Viscount Mining Appoints Communications Professional Andy McCreath to Board and Completes Option Grant
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 21, 2013) - Viscount Mining Corp. (TSXV: VML) ("Viscount" or "the Company"), a resource development company with a portfolio of 100% owned exploration properties in Nevada, including more than 20 past producing silver and gold mines, today announced the appointment of Mr. Andy McCreath to its Board of Directors.
Mr. McCreath is a noted marketing, public relations and communications professional. As President of McCreath Communications he has been responsible for the successful production of geopolitical and market-centric conferences and events across Canada for over a decade. These projects encompassed such topics as bilateral relations, macro-economics, leadership and global communications. These regional and national events included many well-known and influential individuals including Oprah Winfrey, President George W. Bush, Paul Volcker, President H.W. Bush, President Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Dr. Alan Greenspan, Colin Powell, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy, Rudy Giuliani and many others.
His public and media relations activities include the provision of publicity and media buying for companies from the oil & gas, finance, mining, sports, entertainment and event sectors. He has acted as a consultant in all aspects of communications, publicity and media. Mr. McCreath has acted as co-producer of Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Awards with Caldwell Partners, as co-producer of the "Private Business Growth Awards" presented by Grant Thornton LLP and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and was associate producer of "Champions Gift" (2011), a one hour documentary focused on T. Boone Pickens for the CBS Sports Network. He was previously an associate at Wellington West Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and the National Hockey League's head office in New York. He received a 2011 Globe and Mail "Top 40 under 40" award and was appointed to the Board of SaskPower in 2010. Mr. McCreath has been active on numerous community boards and fundraising events. A longtime resident of Calgary, Alberta, he was educated at the University of Saskatchewan (Economics) and Salisbury School, Salisbury Connecticut.
Mr. Kaare Foy, Chairman of the Board at Viscount Mining, states, "I am very pleased to welcome Andy to our team. Communicating our story will be essential in the months ahead and his advice will aid us immensely. I look forward to working with him closely as we develop our operations."
The Company today also announced the grant of an aggregate of 1,250,000 incentive stock options to its officers, directors and a consultant. The options were granted pursuant to Viscount's incentive stock option plan approved by shareholders at the annual and special meeting held on June 28, 2013 and are exercisable at a price of $0.20 until August 21, 2018.
About Viscount Mining (TSX.V: VML)
Viscount Mining is a development company with a portfolio of exploration properties in Nevada comprising of 2,700 acres (encompassing mostly patented claims), all 100% owned including more than 20 past producing silver and gold mines. For additional information please visit the company's website at www.viscountmining.com.
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