TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2012) - Windamere Ventures Ltd. ("Windamere" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WV) welcomes Mr. Vern Arseneau as the Vice President, Exploration for the Company.
Mr. Arseneau has more than thirty years of experience in exploration and project management, of which the last sixteen have been in South America, principally in Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Mr. Arseneau spent 20 years working as exploration manager and senior geologist for Noranda Inc. in Canada and South America. As the general manager of Noranda's Peru office for four years, he was responsible for the reactivation of the El Pachon project in Argentina and during his three years based in Noranda's Santiago, office he participated in the company's regional exploration program and acquisition of the Lomas Bayas Mine near Antofagasta.
Mr. Arseneau holds a Bachelor of Science in geology and has consulted on various base and precious metals projects. More recently, he was responsible for the recent discovery of the promising Dolores Cu-Mo porphyry located in the prolific Andahuaylas-Yauri porphyry belt of Peru.
Will Randall, President and CEO of the Company, commented "We welcome Vern to our management team. Vern brings a wealth of experience to the company, including in depth knowledge of mineral exploration in South American countries as well as operational hands-on expertise. During his years working at managerial positions in South America, Vern has formed an invaluable network that will facilitate the expedited development of the Company's gold assets. We are delighted to have Vern form part of our team."
In connection with this appointment, the Company granted Mr. Arsenault 300,000 stock options exercisable at $0.79 for a period of 5 years from the date hereof. In addition, the Company granted 50,000 stock options exercisable at $0.79 to a consultant of the Company for a period of 5 years from the date hereof. The options remain subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and are subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of WINDAMERE VENTURES LTD.
William Randall, President, and CEO
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