Vancouver, British Columbia, August 18, 2017 – Taku Gold Corp. (CSE: TAK) (“Taku” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 were duly passed, including the election of a six member Board of Directors consisting of Zak Dingsdale, Steve Smith, Mark Fekete, Patricia Wilson, Dennis Fentie and Janet Lee-Sheriff.
Each of Dennis Fentie and Janet Lee-Sheriff are new members to the Company’s board of directors. The Company’s outgoing director, M. Bilal Bhamji, will remain as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Fentie served as the Premier of the Yukon from 2002 to 2011, having first entered politics in 1996 as the MLA for Watson Lake. He represented both the Yukon Party and the New Democratic Party during his tenure. As Premier he also served as Minister of Finance, Minister responsible for devolution, land claims and Yukon Energy Corp. and as the Minister of Environment. Mr. Fentie’s priorities included rebuilding the Yukon economy, formalizing relations with First Nations and revitalizing the mining industry. During his tenure the unemployment rate in Yukon declined from 9.8% to approximately 4%, annual mineral exploration expenditures grew from $7 million in 2002 to over $300 million in 2011 and the value of mineral production grew 264%. Mr. Fentie also serves as a Director of Golden Predator Mining Corp and currently is a private businessman residing in Watson Lake, Yukon.
Ms. Lee-Sheriff presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Predator Mining Corp., and brings 25 years of public, government and private sector experience having served in senior officer-level positions with several public companies. Previously, Ms. Lee-Sheriff managed Cabinet Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Conservative, Liberal and NDP governments of the Yukon, developed the Yukon Economic Forums and delivered gold conferences for GATA in Dawson City, Yukon, Washington, DC and London, England. She founded the Yukon Mines Legacy Foundation and the Yukon Gold Mining Alliance. Ms. Lee-Sheriff has a long history of pro-actively working with the Yukon First Nations. As founding director of the Yukon Mines Training Association, she secured $20 million in federal funding for aboriginal mine training. Ms. Lee-Sheriff is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Medal awarded for outstanding achievements by Canadians and is a graduate of Queen’s University.
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