Vancouver, British Columbia -- Bell Copper Corporation ("Bell" or the "Company") (TSX-V: BCU) is pleased to announce that it has completed a substantial reorganization of its Board of Directors. The Board now comprises two independent directors, both of whom have been appointed to the audit committee and who together constitute a majority of the committee. In addition to Ms. Annie Storey, the Company's CFO, and Dr. Timothy Marsh, the Company's CEO, the Board now includes Mr. W. Glen Zinn and Dr. Geoffrey Snow.
Mr. Zinn has over 45 years of experience in the mining industry, beginning as a geophysicist for the Anaconda Company in 1966 and serving in various management positions and as a senior executive for several mining and minerals exploration companies around the world. Since 2010, Mr. Zinn has been an independent management and operation consultant for various U.S. natural resource companies. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Zinn was Chairman, CEO, and President of Bell Copper Corporation. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Zinn was an executive with Hecla Mining Company, serving as the Vice President of Corporate Development & Exploration from 1990-1993. From 1971 to 1986, Mr. Zinn served in various management capacities and as Chief Geophysicist for Unocal (Union Oil/Molycorp). In 1980, Mr. Zinn was appointed by Secretary of the Interior William Clark to the National Strategic Materials and Minerals Program Advisory Committee, reporting to the US President with respect to mineral needs and resources for purposes of national security. Mr. Zinn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering with a minor in Geophysics from the Michigan College of Mining & Technology at Michigan Technological University. Mr. Zinn also holds various postgraduate certificates from MIT, Stanford, and Northwestern University.
Dr. Geoffrey Snow, PhD has been Partner at Barranca Resources since 1986, consulting to the mining industry in the areas of property evaluation and valuation, exploration management, mineral economics, organizational strategy and planning, reserve audits, commodity studies and mineral exploration program design and implementation. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Geology at Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Snow's career in the mining business has spanned almost 50 years including ten years as President of Noranda Exploration Inc. (USA). During his tenure at Noranda Exploration, Dr. Snow's work resulted in the discovery of nine deposits. He served previously as Director of Bell Copper Corporation from July 24, 2004 to January 13, 2011. Between 1983 and 1997, he led workshops on the Management of Exploration at CSM, the University of Colorado, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Dr. Snow was the Resident Geologist of the Climax Mine in Colorado from 1967 to 1971. He received his Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Utah in 1964.
"I am pleased to have the counsel of these two distinguished mining veterans joining us on Bell's board. Both men are familiar with the Company's Kabba project and I am sure that they will apply their extensive exploration and mining experience toward maximizing the value of Kabba for the benefit of our shareholders."
The Company is also pleased to report that Phoenix Copper Corporation has terminated its option relating to its right to earn a 51% interest in the Kabba property and accordingly the Company once again owns 100% of Kabba.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Bell Copper Corporation
Timothy Marsh, CEO & Director
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