Vancouver, BC, August 6, 2008 - Sonora Gold & Silver Corp. (the "Company") (TSX Venture: SOC) announces that effective August 1, 2008, Jens Biertumpel has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and Dennis Petke has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
Mr. Biertumpel will be succeeded by Mr. Ken Churchill, a current director of the Company who has been providing management consulting services to the Company over the past six months. Mr. Biertumpel will continue to provide consulting services to the Company in relation to the development of its resource interests.
Mr. Churchill has been an entrepreneur in different business ventures over the past 30 years and has been instrumental in identifying new opportunities for the Company. The board is pleased to announce his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective August 1, 2008.
Mr. Petke will be succeeded, effective August 1, 2008, by June Ballant who has acted as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Canadian public companies. The board welcomes her and looks forward to working with her.
The board wishes both former members of the Company's management well in their new ventures.
On behalf of the Board of Directors ofSonora Gold & Silver Corp.
"David George"David GeorgeDirector
Company Contacts:Ken ChurchillCEO604-642-6165
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Any statements regarding the company's future financial position, revenues, earnings, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Mont Blanc will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian Securities regulatory authorities by Mont Blanc. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents herein. (This release is not a solicitation to United States residents to purchase securities in the Company).
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