NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Minerals, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC BB: AMNL) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Gleeson as the Company's General Counsel. In his capacity as General Counsel, Mr. Gleeson will draw on his 40+ years of experience practicing securities, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions law to assist the Company with its continued development as the premier global producer of Halloysite Clay. Mr. Gleeson began his legal career as a litigator with the SEC, specializing in accounting cases. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner at K&L Gates, LLP for eleven years, focusing on various areas of corporate law. For the last three years he served as Applied Minerals, Inc.'s outside counsel, a time during which he acquired an in-depth understanding of the Company's business. Mr. Gleeson received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. According to Andre Zeitoun, President and CEO of Applied Minerals, Inc.: "The appointment of Bill Gleeson as our General Counsel is a significant addition to our management team. He has a solid understanding of our business model and will provide the counsel needed to successfully execute the Company's growth strategy. We are delighted he has joined us." About Applied Minerals, Inc. Applied Minerals Inc. is a leading global producer of Halloysite Clay from their wholly owned Dragon Mine property in Utah. Halloysite is an aluminosilicate clay that forms naturally occurring nanotubes. In addition to serving the traditional Halloysite markets for use in technical ceramics and catalytic applications, the Company has targeted niche applications that it feels will benefit from the tubular morphology of its Halloysite. These include: carriers of active ingredients in paints, coatings and building materials, agricultural applications and high-performance functional fillers in polymer composites. Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may involve a number of significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated, expected or implied.