THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - Mega Precious Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MGP) ("Mega") announces the appointment of Daniel Racine to the Board of Directors. Daniel is a Professional Engineer and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Brigus Gold until Brigus was taken over by Primero Mining in March 2014. Prior to this Mr. Racine was Senior Vice President Mining of Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited where he was responsible for Agnico-Eagle's global mining operations. Mr. Racine joined Agnico-Eagle as a junior Mining Engineer in 1988 and took on progressively senior roles, including LaRonde Mine Manager, Vice-President Operations Manager, and Senior Vice President Operations. During Mr. Racine's 24 years with Agnico-Eagle, the company grew from a market capitalization of $300 million with two small operating mines to a global mining leader with a market capitalization of $6.4 billion with five large mines in three countries. Mr. Racine has a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University. He is a registered engineer in Quebec (IEng) with L'Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec, a professional engineer (PEng) with the Professional Engineers Ontario and also a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
"Daniel's skill set as a mine builder will add significant value to our Monument Bay Project and assist us through the transition process from becoming an advanced explorer to a developer," commented Mario Stifano, Chairman of Mega. "We are delighted to have such an esteemed and well known mining executive join our team, Daniel's expertise and knowledge will definitely assist us in advancing our flagship Monument Bay Project to development."
In addition to his appointment, Mr. Racine has been granted 300,000 stock options with an exercise price of $0.165 vesting immediately.
Mega Precious Metals Inc. is a leading Canadian-based exploration company with a high quality pipeline of projects located in the mining friendly jurisdictions of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. The Company's significant portfolio includes the flagship Monument Bay Gold Tungsten Project in NE Manitoba as well as the N. Madsen Gold Project in the prolific gold mining district of Red Lake, Ontario. Mega has established a record of delivering rapid growth through their focused and low cost approach to exploration and resource development. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MGP.
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Certain statements in this press release relating to the completion of the Tranche 1 Financing and the completion of the Offering are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent management's best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable. The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, fluctuations in the price of gold or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. More information about risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business is available in Mega Precious Metal's filings which are posted on sedar at www.sedar.com.
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