SOURCE: Rogue Resources Inc.

Rogue Resources Inc.

February 18, 2016 09:00 ET

Rogue Resources Appoints Sean Samson as President & CEO, Paul Davis as Technical Advisor

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RRS) ("Rogue" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Samson as President, CEO and Director of the Company, effective February 18, 2016. Mr. Samson takes the place of John de Jong, who is retiring after successfully organizing, financing, and directing the Company for the past three years. Mr. de Jong will continue to serve on the board helping to advance the Company's Lac de la Grosse Femelle Silica Project ("Femelle") in Québec, and supporting the growth of the Company.

Mr. Samson is a mining executive with more than 20 years of management and financial experience. He was most recently Vice President ("VP") & Head of Corporate Development at First Nickel Inc. ("FNI") for four years, including a period of six months as interim COO, responsible for safety, mine development and operations at the 250 person Lockerby underground mine (Sudbury, Ontario). In 2012, he won the Canadian Young Mining Leader award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Prior to FNI, he was VP Commercial Development at Kinross Gold Corporation for five years where he had diverse, multi-functional responsibilities including: supply chain, energy, merger integration, enterprise risk and capital approvals, leading a team of more than 300 people across eight countries. Before Kinross he was a management consultant at Bain & Company and traded for investment banks in New York and Europe.

Mr. Samson received his A.B. from Harvard University and an MBA from Cambridge. He is currently a PDAC board member and a Cleantech advisor at MaRS, a Toronto based Innovation Centre.

"I have every confidence in Sean as he leads the Company forward, leaning on his diverse experience to guide the Company in meeting its corporate objectives," commented Mr. de Jong. "We are entering a new and important phase for Rogue, driving towards a development decision on the Femelle Silica Project and setting the strategy for the next chapter of our Company's growth."

Mr. Samson stated: "I am excited to accept this leadership position at Rogue, and look forward to advancing the Company's current flagship project in Québec and building on what Mr. de Jong has created, identifying new opportunities and continuing to focus on growing shareholder value."

Paul Davis Joins Rogue as Technical Advisor

The Company is also pleased to announce that Paul Davis is joining the Company as a Technical Advisor, where he will be working with Mr. Eddy Canova, Senior VP of the Company, and the Rogue exploration team on Femelle. Mr. Davis has more than 25 years of exploration and mine management experience in base metals, precious metals and industrial minerals. Most recently, Mr. Davis was VP Exploration at FNI and over his career he has discovered, built and operated mines, including raising more than $150M in equity and debt financing. Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Western Ontario (BSc- Honours Geology) and the University of Alabama (MSc- Economic Geology).

Mr. Samson and Mr. Davis are based in Toronto.

About Rogue Resources Inc.

With its diverse portfolio of properties, all in good standing, the Company has the ability to focus its efforts and finances on the project that demonstrates the greatest market potential for return. The projected completion of the extension by Hydro-Québec of high voltage power to within 4 km of the project by the spring of 2016, is seen as a great foundational point to launch our silica rich quartzite property. The Femelle Project is located approximately 42 km north of Baie-Saint Paul, situated on the St. Lawrence River, and is 4 km northeast of the Mine Sitec silica mine, in operation for over fifty years. Access to the project is via a paved highway and well maintained forestry access roads.

On Behalf of Rogue Resources Inc.

Sean Samson

CEO & President

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosures in this release constitute forward-looking statements, including timing of completion of exploration work. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on the Company's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, including that the Company is able to obtain any government or other regulatory approvals, that the Company is able to procure personnel, equipment and supplies required for its exploration and development activities in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis and that actual results are consistent with management's expectations. Although the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, those matters identified in its continuous disclosure filings, including its most recently filed MD&A. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • For additional information regarding this news release please contact:
    Sean Samson
    CEO & President
    sean@rogueresources.ca
    +1-604-629-1808