Plains Creek Phosphate announces the appointment of Owen Ryan as Executive Chairman

Plains Creek Phosphate announces the appointment of Owen Ryan as Executive 
VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Plains Creek 
Phosphate Corporation ("Plains Creek", or the "Company") (TSX‐V: PCP) is 
pleased to announce the appointment of Owen Ryan as a new additional director, 
Executive Chairman, Interim President and CEO with immediate effect. Glenn 
Laing and Carson Phillips have stepped down from their executive positions and 
will not be seeking re-election at the next annual general meeting of 
shareholders, which is scheduled for March 7, 2013 (the "AGM"). Mr. Laing has 
entered into a consultancy agreement with the Company to provide advisory 
services as and when requested. 
Mr. Ryan brings to Plains Creek extensive experience as a senior level mining 
executive. Previous roles include; Head of Group Business Development for 
Anglo American plc in London, Head of Global Mining Research and Sales at UBS 
Investment Bank in London and Head of Mining and Commodity Research at Old 
Mutual Asset Management in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Ryan was recently a 
Non-Executive Director of TSX-listed Western Coal Corporation. He is currently 
a Non-Executive Director of Mongolia Minerals Corp., an unlisted Canadian 
public company. 
Mr. Ryan is respectively a partner and director of London based Scarab Capital 
Partners LLP and Scarab Investments Ltd. He is also a founding shareholder 
and Chairman of Alameda Minerals Ltd, a Chile based mining exploration and 
development junior. Mr. Ryan holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MBA, both 
from the University of Cape Town. 
Mr. Ryan stated, "I look forward to the challenge of leading this junior 
phosphate mining company into its next phase of development. The Company has 
completed a bankable feasibility study establishing a proven phosphate reserve 
with world class potential that deserves to be brought rapidly into 
production. We have a core of strong shareholders who currently support this 
vision and I look forward to building value for all shareholders and 
The Board is currently in the process of examining its strategic alternatives 
including restructuring and refinancing the Company. It is the intention of 
the Board that should any shareholder approvals be required in this respect, 
these will be sought at the AGM on the March 7, 2013. 
About Plains Creek 
Plains Creek Phosphate Corporation is a Canadian mining exploration and 
development company focused on advancing its Farim Phosphate Project (the 
"Project") in Guinea‐Bissau, West Africa. The Project currently comprises a 
phosphate deposit consisting of one continuous flat lying phosphate bed with 
Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserves estimates, as disclosed in the Company's 
current technical report on the feasibility study (the "Feasibility Study") on 
its Project in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, dated effective 
December 19, 2012, filed on SEDAR on January 17, 2013 and publicly available 
on SEDAR under the Company's profile at The Feasibility Study 
defines a Measured Resource of 64.6 MT at an average grade of 29.11% P(2)O(5), 
an Indicated Resource of 28.1Mt at an average grade of 27.68% P(2)O(5), 
and an Inferred Resource of 18.3Mt at an average grade of 28.66%P(2)O(5) 
and states total proven and probable reserves of 33.0Mt (dry) with an 
average ROM P(2)O(5) grade of 30.4%. The Measured and Indicated Resource 
estimates stated above are inclusive of the resources comprising the proven 
and probable reserve estimates. A two-phased development is contemplated for 
the Project as an open pit mining operation. Phase One consists of a 1.0Mt 
per year beneficiated phosphate rock concentrate project, as described in the 
Feasibility Study, and Phase Two would consist of the production of 2.0 Mt per 
year of phosphate rock concentrate with a beneficiation plant and associated 
infrastructure, pipeline and port. 
The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading 
symbol "PCP". For additional information, please visit us at 
(Signed) "Owen Ryan"  Owen Ryan
Chairman, Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director 
Cautionary Statement 
Statements in this release may be viewed as forward-looking statements. Such 
statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to 
differ materially from those projected. There are no assurances the Company 
can fulfill such forward-statements and the Company undertakes no obligation 
to update statements. Such forward looking statements are only predictions; 
actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the 
Company, some of which are beyond the Company's control. 
The reader should be cautioned that there are risks that could affect the 
potential development of the Project's mineral resources, which include: the 
political instability in Africa and Guinea-Bissau in particular, which is 
where the Project is located; and that additional financing will be required 
to ultimately develop the Project and the ability to obtain such financing on 
favorable terms will be affected by prevailing market conditions. A more 
detailed discussion of such risks are outlined in the Company's Management's 
Discussion & Analysis and its current Feasibility Study, all of which are 
filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR at 
Owen Ryan Chairman, Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer and  
Director Telephone: (604) 569‐0721  Mobile: +44 7710 778 148 
SOURCE: Plains Creek Phosphate Corp. 
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