SOURCE: San Gold Corporation

May 01, 2008 15:02 ET

San Gold Announces New Chief Operating Officer

BISSETT, MB--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Dale Ginn, CEO of San Gold Corporation (TSX-V: SGR), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Berzins as the company's new chief operating officer, effective May 1, 2008.

Ian has over 29 years of diverse experience in the mining industry ranging from large open-pit operations to narrow-vein underground mines. Ian's most recent position was as General Manager responsible for the construction and start-up of Sherwood Copper's Minto Operations in the Yukon, completed on time and on budget. He previously held senior management positions with gold miners Harmony Gold, Echo Bay Mines, Miramar Mining and other larger operations such as Albian Sands and Suncor. Ian is registered as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba and holds a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) degree from Queen's University.

San Gold management is excited to have Ian join our team as his extensive operating and technical experience and proven interpersonal skills are exactly what are required to advance San Gold to the next level.

Dale Ginn, CEO of San Gold, commented: "We welcome Ian as a key member of our management team as we progress from development to production at the Rice Lake and SG1 mines and potentially begin development of a third mine this year. The senior management and technical leaders are now in place to carry out our operational plans with the proper focus, which will also allow us to apply greater attention to quantifying and growing our mineral resources as well as the company."

For further information contact Dale Ginn, CEO of San Gold Corporation, at (204) 794-5818 or investor information at 1-800-321-8564 or visit www.sangoldcorp.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain forward looking statements which are necessarily based upon estimates or assumptions that are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Dale Ginn
    CEO
    San Gold Corporation
    (204) 794-5818
    or
    Investor Information
    1-800-321-8564
    visit www.sangoldcorp.com