Chieftain Metals Inc.
TSX : CFB

Chieftain Metals Inc.

July 27, 2011 12:16 ET

Chieftain Metals Announces Senior Management Appointment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 27, 2011) - Chieftain Metals Inc. (TSX:CFB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Chawrun, P.Eng., as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, effective August 3, 2011.

Mr. Victor Wyprysky, President and CEO, stated "We are fortunate to have Mr. Chawrun join Chieftain Metals and welcome him to the executive team. He brings to Chieftain a tremendous amount of relevant experience and will very effectively oversee all aspects of the upcoming feasibility study."

Mr. Chawrun is a mining engineer with over 20 years of experience in progressive leadership responsibility in large-scale mine operations and project development with Suncor Energy, Fording Coal Limited and Dynatec Corporation. Most recently, he was the Director of Technical Services for Detour Gold Corp, and prior to that was Vice President of Project Economics and Acquisitions at Strategic Resource Acquisition Corporation. Mr. Chawrun's experience includes engineering management, capital budgeting, mine design, large scale earthwork engineering and government regulatory approvals; including expert project valuations and business frameworks. Mr. Chawrun also has a degree in Geology and a Masters in Business Administration.

About Chieftain Metals Inc:

Chieftain Metals Inc.'s principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, the Company's business has focused entirely on the acquisition, and thereafter the development, of the Tulsequah Chief Polymetallic Project, in north-western British Columbia, Canada. The Tulsequah Project consists of 38 mineral claims and Crown-grants covering approximately 14,220 hectares and covers two previously producing mines. For more information on the Tulsequah Project, please refer to the Company's NI 43-101 compliant technical reports, "Tulsequah Chief Deposit, Tulsequah Chief Property, Northern British Columbia" and "Big Bull Project, Tulsequah Chief Property, Technical Report, Northern British Columbia", each dated as of November 8, 2010 and available under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Forward-Looking Information:

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act or other laws or regulations. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, mineral resources or reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Chieftain Metals Inc. are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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