VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Tyhee Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TDC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Richard ("Dick") B. Evans has agreed to accept nomination as a member of the Board of Directors at the Company''s upcoming Annual General Meeting.
A well recognized and respected business leader in Canada and internationally, Mr. Evans has served as a director and/or senior executive for a number private and publically traded companies over a 45-year career primarily in the metals and resource sector. He currently serves as Chairman of the boards of Montreal based Resolute Forest Products and Amsterdam based Constellium, and is an independent director of Montreal based CGI and New York based Noranda Aluminum Holdings.
He recently served as interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of privately held Constellium, formerly Alcan Engineered Products, from November 2011 to February 2012. He was President and CEO of Alcan Inc. from 2006 until its merger with Rio Tinto Aluminum in October 2007. From 2007 through 2009, he served as Executive Director of Rio Tinto PLC and Rio Tinto Ltd., and CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto.) He joined Alcan in 1997 after a 27-year career with Oakland, California based Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company.
From October 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Evans was Chief Operating Officer of Alcan Inc. and, from 1997 to 2005, he held several executive positions with that company, including President of Alcan Aluminum Corporation. Prior to 2009, he had served on the boards of Alcan Inc. (NYSE; TSX prior to its merger with Rio Tinto and Rio Tinto plc (London Stock Exchange; NYSE [ADRs]) and Rio Tinto Limited (Australian Stock Exchange) following the merger. Mr. Evans has also served as Chairman of the Washington, D.C. based Aluminum Association and the London based International Aluminum Institute and on the Advisory Boards of the McGill Desautels Business School and the Kiel, Germany based Global Economic Symposium. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
"I and the other members of our Board are extremely pleased that Dick has accepted our invitation to join us at this critical time in Tyhee''s development," said Denis Taschuk, Chairman of the Board. "His experience, reputation and financial acuity can only enhance the significant strengths that we already have at both the Board and Executive levels."
"During my recent discussions with Dick, I was able to see why he is so highly sought after as a Board member," said Brian Briggs, P. Eng., Tyhee''s President and Chief Executive Officer. "He has helped guide several of the world''s best known resource companies through challenging periods of development and growth and we are honored to have him agree to bring his experience to our team."
Richard Evans commented: "I have been impressed by the strength and integrity shown by the Tyhee Board and its senior management as it continues to advance the Yellowknife Gold Project in a difficult investment market. I look forward to contributing in whatever way I can to seeing this exciting gold project brought successfully into production."
Tyhee will also nominate Denis Taschuk as Chairman, as well as Dr. Hans Black, Michael Sonnenreich, Dave Nickerson and Brian Briggs as Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, scheduled in Vancouver on May 9, 2013.
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