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Appoints Gordon Jang as Vice President and Controller
Mar 02, 2009 08:26AM
March 2, 2009
Augusta Appoints Gordon Jang as Vice President and Controller
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Augusta Resource Corporation (TSX:AZC)(NYSE Alternext US:AZC) ("Augusta" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Jang to the position of Vice President and Controller effective March 1, 2009. Mr. Jang brings more than 14 years experience in the mining industry and has extensive knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and regulatory compliance matters.
Mr. Jang has worked with Eurozinc and the Lundin Mining Corporation for the past four years as Corporate Controller. Prior to that time he worked as Controller for Pan American Silver and Altoro Gold, and Assistant Controller for Equinox Resources. He is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology's Financial Management program and holds a CMA designation.
Mr. Jang replaces Ms. Tracey Brix-Nielsen, who is moving on to pursue other interests. The Company thanks her for her many contributions to Augusta's success.
Augusta is a base metals company focused on advancing the Rosemont Copper deposit near Tucson, Arizona. Rosemont currently hosts a large copper/molybdenum reserve that may account for about 10% of US copper output once in production in 2012 (refer to Augusta's website at www.augustaresource.com for details). The exceptional experience and strength of Augusta's management team, combined with the developed infrastructure and robust economics of the Rosemont project, will propel Augusta to become a solid mid-tier copper producer within the next four years. The Company is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE Alternext under the symbol AZC, and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol A5R.