North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

June 07, 2013 03:00 ET

North American Tungsten Corporation Announces Severance Settlement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 7, 2013) - Further to the news release dated June 6, 2013 announcing changes in senior management, North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (the "Company" or "NTC") (TSX VENTURE:NTC) announces that it has agreed to a severance settlement with its former CEO and President, Stephen Leahy.

In accordance with the terms of his employment contract, Mr. Leahy will receive a severance payment equal to three years' of base salary, which he has agreed to receive in three installments payable over 12 months. Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, Mr. Leahy will also receive 1,000,000 common shares of the Company in lieu of other benefits and severance entitlements to which he would have been entitled pursuant to his employment contract.


Kurt E. Heikkila, Chairman and Interim President & CEO


The Company is a publicly listed Tier 1 Junior Resource Company engaged primarily in the operation, development, and acquisition of tungsten and other related mineral properties in Canada. The Company's 100% owned CanTung mine and MacTung development project make it one of the few tungsten producers with a strategic asset in the western world. MacTung is one of the world's largest known undeveloped high grade tungsten-skarn deposits.

Cautionary Note: The Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

Safe Harbour Statement under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation: Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented contains "Forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variation of such words and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results to be taken, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. To be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the actual results of reclamation activities, the estimation or realization of mineral reserves and resources, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, future prices of commodities, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, efficacy and efficiency of milling process, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes and other risks in the mining industry. Although North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained herein and in North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.'s other filing incorporated by reference.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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