Apr 29, 2014
Vancouver, BC -- April 29, 2014: Kiska Metals Corporation ("Kiska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Ewing as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective as of May 1, 2014.
Mr. Ewing is a seasoned mining executive with experience in all aspects of mineral exploration and development. His mining career spans over 25 years and encompasses work as a geologist early in his career, followed by senior level executive positions with several different mining companies. Mr. Ewing also has widespread knowledge of financial markets, property evaluation and project financing. He served as an Institutional Equity Analyst covering the mining sector in the mid 1990's.
Mr. Ewing is a registered professional geologist, and was most recently President and CEO of Acadian Mining Corporation (recently sold to LionGold Corp.) where he was responsible for managing all operations of the Company. Mr. Ewing also served as President of two other exploration and development companies prior to Acadian. He has also held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations for an exploration and development company.
This appointment of Mr. Ewing coincides with the resignation of David Caulfield as Interim CEO and President and as a Director. Dave's vision, enthusiasm and leadership have guided the Company over the years. The Board, management and the Kiska team wishes to thank him for his many contributions made over the years and for serving the Company on an interim basis during the past six months.
"The Board is very pleased to welcome Grant to the Kiska team," states Jack Miller, Chairman of Kiska. "After conducting a thorough search, the CEO search committee concluded that with his extensive industry knowledge and experience Grant was ideally suited to not only execute the Company's business model but to lead our talented team in becoming a market leader. Grant's enthusiasm and insightfulness will help Kiska capture existing value from our assets while attracting new opportunities."
Grant of Options
Upon his appointment, the Company will grant a total of 500,000 stock options to Mr. Ewing at a price of $0.10. One third of the stock options will vest on the grant date, one third on the first anniversary and the last third upon the second anniversary. This grant of options is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Kiska Metals Corporation
Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company with a diverse portfolio of gold and copper projects available for option/joint venture throughout North America and Australia. One of the more advanced assets is the Whistler property, Alaska, a district-scale gold-copper porphyry project with excellent exploration potential that contains a 2.25 M oz gold-equivalent indicated resource of 79.2 million tonnes averaging 0.51 g/t gold, 1.97 g/t silver and 0.17% copper. Kiska has numerous gold and copper projects available for option-joint venture as well as an extensive royalty portfolio available for purchase.
On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation
"Jack H.L. Miller"
Jack Miller, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Chairman and Director
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.