Opta Minerals Inc.

Opta Minerals Inc.

July 29, 2011 16:02 ET

Opta Minerals Inc. Announces Appointment of Peter Fryters as Chief Financial Officer & Secretary

WATERDOWN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 29, 2011) - Opta Minerals Inc. (TSX:OPM), today announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Fryters to the position of Chief Financial Officer& Secretary. Mr. Fryters will report directly to David Kruse, President and Chief Executive Officer, Opta Minerals Inc.

Mr. Fryters is a Chartered Accountant with 24 years of finance and accounting experience gained during a progression of senior roles in both private industry and public companies. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Fryters served as Corporate Controller of Opta Minerals since 2009.

David Kruse, President and CEO of Opta Minerals Inc. commented, "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Fryters to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Peter has been a part of the Opta team for the past 2 years and we welcome him in his new role as we focus on growth in the future."

About Opta Minerals

Opta Minerals Inc is a vertically integrated provider of custom process optimization solutions and related materials for use primarily in the steel, foundry, loose abrasive cleaning and municipal water filtration industries. The Company currently has production and distribution facilities in Ontario, Québec, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Texas, Florida, Kosice, Slovakia, and Romans-sur-Isère, France and one of the broadest product lines in the industry.

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