Fortress Base Metals Corporation

Fortress Base Metals Corporation

June 16, 2008 21:50 ET

Fortress Base Metals Corp. Announces New President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Fortress Base Metals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark E. Hewett, P. Eng. as President and Director of Fortress Base Metals Corp. Mr. Hewett will lead and direct exploration and development activities on Fortress' existing mineral projects, as well as coordinate strategic acquisitions and related opportunities. Mr. Hewett's appointment is part of Fortress' strategy to aggressively move forward on its existing properties and build value through the acquisition of additional strategic and high quality British Columbia mineral resource assets.

Mr. Hewett brings with him a wealth of experience, both as a leader and engineer, at this key stage of Fortress Base Metals' development. Mark attained his Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) at UBC in 1993 and worked in municipal consulting and the energy sector within BC. He maintains his Professional Engineer status with APEGBC. Mark's previous employment was with Canaccord Capital as a Senior Investment Advisor and Vice President for the last 11 years.

Chairman Damien Reynolds welcomes Mr. Hewett, saying, "Fortress Base Metals is very pleased to have someone with Mark's experience and stature in the industry to lead both the company's acquisition strategy and the exploration and development of its current mineral property portfolio as we continue to build shareholder value and expand our asset base."

Fortress Base Metals Corp. is a Canadian based, junior resource company focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of both advanced and early stage mineral projects throughout British Columbia.


Damien Reynolds, Chairman & CEO

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Contact Information

  • Fortress Base Metals Corp.
    Blair McIntyre
    Business Development and Investor Relations
    (604) 638-3171 (ext: 5075)
    (604) 638-3170 (FAX)