Pro-Trans Ventures Inc.

September 06, 2012 20:03 ET

Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. ("Pro-Trans" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:PVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of A. Scott Hamilton as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Hamilton joins the Corporation's executive team consisting of President and CEO, Mr. Brian Murray, and replacing former CFO David Criddle, concluding the Corporation's successful executive search.

Mr. Hamilton is a chartered accountant and brings over twenty years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, financial reporting and administration at a number of small cap. companies.

"Mr. Hamilton's experience and background will be instrumental as Pro-Trans embarks on its growth strategy which began last year with the prime acquisition of Maple Leaf Loading. Scott's extensive background in corporate finance will support Pro-Trans in achieving our goals as we move forward" says Mr. Brian Murray, President and CEO.

Mr. Hamilton's appointment follows the resignation of Mr. David Criddle, who continues as a member of the Corporation's Board of Directors. The Corporation would like to thank Mr. Criddle for his services and tireless dedication in the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hamilton was granted 150,000 stock options at the exercise price of $0.40 per stock option, vesting over a period of two years, included in his total compensation package.

About Pro-Trans

Pro-Trans is a Calgary based public corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Corporation is actively involved in specialized transportation and logistics services within Western Canada, primarily through it's wholly owned subsidiary, Maple Leaf Loading Ltd., based in Prince George, B.C. Maple Leaf Loading Ltd., a mining support corporation, offers specialized transportation services related to the management, handling and transportation of coal and ore concentrates involved in the mining industry in B.C., Alberta and the Yukon.

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

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