May 4, 2009
POLARIS MINERALS ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
Polaris Minerals Corporation (the "Company") today announced that the Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders will take place on June 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Among the orders of business will be the proposed election of a reduced number of directors of the Company and the consideration of an amended stock option plan. Details of the Meeting can be found in the Notice of Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders and Management Information Circular, which is being mailed today and will be available on Sedar as well as the Company's website at http://www.polarmin.com/corporate/otherreports.php
Roman Shklanka, Chairman of the Board, said: "Over the past year we have conducted an internal assessment of the Board, and have reached the conclusion that a leaner Board structure would be appropriate for the Company at this early stage of its development. In light of this finding, Gary Nordin, John Purkis and David Singleton have chosen not to stand for re-election as directors. They have been active members of the Board for many years, and on behalf of the Company, its shareholders, and my fellow directors, I would like to thank them for their guidance and contributions to the Company's success."
David Singleton's executive role is unchanged. He will remain as President of Eagle Rock Aggregates Inc. and continue to lead on the marketing of the Company's products and the development of new terminal capacity, particularly in southern California.
Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of construction aggregate quarries and marine receiving terminals on the west coast of North America to meet growing local supply deficits of construction aggregates in urban markets. In 2007, Polaris began shipping sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry to San Francisco Bay, Vancouver, and Hawaii.
For more information, please contact:
Herb Wilson, President and CEO
Mike Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development
Polaris Minerals Corporation
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