Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Mar 27, 2007) – BrazMin Corp. (“BrazMin” or the “Company”) (TSX: BZM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fiona Childe as President and CEO, effective March 31, 2007, subject to TSX approval. Mr. Tony Ransom, who has held the position of President and CEO since inception of the Company, has chosen to retire for personal reasons. The board thanks Mr. Ransom for his dedication to the Company and wishes him all the best in his retirement.
Dr. Fiona Childe is an experienced exploration geologist, with over fifteen years experience in the minerals industry. She has conducted exploration and research on mineral deposits with an emphasis on gold and base metal systems in the Americas and Africa, and has authored or co-authored over 20 articles related to geology and mineral deposits. Dr. Childe holds B.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) and M.Sc. (Geology) degrees from McGill University, and a Ph.D. (Economic Geology) from the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia. She has been a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario since 2002.
Dr. Childe has previously been involved with several public and private exploration and development companies, including Viceroy Exploration Limited and AfriOre Limited. She currently holds the position of Vice President, Corporate Communications with Tau Capital Corp. (“Tau”) and will transition from her role with Tau to her new position with BrazMin.
“On behalf of the board, it is my pleasure to formally welcome Fiona to the Company,” commented Sandra Cowan, Chairman of BrazMin. “Not only does she have a strong familiarity with BrazMin through her position with Tau, she brings to the Company an impressive technical background and experience in many facets of the exploration industry. Under her guidance, the Company intends to review BrazMin’s property portfolio, with a view to maximizing shareholder value, and aggressively pursue new opportunities.”
BrazMin is a TSX-listed company focused on the acquisition, exploration and advancement of high quality resource projects. The Company currently has a portfolio of precious metal properties in Brazil. BrazMin has a well-qualified exploration and management team with extensive experience in exploration and project management, both within Brazil and worldwide.
BrazMin has a treasury of approximately CDN$10.7M and holds 13,150,000 common shares of Brazauro Resources Corporation, (TSX-V:BZO). The Company has 27,054,222 shares outstanding and 32,006,722 shares fully diluted. For additional information on BrazMin please visit the Company’s website at www.brazmin.com or contact:
Fiona Childe, Ph.D., P.Geo.
VP Corporate Communications
Tau Capital Corp.
Tel: (416) 361-9636 x 227