Rockridge Capital Corp.

Rockridge Capital Corp.

May 31, 2011 07:00 ET

Rockridge Appoints Bryan Hyde as Technical Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) -Rockridge Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RRC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Bryan Hyde has joined the Company as Technical Director.

Rockridge President Karl Kottmeier commented, "Our management team has enjoyed working with Bryan for over a year on another project and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Rockridge team. Given our experience to date, we expect Bryan to make an immediate, very positive impact on the advancement of the Fatou Project. His professionalism, experience and ability to create an extremely competent technical team are tremendous assets for Rockridge. With Bryan's addition to management, we intend to aggressively advance the Fatou project."

Mr. Hyde has over 30 years experience in the mining industry and was a member of the founding management team of LionOre Mining International. He played a major role in managing the company's operations, including two years as Chairman and Managing Director of LionOre Australia Pty Limited. During his career, he has managed numerous underground and surface mining and metallurgical projects from conceptual feasibility through design to construction and commissioning phases. Bryan has also been Managing Director of Tati Nickel Mining Company (Pty) Limited, operator of the Selkirk and Phoenix underground and open pit nickel sulphide mines in Botswana. Mr. Hyde served until recently as Project Managing Director of Mirabela Nickel Ltd.'s Santa Rita nickel mine in Brazil and, prior to that, Mr. Hyde was Group Technical Consultant to LionOre Mining International on their ongoing and expansion projects in Australia, Botswana and South Africa.

Mr. Hyde holds an Honours Degree in Mining Engineering, is a registered Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, which was formed from the merger of the Institute of Materials and Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in 2002.

In addition to his appointment as Technical Director, Mr. Hyde will be nominated for election as a director of Rockridge at the October 2011 Annual General Meeting of shareholders.


Karl Kottmeier, President

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Contact Information

  • Rockridge Capital Corp.
    Karl Kottmeier
    (604) 678 8941

    Rockridge Capital Corp.
    Kirk Gamley
    VP Corporate Development
    (604) 678 8941
    (604) 689 7442 (FAX)