Vancouver, B.C. (13 June 2022) – Diamond Fields Resources Inc. (TSX-V:DFR) (“DFR” or the “Company”), a mineral exploration and development company focused on gold in West Africa, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kieran Harrington as Vice President Exploration and Mrs Djeneba Coulibaly Sagara as Country Manager for Burkina Faso. Kieran Harrington, whose appointment is subject to customary approvals by the TSX Venture Exchange, brings a wealth of expertise in West African gold exploration and, most importantly, discovery.
Mr Harrington is a professional geologist with more than 35 years’ experience in the metals exploration and mining sector and has a strong track record of discovery, particularly in gold in West Africa. Mr Harrington was at the core of the discovery teams at Wassa, Ghana and the Komana/Yamnfolila deposits in Mali in his capacity as Chief Geologist and COO at Glencar Mining plc. Before joining DFR Mr Harrington provided consultancy services to the mining sector in West Africa and particularly in Nigeria where PW Nigeria Limited was amongst his major clients.
Additionally, DFR is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Djeneba Coulibaly Sagara as Country Manager for Burkina Faso. Mrs. Coulibaly Sagara has more than 20 years’ experience in senior administrative and finance roles in West African companies, including over 17 years working for various mining and exploration companies. Mrs Coulibaly Sagara’s significant track record, which has included roles as diverse as Country Manager, Deputy General Manager, and Administrative and Financial Director, will significantly benefit the Company in developing its activities in Burkina Faso.
John McGloin, CEO of Diamond Fields Resources, stated: “We are very pleased to welcome Kieran Harrington and Djeneba Coulibaly Sagara to the management team at DFR. Kieran’s experience, especially in the West African gold exploration sector will be a tremendous asset to Diamond Fields as we advance the Labola project and assess additional value accretive opportunities presented to us. Djeneba’s detailed understanding of the operating environment in Burkina Faso will enable us to build a strong, sustainable base in the country.”
DIAMOND FIELDS RESOURCES INC.
John McGloin, CEO
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Notes to Editors:
DFR is a TSX Venture Exchange listed exploration and mine development company with assets in Madagascar and Namibia. DFR is in the process of acquiring Moydow Holdings Limited, a privately owned West African focused gold exploration business which holds interests in a portfolio of West African gold exploration projects including the highly prospective Labola gold project in Burkina Faso. Labola has a Mineral Resource prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 comprising 5.41 million tonnes of indicated resources at an average grade of 1.52 g/t Au for a total 264,000 ounces of gold; and 6.93 million tonnes of inferred resources at an average grade 1.67 g/t Au for a total of 371,000 ounces of gold.
In Madagascar, DFR has an advanced high grade hard rock zircon exploration prospect located in the west of the country, approximately 220km east of the port of Maintirano and close to a state road. DFR acquired Beravina from Pala Investments and Austral Resources in 2016. In Namibia, the Company owns several offshore diamond mining licenses.
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This release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this release that address activities, events or developments that DFR expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements or information. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “aim”, “aspire”, “strive”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe” or similar expressions as they relate to DFR. Forward- looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to materially differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information.
The forward-looking statements and information in this release include but are not limited to statements and information relating to the terms, conditions and completion of the Transaction and Founder Investments; the use of proceeds from the Founder Investments; the obtaining of all required regulatory approvals in connection with the Transaction and Founder Investments; technical information; drilling and exploration programs; political risks; statutory and regulatory compliance; the proposed officers and directors of DFR following completion of the Transaction; and the impact of the Transaction on the business of DFR.
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There are a number of important factors that could cause DFR’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated or implied by forward-looking statements and information. Such factors include, among others: the ability to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Transaction and the Founder Investments; the ability to obtain requisite shareholder and regulatory approvals; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships; including with regulatory bodies, employees; suppliers customers and competitors; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; changes in applicable laws; compliance with extensive government regulation and the diversion of management time on the Transaction and the Founder Investments. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statement prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected.
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