VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2013) - Kiska Metals Corporation ("Kiska" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KSK) reports that the Board of Directors appointed Mr. David Caulfield to the role of Acting President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. This appointment follows Jason Weber's resignation as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. The management and Board plan to initiate a search for a new President and CEO.
David most recently held the position of Vice President, Business Development with the Company and previously held the position of President and CEO of Rimfire Minerals Corporation from inception to 2007. David is actively involved in the mining industry acting as a Director of Geoscience BC, a not-for-profit applied geoscience organization, Past-Chair of the Vancouver Mining Exploration Group (M.E.G.) and is a Past-President AMEBC.
The Company also announces that Geoffrey Chater has resigned as Chairman and Director of the Company. Jack Miller has been elected Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Miller holds a B.A.Sc., and M.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Miller's experience in the resource industry dates back to 1979. He has had various site operating and head office leadership roles in multiple base metals and precious metals operating companies. In these roles, Mr. Miller has been responsible for the entire mine development cycle; starting from exploration, through development and finally to operations. His most recent role, before retirement in 2010, was Chief Operating Officer for QuadraFNX Mining Ltd.
The Board of Directors and Management wishes to thank Mr. Weber and Mr. Chater for their services and more importantly, their contributions to the Company and wish them the very best in their future endeavours.
About Kiska Metals Corporation
Kiska Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company with a diverse portfolio of gold and copper projects available for option/joint venture throughout North America and Australia. Kiska has recently signed an option agreement with Teck Resources Limited to advance the Kliyul gold-copper porphyry in north central British Columbia. One of the more advanced assets is the Whistler property, Alaska, a district-scale gold-copper porphyry project with excellent exploration potential that contains a 2.25 M oz gold-equivalent indicated resource. Kiska has numerous gold and copper projects available for option-joint venture as well as an extensive royalty portfolio available for purchase.
On behalf of Kiska Metals Corporation
David Caulfield, P.Geo., Acting President & CEO
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