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Quia Announces Changes To Its Board Of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee

Quia Resources Inc. (CVE:QIA) Friday announced the appointment of Lew Lawrick to its board of directors and said it has nominated Iain Kelso for election to the board at the company's upcoming AGM.

The company said that Lawrick is a co-founder and partner of Raven Hill Partners Inc., a merchant bank and private investment firm focused on acquiring, funding, building and advising early stage ventures, mostly in the natural resources and technology sectors.

Quia said Lawrick has extensive executive management experience in the mining and mineral exploration sector.

The company said that Kelso, nominated to be elected to the board, has been Quia's VP of exploration since 2008. He is resigning that position and will continue with the company in the role of director upon his election to the board.

Kelso has over 10 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry with extensive experience in mineral resource estimation, NI 43-101 reporting, and management of exploration programs involving a variety of commodities and projects in North and South America, Southern Africa, and Central Asia.

Quia said its day-to-day field operations will be managed by Francisco Solano, the company's senior geologist, under the guidance of management and the board with the assistance of a newly established technical advisory committee.

The corporation said Robert Manning and Chris Davie have resigned from the board to pursue other opportunities.

It added that Manning will be appointed to the honorary position of chairman emeritus in recognition of his role in founding the Quia.

In addition, Quia said it has appointed Simon Meldrum and Richard Cleath to its newly established technical advisory committee as technical advisors.

Meldrum is a consulting exploration geologist of 30 plus years work experience with major, mid-tier and junior exploration companies and investment groups on gold and copper projects around the Pacific Rim, in Indonesia and along the Tethys Belt.

He has broad varied experience in regional, district and project based exploration. He specializes in working with complex data sets and generating detailed geological models that underpin resource estimates.

The company said Cleath has more than 25 years of experience as a geologist and in managing and executing various mineral exploration projects globally.

Quia Resources is a gold exploration company focused in Colombia and its 100-per-cent-owned San Lucas property in the San Lucas gold belt.

The San Lucas gold belt is among the least explored and most prospective gold belts in Colombia. Quia is an early-mover into this belt and has established a key property position and a strong base of technical knowledge in the area.