Wildcat Appoints Paul Ireland as CFO and Grants Stock Options
December 10, 2009
Vancouver, B.C., December 10, 2009 - Wildcat Silver Corporation (TSX-V: WS) (“Wildcat” or “the Company”) has appointed Paul Ireland to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Paul replaces Susan Rubin, who held the position since August 2008.
Mr. Ireland is a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial experience in the mining and forestry sectors. Most recently he was CFO and Corporate Secretary for Western Forest Products Inc., where he was responsible for finance, treasury, IT, procurement and public filings. He was also VP Finance at Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., a division of Rio Tinto, from 2002 to 2004 during the startup of the Diavik diamond mine. Mr. Ireland has successfully negotiated significant debt refinancings and raised new equity capital. Mr. Ireland will be based in Vancouver and will also serve as CFO for Ventana Gold Corp.
Wildcat President and CEO Chris Jones said: “Paul brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to our team. His expertise in the resource sector makes him a valuable addition to Wildcat as we deliver on our objective of advancing the Hardshell project.”
Wildcat has granted 412,500 incentive stock options to officers, employees and consultants of the Company. The options are exercisable at $0.44 per share for a period of five years and vest over a period of 36 months. The grant is subject to regulatory approval.
Wildcat is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on development of the Hardshell project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Hardshell property is held by Arizona Minerals Inc., of which Wildcat is an 80% owner. Wildcat trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol WS.
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