Linear Gold Corp.

Linear Gold Corp.

December 10, 2007 10:03 ET

Linear Gold Corp. Announces New Appointments

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Linear Gold Corp. (TSX:LRR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Howard Bird as Vice-President of Exploration and Mr. Keith Abriel as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2008.

Howard Bird is a senior executive with diverse experience in the public mineral resource sector, providing leadership and expertise to all aspects of developing and growing a mining company. Mr. Bird is an internationally experienced geologist experienced in a range of commodities, including gold, base metals, platinum, and diamonds. He has directed programs in Canada, the United States, Africa, South America and Australia for various companies including Noranda Mining and Exploration Inc. and Corona Corporation. More recently, he was responsible for the senior executive management and development of SouthernEra Resources'/Diamonds' global mineral projects and providing support for corporate and global operations. Howard Bird holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from McMaster University and has over 18 years of experience in the mineral sector.

Keith Abriel is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder who brings to Linear over 12 years experience in financial management and reporting, corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning and human resources in a broad range of sectors, including the resource sector. Mr. Abriel joins Linear from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has also worked with J.D. Irving, Limited and UBS AG. Mr. Abriel has also been appointed as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Linear Metals Corporation.

Linear also announces the departures of Brian MacEachen and David Rowe as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Exploration, respectively. Mr. MacEachen has been appointed the President and Chief Operating Officer of Linear Metals Corporation, a Company spun-out from Linear Gold in June 2006.

Linear Gold would like to thank Mr. MacEachen and Mr. Rowe for their contribution to the Company and wish them continued success in the future.

Mr. Wade Dawe, Linear Gold's President and CEO, stated: "I am delighted that Howard Bird and Keith Abriel have agreed to join the team at Linear Gold. Howard's previous experience in Brazil and his vast experience in establishing and leading international exploration programs will be invaluable in leading the Company's growth strategy on it's recently acquired Brazilian gold projects as well as the pursuit of new opportunities. Keith is a welcome addition to Linear's executive team and will ensure that Linear's financial reporting and management continue to be well managed."

Linear Gold Corp. is actively exploring for gold and base metal deposits in Mexico and Brazil, and also through joint ventures with Kinross Gold in Mexico and Everton Resources in the Dominican Republic.

Wade K. Dawe, Chief Executive Officer

This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Such forward-looking statements, especially those that address resource quantities, grades, and contained metals, are generally made on the basis of estimation and extrapolation from a limited number of drill holes and metallurgical studies. Where the company expresses or implies an expectation as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and is believed to have a reasonable basis for the statement. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ significantly from future results expressed or implied. These risks include, but are not limited to, metal price volatility, political and operational risks in the countries where we operate, and a degree of uncertainty in connection with evaluating a deposit until the deposit has been extensively drilled on closely spaced centres.

The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Linear Gold Corp.
    Wade K. Dawe
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (902) 422-1421