SOURCE: Energizer Resources Inc.

Energizer Resources Inc.

March 23, 2016 08:00 ET

Energizer Resources Announces Resignation of V. Peter Harder From Its Board of Directors

Mr. Harder Appointed to the Senate of Canada

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) - Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX: EGZ) (OTCQB: ENZR) (WKN: A1CXW3) ("Energizer" or the "Company") announced that V. Peter Harder has been appointed to the Senate of Canada and will take on the special role as the government's Representative in the Senate. As a result, Mr. Harder has had to resign from Energizer's Board of Directors.

Mr. Harder joined Energizer's Board of Directors in 2009, and since 2013 had served as Chairman and as a Member of Energizer's Special Advisory Committee.

Mr. Harder possesses a wealth of expertise in public policy as a result of his long and distinguished career with the federal government. He currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the international law firm Dentons Canada LLP, and is President of the Canada China Business Council (CCBC).

Prior to joining Dentons, Mr. Harder served as the most senior public servant in a number of federal departments including Treasury Board, Solicitor General, Citizenship and Immigration, Industry, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. At Foreign Affairs, he assumed the responsibilities of the Personal Representative of the Prime Minister to three G8 Summits (Sea Island, Gleneagles and St. Petersburg).

In 2000, the Governor General presented Mr. Harder with the Prime Minister's Outstanding Achievement Award for public service leadership, and in 2002 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for public service. In 2012, the Governor General presented him with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant public contributions to Canada. 

In addition to Energizer Resources, Mr. Harder served on the Boards of Power Financial Corporation, IGM Financial Corporation, Magna International Inc., Northland Power, Telesat Canada and TimberWest.

"Peter established an ethos of strong corporate governance at Energizer which will serve the Company well as it transforms from a exploration company into a development company," said Craig Scherba, President and CEO of Energizer. "It has been both an honour and a pleasure having Peter on our Board, and we would like to thank him for the innumerable contributions he has made to the Company. I speak for everyone at Energizer in congratulating Peter on his new role, and yet another accomplishment in his impressive history of public service."

The Company is pleased to announce that Mr. John P. Sanderson Q.C. will replace Mr. Harder as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Sanderson has been Vice Chairman of Energizer's Board of Directors since October 1, 2009 and previously served as the Company's Chairman from January 2009 to September 2009. Mr. Sanderson is a mediator, arbitrator, consultant and lawyer called to the Bar in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

Mr. Sanderson has many years of legal and mediation experience in various industries. He has acted as mediator, facilitator and arbitrator in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Northwest Territories, in numerous commercial transactions, including insurance claims and contractual disputes across a myriad of disciplines, including corporate, construction, environmental, inter-governmental, employment, and in relation to aboriginal First Nation claims. He is a member of mediation and arbitration panels with the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and Mediate BC.

About Energizer Resources

Energizer Resources is a mineral exploration and mine development company based in Toronto, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned, feasibility-stage Molo Graphite Project in southern Madagascar.

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