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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

AcmeLabs Increases North American Position

Alfred H Knight (AHK) and Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd (AcmeLabs) are pleased to announce the completion of the sale and purchase of assets in the AHK’s (geochem) analytical laboratory in Fairbanks, Alaska and the exploration sample preparation facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

These additions are a significant step in strengthening of AcmeLabs position in North America. The deal allows both companies to focus on their core competencies and, in the case of AcmeLabs, will further enhance coverage and service.

Ms. Terri-Lynn Ferguson, Quality Systems Manager will lead the AcmeLabs transition team with the support of Mr. Gary Short previously of AHK. Fire assay operations will continue uninterrupted in the Fairbanks facility under the technical support of Mr. David Kwok who will also help train staff on the AcmeLabs Enterprise Management System (AcmeEMS™). Mr. David Rootham (Regional Manager, Alaska and Yukon Territory) will assume regional responsibility for the Fairbanks facility and Mr. Steve Samotowka will provide support and staff training for the South Carolina facility. AcmeLabs is now the only laboratory in the Yukon/Alaska region to provide full local fire assay capabilities. The Fairbanks analytical laboratory is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited facility providing dedicated geochemical services to the mining industry.

AcmeLabs is an international laboratory focused entirely upon the minerals testing business. Since inception in 1971, AcmeLabs has been recognized as one of the leading geochemical and assaying laboratories worldwide. AcmeLabs is an employee-owned business operating in 29 offices in 12 countries.

For almost 130 years, Alfred H Knight (AHK) has been at the centre of the metals and minerals industry, providing experienced, professional and reliable technical services in chemical analysis, inspection and mine support. AHK is an independent market leader with offices and laboratories placed strategically in the world’s major mineral and metal sourcing and consuming locations.

For further information please contact:
Rick McCaffrey
Business Development Manager

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