St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

June 23, 2009 16:32 ET

SAS Announces the Appointment of Mr. Graham Farquharson to the Board of Directors

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) -


St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:SAS) - ("SAS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Graham Farquharson P.Eng, MBA, to the Board of Directors effective today, June 23rd, 2009, and that Mr. Gerald A. Slan B.Com, FCA, did not stand for re-election.

Mr. Farquharson was born in Timmins, Ontario, and is a graduate in mining engineering from the University of Alberta, with an MBA from Queen's University. He has worked extensively in operations across Canada as well as internationally while responsible for the overall direction and management of Strathcona Mineral Services since its inception in 1974. Mr. Farquharson coordinated the technical audit of the Busang project of Bre-X Minerals in Indonesia and subsequent investigation work after Strathcona reported the possible fraud implications. Strathcona also pioneered mining development in the Canadian Arctic with the construction and operation of the Nanisivik zinc mine on northern Baffin Island. Mr. Farquharson has also served as a director for a number of mining companies and not-for-profit organizations, and is currently a director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation, and is Chairman of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation.

Mr. Farquharson is well respected in the industry and brings a wealth of mining knowledge and expertise to the SAS Board.

Mr. Gerald A. Slan, who was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2006, did not stand for re-election today. We wish to thank Mr. Slan for his years of service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

About SAS

SAS is a Canadian based gold mining, exploration and development Company with an extensive land package in the Timmins mining district, Northeastern Ontario, Canada, which lies within the world famous Abitibi greenstone belt. SAS is focussed on building a foundation for profitable growth.

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