September 10, 2012, Vancouver, BC – Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) (“Curis” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce the hiring of two exceptional leaders and professionals in support of the continued development of the Company’s Arizona operations. Effective September 10, 2012, Mr. Bruce Marsh will join Curis as Senior Vice President, Strategic Affairs and Corporate Development and effective immediately, Mr. Greg Phillips will assume the role of Process Superintendent. Both long-time Arizonans, Mr. Marsh and Mr. Phillips will play key leadership roles in advancing the development of the Company’s flagship Florence Copper project and other interests in Arizona.
Mr. Bruce Marsh is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of senior management, major project development and operational experience in the copper mining industry. Bruce has held senior management and executive positions with Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, Rio Tinto PLC, Cyprus-Amax and Boeing Aerospace. Most recently he was Senior Director, Sustainability with Freeport McMoRan and before that, Environmental Team Leader for the Resolution Project with Rio Tinto in Superior, Arizona. Bruce has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. In this new role of Senior Vice President, Strategic Affairs and Corporate Development with Curis, Bruce will play a central role in project permitting, external relations, the design and implementation of a comprehensive sustainable development program for the Company’s business interests in Arizona and new project evaluation and development.
Mr. Greg Phillips is a graduate of Eastern Arizona College and has over 14 years of experience in the fields of mineral processing and solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW) plant operations, and comes to Curis from the nearby Carlota Copper operation. In the new role of Process Superintendent, Greg will be responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of Plant Process and Maintenance and reclamation activities at Florence Copper.
“We are very fortunate to continue to attract such high caliber and experienced professionals to contribute to the Company’s development activities in Arizona,” commented Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis. “As our flagship Florence Copper project completes its Phase 1 development permitting and nears the start of construction, the depth and experience of our management and operational team is expanding in accordance with the growth and success of the Company. I would like to welcome both Bruce and Greg to the Curis team.”