SASKATOON, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Golden Band Resources Inc. (Golden Band or Company) (TSXV: GBN); (OTCQX: GBRIF) announces that President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Robson Garden, has resigned for personal reasons, effective February 11, 2013. Mr. Garden will continue as a member of the Board of Directors for the Company.
Mr. Ron Netolitzky, Chairman of the Golden Band Board of Directors stated, 'We would like to thank Mr. Garden for his contributions over the past almost 18 months since being appointed as President and CEO. Leading the start up of a mining operation can be challenging and Mr. Garden has been actively engaged in overcoming many of these difficulties. On behalf of the Board of Directors and all the employees of Golden Band, I would like to extend our best wishes to Mr. Garden in his future endeavors.
While we have achieved much in our short history of gold production, we are still faced with many challenges and have appointed Mark Thiel as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Thiel, a chartered accountant and our current Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, brings extensive and varied mining experience to the role, on both the business and operations side. We are fortunate to have a strong leader on our executive team and I look forward to working with Mr. Thiel in making positive changes in our operation to realize the value, for the benefit of our shareholders, that exists in our extensive mineral resources.'
About Golden Band
Golden Band Resources is a gold producer operating in the La Ronge gold belt in northern Saskatchewan and publicly listed on the TSX Venture exchange in Canada under the symbol GBN and is traded in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol GBRIF. Commercial production was declared on April 1, 2011 and the Company has production from two mines, Roy Lloyd and Komis. Processing is at the centrally located Jolu mill, with a nominal capacity of 650 tonnes per day. The Company has been actively exploring the La Ronge Gold Belt since 1994 and has assembled a land package of 870 km2, including 13 known gold deposits and four former producing mines, being Jolu, Decade, Star Lake and Komis. The Company plans to undertake aggressive drill programs throughout the La Ronge Gold Project with the goal of significantly expanding the existing NI 43-101 gold resources that have been identified to date.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Golden Band Resources Inc.,
"Mark J. Thiel"
Mark J. Thiel, CA, President and CEO
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the potential mineralization and geological merits of the mine properties, estimates of production, costs of production, the sufficiency and availability of capital and financing and other future plans, objectives or expectations of Golden Band Resources Inc. (Company) are forward-looking statements that involve various 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. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include risks relating to the actual results of current exploration activities, fluctuating gold prices, possibility of equipment breakdowns and delays, cost overruns, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.
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SOURCE: Golden Band Resources Inc.
For further information:
Mark J. Thiel, VP, President and CEO
Golden Band Resources Inc.
Phone: 306 385 7128
Fax: 306 955 0788
Raju Wani: 403 240 0555
Tony Perri: 604 682 6852