Donner Metals Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : DON
FRANKFURT : D4M

Donner Metals Ltd.

April 17, 2012 08:00 ET

Normand Champigny Appointed President of Donner Metals

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - Mr. Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer of Donner Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DON)(FRANKFURT:D4M), reports that Normand Champigny of Montréal, Québec, has been appointed President of the Company. Mr. Champigny's appointment is part of the Company's plan to continue to expand its presence in Québec. This appointment is an important step in the Company's objective of becoming a multi-project, mid-tier base metal producer.

Mr. Champigny is a geological engineer and has been involved in many facets of the mining industry, including engineering, project evaluation, and project management. He has extensive experience with both public and private companies both domestically and internationally. Mr. Champigny is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (B.A.Sc), University of British Columbia (M.A.Sc) and Paris School of Mines (Specialized diploma in Geostatistics). He is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec; of Professional Engineers Ontario; and of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Currently, Mr. Champigny is an Executive Committee Member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), and Chair of the Board of Directors of Minalliance, an organization raising awareness of the mining industry in Québec, and highlighting its positive contribution to Québec's social, economic and environmental development.

About Donner Metals

Donner Metals is an exploration and development company focused on the zinc-copper Matagami Project, a joint venture project with Xstrata Canada Corporation - Xstrata Zinc Canada. Development of the Bracemac-McLeod deposit is currently well underway, with production scheduled to begin in Q1 2013.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DONNER METALS LTD.

Harvey Keats, Chief Executive Officer

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