SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - Manitou Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTU) (the "Company" or "Manitou") announces that Mr. Richard Murphy, P. Geo., has been appointed as President and Chief Executive of the Company with effect from May 1, 2015.
"I look forward to rebuilding Manitou Gold into a company that shareholders can realize value in," stated Mr. Murphy. "Manitou has some very strong gold assets that will form the foundation upon which we will rebuild the Company."
Mr. Murphy is an exploration entrepreneur who has been engaged in mineral exploration since 1994. He has been a member of the executive and Board of Ginguro Exploration Inc. since 2009 and has guided Ginguro into its current unique position as owner of North America's first gold paleo-placer deposit. Prior to Ginguro, Mr. Murphy served as President and CEO of TSX-listed Independent Nickel Corp. During his tenure with Independent Nickel Corp., Mr. Murphy identified the opportunity at the Lynn Lake nickel mine and guided that company from acquisition through to the pre-feasibility level over a four year period, culminating in the successful sale of the company. Prior to joining Independent Nickel, Mr. Murphy was employed as an executive with Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. Mr. Murphy holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours diploma in geology from Laurentian University.
Manitou also announces that Mr. Wayne Whymark has resigned from the Board of Directors and Mr. Murphy has been appointed as a Director of the Company, both with immediate effect. The company wishes to thank Mr. Whymark for his efforts over the past six years.
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