TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Southeast Asia Mining Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve McIntyre, Mr. James Fairbairn, and Mr. Steve Norregaard to the Board of Directors, and Mr. Chris Irwin as Corporate Secretary.
Brief biographies of the new directors and officers are as follows:
Steve McIntyre - Mr. McIntyre has more than 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral exploration business and was most recently Chairman and Director of Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. which was acquired in June 2012 by IAMGOLD. Steve also has in excess of 10 years of experience with Noranda Mines Ltd. and 20 years as an officer and director of junior mineral exploration companies, including Dumont Nickel Inc., Northwest Explorations Inc., Timmins Nickel Inc., Vedron Gold, and Northern Gold Mining Inc.
James Fairbairn - Mr. Fairbairn is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in junior mining exploration and finance administration. Mr. Fairbairn also recently received his Institute of Corporate Directors certification and will Chair the Company's Audit Committee.
Steve Norregaard - Mr. Norregaard is a qualified Mining Engineer, holder of a First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Steve has in excess of 20 years of experience in contracting and managing gold, nickel, copper, lead, zinc and silver mining projects throughout Australia and Canada. Highlights of his career include Head of Underground Mining at Macmahon Holding Limited, one of Australia's leading mining contracting firms, Managing Director of Western Australian based Tectonic Resources NL and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. acquired in June 2012 by IAMGOLD. Steve currently holds the position of Managing Director of Red 5 Limited, an ASX listed company mining and exploring for gold in the Philippines.
Chris Irwin - Mr. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the Managing Partner of Irwin Lowy LLP since January 2010, prior thereto he was President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies, boards of directors, and independent committees on a variety of issues. Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of several public companies including: Laramide Resources Ltd., Roscan Minerals Corp., and Canada Lithium Corp. Mr. Irwin was most recently served as a director of Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
The Company also announces that it has accepted the resignations of Denis Clement and John Cullen from the Board of Directors of the Company effective January 23, 2013. Mr. Clement and Mr. Cullen have served as Directors of the Company since its incorporation in 2006. The Board of Directors and management of the Company would like to thank both Mr. Clement and Mr. Cullen for their valuable contributions and dedication over the past several years.
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