Technical information about the East Balkhash 2 licence area was provided in the announcement of November 12, 2012.
Appointment of new technical director
The Company is pleased to announce that Mr Chris Power, previously the Project Manager for the Company's Karchiga Project, has been appointed as Technical Director with immediate effect. Mr Power replaces Mr Raymond Oates who has resigned from the position of Technical Director for personal reasons. Chris will continue to be based at the Company's offices in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.
Chris Power has over 30 years' extensive mining and engineering experience, starting his career with 10 years at Anglo American in South Africa, rising from graduate intake to section manager and then working for various mining companies worldwide. Chris joined Orsu in April 2011 as Project Manager for Karchiga. He previously worked in Kazakhstan with a number of Orsu's senior management team between 2005 and 2008 as Project Manager for the construction of Oriel Resources' underground chrome mine and processing plant at Voskhod. In the interim, between 2009 and 2011, he led the construction of a mine and processing facility for Tiger Resources, and as General Manager at the Dikulushi and Kinsevere mines of Anvil Mining (since acquired by Minmetal), both operating in the DRC.
Before 2005, Chris worked on numerous projects, being in charge of both construction, operation and de-commissioning worldwide in some of the world's premier mining districts of Australia, the Philippines, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Angola. Chris is a Mining Engineer with an MSc degree from the Royal School of Mines.
Notes to Editors:
1. All $ figures are United States Dollars unless otherwise indicated.
This press release contains forward-looking information which is not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information contained in this press release includes, but may not be limited to, the expected exploration activities by the Company related to, and the general development of, the Balkhash Project, and the anticipated funding of exploration and other costs by Orsu.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, uncertainties in the interpretation of drill and test results, risks normally incidental to exploration and development of mineral properties, the possibility that future exploration, development and/or mining results will not be consistent with expectations, the Company's inability to raise additional finance as and when needed, the Company's inability to obtain, maintain, renew and/or extend required licences, permits, authorizations and/or approvals from the appropriate regulatory authorities (including an inability to obtain the waiver of the Kazakhstan Government's pre-emptive right in connection with the Balkhash Project licence transfer application) and other risks relating to the regulatory framework in Kazakhstan and adverse changes in the political environment and laws in Kazakhstan.
The forward-looking information in this press release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this press release, the Company has made assumptions about: the Company's business, the economy and the mineral resources development and extraction industry in general; the Company's ability to raise required additional financing; the ability to obtain, maintain, renew and/or extend required permits, licences, authorizations and/or approvals from the appropriate regulatory authorities (including in connection with the Balkhash Project licence transfer application); and the ability to continue to obtain qualified staff and equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner to meet demands. The Company has also assumed that no significant events occur outside of the Company's normal course of business. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.
Orsu Metals Corporation
Dr. Alexander Yakubchuk
Chief Operating Officer
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