West Kirkland Welcomes BC’s Former Finance Minister, Kevin Falcon to its Board
VANCOUVER, June 14, 2013 – West Kirkland Mining Inc. “WKM” (WKM: TSX-V) is pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Falcon has joined the Board of Directors of the Company effective June 13, 2013.
R. Michael Jones said, “We are very pleased that Kevin Falcon has accepted our offer to join the Board as an independent director. Kevin has extensive senior executive experience at the highest levels in the Government of British Columbia and was widely viewed as a highly capable Minister of multiple senior portfolios. With his reputation for accomplishment and strong communication and leadership attributes, I look forward to working with him as a Board member.”
Prior to joining West Kirkland, Mr. Falcon served as the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of British Columbia. His extensive outreach to world capital markets following the global economic downturn, coupled with his introduction of a fiscally responsible budget, resulted in the re-affirmation of BC’s Triple A credit rating. As one of BC’s longest serving Ministers of Transportation, he oversaw the largest capital investment program in BC history, including the Sea to Sky highway, Canada Line rapid transit project, Kicking Horse and Port Mann bridges, to name a few. Most recently, he has been hired as Executive Vice President of Anthem Capital Corporation. Mr. Falcon is a recipient of both the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee medals for his public service. Mr. Falcon received a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and completed the Real Estate Mortgage and Licensing program from the Faculty of Commerce at UBC.
West Kirkland Mining is working on a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of the TUG gold deposit in Utah. The next steps for West Kirkland include permitting work with the State and Federal regulators, engineering, and planning on financing and infrastructure for project. The results of the PEA being completed by independent engineering firm RPA are expected shortly.
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West Kirkland Mining Inc.
R. Michael Jones, Michael Allen or Knox Henderson at (604) 685-8311
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