Contango ORE Announces Results of Annual Meeting and Appoints Officers

HOUSTON--()--Contango ORE, Inc. (CTGO.PK) announced today that the following directors were elected at the annual meeting of stockholders held on December 6, 2012:

Kenneth R. Peak
Brad Juneau
Joseph S. Compofelice
Joseph G. Greenberg
 

Additionally, the Company’s board of directors has appointed the following officers of the Company:

Name

       

Office

Kenneth R. Peak Chairman of the Board
Brad Juneau President and Chief Executive Officer
Sergio Castro Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
and Secretary
Yaroslava Makalskaya Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Peak, who is on a medical leave of absence, commented, “I am glad that Brad Juneau, the founder and originator of our exploration activities in Alaska, has agreed to become our President and Chief Executive Officer. Brad has a successful track record of finding resources and the results of our successful 2012 exploration program in Alaska suggest the company has identified a potentially significant gold/copper occurrence in an area with no previous significant exploration activities.”

Contango ORE, Inc. (CORE) is a Houston-based company that engages in the exploration in Alaska for gold and associated minerals and rare earth elements. Additional information can be found on our web page at www.contangoore.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding CORE that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on CORE’s current expectations and includes statements regarding future results of operations, quality and nature of the asset base, the assumptions upon which estimates are based and other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, strategies or statements about future events or performance (often, but not always, using words such as “expects”, “projects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “estimates”, “potential”, “possible”, “probable”, or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “will”, “should”, or “could” be taken, occur or be achieved). Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those, reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks of the exploration and the mining industry (for example, operational risks in exploring for, developing mineral reserves; risks and uncertainties involving geology; the speculative nature of the mining industry; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to future production, costs and expenses; the volatility of natural resources prices, including prices of gold and rare earth elements; the existence and extent of commercially exploitable minerals in properties acquired by CORE; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources; the loss of key employees or consultants; health, safety and environmental risks and risks related to weather and other natural disasters); uncertainties as to the availability and cost of financing; inability to realize expected value from acquisitions; inability of our management team to execute its plans to meet its goals; and the possibility that government policies may change or governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld, including the inability to obtain any mining permits. Additional information on these and other factors which could affect CORE’s exploration program or financial results are included in CORE’s other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the projections in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. CORE does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.

Contacts

Contango ORE, Inc.
Brad Juneau, (713) 621-7325
www.contangoore.com

Contango ORE, Inc.