BacTech Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : BM

BacTech Mining Corporation

February 22, 2010 14:00 ET

BacTech Appoints Vice President, Metallurgy

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2010) - BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:BM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Junxiang Guo has accepted the position of Vice-President, Metallurgy, with the Company, effective March 1, 2010.

A metallurgist by training, Dr. Guo has 15 years of experience in applied research, operations and project management. His operational experience includes Red Lake Mine in Canada, Shandong MIC BioGold in China, and Zeravshan Gold Company in Tajikistan. He formerly served as the Vice President − Marketing with Process Research ORTECH in Mississauga, Canada, and as the Technical Director at Zijin Mining Metallurgical Technologies Ltd. in Xiamen, China. Dr.Guo holds a Ph.D. degree in mineral processing from Queen's University in Canada.

"Dr. Guo has been an integral part of the operations team at the Shandong Biogold plant in China. He will be working closely with Dr. Paul Miller, Vice President of Technology & Engineering, and this will significantly expand our ability to evaluate projects for acquisition," said Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech.

BACTECH PROFILE

BacTech owns patented bacterial oxidation technology for the treatment of refractory ores and concentrates to enhance the recovery of gold, silver and base metals. The Company's focus is the acquisition of equity positions in projects amenable to bioleaching. In January the Company announced its intention to effect a divisive reorganization whereby BacTech will transfer all of its interests in mining projects and the rights to its bioleaching technology to a wholly-owned subsidiary. The common shares of the subsidiary will be distributed to the shareholders of BacTech upon completion of the reorganization. BacTech will hold an exclusive and perpetual right to use the bioleaching technology for projects related to environmental remediation of mine tailings.

Shares outstanding 89,264,706

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