Apogee Minerals Ltd.

Apogee Minerals Ltd.

July 12, 2005 10:25 ET

Apogee Minerals Appoints Rick Irvine As VP, Operations And Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:APE) has appointed Mr. Rick Irvine Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Irvine is a Mining Engineer with a vast array of experience that includes both precious and base metals in underground and open-pit settings, and encompasses all aspects of the production process. Over his career he has earned increasing levels of responsibility within the companies he has been employed with. Mr. Irvine has worked extensively in Latin America, is fluent in Spanish and has successfully negotiated Collective Agreements. Projects under Mr. Irvine's leadership have consistently met production objectives and demonstrated operational improvements and cost efficiencies while focusing on Mine Safety and establishing new Mine Safety records.

Over his career Mr. Irvine has been employed with a wide range of companies that include RNC Gold Inc., Glencairn Gold Inc., Breakwater Resources Ltd., Cominco Ltd., and Placer Dome.

Apogee President and CEO John Carlesso stated: "We are extremely pleased to have a professional of Rick's pedigree joining our team. His experience is well-suited to our corporate growth objectives, and in the immediate term we will rely on Rick's expertise and strong team-building skills to lead the execution of our strategy for the growth of resources and expansion of production at the Silver-Zinc-Lead producing La Solucion Mine (see Press Releases dated February 23, 2005 and July 11, 2005).

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. The company has several advanced Silver-Zinc exploration properties in the historic Potosi Department of southwestern Bolivia.

This press release is available on the company's official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com/ir/apogee. Alternatively, investors are asked to email all questions and correspondence to APE@agoracom.com where they can also request addition to the Apogee Minerals investor email list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements".

Contact Information

  • Apogee Minerals Ltd.
    John Carlesso
    President and CEO
    (416) 861-5881