Douglas Stewart Joins Atna As Chief
Golden, CO -- Atna
Resources Ltd. ("Atna") -- (TSX:ATN /
OTCBB:ATNAF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Douglas E. Stewart will join
Atna's management team as Chief Operating
Officer effective August 15, 2011.
Mr. Stewart is an experienced senior mining executive with over thirty
five years in the industry. Doug was formerly Vice President of Project
Development at Gold Reserve Inc. Prior to that position,
he was employed by Pegasus Gold Inc. in various capacities including
General Manager of the Florida Canyon Mine in Nevada and the Montana
Tunnels Mine in Montana. Mr. Stewart's extensive experience includes
various management, operating and engineering positions with FMC
Corporation, Getty Oil Minerals Division, Consolidation Coal Company and
AMAX Coal Company. Mr. Stewart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining
Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
"We are very pleased to welcome Doug to the Atna
team. Doug will oversee operations at our Briggs Mine and have a key role
in the development of our Pinson and Reward gold projects. As Atna becomes a multi mine producer, Doug's role as
COO is critical to our continued growth," states James Hesketh President & CEO.
For additional information on Atna Resources,
please visit our website at www.atna.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
James Hesketh, President and CEO - (303)
Valerie Kimball, Investor Relations - toll free (877) 692-8182