Morien Announces Highlights of AGM
June 16, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Morien Resources Corp. (“Morien” or the “Company“) (TSXV:MOX), is pleased to announce its shareholders voted in favour of all items of business brought before them at the Company’s Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) held on June 14, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Details of the AGM are provided below.
Election of Directors
The number of directors was fixed at five, with Peter Akerley, John Budreski, John Byrne, Charles Pitcher, and William Ritchie elected to the Company’s board of directors for the ensuing year. Philip Webster did not seek re-election at the Company’s AGM and retired from the board of directors effective at the close of the AGM.
“We are deeply grateful for the invaluable contributions Philip has made during his tenure on the Morien board of directors. On behalf of our shareholders, employees and fellow directors, I would like to thank him for his contributions,” said Peter Akerley, Morien’s Chairman of the Board.
Following the AGM, the Morien Board of Directors confirmed the appointments of its executive officers, namely: President and Chief Executive Officer – John Budreski; Chairman of the Board – Peter Akerley; Chief Financial Officer – Ken MacDonald; and Corporate Secretary – Suzan Frazer.
Appointment of Auditor
KPMG LLP was re-appointed as the Company’s auditor to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until its successor is duly appointed.
Approval of Stock Option Plan
The shareholders also approved the renewal of the Company’s 10% rolling incentive stock option plan in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX-V.
Morien is a Canadian mining exploration and development company, focused on unique mineral industry opportunities in North America with a portfolio of long-life royalty assets and a strong cash position. Morien has 53,857,114 issued and outstanding common shares and a fully diluted position of 59,201,342. Further information is available at www.MorienRes.com.
Some of the statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable securities laws. These statements reflect Morien’s current expectations of future revenues and business prospects and opportunities and are based on information currently available to Morien. Morien cautions that actual performance will be affected by a number of factors, many of which are beyond its control, and that future events and results may vary substantially from what Morien currently foresees. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties described in Morien’s annual information form filed with the Canadian Securities regulators on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Morien cautions that its royalty revenue will be based on production by third party property owners and operators who will be responsible for determining the manner and timing for the properties forming part of Morien’s royalty portfolio. These third party owners and operators are also subject to risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted herein including: volatility in financial markets or general economic conditions; capital requirements and the need for additional financing; fluctuations in the rates of exchange for the currencies of Canada and the United States; prices for commodities including gold, coal and aggregate; unanticipated changes in production, mineral reserves and mineral resources, metallurgical recoveries and/or exploration results; changes in regulations and unpredictable political or economic developments; loss of key personnel; labour disputes; and ineffective title to mineral claims or property. There are other business risks and hazards associated with mineral exploration, development and mining. Although Morien believes that the forward-looking information contained herein is based on reasonable assumptions, readers cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with such statements. Morien expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information in this news release, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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For more information, please contact:
John P.A. Budreski, President and CEO
Phone: (416) 930-0914
Dawson Brisco, P.Geo, Manager Corporate Development
Phone: (902) 466-7255