| ||January 22, 2007|
Rochester Announces New Appointments To The Board
| ||Vancouver, Canada - Rochester Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RCT; OTCBB: RCTFF; Frankfurt: R5I):|
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph M. Keane of Tucson Arizona, and Lindsay R. Bottomer, of Vancouver, BC, to the board of Rochester Resources Ltd. They replace Messrs. Carter and Lee who have submitted their resignations to take effect concurrent with these new appointments.
Mr. Keane is a Registered Professional Metallurgical Engineer and since the mid-1980's has been President of KD Engineering Co. Inc. and Metcon Research Inc., both of Tucson, Arizona. Since mid-2006 he has been a special advisor to Rochester. Mr. Keane has over 40 years experience specializing in process design development, engineering supervision, equipment and instrument selection and has conducted numerous feasibility studies for the mineral processing and pollution abatement industries. He has been a consultant to a unit of the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) for mineral processing projects in Mexico, Peru, Tajikistan, China, Mali, Uzbekistan, Ghana, and Tanzania. Mr. Keane has also directed feasibility studies and/or provided direction for a wide variety of mining projects in Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Mexico, Panama, Mongolia, Canada and the United States. He is a Co-inventor of US Patent on copper recovery and has developed standardized test methodologies that have been adopted by the mining industry. Mr. Keane recently was a consultant to INCO and has been an expert witness in a number of legal matters regarding base and precious metals projects worldwide. He is currently a director of Norsemont Mining Inc. (TSX-V: NOM).
Lindsay Bottomer is a Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years experience in mineral exploration and mine development worldwide. He was President and CEO of Southern Rio Resources Ltd. (now Silver Quest Resources Ltd.) from July 2001 to November 2005 and remains a Director. He is a Director of five other public companies and has held senior positions with Prime Explorations (Pezim Group) from 1989-1994, Echo Bay Mines Ltd. From 1994--1997. From 1998--2000 he was President of the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, and is currently serving a third two-year term as an elected councilor of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He is currently a Director and Vice President Corporate Development of Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG).
The above appointments combined with the exceptional mining backgrounds of Rochester's President and CEO, Dr. Alfredo Parra, and existing director Gil Leathley, provide a strong base of expertise in the fields of metallurgy, mining, milling and exploration and will be able to provide sound strategic direction to the future development and operational activities of Rochester.
The Board wishes to express its gratitude for the contributions that the two resigning directors, Andrew Carter and William Lee, have provided to Rochester through its acquisition and development of the Mina Real project to the current state as a producing junior.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Douglas F. Good"
Douglas F. Good, Chairman
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