Strike Graphite Corp. - Appointment of New CEO


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Strike Graphite Corp. - Appointment of New CEO

  1. 1. STRIKE GRAPHITE APPOINTS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERApril 2, 2012: Vancouver, BC - Strike Graphite Corp. (TSX-V: SRK) (the “Company”) ispleased to announce the appointment of Blair Way as Chief Executive Officer.Blair Way is a seasoned management professional with a career spanning over 25 years withinthe precious metals, petroleum exploration and development, and mining construction sectorsthroughout Australia, Asia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the pastseveral years, Mr. Way has demonstrated success in building and managing teams through toachieving either a major resource milestone or advancing development projects intoproduction.Mr. Way’s recent career path is highlighted as follows:Most recently - VP Project Development for Ventana Gold (Vancouver), advancing projects inColombia and recently acquired by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista for $1.4 billion.Just prior - President and Project Director, Oceanagold Philippines, overseeing the constructionof the Didipio gold copper project.As well as - Project Manager Non Ferrous Group with Hatch Associates (Brisbane), providingproject management support for various mining and metal related projects in Australia, SouthAfrica, China, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia.Earlier - Project Director for BHP’s Major Projects division (QNI Pty Ltd) in Townsville,Queensland.Mr. Way holds a Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geology) from Acadia University in NovaScotia, Canada, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University ofQueensland, Australia.Blair Way remarks about his appointment, “While it is very satisfying to be coming off somesuccess by being part of the Ventana team during a take-over, it is now very gratifying at thispoint in my career to secure a key role within a commodity sector which I am certain is poisedfor explosive growth in these coming years. I’m delighted to be part of it and looking forwardto applying my skills and experience in a Company with such great potential.”Geoff Balderson, who will remain as President, remarks on the appointment, “We’re verypleased to have Blair come on board with us. The Company is committed to assembling a firstclass executive and management team in the graphite space, a team with the ability to build andmanage projects through the development to PEA stage and through the joint venture andacquisition process. Blair Way is qualified to lead this team and advance the Company rapidlyfor the benefit of all shareholders.”
  2. 2. About the Company:Strike Graphite Corp. is a progressive exploration company with seasoned managementtargeting strategic assets on a global scale. In addition to aggressively advancing its graphiteproperties in north eastern Saskatchewan toward the goal of achieving a compliant 43-101resource by Q4, 2012, the Company is also advancing the Satterly Lake gold project in northwestern Ontario, located just west of Gold Canyon Resources Inc.On behalf of the Board of Directors,Geoff Balderson, PresidentFor more information on the above or to view the Company’s Corporate Presentation on itsGraphite assets and opportunity, please visit the Company’s website or contact:Telephone: 604.669.9330Fax: 604.669.9335Email: info@strikegoldcorp.comWe seek safe harbor.“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."