VANCOUVER — Nevada Copper Corp. welcomed Tom Albanese and G. Ernest “Ernie” Nutter to a newly created advisory board, which will assist the company with corporate, technical, operational and financing strategies to further the company’s key objective of advancing its Pumpkin Hollow project in Nevada.

The company anticipates that Albanese and Nutter will be nominated for election to its board of directors at the company’s next annual general meeting.

“On behalf of the board, I wish to welcome Tom and Ernie to the Nevada Copper team,” said Evgenij Iorich, chairman of Nevada Copper’s board of directors. “Their broad mining industry knowledge, experience and networks will be of great advantage for Nevada Copper as we seek to strengthen our team and gear up to commence construction of the Pumpkin Hollow project.”

Tom Albanese is a director of Franco-Nevada Corp. He was previously CEO and a Director of Vedanta Resources and Vedanta Ltd. from 2014 to 2017. Albanese was CEO of Rio Tinto from 2007 to 2013, and previously served on the boards of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Palabora Mining Co. and Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. Albanese holds a Master of Science in mining engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mineral economics, both from the University of Alaska Fairbank.

Ernie Nutter is a highly regarded mining analyst, formerly with one of the world’s largest money managers, Capital Group, from 2004 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to this, he spent over 13 years with the Royal Bank of Canada, where he was managing director of RBC Capital Markets, Director of RBC’s Global Mining Research team and former Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities’ (now RBC Capital Markets) Strategic Planning Committee. Nutter holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from Dalhousie University.