VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- SAVARY GOLD CORP. ("Savary" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Craig Mackay as Vice President, Technical Services and the appointment of Mr. Jim Crawford as Vice President, Corporate Development, effective as of Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Mr Mackay has a background in the earth sciences with more than 25 years of international experience delivering geospatial information strategy and IT infrastructure to support mineral exploration and mine development. Prior to joining Savary Gold, Craig worked in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Africa where he directed application and consumption of geo-information management technologies in mining, software R&D, agriculture and forestry. He has an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin and an MSc in Information Technology from Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Mr. Crawford brings 15 years of international mineral exploration experience to Savary Gold's Corporate Development team. In addition, as part of Forbes West Management Corp, Mr. Crawford also acts as the Vice President, Corporate Development for Crosshair Energy, a TSX and NYSE MKT listed company. Prior to joining Forbes West, he held a number of corporate and field-based positions including Manager, Investor Relations for Peregrine Diamonds; Field Manager, Kennecott Canada Exploration's Western Canadian Coal Project; and Senior Mineralogist, Golden Star Resources in their Georgetown, Guyana office. Jim holds an MBA in finance from Pepperdine University, as well as, an MSc in geology from Queen's University.
"I am very pleased to welcome Craig and Jim to the Savary team," stated Charles Mostert, Savary Gold's President and CEO. "The breadth of experience and versatility that they bring to Savary will be invaluable as we gear up to begin our next phase of exploration on Hounde South in the next few weeks."
About Savary Gold
Savary Gold is a Canadian company with a tightly held capital structure and totally focused on exploring the Hounde South Gold Property in Burkina Faso. The property is in the Birimian age Hounde Greenstone Belt, which hosts Semafo's Mana mine and additional gold deposits which are presently subject to extensive exploration efforts (including Endeavour Mining's Hounde Project and Sarama's South Hounde Project).
SAVARY GOLD CORP.
On behalf of the Board
Charles Mostert, Chief Executive Officer
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Savary Gold Corp.
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