Mr. Andrew Bowering was appointed as a director of the Company on August 20, 2004. Mr. Bowering is a corporate administrator with 17 years experience in the financing and management of exploration, development and start-up companies. He has held senior executive positions and directorships in numerous public companies involved in mineral exploration in Canada, the United States, Mexico and China. Mr. Bowering has directly raised over $25 million for mineral exploration and development. He has led several large acquisition programs in Northwest British Columbia, Alberta and Central Mexico. In addition to mineral exploration activities, Mr. Bowering was a founder and principle of two publicly traded consumer product companies that operated worldwide. He has an in-depth knowledge of securities markets, regulatory affairs and investor/public relations.
From 2000 until 2003 Mr. Bowering was employed as an investor relations consultant/employee with Doublestar Resources ltd., a mineral resource company which is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Bowering has been the President and CEO of Pinnacle Mines Ltd. since 2003. Pinnacle is a publicly traded exploration, mine development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and has properties in Canada and China.