Arian Silver Corporation

Arian Silver Corporation

January 22, 2008 02:00 ET

Arian Silver Corporation-Change of CFO

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - Arian Silver Corporation ("Arian" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AGQ)(AIM:AGQ)(PLUS:AGQ)(FRANKFURT:I3A) announces that it has appointed Graham Potts, Arian's Corporate Secretary, as CFO with immediate effect. James Cable, who acted as CFO on a part-time basis, is stepping down owing to increased commitments with his principal employment with Kopane Diamond Developments Plc. James will, however, remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

As well as over 30 years of corporate experience, Graham has considerable financial experience having previously held the position of CFO with companies listed on the TSX as well as AIM.

From 1995 until 2005, Graham was CFO of European Minerals Corporation a company listed on the TSX and AIM with mineral interests in Kazakhstan. From 2000 to 2005 he was CFO of European Diamonds PLC (now Kopane Diamond Developments Plc) an AIM listed company which has diamond interests in Lesotho and Finland. Graham's experience includes accounting and financial reporting issues, fund raising activities, stock exchange listings/ applications and disclosure and regulatory reporting issues.

Graham has extensive experience with Arian having been Corporate Secretary since its inception in May 2006 with the reverse takeover of Hard Assets Inc.

Arian Silver Corporation is a silver exploration company listed on London's AIM and "PLUS", on Toronto's TSX Venture Exchange and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Arian is active in Mexico, the world's largest silver producing country. The Company's main projects are the Calicanto and San Jose projects in Zacatecas State and the Tepal project in Michoacan State. Part of Arian's forward-looking strategy lies in the envisaged use of large scale mechanised mining techniques over wider mineralised structures, which reduces the overall operating cost per ounce of silver, and to build up National Instrument 43-101 compliant resources.

Arian was founded by Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer, and Tony Williams, Chairman, who together have over 50 years experience in exploration, project construction and mining worldwide.

Further information can be found by visiting Arian's website: or the Company's publicly available records at

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this release.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • In London:
    Arian Silver Corporation
    Jim Williams
    +44 (0)207 529 7511
    Arian Silver Corporation
    Caroline Birch
    Director of Corporate Development
    +44 (0)207 529 7511
    Grant Thornton Corporate Finance
    Gerry Beaney
    +44 (0)207 385 5100
    Haywood Securities (UK) Limited
    Daniel Brooks
    +44 (0)207 031 8000
    Natixis Bleichroeder UK Ltd
    Damien Mauvais
    +44 (0)207 220 5000
    Bishopsgate Communications Ltd.
    Maxine Barnes / Nick Rome
    +44 (0)207 562 3350
    In Vancouver:
    Vanguard Shareholder Solutions
    Keith Schaefer / Paul Lathigee
    (604) 608-0824 or Toll Free: 1-866-898-0825