Standard Graphite Corporation

Standard Graphite Corporation

February 15, 2012 06:00 ET

Standard Graphite Appoints Patrick Downey and Stephen Stanley to Advisory Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2012) - Standard Graphite Corp (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SGH) is pleased to announce the additions of Patrick Downey and Stephen Stanley to its Advisory Board.

Patrick Downey

Mr. Downey is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Elgin Mining Inc. bringing with over 25 years of international experience in the resource industry. Prior to joining Elgin Mining Inc. Mr. Downey held the position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aura Minerals Inc. Mr. Downey was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viceroy Exploration Ltd. before its acquisition by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006 for $600 million. Mr. Downey also served as President of Consolidated Trillion Resources Ltd. and Oliver Gold Corporation, where he negotiated their successful merger to form Canico Resource Corp., which was purchased by CVRD in 2006 for over $800 million. He has held numerous senior engineering positions at several large-scale gold mining operations and has also held operating positions at several mining projects for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa. Mr. Downey holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Engineering from Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland.

Stephen Stanley

Mr. Stanley has over 15 years of experience in the public markets with expertise in financing and developing junior companies, primarily in the resource sector. Mr. Stanley was most recently President & CEO of Hathor Exploration Ltd. from February 2006 until February, 2011. Hathor was recently purchased by Rio Tinto PLC in 2011 for over $650 million.

Chris Bogart, President of Standard Graphite, states, "We are pleased to have Mr. Downey and Mr. Stanley on our Advisory Board. Their credibility and knowledge of the mining industry will be of great value to the Company's management team as we rapidly develop our large portfolio of graphite projects."


Chris Bogart, President & CEO

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The foregoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of Standard Graphite Corp. Forward-looking statements, specifically those concerned with future performance are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in Standard Graphite Corp.'s filings with the appropriate securities commissions.

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