VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (February 04, 2014) - Great Quest Metals Ltd (the "Company" or "Great Quest") (TSX-V: GQ) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Thomas Guillot to the executive team, in the role of Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Guillot brings unique skills and experiences that complement and greatly enhance the capabilities of our management team.
Previously, Mr. Guillot held the role of Chief Financial Officer at NewGen Asset Management, a mid-sized investment fund focused on resource investment. Prior to his tenure at NewGen, he worked in frontier market development with non-governmental agencies in Mali and Peru.
Mr. Guillot's duties will include engaging with development agencies and banks to assist in the financing of the Company's projects in Africa. Most importantly, he will direct a comprehensive community relationship strategy including partnerships with agriculturally focused research and non-governmental organizations; the promotion of best practice farming techniques; and the development of strategies for distribution of the Company's proposed fertilizer products in Mali and West Africa.
President and CEO Jed Richardson, commented, "Mr. Guillot's working relationships at high levels in the development world, intimate knowledge of the relevant NGO groups in Mali and his understanding of capital markets make him a unique and very useful new team member. He has already opened doors for the company with potential funding partners who are attracted to our projects and their humanitarian benefits. Great Quest's strategy of developing African fertilizer projects for African agricultural use has as strong social benefits as it does economic. Having a professional of Mr. Guillot's calibre in a senior role will help the company maximize its positive impact on the communities we work in and drive value for our shareholders."
About Great Quest
Great Quest Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of African agricultural mineral projects for local production of farm ready fertilizers. The Company's flagship asset is the Tilemsi Phosphate Project, encompassing 1,206 km2 in northeastern Mali, containing high quality phosphate resources amenable to use as direct application fertilizer. Great Quest is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GQ, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol GQM.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GREAT QUEST METALS LTD.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
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