First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
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First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

April 15, 2009 09:15 ET

First Quantum Minerals Appoints Paul M. Brunner as Independent Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul M. Brunner to the Board of Directors. Mr. Brunner will serve as a non-executive independent director effective April 15, 2009.

Mr. Brunner served as President and CEO of Boart Longyear Company (USA), a leading provider of drilling services, tools and equipment for the natural resource industry, the construction and quarrying industries and industrial markets worldwide, from 2004 to 2008. During his 21-year career with Boart Longyear, Mr. Brunner held several senior positions including Managing Director - Boart Longyear Limited (South Africa); Regional Director - Boart Longyear Limitada (Chile/Peru); and, President - Boart Canada Ltd.

Mr. Brunner holds a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate from the Colorado School of Mines and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

"We welcome Paul to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with him. His unique experience and perspective on the mining industry, particularly in so many and varied parts of the world, will be a valuable addition to the Board mix and expertise." commented Philip Pascall, Chairman and CEO.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

G. Clive Newall, President

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Contact Information

  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - North American Contact
    Sharon Loung
    (604) 688-6577 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577
    (604) 688-3818 (FAX)
    sharon.loung@fqml.com
    or
    First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - United Kingdom Contact
    Clive Newall
    President
    +44 140 327 3484
    +44 140 327 3494 (FAX)
    clive.newall@fqml.com
    www.first-quantum.com
    or
    Hogarth Partnership Ltd.
    Simon Hockridge
    +44 (0) 20 7357 9477