VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2012) - Simba Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SGD)(FRANKFURT:S7G) ("Simba" or the "Company") announces that effective immediately Mr. Igor Vishnevskiy has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vishnevskiy is a director of the Company and he has been responsible for overseeing the present exploration program at its Miyove Gold Project in Rwanda that commenced in June 2012. Mr. Werner Ullmann is stepping down as President and CEO but will remain a director of Simba, actively overseeing the Company's new marketing and finance strategy.
"We are extremely pleased that Mr. Vishnevskiy has agreed to be Simba's President and CEO," says John Anderson, Simba's Chairman. "Mr. Vishnevskiy is very familiar with the Miyove Gold Project and with the historical work completed on the property. He and his team have established great relationships and knowledge with the surrounding community and Rwanda. He also has a tremendous amount of experience in the mining industry and the expertise he brings to this position will be of great value leading the Company on as it grows and expands. We look forward to working closely together with Mr. Vishnevskiy and the rest of Simba's management team to continue advancing our project in the most cost-effective manner."
Mr. Igor Vishnevskiy: An Established and Experienced Mining and Commodity Expert
Mr. Vishnevskiy has over 20 years' experience in the mining and finance industries, mainly focused in Russia and Africa. From 1996 to 2004 Mr. Vishnevskiy was head of Glencore International in Russia, one of the world's largest suppliers of a wide range of commodities and raw materials to industrial consumers. He then held the position of President of Polar Mining until 2008, a nickel exploration Company located in the Murmansk region of Russia. Mr. Vishnevskiy has also been a director of Mining Resources Limited since 2009, a private investment company with various precious and base metal properties in Mauritania.
In 2004 Mr. Vishnevskiy started and remains President of Rogi Mining Limited ("Rogi"), whose principal asset was the Miyove Gold Project located in Rwanda. Following an agreement with Rogi, Simba completed its Qualifying Transaction with the Miyove Gold Project in 2011 with the right to purchase up to 100% of Rogi over a period of five years. Mr. Vishnevskiy has extensive knowledge and familiarity with the Miyove Project which will be an incredible asset to Simba as it moves the project forward.
About Simba Gold Corp.
Simba Gold Corp. is an exploration Company focused on the development of quality gold assets in Rwanda, Africa. Simba owns 26% of Rogi Mining Limited ("Rogi") and has an option to purchase up to 100% over five years. Rogi owns three properties in Rwanda, with the principal asset being the Miyove Gold Project which comprises 2,937 hectares over the largest historic gold-producing area in the country.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
John Anderson, Chairman
Simba Gold Corp.
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