VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) - Barisan Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BG) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Shawn Westcott as President of Barisan Gold.
Shawn Westcott joins Barisan Gold from NioCorp Developments Ltd. where he spent the last 3 years leading that company's corporate communications' team, focused mainly on marketing and finance activities. During the last twelve months of his tenure at NioCorp, the company raised substantial funds and saw its share price increase by 500%. Prior to NioCorp, Shawn was a licensed investment advisor at one of the major brokerage houses in Canada.
"I am very pleased that Shawn has accepted to join our team," said Alex Granger, Chief Executive Officer of Barisan Gold. "Shawn brings much needed knowledge, wealth and experience within the North American investment community. I look forward to working jointly with Shawn as he leads the charge with regards to Barisan Gold's activities in North America, allowing me to focus more attention on the operations in Indonesia."
Shawn Westcott added: "I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with Alex and Barisan Gold on what is shaping up to be a world class porphyry gold-copper discovery at Upper Tengkereng on the Company's 90,000 hectare porphyry belt in Indonesia. I am very excited to bring the attention to Barisan Gold and the Upper Tengkereng discovery that it deserves."
Shawn Westcott's employment is effective September 2, 2014. Barisan Gold is granting 300,000 incentive stock options having an exercise term of 5 years and an exercise price equal to today's closing market price to Mr. Westcott.
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About Barisan Gold Corporation
Barisan Gold (TSX VENTURE:BG) is a Canadian-based minerals exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BG". The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of mineral properties in Indonesia. Barisan Gold currently owns and operates two gold and gold-copper properties in Indonesia's Aceh Province on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, namely the Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt and the Abong epithermal gold project. Barisan Gold currently has 40,721,186 shares outstanding.