TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - Crocodile Gold Corp. (the "Company") (News - Market indicators)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) is pleased to announce that Kevin Conboy and Robert Getz, each being a nominee of Luxor Capital Group, LP ("Luxor") have joined the board of directors of the Company, replacing Bruce Humphrey and Michael Hoffman (see the press release dated February 9, 2012). The board of directors is now comprised of Chantal Lavoie as Chairman, George Faught as independent lead director, Peter Tagliamonte, Kevin Conboy and Robert Getz.
Mr. Getz is a managing director and a co-founder of Cornerstone Equity Investors, LLC. Mr. Getz has strong experience in public and private debt and equity financings and domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Getz has served as a director of several public and private metals and mining companies. He completed a B.A., cum laude, International Relations at Boston University in May 1985, and obtained his MBA, Finance in February 1990 from The Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mr. Conboy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Acordia, Inc., a subsidiary of Wells Fargo based in Chicago. As well, he served as Chief Executive Officer for the NIA Group of Paramus, New Jersey. Mr. Conboy posesses a wealth of experience in the financial markets and has considerable exposure to financial instruments and business transactions. He sits on a number of corporate and charitable boards. Mr. Conboy completed a B.A. from Colorado State University in 1973.
The committees of the Company were also reconstituted following the appointment of the new directors. The Audit Committee is comprised of George Faught (Chair), Kevin Conboy, and Robert Getz. The Compensation Committee is comprised of Kevin Conboy (Chair), George Faught, and Peter Tagliamonte. The Corporate Governance Committee, which now includes Health, Safety and Environment, is comprised of Peter Tagliamonte (Chair), Robert Getz, and Chantal Lavoie.
Crocodile Gold welcomes Messrs. Getz and Conboy to the board of directors, and thanks Messrs. Humphrey and Hoffman for their contributions to the Company to date.
About Crocodile Gold
Crocodile Gold is a Canadian company with operating gold mines in the Northern Territory of Australia with a land package of over 3,300 km2. Crocodile Gold is currently mining a number of open pits in the Howley Corridor. The Company is also developing the Cosmo underground mine. Ore is processed at the Union Reefs Mill with a capacity of 2.4 million tonne per year. Crocodile Gold has 3.175 million ounces of NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated mineral resources and 2.14 million ounces of Inferred mineral resources (see the NI 43-101 compliant technical report entitled "Report on the Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves of the northern Territory Gold and Base Metals Properties for Crocodile Gold Corp." by Fleur Muller, Mark Edwards and Heath Gerritsen dated April 4, 2011, filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR for the details regarding these mineral resource estimates). The Company has an extensive exploration program in place and is drilling on several key properties on its expansive land package. Crocodile Gold's main focus is on the Cosmo Mine, the Union Reefs and Maud Creek project areas.
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David Keough F.AusIMM of Crocodile Gold Inc is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information and data included in this press release.
Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information" under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include management's production projections and cash costs, of Crocodile Gold's future plans, operations and mineral resource estimates and are based on Crocodile Gold's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.