June 14, 2010 - ATAC Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ATC) has appointed Bruce Youngman as director of the company. Mr. Youngman was recently the President and COO of Canplats Resources Corporation before it was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in February, 2010.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bruce to ATAC’s board of directors,” states Graham Downs, ATAC’s CEO. “Mr. Youngman’s extensive experience in mineral exploration and public company management will be a major asset to ATAC as it rapidly advances the development of its Rau Gold Project in Yukon”.
Mr. Youngman has over twenty-five years of experience in mineral exploration and public company management. From 2008 to 2010, he was President and COO of Canplats Resources Corporation, during which time the 4 million ounce Camino Rojo deposit in Mexico was outlined and the company acquired by Goldcorp Inc for $300 million. He was previously Vice President and Director of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (from 2001 to 2004) and its President and Director (from 1994 to 2001), and was closely involved in the acquisition and expansion of the Pebble Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Alaska. Mr. Youngman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia. He is currently the President and COO of Camino Minerals Corporation.
ATAC would also like to extend its sincere appreciation to Alan R. Archer who has been with the Company since its inception in 1998 and who did not stand for re-election as Director.
“Al has been instrumental in getting ATAC to where it is today,” states Graham Downs, ATAC’s CEO. “His years of Yukon exploration experience and public company management expertise were great assets to the organization over the past twelve years.”
ATAC is a well funded junior mining company focused on gold. For additional information concerning ATAC Resources Ltd. or its various exploration projects please visit ATAC’s website at www.atacresources.com.
On behalf of the Board,
Graham Downs, CEO
ATAC Resources Ltd.
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