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This Revised Press Release replaces the Press Release issued earlier today to correct the date of appointment and to add disclosure about the grant of stock options.
TORONTO, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Argentex Mining Corporation ("Argentex" or "the Company") (TSXV: ATX) (OTCBB: AGXM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter A. Ball as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, effective March 11, 2011. In his new position, Mr. Ball will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing all aspects of Argentex's corporate development opportunities designed to enhance its shareholder value. Included in the role will be the forging of new relationships with institutional investors, raising of capital to fund the continued development of the Company's exploration and development programs, an expanded marketing and public relations program, and assisting with corporate governance and regulatory matters. Mr. Ball is a mining professional with close to 25 years of experience in senior management roles encompassing finance, investor relations, securities trading, mine engineering, business development, corporate communications, public relations and marketing. He will be based at the Company's corporate headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Prior to joining Argentex, Mr. Ball held the position as Vice President of Investor Relations for Century Mining Corporation, where he was responsible for the management of corporate communications, investor and public relations and business development. He began his career in the 1980s, gaining valuable experience as a mining engineer, a technical representative, and various business-corporate relations management roles for a number of mining companies including Sherritt Gordon Mines, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Echo Bay Mines and Eldorado Gold Corporation.
Mr. Ball spent eight years in the financial sector, first as a financial advisor with RBC Dominion Securities and later as a portfolio manager, revenue analyst and marketing manager with Bell Canada. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ball held the senior positions of Vice President of Corporate Communications for Hawthorne Gold Corp. and also Adriana Resources Inc. Mr. Ball is a graduate of the Mine Engineering Program, Haileybury School of Mines (1989), the Business Program (Finance/Marketing) at Georgian Business College (1996) and the Canadian Securities Program (1994 and 1999). He is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).