Mr. Gil Clausen reports
AUGUSTA RESOURCE APPOINTS ROBERT P. PIROOZ TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pirooz has joined Augusta Resource Corp.'s board of directors, effective Nov. 9, 2012.
Mr. Pirooz has over 20 years of legal experience focused in the
mining sector, with a particular strength in strategic transactions. He
is currently general counsel and director of Pan American Silver Corp.
His previous experience includes being group vice-president, general
counsel, for the BCR group of companies and corporate and commercial
solicitor for several law firms. Mr. Pirooz was called to the British
Columbia bar in 1990 after obtaining a juris doctor degree from the
University of British Columbia and studying commerce at Dalhousie
University. Mr. Pirooz is also chairman of Lumina Copper Corp. and
director and secretary of Anfield Nickel Corp.
Richard Warke, Augusta's executive chairman, commented: "Robert's
extensive legal background adds great value to our board. His
experience in mining and strategic transactions supplements the
existing skills of our directors. We believe his expertise will
contribute considerably to Augusta as we advance the Rosemont copper
project into construction early next year and become one step closer to
achieving our objective of becoming a solid mid-tier copper producer.
On behalf of the board of directors, we welcome him to the team."
The company also announces the resignation of Donald Clark from the
board of directors; however, he will continue to have an advisory role
to Augusta on a consultative basis. Mr. Clark has been a valued member
of the board since the inception of the company. Augusta would like to
thank him for his commitment to the company and wishes him the best in
his future endeavours.
The board of directors is now composed of Timothy Baker, John
Brodie, Gil Clausen (president and chief executive officer), Durand Eppler, Christopher Jennings (lead director), Robert Pirooz, Robert Wares and
Richard Warke (executive chairman).
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