Vancouver, Canada – Hannan Metals Limited (“Hannan” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: HAN) (OTCPK: HANNF) announces the appointment of Ms. Ciara Talbot as an independent non-executive director.
Ms. Talbot currently serves as the Director, Exploration & New Business Development of Toronto/Stockholm-listed base metal miner Lundin Mining Corporation (“Lundin”), a position she has held for the last 5 years, and brings over 20 years of international experience in all stages of mineral exploration, including 18 years in technical roles with Lundin, Boliden Limited, BHP Billiton Limited and Teck Resources Limited. In addition to her current role with Lundin, Ms. Talbot has extensive experience as a director on the board of several former Lundin companies in Ireland. Ms. Talbot holds a BSc. (Honours) in Applied Geology from Staffordshire University in England. Ms. Talbot is an Irish citizen, residing in Canada.
The Company also announces the resignation of Mr. Michael Iannacone as a director of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Iannacone had served as director of the Company since July 2013. Following Mr. Iannacone’s resignation as a director of the Company, Ms. Talbot was appointed as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, joining members Messrs. David Henstridge and Nick DeMare.
Mr. Michael Hudson, Chairman and CEO states, “We are delighted to welcome Ciara to the Board. Ciara’s extensive technical experience and leadership roles in the mining sector, in particular, Ireland, significantly strengthen the skill set of our Board. I would also like to thank Mike Iannacone for his valuable contributions to Hannan over the past four years.”
About Hannan Metals Limited (TSX.V:HAN) (OTCPK: HANNF)
Hannan Metals Limited has 100% ownership of the County Clare Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu project in Ireland, which consists of 9 prospecting licences for 32,223 hectares. Zinc remains in tight supply amidst rising demand and stagnant supply. Ireland is a leading global jurisdiction for zinc mining and exploration. In 2015, Ireland was the world’s 10th largest zinc producing nation with 230,000 tonnes produced.
This maiden mineral resource for Kilbricken was published in July 2017, and immediately ranks Kilbricken as one of the top ten base metal deposits discovered in Ireland by tonnes and grade. Total indicated mineral resources were calculated as 2.7 million tonnes at 8.8% zinc equivalent (“ZnEq”), including 1.4 million tonnes at 10.8% Zneq and total inferred mineral resources of 1.7 million tonnes at 8.2% ZnEq, including 0.6 million tonnes at 10.4% ZnEq. Importantly, the initial resource is expandable at all scales, from near resource to prospect scale.
Over the last decade, the team behind Hannan has forged a long and successful record of financing and discovering mineral projects in Europe. Additionally, the team holds extensive zinc experience, gained from the world’s largest integrated zinc producer of the time, Pasminco Ltd.
Mr. Michael Hudson FAusIMM, Hannan’s Chairman and CEO, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, Chairman & CEO
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