MARCH 21, 2013 – MONTREAL, QUEBEC – CRITICAL ELEMENTS CORPORATION (TSX.V: CRE) (US OTCQX: CRECF) (FSE: F12) announces that, at its annual meeting held today, Mr. Ron MacDonald, Mark Baggio, Michel Robert as well as Mrs. Jenna-Lee Nora Hardy tendered their resignation as Directors of the Corporation and withdrew their nomination in preview of the meeting. Consequently, the shareholders have elected the following persons as Directors of the Corporation for the current year: Mr.Jean-Sébastien Lavallée (President and Chief Executive Officer), Mr. Jean-François Meilleur (Vice-President), Mr. Jean-Raymond Lavallée, Mr. Richard Saint-Jean and Mr. Marc Simpson.
Mr. Saint-Jean is a metallurgist technician with over 20 years of mining experience. He is currently the General Director for BlackRock Metals Inc., a private IRon ore mining company. Previously, he was Mill Manager for the Troilus open pit gold/copper mine in Chibougamau, where he worked for over 14 years. Mr. Jean-Raymond Lavallée has more than 30 years of experience in mining exploration, as contractor,consultant and manager for several mining companies. Mr. Lavallee is currently president of Consul-Teck Exploration, a consulting firm of Val-d’Or founded in 2003 that specializes in mining exploration innorthern areas. Mr. Simpson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Uracan Resources. Mr.Simpson has worked in the mining and exploration industry for over 23 years. He has worked for Junior, Mid-tier and Senior mining companies on projects both in Canada and worldwide, including Bema Gold (sold to Kinross for CDN$3.5 billion in 2007), B2Gold, and Echo Bay Mines.
At the annual meeting, the shareholders also confirmed the appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors of the Corporation for the current financial year.
Critical Elements shareholders, please contact:
Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, P. Geo, President and CEO
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