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Potash Ridge appoints new board member

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Potash Ridge Corp. has announced that E. Richard Klue has been appointed to the board of directors.

Klue is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (SAIMM), a metallurgic engineer by profession, and holds a B-Commerce degree. He has over 35 years of experience in the mining minerals and metals industry, spending the first 18 years in operations, capital and sustaining capital projects, and the latter 18 years in project, program development and management. Klue has provided global strategic direction to the mining and minerals industry for studies, projects, operations and has developed and implemented new technologies in Canada, USA, Africa, India, Iran, Russia, Europe and China. His experience involves the full lifecycle of mining – geology, permitting, environmental, mining, processing, infrastructure, tailings, operations, maintenance and closure.

Klue has excelled in a number of senior positions, including President for Tetra Tech Mining & Metals (M&M) Canada, Senior Vice President for Tetra Tech M&M globally, Regional Director for Hatch, Managing Director Canada for Bateman Projects, Executive Committee Member for Messina Investments, Non-Executive Director for Canada Coal, Technical Advisor for Canada Carbon, Metallurgical Manager for Zinc Corporation, Plant Superintendent for Tsumeb Copper-Lead-Zinc, General Manager for Bateman Global Base Metals Division.

In addition to this, he also carried out many project roles either as Director, Sponsor or Program Manager, with the major accent on metallurgical treatment plant designs and layouts for base metals (zinc, lead, copper, cobalt, nickel, molybdenum), precious metals (gold, silver), potash, diamonds, iron ore, coal, uranium and industrial materials (sulfuric acid, graphite and mineral sands). Some signature projects are Skorpion Zinc for Anglo American in Namibia, Rampura Agucha Lead-Zinc concentrator expansion for Hindustan Zinc/Vedanta in India, Kamoto Copper-Cobalt refinery in the DRC, and Lumwana Copper for Equinox in Zambia.

In the statement, Potash Ridge also notes that Klue has experience specific to potash projects. As part of his duties as President for Tetra Tech M&M Canada, he was responsible for the Saskatoon office in Saskatchewan that executed a number of projects for Mosaic (Esterhazy K1 and K2, Colonsay and Belle Plaine), Potash Corp. and Agrium.

Klue said: “I am delighted to be part of the team that will be developing Blawn Mountain (Alunite deposit), the largest known sulfate of potash (SOP) project and potential non-bauxite source of alumina in North America.”

The CEO of the corporation, Andrew Squires, added: “We are pleased to appoint Mr. Klue to the Board of Directors.

“Mr. Klue brings a wealth of hands-on mining-processing and project development experience which will be extremely valuable to the company when it moves forward with production plans.”

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