TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - Chieftain Metals Inc. (TSX: CFB.TO - News) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Ms. Joanne Thompson as Sustainability Manager, Tulsequah Chief Mine. Ms. Thompson's primary responsibilities will be to continue development of the Company's community and First Nation engagement policies and programs, establish and implement environmental management systems (including compliance and monitoring), and manage the overall sustainability plan.
Ms. Thompson's work experience includes Senior Closure and Reclamation Planner, Mine Operations Environmental Officer, and Environmental Officer positions with Newmont Mining at their legacy sites in Australia. More recently, Ms. Thompson worked with leading international resource consultancy SRK in Denver, Colorado specializing in areas of environment and community engagement. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Geographical Sciences) from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology.
"We are delighted to add Ms. Thompson to the Chieftain Metals team. She is uniquely qualified to guide our community engagement processes, environmental programs, and sustainable development protocols as we move the Tulsequah Chief Mine towards production," stated Keith Boyle, P.Eng., Chieftain's Chief Operating Officer.
With the recent addition of Ms. Thompson, Chieftain is implementing its key steps to fulfill its corporate responsibility to develop plans for shared value with the community. Chieftain has demonstrated its commitment to corporate responsibility by working closely with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) and the Atlin community to foster sustainable social, environmental, and economic development while respecting cultures and values. Commissioning of a water treatment plant at the mine site combined with early accomplishments in local hiring and procurement have been important first steps in Chieftain's goal of responsible development of the project.
About Chieftain Metals Inc:
Chieftain Metals Inc.'s principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, the Company's business has focused entirely on the acquisition, and thereafter the development, of the Tulsequah Chief Polymetallic Project, in north-western British Columbia, Canada. The Tulsequah Project consists of 38 mineral claims and Crown-grants covering approximately 14,220 hectares and covers two previously producing mines. For more information on the Tulsequah Project, please refer to the Company's NI 43-101 compliant technical reports, "Tulsequah Chief Deposit, Tulsequah Chief Property, Northern British Columbia" and "Big Bull Project, Tulsequah Chief Property, Technical Report, Northern British Columbia", each dated as of November 8, 2010 and available under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act or other laws or regulations. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization, mineral resources or reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Chieftain Metals Inc. are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.