SOURCE: International Minerals Corporation

International Minerals Corporation

August 29, 2013 18:00 ET

International Minerals Appoints New Independent Director

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) - International Minerals Corporation (Toronto and Swiss stock exchanges: the "Company" or "IMZ") (TSX: IMZ) (SWISS: IMZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Axel Schweitzer as a new independent director, replacing Mr. Roberto Baquerizo who resigned in July.

Dr. Schweitzer is the Chief Executive Officer of the ALBA Group, a German company specialized in recycling and headquartered in Berlin. The ALBA Group has about 200 subsidiaries and equity holdings within Germany and other European countries, the USA and Asia. With a total of approximately 9,000 employees, it is one of the leading environmental services companies and raw material providers worldwide. 

He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of marketing and technical services related to the recycling, raw material trading and environmental services industries. After studying industrial engineering from 1989 to 1993 at the Technical University of Berlin, he received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1995.

Steve Kay, President and CEO of IMZ, stated, "The Company is very pleased that Dr. Schweitzer has agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors. As CEO of the ALBA Group, he is widely known and respected, especially in Europe and China, for having created and overseen the dramatic growth of the ALBA 'brand' worldwide to achieve current annual sales of approximately $4 billion. Axel brings a tremendous amount of successful business experience to IMZ and on behalf of the Board we welcome him as a new member and look forward to working with him in the future."

Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:

    In North America
    Paul Durham
    Vice President Corporate Relations
    Tel: +1 203 883 8359

    Renmark Financial Communications:
    Robert Thaemlitz
    Tel: +1 514 939 3989

    Or email us at: Email Contact

    In Europe
    Oliver Holzer
    Marketing Consultant
    +41 44 853 00 47

    Web Site: http://www.intlminerals.com