Appointment of New Director
VANCOUVER, BC, April 15, 2009 - Canyon Copper Corp. (the "Company") (OTCBB:CYOO) announced today that, effective April 15, 2009, James Yates was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Yates has over twenty years experience in the mineral exploration industry and has served as a director and officer of several public mining companies. From 1982 to 1988 he was the Founder, President and Director of Hycroft Resources who successfully brought the Crofoot Mine into production. Mr. Yates has overseen the corporate management and financing of a number of projects in North America including American Bullion Minerals, Zappa Resources, and Jersey Goldfields, having raised in excess of $20 million for mineral exploration development. Mr. Yates is currently a director of ESO Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: ESO), a mineral exploration company focused on uranium exploration, and Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX-V: NGP), a company engaged in producing geothermal electrical power from geothermal resources in the United States.
Approval of 1-for-3 Reverse Stock Split
On April 15, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a one-for-three reverse split of the Company's common stock (the "Reverse Stock Split"). The Company's Board of Directors believes that tightening the capital structure by completing the Reverse Stock Split will assist the Company in obtaining the financing required for growth and successful implementation of the Company's business plan.
Upon completion of the Reverse Stock Split, the Company's authorized capital of common stock will be decreased from 500,000,000 shares, par value $0.00001 per share, to 166,666,666 shares, par value $0.00001 per share, and the issued and outstanding common stock will be reduced from 76,881,399 shares to 25,627,133 shares. The Reverse Stock Split is expected to be effective on May 15, 2009.
About Canyon Copper
Canyon Copper Corp.'s New York Canyon Property is located in the New York Canyon area of the Santa Fe Mining District, Mineral County, Nevada. The project hosts oxide and sulphide copper bearing mineralization outlined by historical operators. The most advanced of these zones is the Longshot Ridge copper oxide deposit. This zone has not been completely outlined and remains partially open. The Copper Queen mineralized zone is located approximately three kilometres west of Longshot Ridge and hosts copper and molybdenum sulphide mineralization. Several additional mineralized areas identified throughout the New York Canyon property have yet to be explored.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
CANYON COPPER CORP.
Anthony Harvey, CEO and Chairman
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