Oxygen Capital Corp.

Oxygen Capital Corp.

October 03, 2014 11:00 ET

Mark O'Dea Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific 2014 Mining and Exploration Award Winner

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2014) - Oxygen Capital Corp. ("Oxygen") and its group of companies -- including True Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TGM) ("True Gold"), Pilot Gold Inc. (TSX:PLG) ("Pilot Gold"), and Pure Gold Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PGM) ("Pure Gold") -- are pleased to congratulate Dr. Mark O'Dea, winner of the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Mining and Exploration Award for the Pacific region.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award program recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs for their vision, leadership, financial performance and social responsibility. EY presented Dr. O'Dea with the recognition on September 30, 2014.

"Leading entrepreneurs create value for the economy and community at large," says Lui Petrollini, EY's Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Program Director. "That's exactly why the judges chose Mark O'Dea for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Mining and Exploration category award. Mark's six companies have generated over 1,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in shareholder value. Those are achievements we can all aspire to emulate."

Since 2001, Dr. O'Dea has played leadership roles in founding, financing and building two distinct generations of companies that have advanced gold, copper, uranium and nickel projects worldwide. As co-Founder and CEO, he grew Fronteer Gold and Aurora Energy Resources from start-up to their ultimate sale in 2011. Subsequently, Dr. O'Dea founded Oxygen Capital Corp. Oxygen has assembled a group of proven professionals with skill sets in resource discovery and development, mine operations and production, mine-building, capital markets, and business development. Collectively, the Oxygen team provides shareholders with exposure to a multidisciplinary group with a successful track record in converting modest capital investments into strong shareholder returns.

"We have developed a talented, dedicated team at Oxygen that is focused on creating value for shareholders, and guided by strong personal values," said Dr. O'Dea. "We have been successful in supporting communities around our projects; we are creating jobs, nurturing careers, mentoring new talent, and respecting the environment. I'm proud to share the recognition from this award with the entire Oxygen team."

Dr. O'Dea is the Executive Chairman of True Gold, the Chairman of Pilot Gold, and a Director of Pure Gold. Visit www.oxygencapitalcorp.com for more information about the Oxygen team and companies.

About Oxygen Capital Corp.

At Oxygen Capital, our purpose is to breathe life into new ventures, and help grow and sustain them. We are a fully integrated mining house. Our skill-sets cover the entire continuum of resource discovery and development, mine operations and production, mine-building, capital markets, and business development. Our current portfolio includes some of the most exciting gold, copper, and near-term production projects in the world.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. For more information on the program, FAQs and key dates, please visit www.ey.com/ca/EOY.

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