Equinox Exploration Corp.

Equinox Exploration Corp.

April 16, 2012 08:30 ET

Equinox Exploration Appoints Victor Nielsen as President and Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - Equinox Exploration Corp. ("Equinox") (TSX VENTURE:EQX) is pleased to announce that Mr. Victor Nielsen has been appointed as a successor to Mr. Josh Bleak as President. Effective today, Mr. Victor Nielsen will be President and COO. Mr. Joshua Bleak will remain with Equinox as CEO and continue to serve the Board as a Director.

Mr. Joshua Bleak commented on the appointment of Mr. Nielsen, stating: "Mr. Nielsen will be a great leader for the Equinox team. His rich experience and relationships accumulated over decades in the Arizona Copper industry will be crucial as we move our projects forward."

Mr. Nielsen has over 25 years of leadership and management experience in chemical analysis operations directly related to the mining industry. He has significant experience with companies, such as Freeport McMoRan and Phelps Dodge, in smelter closures and reclamation projects. Specifically, Mr. Nielsen has managed projects dealing with environmental quality of air, soil, and water, as well as the removal, transfer, and shipping of hazardous waste. Mr. Nielsen also owned and managed Sunset Analytical Laboratory, an environmental testing laboratory for volatile organic compounds. Mr. Nielsen is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Arizona Hydrological Society, and the Arizona Water Association.

In addition, Equinox is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Cid has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Cid is an international business consultant with an extensive background in global management and business development. He was the principal and founder of Hispand Consulting, a consulting firm with offices in Mexico City and Phoenix, Arizona providing global market entry and business development solutions to companies ranging from start-ups to fortune 500. Prior to founding Hispand Consulting, Mr. Cid was a global executive with American International Group (AIG) wherein he managed operations in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Mr. Cid holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Bachelors of Science in Finance as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Italian from Arizona State University.

About Equinox Exploration Corp.

Equinox Exploration Corp. is a publicly traded corporation listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:EQX) and is engaged in mineral exploration and development. The major focus is on copper exploration properties in the Southwest United States where management has extensive experience and a proven track record of discovery. To find out more about Equinox visit its website at www.EquinoxExploration.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Equinox Exploration Corp.

Joshua Bleak, President

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: statements with respect to the effect and estimated timeline of the drilling and assay results on the Company; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of exploration; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting; government regulation of mining operations; potential future expansion of the PFNP; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; and title disputes or claims. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: unsuccessful exploration results; changes in metals prices; changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration; unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.


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