Minera IRL Limited
AIM : MIRL
BVLAC : MIRL

Minera IRL Limited

December 21, 2009 12:48 ET

Minera IRL Limited Appoints Kenneth Judge as Non-Executive Director

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and LIMA, PERU--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - Minera IRL Limited ("Minera IRL" or the "Company") (AIM:MIRL)(BVLAC:MIRL) is pleased to announce today's appointment of Kenneth Judge to the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Courtney Chamberlain, Executive Chairman of Minera IRL commented:

"I am pleased to welcome Ken Judge to the Board. His extensive corporate experience in the mining industry will provide valuable assistance to the Minera IRL Board.

The successful acquisition of Hidefield Gold plc (of which Ken Judge was the Executive Chairman), provides Minera IRL with a well established advanced project in the exciting Santa Cruz gold region of Argentina and diversifies our project portfolio further within Latin America."

Mr. Judge has extensive business management experience having held a number of public company directorships and more recently having been engaged in the establishment or corporate restructure of technology, mining and oil and gas companies in Australia, the UK, US, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the Philippines.

Mr. Judge completed degrees in Commerce, Jurisprudence and Law at the University of Western Australia before qualifying as a Barrister and Solicitor specialising in international mergers and acquisitions law. Mr. Judge is a resident of Monaco where he is involved in private investment and restructuring technology, resource and oil and gas companies.

Further information on Kenneth Judge

Kenneth Peter Judge, aged 54, has a beneficial interest in 1,389,062 ordinary shares in the Company representing 1.62 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of Minera IRL.

Mr. Judge is, or has been within the previous five years, a director of the following companies:

Current Directorships or partnerships   Past Directorships held within the last five years
18 Brechin Place Limited   Block Shield Corporation
Agett Investments Pty Ltd   Columbus Gold Corporation
Alto Ventures Limited   Columbus Silver Corporation
Brazilian Diamonds Limited   Empire International Mining Corp
Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd   Empire Mining Corporation
Euphrates Petroleum Inc   Forum Uranium Corp
Euphrates Petroleum Inc.   Hidefield Gold Limited
Euphrates Petroleum Ltd   Latin America Minerals Inc
Gulfsands Petroleum Iraq Ltd   Piper Capital Inc
Gulfsands Petroleum Ltd
Gulfsands Petroleum plc
Gulfsands Petroleum Syria Ltd
Hamilton Capital Partners Ltd
Hamilton Marine Ltd
Hamilton Property Holdings (Brazil) Limited
Hamilton Resource Group
Iraq Holdings Inc
Iraq Holdings Ltd (BVI)
Iraq Holdings Ltd (UK)
Karratta Pty Ltd
Marinaside Developments Inc
Medcenter Holdings Inc.
Rio Gold Limited

There are no other matters which are required to be announced with regard to this appointment under paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules.

Minera IRL Limited ("MIRL") is the AIM and Lima, Peru listed holding company of precious metals mining and exploration companies focused in Latin America. MIRL is led by an experienced senior management team with extensive industry experience, particularly in operating in South America. The Group operates the Corihuarmi Gold Mine and the emerging Ollachea Gold Project in Peru.

www.minera-irl.com

Contact Information

  • Minera IRL
    Courtney Chamberlain
    Executive Chairman
    +511 4181230
    or
    Minera IRL
    Trish Kent
    Vice President, Corporate Relations
    +511 4181230
    or
    Arbuthnot Securities (Nominated Adviser & Broker, London)
    John Prior
    + 44 (0)20 7012 2000
    or
    Arbuthnot Securities (Nominated Adviser & Broker, London)
    Edward Burbidge
    + 44 (0)20 7012 2000
    or
    Fox-Davies Capital (Co-broker, London)
    James Hehn
    + 44 (0)20 7936 5200
    or
    Bankside Consultants (Financial PR, London)
    Simon Rothschild
    + 44 (0)20 7367 8888
    or
    Bankside Consultants (Financial PR, London)
    Louise Mason
    + 44 (0)20 7367 8888
    or
    Synergy Asociados (Public Relations, Lima)
    Magaly Villena
    + 511 628 6300 or + 511 99855 2232