Sherritt International Corporation
TSX : S

Sherritt International Corporation

September 14, 2011 11:58 ET

Sherritt Announces Appointment of New Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) -

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Sherritt International Corporation (TSX:S) today announced the appointment of Sir Richard Lapthorne as Director, effective immediately.

Sir Richard has been Chairman of Cable and Wireless plc since January 2003, and, following the demerger of Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc, he continues as Chairman of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc. He also serves as Chairman of the PwC Public Interest Body.

Sir Richard has served in various capacities, including in many cases as Chairman, on the Board of diverse, international organizations including New Look, the McLaren Group, Amersham International plc, Robert Fleming (the merchant bank), Oasis International Leasing in Abu Dhabi, Avecia (spun off from Astra Zeneca), TI Automotive (spun off from Smiths Group), Tunstall, Morse plc and Arlington Securities. In addition to his Board service, he has had a distinguished executive career at Unilever, Courtaulds plc and British Aerospace. Sir Richard was awarded a Knight Bachelor in the Queen's New Year Honours in December 2009.

Ian W. Delaney, Chairman and CEO of Sherritt said, "Sir Richard's outstanding strategic capabilities and highly-focused financial orientation will fit well with Sherritt's Board. He will be a valuable addition to the Board and its collaboration with Sherritt's management team."

About Sherritt

Sherritt is a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel from lateritic ores with projects and operations in Canada, Cuba, Indonesia and Madagascar. The Corporation is the largest coal producer in Canada and is the largest independent energy producer in Cuba, with extensive oil and power operations across the island. Sherritt licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "S".

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