Atikwa Minerals Corporation

Atikwa Minerals Corporation

June 27, 2005 15:42 ET

Atikwa Minerals Corporation Announces the Appointment of Joseph Hamilton to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 27, 2005) - Atikwa Minerals Corporation ("Atikwa") (TSX VENTURE:ATK) wishes to announce today the appointment of Mr. Joseph A. Hamilton to the board of directors of Atikwa. Mr. Hamilton is currently the Chief Operating Officer of African Copper Plc, a dual listed (AIM, BSE) international exploration and mining company with copper properties in Botswana.

Mr. Hamilton has 7 years of capital markets experience as a research analyst, most recently as Senior Analyst and Director, Global Precious Metals Research for RBC Capital Markets until December 2004. Prior to his experience as a research analyst, Mr. Hamilton spent 14 years in the resource industry acquiring experience in international exploration and development roles.

Mr. Hamilton holds a M.Sc. (Applied) degree in Mineral Exploration, is registered as a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.) and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA).

In connection with his appointment as a director of Atikwa, Mr. Hamilton has been granted options under the Atikwa's stock option plan entitling Mr. Hamilton to purchase up to 500,000 common shares in the capital of Atikwa over a 5-year period. In accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, Mr. Hamilton's appointment to the board of directors of the Atikwa and the Atikwa's grant of options to Mr. Hamilton are subject to Exchange approval.

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

Contact Information

  • Atikwa Minerals Corporation
    Dave Jones, Vice-President-Corporate Development,
    Suite 400, 347 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2R7
    (416) 214-4884
    (416) 214-5599 (FAX)