Adanac Molybdenum Corp. is pleased to announce, effective August 01, 2008 that the Board of Directors has approved the appointments of:
Peter R. Jones – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher C. Kirby – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth W. Calligar – Vice President Finance
Mr. Jones P. Eng., has 38 years of extensive experience in the mining industry and has held senior operating and project positions in gold, potash, coal and base metals with Cominco Ltd., Anglo American and HudBay Minerals. Most recently, he was President and CEO of HudBay and was instrumental in establishing HudBay by raising debt and equity. For the last two years he was also Chairman of the Mining Association of Canada and in 2006 was named Prairie Region Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. He is a mining engineer and graduate of Camborne School of Mines and the Banff School of Advanced Management.
Mr. Kirby C.A. has 25 years of senior financial and business experience and for the last 14 years was employed with INCO and was an Officer and Assistant Comptroller. With INCO he played a key role in acquisitions including Voisey’s Bay, in Newfoundland and the Goro Project in New Caledonia. He was also responsible for disclosure and compliance with US and Canadian Security regulators. Additionally, he participated in numerous debt and equity issues of more than $3 billion on the NYSE and TSX. Mr. Kirby, prior to INCO, was Senior Manager with KPMG in Toronto and holds an Honours B.A. and Honours M.A. from Cambridge University, UK.
Mr. Calligar was most recently Managing Director of Jefferies & Company, a New York based investment bank, where he specialized in raising capital for both public and private companies, and where he was instrumental in the placement of Adanac’s recent bridge notes financing. He has been credited with creating unique financing structures including one recognized by Euromoney magazine and Ernst & Young as the “Equity Deal of the Year” in 2007 for renewable energy companies. During his 25 year Wall Street career, he has successfully represented dozens of companies in raising more than $10 billion in institutional capital. Mr. Calligar was formerly head of Convertible Capital Markets at Chase/H&Q and a founding partner of Forum Capital Markets. He is a graduate of Brown University with degrees in history and political science.
Peter Jones, Chairman, President and CEO said, “I am very pleased with the vision, skills and in-depth experience that the new Senior Management Core Team brings to address the significant opportunities available to our Company to quickly move through final project funding, construction and production.” He also said, “Adanac is indebted to Mr. Roger Taylor and Mr. Paul Nelson, Directors of the Company, who committed extraordinary time and effort to establish the new Senior Core Management Team.”
Ms. Gayle Dalli, Vice President Finance has left Adanac to pursue other interests. The Board thanks Ms. Dalli for her efforts, particularly associated with the Company’s recent bridge financing.
Adanac Molybdenum Corporation owns the Ruby Creek Molybdenum deposit in Northern British Columbia and has advanced the project through feasibility studies and a production decision. The project has previously ordered long-lead equipment, completed permitting for construction, constructed a road to the site and secured bridge financing. The Company is currently sourcing construction final funding and plans a construction start in February 2009 with production expected in Q4, 2010.