VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 16, 2015) - Almaden Minerals Ltd. ("Almaden" or the "Company") (AMM.TO) (NYSE MKT: AAU) announces that Dr. Barry Smee has resigned from its board of directors due to family considerations. Dr. Smee has been a director of Almaden since July 2006.
J. Duane Poliquin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company commented, "Barry has been an important contributor to Almaden for almost nine years now. On behalf of the Board I would like to sincerely thank Barry for his contributions and work during this time and we all wish him and his family nothing but the best."
Almaden is a well-financed mineral exploration company working in North America. The Company has assembled mineral exploration projects, including the Ixtaca deposit through its grassroots exploration efforts. Almaden's business model is to provide shareholders with opportunities for capital gain by using its technical expertise to find, acquire and develop mineral properties. The Company intends to expand this business model, described by some as prospect generation, by more aggressively exploring and developing several of its projects including the Ixtaca deposit.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Morgan J. Poliquin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
President, CEO and Director
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