Liberty Mines Inc.
TSX : LBE

Liberty Mines Inc.

August 12, 2008 08:00 ET

Liberty Appoints Brent Chertow to the Board of Directors

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - Liberty Mines Inc. ("Liberty or the Corporation") (TSX:LBE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brent Chertow BSc. P. Eng MBA to the Board of Directors, effective today.

Mr. Chertow is a Professional Engineer with over 32 years of management, operating and technical experience in the mining and metallurgical industries. After earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science Engineering from the University of Toronto, he spent 29 years of his career with Falconbridge Limited and Noranda-Falconbridge (now Xstrata Canada). He also has an MBA from Laurentian University.

Before retiring from Falconbridge, he was President of Canadian Copper and Recycling which operations employed 3,500 personnel based on nine operations throughout North America. Previously to that he was Vice President of Metallurgical Operations with responsibility for the performance of: the Sudbury Nickel Smelter; the Kidd Metallurgical Division; Falconbridge's interest in the world-class giant Collahuasi Copper Mine in Chile; the Lomas Bayas Mine in Chile; and for providing metallurgical advice to the Raglan Mine mineral processing operations and the Strathcona milling/mineral processing operations.

Since 2004, Mr. Chertow has consulted on various business ventures and is a principal in KCB Inc., a management consulting firm. Through his illustrious career, he has demonstrated his ability to form and lead competent teams, define courses of action, achieve significant cost reductions, streamline processes, and deliver measurable financial results that consistently exceeded shareholder expectations.

"Brent is a strong addition to our Board of Directors" said Liberty's President and CEO Gary Nash."His guidance will be invaluable as we implement strategies to become more than a mid-tier producer of nickel" he added.

Mr. Carlo Cattarello has resigned from the Board of Directors due to recent health concerns. He will continue as a consultant to Liberty on the Advisory Board. Gary Nash said "Carlo was instrumental in helping us assemble quality personnel for the Redstone mine and mill. We hope he will fully recover and be a part of the continued growth of the company for many years".

About Liberty Mines Inc.

Liberty Mines Inc. is a producer of nickel and is focused on the exploration, development and production of nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum group metals from its properties in Ontario, Canada.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This News Release includes certain "forward looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Liberty, are forward looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Liberty's expectations are exploration risks, commodity prices, receipt of mining permits and leases and assumed startup and operating costs detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Liberty with securities regulators.

Contact Information

  • Liberty Mines Inc.
    Dr. Gary Nash, PhD (Physics)
    President & CEO
    (416) 238-9736
    (780) 437-7898 (FAX)
    Email: gnash@libertymines.com