Empire Mining Corporation

Empire Mining Corporation

April 15, 2011 09:01 ET

Empire Appoints Chief Operating Officer in Preparation for Mining at Bulqiza Chromite Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - Empire Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EPC) ("Empire") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Graham Parsons as Empire's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Parsons' principal objective will be to advance Empire's Bulqiza chromite project to production. Mr. Parsons has relocated to Albania on a full time basis where he will be responsible for all mining related activities. He will report to CEO David Cliff and work closely with Lirim Hoxha, Empire's Albania County Manager in charge of exploration and with Yassen Khrischev, Empire's VP of Exploration.

Mr. Parsons is an MBA qualified mining engineer with degrees from both the University of Nottingham and Dundee University in the United Kingdom. He has worked directly for a number of mining companies in Europe, Asia and South America, including Anglo-American, and on contract to mining consultants Golder Associates. Until recently he was the country manager of Argentina for Alexander Mining. Over the past two decades, Mr. Parsons has worked in a range of different mining environments with experience principally in precious and base metals. He has a broad technical and practical knowledge of the mining industry, having managed projects at all stages, from feasibility to mine construction and through to production.


Robert Giustra, Chairman

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