First Quantum Minerals Appoints Michael Hanley as Independent

First Quantum Minerals Appoints Michael Hanley as Independent
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- First
Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company")
(TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael
Hanley to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hanley will serve as a
non-executive independent director effective December 10, 2012. 
Mr. Hanley has over 20 years of senior executive experience. Most
recently, he served as Senior Vice-President Operations and Strategic
Initiatives and member of the Office of the President at National
Bank of Canada. From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Hanley held various executive
roles at Alcan, including President and CEO of its global Bauxite and
Alumina business group, and his final position of Executive
Vice-President and CFO. He currently serves as an Independent
Director and Audit Committee chair for BRP, a manufacturer,
distributor, and marketer of motorized recreational vehicles and
powersports engines; and as independent director for Orbite Aluminae,
a cleantech company.  
Mr. Hanley holds a business degree from HEC Montreal and is a
Chartered Accountant.  
"We welcome Michael to the Board of Directors and look forward to
working with him. His experience particularly in operations will be a
valuable addition to the Board mix as First Quantum continues
executing its transformational growth strategy to position the
Company amongst the top 10 largest copper and nickel producers in the
world," commented Philip Pascall, Chairman and CEO. 
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. 
G. Clive Newall, President 
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First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - North American contact
Sharon Loung
Director, Investor Relations
(647) 346-3934 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 688-6577
(604) 688-3818 (FAX) 
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. - United Kingdom contact
Clive Newall
+44 140 327 3484
+44 140 327 3494 (FAX)
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