TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 8, 2013) - Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX:ORV) announced today that Bill Williams has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer and President as well as a director of Orvana. Michael Winship, a director of Orvana, has been appointed Orvana's President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis.
Robert Mitchell, the Chairman of Orvana's board of directors expressed his appreciation for Dr. Williams' leadership of Orvana and the significant advancement of its principal projects during his time with Orvana, "Bill has made many valuable contributions to the company's transition to being an international, multi-mine gold and copper producer and we wish him well in his future endeavours." He added, "Mr. Winship, who has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry, including as Chief Operating Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd., President of HudBay Minerals and Chief Operating Officer of PT International Nickel, is extremely well-qualified to lead the company while it undertakes the process of selecting a new Chief Executive Officer."
Orvana Minerals is a multi-mine gold and copper producer. Orvana's primary asset is the El Valle/Boinás-Carlés gold-copper Mine in northern Spain. Orvana also owns and operates the Don Mario Mine in Bolivia, processing its copper-gold-silver Upper Mineralized Zone deposit. Orvana is also advancing its Copperwood copper project in Michigan, USA. Additional information is available at Orvana's website (www.orvana.com).