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CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (Marketwire – February 5, 2013) – New Millennium Iron Corp. (“NML” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: NML) announced today that Cathy Bennett has joined its Board of Directors. 

Dean Journeaux, President and CEO of NML, said, “NML’s Board of Directors is very pleased to have Ms. Bennett join our Board. Ms Bennett is a well known business leader and global entrepreneur from Newfoundland and Labrador. We expect that the knowledge and expertise she brings to the Board will be invaluable in addressing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for development of our projects.”
Cathy Bennett is CEO and owner of Bennett Group of Companies (“BGoC”), a dynamic integration of businesses serving Atlantic Canada. BGoC includes Sunny Corner Enterprises an Atlantic industrial construction and fabrication firm with 40+ years in oil and gas, mining, nuclear and conventional energy projects and a partner in Northern Industrial in Labrador City; Diamond Global Industrial and Diamond Global NL which are two leading recruitment agencies with deep local networks and agents in 20+ countries; Business Suites which are unique flexible turnkey executive offices; and a restaurant division with franchises for 8 St. John’s and Mount Pearl McDonald’s Restaurants. With Cathy’s leadership, BGoC’s award-winning executive team merges entrepreneurial success with award-winning community impact. Among the most recent awards: Top Atlantic CEO; Employer of the Year; Top 50 Women of Canadian Influence.  

Cathy is a leader in the Newfoundland and Labrador business community including having served as a Governor of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, and current Treasurer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the boards of the Shaw Group of Companies based in Halifax as well as Bell Aliant. She previously served as a Director for four years and later as Chair of Nalcor Energy, her appointment ending in April 2012; and as a Director on the Board of Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro including the Bull Arm Corporation. She was President of the St. John’s Board of Trade in 2007. She served as a Director of the NL Business Coalition and was an active member of a Labour Market Committee in a Strategic Partnership with the Provincial Government and the Federation of Labour. Ms. Bennett is a current member of the St. John’s Board of Trade Labour Market Task Force and was a Director with the Atlantic Province Chamber of Commerce, a member of both the Business Advisory Group of Memorial University’s Faculty of Business and the Advisory Board for The Learning Partnership, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cathy is a strong supporter of various humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of fellow citizens. She is Vice Chair of Ronald McDonald House NL, Chair of the Capital Campaign to build the St. John’s Ronald McDonald House, and is a Director of the Festival 500 Board, having served as Chairperson of St. John’s Clean and Beautiful. She has devoted significant time and resources, personally and corporately, to over 100 non-profit organizations.

Cathy and her husband Doug live in St. John’s with their two children, Cameron and Liam. 

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