Collective Metals Inc. Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Collective Metals Inc. (CSE: COMT) (the “Company” or “Collective Metals”) is pleased to announce that the board of directors has appointed Mr. Christopher Huggins as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective immediately.

Mr. Milos Masnikosa, the former Interim-CEO, will continue as an active and engaged member of the board of directors and will support the management team during a transition. The Company thanks Mr. Masnikosa for his leadership and dedication to the Company since assuming the role of Interim-CEO in January of 2023.

Mr. Huggins is an experienced executive who brings over 20 years of leadership and business development experience in the capital markets with a focus on technology and mining. Mr. Huggins began his career in the late 1990s working as an exploration geologist, and has held executive level sales, business development and corporate roles for numerous companies. Most recently Mr. Huggins served as President and COO of Crest Resources, and currently serves as CEO of Engineer Gold Mines. Mr. Huggins holds an Honours BSc in Geology from the University of British Columbia, and is an independent director at Exploits Discovery Corp.

Mr. Huggins stated, “I am excited and honoured to join the Company, and look forward to delivering the next stage of growth and development for Collective Metals Inc. I personally thank Mr. Masnikosa for his commitment and effort over these past few months and look forward to working with him as a board member.”

About the Company

Collective Metals Inc. is a resource exploration company specialized in precious metals exploration in the Northwest Territories. Collective Metals is currently advancing the Uptown Gold Project (the “Property”) 4 km outside of Yellowknife adjacent to high grade past producing mines. The Property is a high grade Archean lode gold prospect adjoining the Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Property consists of 4 claims covering over 2,000 hectares and borders the west side of the Giant Mine leases. The Property centre is approximately 6km north from downtown Yellowknife, and adjoins TerraX Minerals’ Yellowknife City Gold Property. The Property is road accessible year-round via the Ingraham Trail (Territorial Highway 4) which runs through the eastern portion of the claims. Gold was discovered on the Property in 1960 and two targets were explored intensively from 1963 to 1966.

For further information please contact:

Christopher Huggins, CEO
Ph: 604-968-4844
Email: [email protected]


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