VANCOUVER, B.C., June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSX-V:NNX) (the “Company” or “Nickel North”) announces that following the Annual General Meeting held on June 16, 2017, Ge (Anna) Mao and Walter Coles, Jr. retired from the board of the Company as they did not stand for re-election. The Company wishes to sincerely thank Ms. Mao and Mr. Coles for their tremendous contribution over the years. The Company also is pleased to announce that Mr. Zhijun He and Nick Watters were elected as new directors of the Company at the Annual General Meeting to replace Ms. Mao and Mr. Coles.
Dr. Zhijun He is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in geological research, mineral exploration and geological service. He holds a PhD degree in Petrology and Economic Geology from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and is a member of AusIMM. Dr. He is the winner of the 11th Silver Hammer Prize in Geological Science awarded by Geological Society of China, and has won several provincial and ministerial Technology Awards for mineral exploration and scientific research, including two First Prizes of the Prospecting Achievement Award from China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association. He currently serves as Deputy General Manager of Sinotech Minerals Exploration Co., Ltd. (“Sinotech”) and holds the positions as director or supervisor for six major subsidiaries of Sinotech. Dr. He has been guiding the exploration and has pioneered the market development of geological service in China, Asia, Canada and Africa, and has led the discoveries of several large-sized multi-metallic deposits for clients of Sinotech in Africa.
Mr. Watters is a co-founder of several successful mining enterprises. He has been an integral part of raising nearly $260 million for various start-up and development opportunities in his career and has been part of a team that have brought several projects from initial discoveries to full development situations. Beginning in the corporate communications field, he has worked with several public and private companies in a wide variety of sectors including mining, high-tech and the biotech industries. Mr. Watters helped create the corporate identities for a number of small start-ups as well as heading up their corporate communications departments. Mr. Watters is currently the Director of Business Development for East Africa Metals Inc. as well as serving as a director to other public companies. He has been the President of his private investment company, Talisman Venture Partners, since 1999.
On behalf of Nickel North Exploration Corp.
Andrew Lee Smith, Interim President and CEO
About Nickel North Exploration Corp.
Nickel North Exploration is a Canada-based exploration company focused on defining a Cu-Ni-PGE mineral resource at its Hawk Ridge Project in Northern Québec. The board of directors, advisor committee and management team are experienced, successful mine finders. The property consists of a 50 km long belt of magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE occurrences covering 30,658 hectares. The project is located near tidewater. Québec is a mining friendly jurisdiction. Nickel North Exploration is a conscientious corporate citizen maintains good relations with local Inuit communities and is committed to sustainable development. For more information on the company, please visit www.nickelnorthexploration.com.
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