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NYSSA Presents Metals and Mining Industry Conference

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NYSSA Presents Metals and Mining Industry Conference10:00 EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Industry outlook speakers and high-ranking executives from the industry's fastest growing publicly-traded mining companies will discuss the future of the sector and their businesses at NYSSA's 12th Annual Metals and Mining Industry Conference from June 6–7, 2012. The metals and mining industry has recently benefitted from the strong growth in emerging markets, particularly in China and India. Per capita consumption levels in both these countries are calibrating to US levels, which could, theoretically at least, double metal demand in the longer term. M&A activity is expected to continue throughout 2012 as mining companies, armed with healthy balance sheets, step up deal activity and re-focus on consolidation. The conference features an outlook for the metals and mining industry from Raymond Goldie, PhD, VP, senior mining analyst at Salman Partners, and an outlook on the metals market from Patrick Chidley, senior vice president, global metals and mining research at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. The presenting companies for day one are: Argex Mining Inc. (TSX-V: RGX) Crocodile Gold Corp (TSX: CRK; OTCQX: CROCF) Globex Mining Enterprises Inc (TSX: GMX) Midway Gold Corp (NYSE/AMEX/TSX-V: MDW) North American Palladium (AMEX: PAL; TSX: PDL) PolyMet Mining Corp. (AMEX: PLM) Quaterra Resources Inc. (NYSE/AMEX: QMM; TSX-V: QTA) The presenting companies for day two are: Alderon (NYSE/AMEX: AXX; TSX: ADV) Great Basin Gold (AMEX: GBG) St Andrews Goldfields Ltd. (TSX: SAS; OTCQX: STADF) Western Copper and Gold Corporation (NYSE/AMEX: WRN; TSX: WRN) The Toronto Stock Exchange is the conference sponsor and will have a luncheon presentation on day one of the conference. NYSSA's Metals and Mining Industry Conference will be held on June 6, 2012 from 8:30 a.m.–4:10 p.m. and on June 7, 2012 from 8:30 a.m.–12:40 p.m. The conference location is 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036. Please visit www.nyssa.org/metalsandmining for the agenda and registration information. Follow this NYSSA event on Twitter (@NYSSA_Feed and hashtag #NYSSAMining). There is no charge for press with credentials. About NYSSA The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA's mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has over 105,000 members. For more information about NYSSA, please visit http://www.nyssa.org. Follow NYSSA on Facebook, Twitter and Finance Professionals' Post. NYSSAShauntay Jones, 212-541-4530press@nyssa.org