Apella Resources Inc.
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Apella Resources Inc.

November 19, 2009 09:30 ET

Robert Collette Appointed to Advisory Boards of Apella and Power Vanadium

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - Apella Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:APA)(FRANKFURT:NWN) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of the Mr. Robert Collette, a distinguished Canadian diplomat to the Advisory Boards of Apella Resources Inc. and it's wholly owned subsidiary Power Vanadium Corporation.

"I am very pleased to join the Advisory Boards of both Apella and Power Vanadium, two outstanding companies and to counsel management in areas such as international trade, politics and economic affairs," said Mr. Collette. "I believe that both Apella and Power Vanadium have significant potential for the future particularly as it relates to the environment sector. I very much look forward to contributing to the successful endeavors of both companies."

Mr. Collette's distinguished 37 year career with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and other federal public service sectors culminated with his most recent appointment to the Swiss Federal Council with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2005. In addition to his appointment as Ambassador to Switzerland some of Mr. Collette's other appointments include: Canada's Chief of Protocol; Canada's Ambassador to the Philippines; Minister (Commercial) and Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China; Deputy Director, Western Europe Trade, Investment and Technology at DFAIT; Director, Africa and Middle East Trade and Investment; Director, Investment and Science and Technology, Canada; and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister of Canada for La Francophonie.

Apella's Chairman, Patrick O'Brien, stated, "We are pleased and privileged to welcome Robert Collette to both Apella's and Power's Advisory Boards, and look forward to the significant benefits Robert's wealth of experience brings to our team. Robert's broad national and global experience and know-how will prove vital as we develop our extensive Vanadium, Iron and Titanium projects."

In summary, Mr. Collette's professional career included the following highlights:

  • Seven years as Canada's Ambassador to the Philippines and Switzerland;
  • Two Years as Canada's Chief of Protocol;
  • Fourteen years as a Trade Commissioner including the following assignments: six years in Beijing including three years as Minister (Commercial) and Deputy Head of Mission; Director of Investment and Science and Technology Programs at Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Director, Trade and Investment Relations with Africa and the Middle East; and Deputy Director, Trade, Investment and Science and Technology Relations with Western Europe;
  • Ten years with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), including two postings in Kuala Lumpur and Yaounde;
  • 18 years of experience living and working 'on-the-ground', in developing and developed countries (Malaysia, Cameroon, China, Philippines, Switzerland and Italy);
  • Extensive experience as a Manager of human and financial resources.

In areas such as national and international political affairs, economic matters, business development and global trade, Mr. Collette will provide exceptional insight and guidance to our Management Team and Boards of Directors.

For further information, Apella invites the public to visit its website at http://www.apellaresources.com or e-mail us at apella@apellaresources.com to be added to the Company's e-mail list for press releases and updates.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF APELLA RESOURCES INC.

"Patrick D. O'Brien" 

 

Patrick D. O'Brien – Chairman

S.E.C. Exemption 12(g)3-2(b) File No. 82-3822, Standard & Poors Listed, Dun & Bradstreet Listed 

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