Great Quest Appoints Abdoulaye Pona to the Board of its Mali subsidiary
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (August 13, 2013) - Jed Richardson, President and CEO of Great Quest Metals Ltd (the "Company" or "Great Quest") (TSX-V: GQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Abdoulaye Pona to the board of Great Quest Mali S.A. ("GQ Mali"), the Company's fully-owned subsidiary.
Mr Pona currently serves as the president of the Chamber of Mines of Mali. He is also the founding director of Mali Mining House S.A., and the former secretary general of UNOMIN, the national union of mining companies in Mali. He has been working in the mining industry for over three decades, promoting Mali's mineral wealth, mining sector diversification and building a far reaching network of mining related contacts and confidants. More recently, Mr Pona led the negotiations that brought Swiss Bullion Company (SBC Group AG) to invest in Kankou Moussa, Mali's first gold refinery, in a USD58 million joint-venture.
"Mr Pona was instrumental in introducing the Tilemsi phosphate opportunity to Great Quest, and has been our partner from the beginning. His joining our local board formalizes his role as an advisor and empowers him to advocate on our behalf in Mali and internationally," comments Jed Richardson on his appointment to GQ Mali.
About Great Quest
Great Quest Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company with assets in Mali, West Africa. The Company is focused on developing the Tilemsi Phosphate Project, encompassing 1,206 km² in northeastern Mali. The Company also holds several gold concessions in the productive Birimian gold belt, in southwestern Mali. Great Quest is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GQ, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol GQM.
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