First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
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TSX : FM

First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

August 17, 2010 10:00 ET

First Quantum Minerals Appoints Steven McTiernan as Independent Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2010) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company" (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven McTiernan to the Board of Directors. Mr. McTiernan will serve as a non-executive independent director effective August 14, 2010.

Mr. McTiernan is a senior executive with experience in both natural resources and investment banking. He has been Senior Independent Director of Tullow Oil PLC, a leading FTSE 100 independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America, since 2002. Mr. McTiernan was previously Senior Vice President at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, held senior energy-related positions at NatWest Markets and CIBC World Markets, and also worked for oil companies in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Mr. McTiernan graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences.

"We welcome Steve to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with him. His broad international business and finance experience will be a valuable addition to the Board, as the Company continues on its intended path of growth and diversification," commented Philip Pascall, Chairman and CEO.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

G. Clive Newall, President

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Contact Information

  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
    Sharon Loung
    North American Contact
    (647) 346-3934 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577
    sharon.loung@fqml.com
    or
    First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
    Clive Newall, President
    United Kingdom Contact
    +44 140 327 3484
    +44 140 327 3494 (FAX)
    clive.newall@fqml.com
    www.first-quantum.com
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    Simon Hockridge
    +44 (0) 20 7357 9477