Himalayan Capital Corp.
TSX VENTURE : HIM

February 21, 2012 05:00 ET

Himalayan Capital Corp. Appoints Catherine Gignac to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - Himalayan Capital Corp. ("Himalayan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Gignac to the Board of Directors of the Company. Ms. Gignac is a mining equity research analyst, most recently with NCP Northland Capital Partners. She has covered the mining and minerals sector, including large to small cap, precious and base metal mining companies, for 25 years with several leading Canadian brokerage firms. She is a frequent chairperson and speaker at industry conferences. With an Hons. B.Sc. Geology degree from McMaster University she started her career as an exploration geologist with Barrick Gold Corporation. She is a member and has served as President of the Mineral Resources Analyst Group, is a member of the CFA Institute, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and serves on the CSA Administrators' Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee. In addition, she is a director of St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

"I look forward to working with the Company's experienced team both in Canada and in Chile" stated Catherine Gignac. "The drilling programs now underway should advance the understanding and potential of this historic mining district."

"We are very excited to have Catherine join the team" stated Tony Wonnacott, Chairman of the Company. "Her previous experience, both from a technical perspective with her background in geology and her knowledge of the capital markets, will assist the Company's exploration and development of our La Higuera project and our recently acquired Caballo Blanco project."

In addition, subject to regulatory approval, the Company has granted Ms. Gignac options to purchase 100,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.305 per common share, with such options being valid for five years.

About Himalayan Capital Corp.

Himalayan Capital Corp. is a mineral exploration company with the rights, through its wholly owned subsidiary Minera Azul Ventures Limitada, to acquire a 100% interest in a prospective copper-gold property in La Higuera, Chile (the "La Higuera Property"). The La Higuera Property, which is located approximately 600 kilometres north of Santiago, was assembled as a result of the first-time consolidation of mining rights in a historical copper-gold mining center and is located in a prolific I.O.C.G. belt surrounded by excellent infrastructure in a mining friendly jurisdiction.

The La Higuera Property covers a historic copper mining district with mining activity dating back to at least the late 18th century; however, there has been no known modern exploration conducted on the property. Since the consolidation of the mining rights in June 2011, Minera Azul has initiated a rock sampling program, completed geophysical work which has generated intense magnetic and chargeability anomalies coincident with existing copper workings and has commenced a 4,000 metre drill program.

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