MCK Mining Corp.

MCK Mining Corp.

January 23, 2006 09:14 ET

MCK Mining Corp.-New President Appointed and Board of Director Changes Announced

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 23, 2006) - MCK Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MMC) announced today, during a Directors Meeting held on Friday, January 20, 2006, that several changes were made to the Board of Directors and management to facilitate the development of the company.

Mr. Stephen Case, a Director of MCK since 1996, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company pursuant to the resignation of Mr. John Purkis as President & CEO and as a Director. Mr. Case previously held the position of President of MCK from 1996 through 2003. Mr. Purkis tendered his resignation as he wishes to pursue other business opportunities.

MCK is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Glen Magnuson to the Board of Directors. Glen Magnuson previously served as a Director and Vice-president of MCK. Mr. Magnuson has over 37 years experience in the agriculture and fertilizer industry and was employed by Cargill Inc. for 25 years, retiring as Vice President of the Fertilizer Division. While at Cargill Inc., Mr. Magnuson was involved in the acquisition of the Gardinier Phosphate facility in 1985, which enabled Cargill to enter into the production of phosphate fertilizers. During 1988 and 1989, his responsibilities included the development of the Saskferco nitrogen complex in Saskatchewan. Mr. Magnuson spent 8 years with the Unifert Group, an international fertilizer trading company with headquarters in Brussels, as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American fertilizer operations. He is presently working as a consultant to the fertilizer industry.

The Company accepted the resignation of Ray Dujardin as a Director of MCK. Ray has served MCK for over 8 years and played a key role in the acquisition and evaluation of the Martison Phosphate Project and assisting the company in its search for new exploration and development projects. Ray will continue to assist MCK as a consultant particularly with regard to the Martison Project.

MCK sincerely thanks Ray for his contribution and loyalty and wishes him success and happiness as he pursues a path towards full retirement from the industry.

The shares of MCK Mining Corp. are quoted under the symbol MMC on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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

Contact Information

  • MCK Mining Corp.
    Stephen Case
    President & CEO
    (416) 960-8884