LLC in 2004. From 2000 to 2004, he was the general partner of Ring Partners, LP, an investment partnership that later merged with the Geologic Fund. From 1991 to 2000, he was an analyst for Knott Partners LP. Mr. Ireland graduated from Phillips Academy and the University of Michigan with a BS degree from the School of Natural Resources. Mr. Ireland also serves on the board of directors of Merrill & Ring Inc, a private timber company in the United States.
Geoffrey Chater holds a B.Sc. in geology from Texas Christian University and has over 21 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Chater is a principal of Namron Advisors, a corporate communications consultancy. From 1999-2008, Mr. Chater held the position of Manager of Corporate Relations for copper producer First Quantum Minerals Ltd. During his career, Mr. Chater has held similar positions with Greystar Resources Ltd., Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd., Eldorado Gold Corporation, Fairbanks Gold Corporation and Ivanhoe Capital Corporation.
Mr. Ireland and Mr. Chater have each been granted 125,000 incentive stock options exercisable at price of $1.00 for a period of 5 years.
Management would like to thank and acknowledge the efforts and contributions made by departing board members Rosie Moore and Bill Schur. Both served on Kiska's board since its inception in 2009. Their experience and knowledge proved to be invaluable in the creation and subsequent growth of Kiska. We wish them the very best in their future endeavors.
About Kiska Metals Corporation
Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on advancing the Whistler Project, Alaska, which includes a multi-million ounce gold-copper resource and excellent exploration potential. Kiska has renowned technical expertise and a quality exploration portfolio with numerous early stage exploration opportunities around the world, some held in partnership with a selection of the world's largest and most successful gold and base metal producers. Kiska resulted from the merger of Rimfire Minerals Corporation and Geoinformatics Exploration in August 2009.
On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation
Jason Weber, P.Geo., President & CEO
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". Other than statements of historical fact, all statements included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Kiska Metals Corporation, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Kiska's expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Kiska Metals Corporation with securities regulators. Those filings can be found on the Internet at http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov/edgar.