Fronteer Gold Inc.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

December 13, 2006 10:49 ET

Mr. Jo Mark Zurel Joins Fronteer Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 13, 2006) - Fronteer Development Group Inc. ("Fronteer") (TSX:FRG)(AMEX:FRG) is pleased to announce that Mr. Jo Mark Zurel, C.A., has joined the Fronteer Board of Directors.

"We are delighted to have Mr. Zurel join the Board of Directors," says Oliver Lennox-King, Chairman of Fronteer. "His experience with strategic planning, financial management and corporate governance will be well received as Fronteer continues to grow. We look forward to working with him."

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Zurel was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation ("CHC"), where he was instrumental in building CHC into the largest helicopter company in the world. Under his strategic direction, CHC's market capitalization grew from $50 million to $1.3 billion. Based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Mr. Zurel is currently a partner at East Coast Venture, focused on providing venture capital to start-up companies.

Mr. Zurel has over ten years of experience with team building, business acquisitions and divestitures and investor relations. In 2000, Mr. Zurel was named a "Top 40 Under 40" winner. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor's of Commerce from Dalhousie University. Mr. Zurel has been appointed Chair of Fronteer's audit committee and a member Fronteer's compensation committee.


Fronteer is a rapidly evolving company committed to building long term value through ongoing discoveries and strategic acquisitions. There are currently 12 drill rigs operating in Turkey and one drill rig operating in Mexico on two gold-silver projects. Fronteer has a strong balance sheet and has a prominent foothold in an emerging uranium-copper-gold district in the northern Yukon. Fronteer holds a 47.2% interest in Aurora Energy Resources (TSX:AXU).

Contact Information

  • Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Mr. Oliver Lennox-King
    (604) 632-4677 or Toll Free: 1-877-632-4677
    Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Dr. Mark O'Dea
    President & CEO
    (604) 632-4677 or Toll Free: 1-877-632-4677