Entrée Gold Management Changes
September 22, 2010
Vancouver, B.C. - Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG; NYSE AMEX:EGI; Frankfurt:EKA – “Entrée” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the addition of Susan McLeod to its executive team as Vice President, Legal. Ms. McLeod has been practicing law in Vancouver, Canada since 1997. She has worked as outside counsel to public companies engaged in international mineral exploration and mining. She has advised clients with respect to corporate finance activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and continuous disclosure matters, and mining-related commercial agreements.
Greg Crowe, President & CEO, said, “With the expansion of Entrée’s business into a number of jurisdictions worldwide, the presence of in-house legal counsel will aid in the timely and cost-effective execution of programs and corporate planning. We have known and worked with Susan since 2003, and are excited to have her join our executive team.”
The Company also announces it has commenced a search for a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Hamish Malkin, who will be transitioning out of the role for personal reasons. The search is being conducted by a professional search firm, in consultation with Entrée’s management and board of directors.
Greg Crowe noted, “We will be sorry to see Hamish go and we wish him the best in his future endeavours. He has contributed significantly during his seven years at Entrée and we appreciate his efforts and dedication over this time. Fortunately, it will be business as usual while we carry out our search, since Hamish will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until a suitable replacement is identified. Hamish has agreed to assist in any transition issues that may arise after he steps down. Entrée has a strong accounting and finance team who will assist to ensure all key financial reporting requirements are met.”
ABOUT ENTRÉE GOLD INC.
Entrée Gold Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the worldwide exploration and development of copper and gold prospects. The Company’s flagship Lookout Hill property in Mongolia completely surrounds the 8,500-hectare Oyu Tolgoi project of Ivanhoe Mines. A portion of the Lookout Hill property is subject to a joint venture with Ivanhoe Mines, through its subsidiary Oyu Tolgoi LLC. The joint venture property hosts the Hugo North Extension copper-gold deposit and the Heruga copper-gold-molybdenum deposit. Excellent exploration potential remains on the joint venture property for the discovery of additional mineralized zones.
Under the terms of the joint venture, Entrée is carried through to production, at its election, by debt financing from Ivanhoe Mines with interest accruing at Ivanhoe Mines’ actual cost of capital or prime +2%, whichever is less, at the date of the advance. Debt repayment may be made in whole or in part from (and only from) 90% of monthly available cash flow arising from its sale of product. Such amounts will be applied first to payment of accrued interest and then to repayment of principal. Available cash flow means all net proceeds of sale of Entrée’s share of products in a month less Entrée’s share of costs of operations for the month.
In North America, the Company is exploring for porphyry-related copper systems in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The primary asset in Nevada is the Ann Mason property, which contains an inferred mineral resource and considerable potential for additional targets. Entrée optioned two contiguous properties to Ann Mason, Blackjack and Roulette, through option agreements with HoneyBadger Exploration Ltd. and Bronco Creek Exploration Inc.
The Company is also seeking additional opportunities to utilize its expertise in exploring for deep and/or concealed ore deposits. With a treasury of approximately C$30 million, the Company is well-funded for future activities.
Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines are major shareholders of Entrée, holding approximately 13% and 12% of issued and outstanding shares, respectively.
Monica Hamm - Manager, Investor Relations
Entrée Gold Inc.
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