Feb. 16, 2011 (TheNewswire.ca) --
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Viridis Energy Inc. Announces Board and Management Changes
Vancouver, BC - February 16th 2011- Viridis Energy Inc. (OOTC:VRDSF) (TSXV:VRD) (the "Company") announced today that John Campbell has accepted the position of Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. As a director, John Campbell has taken an increasingly active role in the business of the Company. Accordingly, the Company's Board of Directors has requested that he assume the position of Interim Chairman to advise the Company on international joint venture opportunities and activities in the capital markets.
Robert Gardner Q.C., the Company's immediate past Chairman, will continue to play an active role as a director and a key member of the Company's Executive Committee which has been mandated by the Board to establish the direction of the Company. As immediate past Chairman Mr. Gardner spearheaded the Company through its successful acquisition of Cypress Pacific Marketing and Okanagan Pellet Company and was instrumental in the Company establishing a presence as an alternative energy company.
The Company also announces the appointment of Michele Rebiere as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Rebiere has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Rebiere studied finance at the Wharton School of Business. She has over 20 years experience in financial services, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. As such Ms. Rebiere is well positioned to assume the portfolio of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Rebiere replaces Isaac Moss, the Company's previous Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Moss will continue to serve as a director and Corporate Secretary and will join Robert Gardner, John Campbell and Chris Robertson as an active member of the Company's Executive Committee.
About Viridis Energy Inc.
Viridis Energy Inc. (TSX: VRD-V) is a publicly traded, "cleantech" energy company specializing in the production and distribution of premium, softwood pellets, an alternative heating and energy source. Based in Vancouver, B.C., Viridis Energy operates Cypress Pacific Marketing whose primary business is wood pellets, an alternative energy source that is both renewable and available at lower costs, relative to traditional energy and heat sources. The Company has over 250 customers in North America and distributes four brands including its proprietary, leading brand Okangan Pellets™.
For more information on Viridis Energy Inc. please refer to the company website at www.viridisenergy.ca.
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company's future operations. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) the risk that the Company does not execute its business plan, (2) inability to finance operations and growth, and (3) other factors beyond the Company's control. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release.
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