Atlanta Gold Appoints Wm. Ernest Simmons as President and CEO
TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ – Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG; OTCQX: ATLDF) announces that Wm. Ernest Simmons, formerly Vice President, Mining and
Chief Operating Officer of the Company, has been appointed President
and CEO of the Company to facilitate transition of the Atlanta gold
project from exploration through ongoing development. Mr. Simmons, who
has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, replaces Warren Holmes as Interim
President and CEO. Mr. Holmes will continue with the Company as Vice
Chairman of the Company. Mr. Simmons has 40 years of mining industry
experience and has been with the Company since January 2008 as Chief
Operating Officer and has a long history in the Canadian, U.S. and
Mongolian mining industry as a miner, supervisor, manager and corporate
director. Mr. Simmons is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines
and Regis University, Denver.
“Mr. Simmons moved to Boise 4½ years ago to join the Company and has
contributed immeasurably to the development of the Atlanta project and
we look forward to his continued leadership,” said James K. Gray,
Chairman of the Board of Directors. “I would also like to thank Warren
Holmes for his extraordinary efforts and dedication during his tenure
as Interim President and CEO and we look forward to the Company
benefiting from this new organization.”
This change marks an important step in the organizational development of
the Company outlined in the Company’s news release of June 6(th).
About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation,
leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which
comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 kilometers) located 90 air
kilometers east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of
mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining
projects. The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta,
towards mine development and production.
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