Vancouver, British Columbia, June 15, 2009. Sutter Gold Mining Inc. ("Sutter" or "SGM" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: SGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James A. Crombie, and Mr. David A. Fennell as Directors to the Board of Directors of Sutter Gold Mining Inc. Both Directors stood for nomination and were subsequently elected to the Board at the Company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders which was held on June 9, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Clayr Alexander, President and CEO stated, "We welcome both Mr. Crombie and Mr. Fennell to our Board and we look forward to their input. Their breadth of experience in the mining industry will be a tremendous addition to Sutter's current complement of Board Members."
James A. Crombie
Mr. Crombie graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London, in 1980 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering, having been awarded an Anglo American scholarship. Mr. Crombie has held various positions in the mining industry; including DeBeers Consolidated Mines and the Anglo American Corporation in South Africa and Angola between 1980 and 1986. He spent the next thirteen years as a mining analyst and investment banker with Shepards, Merrill Lynch, James Capel & Company and finally with Yorkton Securities. Mr. Crombie was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Hope Bay Mining Corporation Inc. from February 1999 through May 2002 and President and CEO of Ariane Gold Corporation from August 2002 to November 2003. Mr. Crombie was President, CEO and a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation until the merger with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, one of the world's leading silver companies, in December 2007. He was a director of Sherwood Copper Corporation until its business combination with Capstone Mining Corporation in November 2008. Currently, Mr. Crombie is a director of Arian Silver Corporation and is CEO, Executive Vice-Chairman of Queensland Minerals Ltd., President, CEO and director of Odyssey Resources Ltd., and President, CEO and director of Reunion Gold Corporation.
David A. Fennell, Director
Mr. Fennell received his law degree in 1979 from the University of Alberta and practiced in the areas of corporate and resource law, until 1983 when he founded Golden Star Resources. During his term as President and CEO, Golden Star became a TSE 300 company and one of the largest and most successful exploration companies. In 1998, Mr. Fennell left Golden Star to become Chairman and CEO of Cambiex Explorations Ltd, which became Hope Bay Gold Corporation. He held this position until the merger of Hope Bay and Miramar Mining Corporation where he continued as Executive Vice-Chairman and director for the combined entity until its takeover, in January 2008, by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer. He was Chairman of Ariane Gold Corporation from August 2002 until its acquisition by Cambior Inc. in November 2003, and was a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation until the merger with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, one of the world's leading silver companies, in December 2007. He was Chairman of Maximus Ventures Ltd. until the business combination with NX Gold Ltd and was subsequently renamed Bear Lake Gold Ltd. Mr. Fennell is currently Chairman of Bear Lake Gold Ltd. and Queensland Minerals Ltd., and Executive Chairman of Odyssey Resources Ltd., a director of Major Drilling Group International Inc. and Chairman of Reunion Gold Corporation.
About Sutter Gold Mining Inc.
Sutter is a junior gold exploration and development company pursuing the goal of becoming an emerging producer through the evaluation of the development of the Lincoln-Comet zone of the Sutter Gold Project on the California Mother Lode. SGM currently controls over 3 miles of the Mother Lode where 90% of the property has not been explored despite the definition of nearly 700,000 ounces of indicated and inferred resource. Unexplored potential exists at depth on the known zones, on both the footwall and hanging wall of the Mother Lode and on the Melones Fault, which is the principal regional structure giving rise to the Mother Lode that exists on the eastern portion of SGM's property package. In Mexico, SGM hold the rights to the geologically similar, high-grade El Alamo district of northern Baja were historic mining to the water table produced mined grades of 30 to 60 g/t of gold. Initial exploration with its joint-venture partner, Premier Gold has demonstrated the extension of high-grade veins.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
President, CEO & Director
Sutter Gold Mining Inc.
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