SOURCE: Ascendant Copper Corporation

February 19, 2007 09:30 ET

Ascendant Copper Corporation Announces That It Has Hired Mining Veteran John R. Haigh as Its Investor Relations Professional

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- Ascendant Copper Corporation ("Ascendant" or the "Company") (TSX: ACX) announced today that John R. Haigh has been hired as the Company's Manager of Investor Relations effective February 12, 2007.

Mr. Haigh, B.A., B.Sc., is a geologist with many years of experience in the mining industry, the last 20 years of which have been spent as an investor relations professional with substantial corporate communications responsibility. In his career he has provided investor relations services for numerous companies including Newmont Mining Corporation (ASE, NYSE, TSX), Queenstake Resources Ltd. (ASE, TSX), Archangel Diamond Corporation (TSX.v), and Anatolia Minerals Development Ltd. (TSX), among others. He is a life-time member of the Society of Mining Engineers and a member of the National Investor Relations Institute. Mr. Haigh is known by most mining analysts, mining industry professionals, and many fund managers. He has most recently served as Executive Director of the Denver Gold Group, a trade organization made up of most of the precious metal mining companies in the world.

Ascendant's principal business is the exploration for copper in Ecuador. The Company has two primary properties: the Junin property and the Chaucha property, which it has partnered with Antofagasta PLC for exploration and advancement. The Company has also acquired an extensive exploration data base developed for Ecuador by Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Limited and has an option to purchase the Telimbela copper/molybdenum grassroots exploration property located in an historic mining district in south-central Ecuador.

Contact Information

  • Company contact:
    John R. Haigh
    Manager of Investor Relations

    10920 West Alameda Avenue, Suite 201
    Lakewood, CO 80226
    Tel: (303) 824-0271
    Fax: (720) 962-4648
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