Weda Bay Minerals Inc.
TSX : WDA

Weda Bay Minerals Inc.

June 16, 2005 11:41 ET

Weda Bay Minerals Inc. Announces New Board Member

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 16, 2005) - Weda Bay Minerals Inc (TSX:WDA) is pleased to announce that Mr. George Bell has been elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Bell is President & CEO of Hornby Bay Exploration Limited a uranium and diamond exploration company. He has more than 36 years of experience in the international natural resource industry. From 1967 to 1996, he held several senior executive positions with the Noranda Group of companies.

Mr. Bell holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota (1967) and has held executive positions and directorships in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Currently, he is also a director of Southern Cross Resources Inc. and Fronteer Development Group Inc. listed on the TSX.

Mr. Michael Garvey, Chairman of the Board of Directors, states "The Board is delighted that George Bell has offered his services to the Company. George's depth of experience in the resources sector will be invaluable to the Board. He is Toronto based and will be an independent Director."

The Annual and Special General Meeting of the Company was held in Toronto yesterday and all resolutions put to the meeting were accepted. The shareholders elected the following persons to the Board of Directors.



R Michael Garvey Chairman
George Bell
Robert Parsons
George Salamis
Mark R.Toivanen

Weda Bay Minerals Inc. (WDA) 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.

WEDA BAY MINERALS INC.


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R. MICHAEL GARVEY
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



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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