Ali Rahimtula Joins Passport Potash Inc. Board of Directors
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Nov. 14, 2011) – Passport Potash Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:PPI)(OTCQX:PPRTF) is pleased to announce that Ali Rahimtula has agreed to join the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rahimtula brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from over four decades in the fertilizer industry.
Mr. Rahimtula is the President and founder of Transnational Enterprises LTD., DBA Transfert America. Transnational Enterprises LTD. is a member of the Rahimtula Group. The Rahimtula Group was a pioneer of the fertilizer business in India, and has been a domestic industry leader since the 1960s. They are a global company, recognized for their extensive business networks to supply international fertilizer manufacturers for their critical raw materials such as sulphur, rock phosphate, ammonia, phosphoric acid and potash.
The Rahimtula group has operated in the traditional markets of India and Pakistan but has also expanded its area of operations into other countries such as Brazil, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Philippines, and South Africa. They are also experienced in executing joint-venture fertilizer production and marketing contracts in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa as well as in Europe and the CIS.
“We are thrilled to add a person on our board with the credentials and experience that Mr. Rahimtula possesses. We value his expertise and knowledge in all aspects of the potash business and his input will be invaluable as we move forward,” stated CEO, Joshua Bleak.
Passport also announces that Mr. James Davidson will be stepping down from the board effective immediately. “You have my best wishes for the great success that should lie in store. I regret that other commitments will preclude me from participating as fully as I would have liked,” said Mr Davidson. Passport would like to thank him for his time served on the board and wish him well in his future endeavours.
About Passport Potash Inc.
Passport Potash Inc. is a publicly traded corporation engaged in the exploration and development of advanced potash properties with its major focus on a previously explored potash property in Arizona. Passport has acquired a strategic position in the Holbrook Basin with land holdings encompassing over 81,315 acres. For more information regarding the Holbrook Basin, please visit http://www.azgs.az.gov/arizona_geology/Summer%2008.pdf.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Passport Potash Inc.
Joshua Bleak, President
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Source: Marketwire Canada (November 14, 2011 – 8:30 AM EST)
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