TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 27, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:QRM) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert L. Leclerc to Quest's Board and as Chairman of the Board.
"We are delighted that Robert Leclerc has agreed to join our Board of Directors and serve as our Chairman," said Peter Cashin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quest. "We know that Quest will benefit from Robert's extensive business experience and acumen."
Robert L. Leclerc, Q.C., is a business and legal advisor and Chairman of Minefinders Corporation Ltd., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange. From April 1997 to February 2003, Mr. Leclerc was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Echo Bay Mines Ltd., then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, and prior thereto was its Chairman. Before joining Echo Bay, Mr. Leclerc practiced law in Montreal (from 1968 to 1978) and in Edmonton (from 1978 to 1996). His last position was Chairman and CEO of, and a partner in, the Canadian law firm Milner Fenerty (now Fraser Milner Casgrain), with more than 500 lawyers in six Canadian cities.
Mr. Leclerc holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from the Universite de Montreal, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University, where he was Gold Medalist.
The appointment of Mr. Leclerc to Quest's Board of Directors and as Chairman is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Quest Rare Minerals
Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian-based, exploration company focused on the identification and discovery of new world-class Rare Earth deposit opportunities. The Corporation is publicly-listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as "QRM" and is led by a highly-respected management and technical team with a proven mine-finding track record. Quest is currently advancing several high-potential projects in Canada's premier exploration areas: the Strange Lake area of northeastern Quebec, the Kenora area of northwestern Ontario and the Plaster Rock area of northwestern New Brunswick. Quest's 2009 exploration led to the discovery of a significant new Rare Earth metal deposit, the B-Zone, on its Strange Lake property in northeastern Quebec. The Corporation is currently completing a 43-101 Resource Estimate and Metallurgical study as part of an on-going economic evaluation of the deposit. Quest continues to pursue high-value project opportunities throughout North America.
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