FSC / Press Release
EMC Announces New Board Director
Reno, Nevada US, June 14, 2012 /FSC/ - EMC Metals Corp. (EMC - TSX), (the
"Company" or "EMC") announced today that John W. Grubb has been appointed to the
EMC Board as an independent Director.
Mr. Grubb has held numerous business manager roles in both surface and
underground mines for BHP Billiton, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of
Mine Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. John
served for 25 years with BHP, as President & COO of New Mexico Coal, as
President of BHP Minerals Zimbabwe & Hartley Platinum, as Managing Director of
OK Tedi Mining Ltd. in Papua New Guinea, as General Manager Operations at
Queensland Coal in Australia (10 mines, 8 surface plants, & 3 ports), and
numerous other surface and underground operations for both BHP and The Pittston
Company. Mr. Grubb has a BS in Mine Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, an MS in Engineering Administration from the
University of Tennessee, and a PhD in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering from
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Mr. George F. Putnam, CEO of EMC commented as follows:
"We are very pleased to have John join the EMC Board in an independent
Director's role. He brings a wealth of technical mining and operating expertise
to the Board which we believe will prove extremely valuable as we work to
re-start the Springer Tungsten Mine. His counsel and hands-on mining experience
will be a major asset, both to the management of EMC, and to our shareholders. "
Mr. William B. Harris, Chairman of EMC commented as follows:
"The EMC Board welcomes John to EMC. His mining business operator background
and his specific underground expertise are welcome additions to the group at the
board level, as we transition into an operational company at Springer."
About EMC Metals
EMC owns a 100% interest in the Springer tungsten mine in Nevada, USA. Strong
tungsten prices and tight supply conditions, combined with the refurbished mill
and existing tungsten resource on the property, support a strategy to seek a
near term restart of the Springer facility. EMC also owns a 50% earn-in right
on the Nyngan Scandium Project in NSW, Australia and 100% interest in the Carlin
Vanadium property near Carlin, Nevada. All three properties have current NI
43-101 compliant resource estimates, available on the Company website and on
On February 29th, 2012, EMC announced that its earn-in on the Nyngan Scandium
Project was rejected and would be taken to dispute with our partner. EMC
continues to aggressively pursue our right to a 50% project earn-in, both
through direct discussions with our partner and through a formal dispute
process. We maintain that all project earn-in conditions outlined under the JV
Agreement have been met, and subject to satisfactory agreement, EMC will take
all lawful steps to secure its proprietary rights to a 50% joint venture
interest. The parties remain in discussion on the matter.
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Willem
Duyvesteyn, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr.
Duyvesteyn is employed by EMC Metals Corp.
For additional information please contact:
EMC Metals Corp.
Investor Relations-Nevada: (775) 355-9500 or email@example.com , or
Sara Boatright Patterson, Windward Global, Charlotte, NC -1-704-588-8600
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has
approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
This press release contains forward-looking information that does involve
various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking
information can include without limitation statements regarding long term prices
for tungsten, our ability to find and retain qualified management and key
technical persons to operate the tungsten project, our ability to raise the
necessary capital to fund a restart of mining operations, the short term or long
term economic feasibility of tungsten production at our Springer facility, and
in general statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks
and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking
information in this press release is based on estimates and opinions of
management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their
entirety by this notice, and by other risk factors disclosed in our public
filings. Except as required by law, EMC assumes no obligation to update
forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or
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