Gulf Shores Resources Announces Corporate Transformation
VANCOUVER, BC – (Newsfile) – 7/26/2016
Gulf Shores Resources Ltd. (“GSR” or the “Company”) - (TSXV: GUL) is pleased to announce a major corporate change, which includes new management, new directors and a new name.
Tim McCutcheon has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. McCutcheon has also been appointed as a Director of the Company. Paul Klipfel has been appointed COO. Andrew Aitchison has been appointed Consulting Geologist. Jacqueline Collins has been appointed Corporate Secretary. All of the above appointments are effective August 1, 2016. Information on each new appointee is below:
Tim McCutcheon: CEO
Mr. McCutcheon is a capital markets professional and mining corporate manager with over 20 years of international business experience. He worked in multiple financial institutions such as Bear Stearns, Aton Capital and Pioneer Investments as an award-winning metals and mining sector analyst and as an investment banker. In 2006 he was a founder of DBM Capital Partners, a boutique mining resource merchant bank with AUM of $130M and $100M completed M&A before being sold to a UK-based hedge fund in 2009. Since 2009, Mr. McCutcheon has been a director/CEO of several public Emerging Markets mining resource companies with assets in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia and Ghana. Mr. McCutcheon in 2012 – 2013 served as CEO of Abzu Gold, a Kinross earn-in partner in Ghana, and successfully turned the company around with a refinancing package, new investor base and corporate restructuring. Mr. McCutcheon attended Columbia University, where he received his BA and MBA.
Paul Klipfel: COO and Chief Geologist
Dr. Klipfel has 35 years of gold exploration leadership and project development experience in North America, South America, Australia, South Pacific, Africa, and Asia working for major and junior explorers. He has been a contributor to the discovery process on several major gold deposits including Las Cristinas, Venezuela (>12 Moz); Musselwhite, Ontario, Canada (>5 Moz); Esaase, Ghana (>5 Moz); Livengood, Alaska, USA (>10 Moz). Dr. Klipfel was President of Abzu Gold from 2010 – 2013, working in Ghana on the development of gold properties, including in the Ashanti belt area. Dr. Klipfel has graduate degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and from the University of Idaho, as well as a doctorate degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
Andrew Aitchison: Consulting Geologist
Mr. Aitchison has 28 years of mining, exploration and project development experience in Australia, Turkey, Ghana, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Burkina Faso, Chile and Peru. Mr. Aitchison has held senior and management positions with Rio Tinto (CRAE), Newmont and private mining groups. He was Manager Mineral Resources and Mine Planning for Goldfields in Ghana. Andrew's career highlights include 4 Moz gold discovery at the Kluchevskoye project in Russia and 2.3 Moz PGM discovery at the Kondyor project in Russia. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) with majors in geology, chemistry and mathematics, from the University of Newcastle and is currently completing an MBA in Paris specializing in "Project Finance in Emerging Markets."
Jacqueline Collins: Corporate Secretary
Ms. Collins is a Securities/Corporate Finance Paralegal with over 25 years’ experience as a legal administrator, corporate secretary and paralegal at both independent and national law firms, and with public resource companies.
In addition to the new management appointments, the Company also announces the appointment of Grant Sinitsin as a Director. Mr. Sinitsin serves as the Head of the Moscow Natural Resource Advisory Group for Garber, Hannam & Partners (formerly Fleming Family & Partners (Russia) Limited). Mr. Sinitsin has 25 years of experience in the resource and investment banking industries, including 20 years based in Moscow. Over his career, he has been a Senior Equity Analyst for Fleming UCB where he covered the Russian metals and mining sector. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of Lubel Coal Company Ltd. Mr. Sinitsin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
The Board wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr. Michael Turko for serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Turko will remain with the Company as a Director. The Company also notes the resignation of George Langdon as a director. The Board thanks Mr. Langdon for his service.
The Company also announces that it will change its name to Ashanti Gold Corp. to better reflect the new direction of the Company and its area of operations in Ghana in the Ashanti gold belt. On July 13, 2016 the Company announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Goldplat PLC (“Goldplat”), an AIM-listed public company, to earn an interest in the Anumso Gold Project (the “Project”) in Ghana.
Tim McCutcheon is quoted: “I am very happy to step up and lead Ashanti Gold and honored that so many experienced professionals have joined the team with me. Anumso is a great cornerstone property and I look forward to using this platform to expand our presence in West Africa and grow a world-class gold mining development company.”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Michael Turko, CEO
Gulf Shores Resources Ltd.
1631 Dickson Ave.
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 0B5
TEL (604) 683 3309
FAX (778) 478 1016
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