Nighthawk Appoints New Members to the Board and Grants Options
Toronto, Ontario, July 16, 2013 – Nighthawk Gold Corp. (“Nighthawk”) (TSX Venture Exchange: NHK) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ernie Eves and Luc Lessard to its board of directors (the “Board”).
Mr. Eves was a member of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario for nearly 24 years, and served in numerous legislative capacities including Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier. He later became Ontario’s 23rd Premier. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Eves is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 1972. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1983.
Mr. Lessard has been Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Osisko Mining Corp. since 2011 after serving as Vice-President Engineering and Construction from September 2007 to March 2011. From January 2000 to November 2006, Mr. Lessard was General Manager of Project and Construction for Cambior Inc., and then Vice-President of Engineering and Construction for IAMGOLD Corporation following their acquisition of Cambior Inc. in November 2006, until his departure in 2007.
Mr. Eves and Mr. Lessard will be replacing John McBride and Thomas Pladsen, who have stepped down from the Board. The Board wishes to thank Mr. McBride and Mr. Pladsen for their valuable contributions as founders and continued supporters of Nighthawk.
In addition, Nighthawk announces that its Board has granted stock options exercisable for 3,800,000 common shares to directors and consultants of Nighthawk. The stock options were granted under Nighthawk’s Stock Option Plan at an exercise price of $0.12 per common share. Each stock option entitles the holder to purchase one common share for a period of five years.
Nighthawk Gold Corp.
Nighthawk is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on acquiring and developing gold mineral properties in the NWT, Canada. Its land position covers 222,203 acres or 900 square kilometres in the Indin Lake Gold Camp, located approximately 220 kilometres north of Yellowknife, NWT.
For more information about Nighthawk, please visit www.nighthawkgold.com.
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For more information, please contact:
David Wiley, President & CEO
Nighthawk Gold Corp.
(416) 363-4567 (FAX)