ATHA Energy Announces Appointment of Ryan Gaffney as Senior Vice President, Business Development

ATHA Energy Corp.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATHA Energy Corp. (CSE: SASK) (FRA: X5U) (OTCQB: SASKF) (“ATHA” or the “Company”), holder of the largest uranium exploration portfolio in two of the highest-grade uranium districts in the world, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ryan Gaffney as Senior Vice President, Business Development of the Company, effective February 26, 2023.

Troy Boisjoli, CEO of ATHA commented, “We are very fortunate to welcome Mr. Gaffney and his decades of capital markets and resource experience to the ATHA team, as we continue to place an emphasis on putting together a world-class team of experienced professionals. Looking ahead, we believe ATHA’s dominant land position in multiple high-grade uranium basins allows us to execute ATHA’s exploration and development strategy from a position of strength and are very excited about how the addition of Mr. Gaffney will help us leverage this generational opportunity in the uranium sector.”

Mr. Gaffney has extensive experience providing corporate finance services to mining and oil and gas companies including debt, equity and M&A origination and advice. Previously, Mr. Gaffney was Managing Director with the investment bank Canaccord Genuity, where he worked between Canadian and UK capital markets from 2002 to 2015. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Australian Stock Exchange listed Auroch Minerals Limited from 2016 to 2019 and CFO of Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited from 2020 to 2024. Mr. Gaffney holds a BSBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, CO.

About ATHA

ATHA is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties. ATHA holds the largest cumulative exploration package in each of the Athabasca Basin and Thelon Basin, two of the world’s most prominent basins for uranium discoveries, with 6.4 million total acres along with a 10% carried interest portfolio of claims in the Athabasca Basin operated by NexGen Energy Ltd. and Iso Energy Ltd.

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