Harvest Gold adds Joel Matheson to its Board of Directors


Vancouver, BC , August 10, 2016 ‑ Harvest Gold Corporation (TSX.V: HVG) (the “Company” or “Harvest”) is pleased to announce that Joel Matheson, the Chair and a director of Canasur Gold, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.

The Company’s President and CEO, Rick Mark states: “As we anticipate the closing of the amalgamation transaction with Canasur Gold, it is time to add Joel Matheson to the Harvest Board. His personal resume in Nova Scotia business, politics and volunteerism is remarkable. That and his leadership and experience with Canasur’s Suriname projects and people make him an outstanding fit for the Board as we move towards building a new chapter in our Company’s history.”

Mr. Matheson has been Chairman of the Canasur Gold Board since February 2010. He was also CEO through September 2014. During the past 6 years he was directly involved in Canasur’s Suriname operations including exploration, government liaison, concession negotiations and coordinating with the Suriname manager and consulting geologist.

Joel Matheson Q.C. graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (retired).

He was prominent in N. S. politics from 1978 to 1993. He was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the riding of Halifax-Bedford Basin in 1978 and served as Caucus Chairman until 1979. He was appointed to the Cabinet in 1979 and held many portfolios until 1993. He was Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Minister of Mines and Energy, Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. His duties as Minister of Justice included being Solicitor General, responsible for Provincial Policing Services, and Minister responsible for Human Rights.

During his time as Minister of Energy and Minister Responsible for the Crown Corporation Nova Scotia Resources Ltd., he dealt extensively with major U.S. and Canadian oil and pipeline companies. In addition, he assisted with the N.S.–Canada Offshore Agreement negotiations, Canadian government representative at the International conference on Petroleum Development in the Northern Hemisphere, and Canadian Government representative at the UNESCO Conference on Education in Paris.

Mr. Matheson has served as a volunteer in many organizations: Halifax Board of Trade, Halifax City Recreation Committee (Chairman), Halifax City Lakes and Waterways Committee, N.S. Construction Association (Chairman), Chairman, Board of Governors - IWK Children’s Hospital, St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s Anglican Church Parish Councils, Member and Warden Unemployment Insurance Commission, Member of the Board of Referees (Adjudication appeals), member N.S. Physiotherapy Association Complaints and Investigation Committee, Board member Physiotherapy Association of Canada.

More recently Mr. Matheson served as Chairman of two Halifax Regional Municipality Committees dealing with development proposals; the Bedford South Regional Advisory Committee, and the Papermill Lake Advisory Committee (chairman).

Rick Mark,
Harvest Gold Corporation
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Rick Mark or Jan Urata
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