Weda Bay Minerals Inc.
TSX : WDA

Weda Bay Minerals Inc.

August 10, 2005 13:13 ET

Weda Bay Minerals Appoints Patrick Evans as President and CEO

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - The Board of Weda Bay Minerals Inc. (TSX:WDA) today announced that the Company has appointed Patrick Evans to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Patrick Evans is the former President and CEO of Toronto-listed Southern Platinum Corporation and Johannesburg-listed Messina Limited which were recently acquired by the London platinum major, Lonmin Plc. He also recently held the position of President and CEO of Toronto and London-listed SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. Mr. Evans remains a non-executive director of SouthernEra Diamonds. Prior to that he was a senior executive with the Canadian gold producer Placer Dome Inc. and a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (B.A., B.Sc.).

Commenting on Patrick Evans's appointment, Weda Bay Chairman Michael Garvey said: "Patrick's appointment brings to Weda Bay a high level of senior executive leadership with extensive global mining experience. He has wide experience managing complex multinational mining companies and projects in challenging environments. We are delighted that he has joined Weda Bay."

Weda Bay Minerals Inc. is an exploration and development company focused on the world-class nickel and cobalt laterite project on the island of Halmahera in Indonesia. The Company has completed an independent Pre Feasibility Study, which concludes that the Halmahera project is highly viable.

R. MICHAEL GARVEY

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Weda Bay Minerals Inc.
    Peter McLatchie
    Chief Financial Officer
    61 7 3624 8188
    61 7 3624 8133 (FAX)
    pmclatchie@wedabay.com.au
    or
    Weda Bay Minerals Inc.
    R. Michael Garvey or Ian Shaw
    (416) 603-0591
    (416) 367-3638 (FAX)
    info@wedabay.com