St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.

May 13, 2009 08:45 ET

St Andrew Announces the Appointment of Mr. Louis Gignac as Chairman of the Board of Directors

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2009) -


St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:SAS) - ("St Andrew" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Louis Gignac has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of St Andrew effective today, May 13th, 2009. Mr. Gignac, who has been a member of the Board since September 2007, is well known internationally in the mining industry and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in mining and operational experience.

Mr. Gignac is the President of G Mining Services Inc., a private consultancy, and previously served as the President and CEO of Cambior Inc. from its creation in 1986 until its acquisition by Iamgold Corporation in November 2006. Mr. Gignac is Chairman of the Board for Gaz Metropolitan Inc., and is a director of Domtar Corp., and Franco-Nevada Corporation. He held previous management positions with Falconbridge, Exxon Minerals and also served as a professor of mining engineering at Laval University. Mr. Gignac holds a Doctor of engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Masters in mineral engineering from the University of Minnesota and a degree in mining engineering from Laval University.

Mr. Herb Abramson steps down as the Chairman but will continue with the Company as a director of the Board. The Board wishes to thank Mr. Abramson for his dedication and service over the years, having served as the Chairman of the Board since 1995. Jacques Perron, President and CEO said, "Mr. Abramson's commitment to the continuing success of St Andrew is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to a long future with his valuable input and participation."

About St Andrew

St Andrew is a gold mining and exploration company with operations in Timmins, Ontario. St Andrew controls a large land position in the Timmins Mining Camp and an extensive land position at Eskay Creek in northern British Columbia.

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