|April 22, 2004|
MICHAEL LEGG, P.ENG. APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
|Minco Mining and Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael G. Legg, P.Eng. has been appointed Executive Vice President to the Company.|
Michael Legg has over 35 years in geology, mining, mine contracting, mine finance and resource investment appraisal with Canadian mineral resource companies, a major financial institution and an international management consulting firm. He holds a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from King's College, London and a M.Sc. in Mineral Production Management from the Royal School of Mines.
He has particular experience in development of gold and base metal mining projects in Canada, Europe, Africa and the FSU. This has included positions of Chief Geologist for Falconbridge Copper Ltd in Noranda, Quebec, and Chief Mine Geologist for the Tara Mines Ltd zinc-lead mine in Ireland between 1969 and 1978. After two years with a Canadian mine contracting firm he joined the Bank of Montreal's Mining Services Department in 1980, where for 10 years he was involved with project appraisal for financing of mineral projects in Canada, USA and Australia. He then joined Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1990 and headed up the Toronto Mining Consulting Practice, advising mining clients on a range of productivity improvement programs.
Since 1993, Michael Legg has operated out of the UK as an independent consultant, primarily in the FSU. He has advised governments, multi-lateral agencies and mineral resource companies on mineral resource restructuring and investment throughout these countries for gold, base metal, coal and industrial minerals projects. This has involved considerable periods of time in the FSU where he has become intimate with FSU resource appraisal, mining codes, financial analysis and general mining practices.
Michael Legg brings a wide experience of all technical phases of mining, coupled with extensive investment appraisal and project funding expertise. He will be responsible for management of the Vancouver head office with strong emphasis on investor relations and project financings.
This news release has been reviewed and approved for release by William Meyer, P.Eng. Chairman of the Board, and designated Qualified Person.