Toronto, July 2, 2009 – Alturas Minerals Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX-V, BVL: ALT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mario A. Miranda, C.A., B.A. (econ), to the position of Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2009.
Mr. Miranda has extensive financial and strategic planning experience within diverse resource and manufacturing organizations in Canada and Latin America. Over his career of more than 20 years, he has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, and in delivering comprehensive financial structures and reporting systems, with various companies. Recent clients have included Kinross Gold Corporation, White Pine Resources Inc., Southampton Ventures Inc., Lake Shore Gold Corp. and International Nickel Ventures Corporation. Mr. Miranda is a Canadian citizen who was born in Chile and educated in Montreal, Canada. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Paul Pearson, President and CEO of Alturas commented “We are delighted to have Mario on board as Chief Financial Officer with Alturas. Mario´s extensive experience in Latin America and Canada will be important in moving forward with the company´s growth strategy. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alturas, I would like to thank outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ernest Cleave, for his service to the company during the last two years.”
About Alturas Minerals Corp.
Alturas is a Canadian corporation, and is the parent of Alturas Minerals S.A. (“Alturas Peru”). Alturas Peru has been actively exploring various mineral projects in Peru since January 2004. Alturas’ properties include four drill-ready mineral exploration projects located in central and southern Peru, which includes the Chapi Chapi-Utupara Copper-Gold Project, the Sombrero Copper-Gold Project, the Ccaccapaqui Gold-Silver Project and the Huajoto Gold-Silver-Zinc Project. In addition, Alturas Peru has interests in seven other exploration projects in Peru. Alturas’ exploration strategy is focused on the discovery of large epithermal gold mineralized deposits and copper-gold porphyry/skarn deposits. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.alturasminerals.com
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Phone: + 1-877-471-1376 (North America Toll Free)
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Alturas Minerals Corp.
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Manuel de Falla 297, Floor 5th, San Borja, Lima 41, Peru
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