TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - Pitchblack Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PIT) ("Pitchblack" or the "Company") welcomes Mr. Daniel Nocente as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Nocente replaces Fred Leigh who had been in the role since July 2012 and has resigned as a director of the Company to focus on other business endeavours. The Board of Directors expresses its gratitude to Fred Leigh for his contribution to the Company and wishes him success in his future endeavours.
Mr. Nocente was most recently the Vice-Chairman of National Bank Financial (Corporate and Investment Banking) based in Vancouver, having taken that position from his previous role as co-head of the mining group at National Bank., Prior to joining National Bank, he was Vice- Chairman and the BC Geographic Head for RBC Capital Markets. In addition, he has held positions at several other prominent investment banks in Canada. Daniel has worked at various times in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and New York. He has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
The Company also announces that Bill Nielsen, P.Geo., will be working with Pitchblack as an exploration consultant upon completion of the acquisition of precious metal enriched base metal assets (see press release dated December 17, 2012). Mr. Nielsen is an accredited geologist with over 35 years of worldwide mineral exploration and development experience. Most recently, he has been working as a senior industry consultant to mining exploration companies working with a variety of commodities in various countries and geological environments. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Nielsen was the V.P. Exploration of Nevsun Resources Ltd., where he played a significant role in the discovery of the Bisha gold-VMS deposit in Eritrea. Mr. Don Dudek has resigned as a Vice President of the Company. The Company thanks him for his technical expertise and wishes him success in his future endeavours.
About Pitchblack Resources Ltd.
Pitchblack has uranium, coal and gold assets in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The Company is currently working on the proposed acquisition of precious metal enriched base metal assets located in Australia.
For further information please refer to the Company website at www.pitchblackresources.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding the appointments and the impact on the Company of these events. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and risks of the mining industry. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.