CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Vast Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VST) reports that Mr. Ahmed Said has been appointed chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Said will succeed Mr. Sig Slotboom who has resigned to focus on other commitments and opportunities.
Mr. Said is a Professional Engineer and has structured and financed over $220 million in equity and debt transactions over the past three years. His recent focus has included merger and acquisition transactions and overseeing capital markets operations. Additionally, he has been involved in various host government negotiations and asset acquisitions in Brazil, Colombia, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Chad, Jamaica, Guyana, Turkey and Nigeria. Mr. Said sits on the boards of several public and private companies.
Vast also announces the departure of Mr. Joao Saraiva e Silva from its board of directors. Mr. Saraiva e Silva has tendered his resignation from the company as he intends to focus on other endeavors.
The management and board of Vast would like to thank Mr. Slotboom and Mr. Saraiva e Silva for their service to the company and wish them well in the future.
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