VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - Scorpio Gold Corporation ("Scorpio Gold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SGN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Roebuck, P.Geo., as President of Scorpio Gold effective September 4, 2012. Peter Hawley will remain as CEO and will become Executive Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Roebuck holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec and is a registered Professional Geoscientist with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG).
Peter Hawley, CEO comments, "With Steve's extensive hands-on experience in both underground and open pit mining, his first mandate will be communicating the strong progress the Company is making in ramping up gold production at Mineral Ridge, and formulating the overall growth strategy as we continue to build Scorpio Gold as a successful explorer and producer."
Mr. Roebuck began his career in 1995 with Royal Oak Mines Inc. working as a geologist at the Giant and Colomac gold mines in the Northwest Territories and Matachewan gold mine in Ontario. In 2000 he joined BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. as a production geologist and was later promoted to Production Engineer at the Ekati Diamond mine, Northwest Territories. From 2005 to 2007 he was Vice President of Exploration for Forest Gate Resources Inc., exploring diamond properties in Quebec and Saskatchewan. Steve joined Scorpio Gold in 2007 while it was a private company as Vice President of Development and was instrumental in the Company's creation and property portfolio. From 2008 until present, Steve was Vice President of Exploration for Advance Explorations Inc., overseeing the feasibility study team for the Roche Bay Iron Ore project in Nunavut. In 2009 he led the team in the discovery of the +500 million tonne Tuktu banded iron deposit and most recently the high grade (+69% Fe) specular hematite discovery.
The Company has granted Mr. Roebuck stock options to purchase up to 100,000 common shares, pursuant to the Company's stock option plan, at an exercise price of $0.64 per share based on the closing market share price on August 31, 2012.
Scorpio Gold's CEO, Peter J. Hawley, P.Geo., is a Qualified Person for the Mineral Ridge project and has reviewed and approved the content of this release. For additional information, please see the Company's website at www.scorpiogold.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
SCORPIO GOLD CORPORATION
Peter J. Hawley, CEO
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