VANCOUVER, BC - Maritime Resources Corp. (MAE-TSX Venture, "Maritime") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Pooler as the Company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Andy will be overseeing the Prefeasibility Study ("PFS") that is currently being completed by WSP Canada Inc. ("WSP") as well as the development and eventual operations of the Hammerdown Project located near Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Pooler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho and has more than 30 years of experience as a mining engineer and operations executive. His most recent role was Chief Operating Officer of Esperanza Resources Corp. Mr. Pooler spent five years with Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp. as the Chief Operating Officer, where he had a key role in the advancement and sale of the Ajax copper project. He also spent five years as Senior Vice President, Mine Operations, for Pan American Silver Corporation with six operating mines and six years as Vice President of Operations for AMAX Gold Inc. with seven operating mines.
Mr. Fulcher, President and CEO commented: "We are very pleased to have a professional such as Andy with a proven track record of success joining our team. The creation of this position and the appointment of Andy enables Maritime to aggressively advance the Green Bay Hammerdown project. I have worked very closely with Andy during his years with Abacus and I look forward to working with him again on our Green Bay Gold Project."
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President & CEO
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Cathy DiVito, Investor Relations Telephone: (604) 336-7322
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