VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 12, 2012) - Eagle Star Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EGE)(OTCBB:ELGSF)(FRANKFURT:E6R) ("Eagle Star" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leslie Shen as Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Balraj Mann's transition to the position of Senior Advisor to Business Development effective immediately.
Mr. Leslie Shen brings over 8 years of experience in financial management and reporting. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Shen was a senior auditor at Manning Elliott LLP in Vancouver, where he provided assurance and advisory services to public companies listed in Canada and The United States. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, he also conducted audit engagements for Chinese companies already listed or seeking a public listing in Canada. Prior to Manning Elliott, Mr. Shen held senior positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and BDO Canada LLP where he primarily provided assurance services to mining companies in different stages of development.
Mr. Shen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.
"The Eagle Star team would like to firstly thank Mr. Balraj Mann for all his dedication and commitment to the company as CFO. Mr. Mann's contribution has greatly benefited Eagle Star throughout the years and we are certain he will prove extremely instrumental to the company and its shareholders in his new capacity as Senior Advisor to Business Development and director of the company," commented Eran Friedlander, President & CEO. "As for Mr. Shen, his addition to the company's management team, will allow us to expand capacity and build internally the skillset required to pursue the company's strategy of acquiring and financing the development of high potential agro-mineral assets in Brazil. With these appointments, the Eagle Star team is coming together quite nicely. We are now all looking forward to a very busy and active 2012," added Mr. Friedlander.
About the Company
Eagle Star Minerals Corp (hereby "Eagle Star") is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX-V exchange under the ticker symbol - EGE.V. The company is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of agro-mineral properties in Brazil.
Over the past two years, Eagle Star Minerals has strategically grown its' presence in Brazil and continues to focus on maximizing shareholder value by acquiring assets located in geological areas known for proven phosphate mineralization, coupled with good logistics in close proximity to agriculture.
The Company's shares are publicly traded on the TSXV under the symbol EGE, on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol ELGSF and on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol E6R.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
EAGLE STAR MINERALS CORP.
Eran Friedlander, President & CEO
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