Rapier Gold Inc. Announces Private Placement to Continue Exploration Programs at Pen Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 20, 2017) –

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Rapier Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RPR) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of non-flow through units (the “NFT Units”) and flow through units (the “FT Units”) on a best efforts basis at a price of $0.10 per Non-Flow Through Unit (the “NFT Units”) and $0.115 per Flow Through Unit (the “FT Units”) for aggregate proceeds of up to $2,500,000 (the “Offering”).

Each of the NFT units and FT Units will include a transferable common share purchase warrant that will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at an exercise price of $0.15 for a period of 24 months. The Company reserves the right to increase the size of the private placement or to modify the type, nature and/or price of the units for any reason. The Offering and any modification to it are subject to compliance with applicable securities laws and approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company may pay finders’ fees in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The shares will be subject to a statutory four-month hold period. Secutor Capital Management Corp., as well as other parties, are acting as finders on this financing.

The proceeds from the issuance of the FT Units will be used to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses on the Issuer’s Pen Gold Project located in the Province of Ontario, and the proceeds from the NFT Units will be used by the issuer for general working capital.

The results of the Company’s summer exploration program and winter drilling program were summarized in detail in the Company’s news release dated December 6, 2016.

Diamond drilling work permits are in place and Rapier has finalized a winter drill program of approx. 3,000 m in three areas of the Pen Gold Project;

  • Area 1 – Nib Yellowknife Area – exploration extensions of anomalous values and determine what the width and possible strike length are, once attitude of mineralization is determined. 3-4 holes
  • Area 2- Broadsword Area – Determine if grade and thickness warrant further work. 2-3 holes
  • Area 3 – Talc Mine Area – 5-7 holes to explore extension of New Vein Zone from hole PG13-108
  • Follow up for Areas 1 – 3. 10 holes; these will be allocated depending on results from the previous drilling. Targets along the Eastgate-Westgate and Porphyry trends will be investigated during the program and drill holes diverted there if warranted. The three areas are shown in Appendix 1.

High resolution aero magnetics will be flown in late winter to early spring over the Pen Gold South and newly staked grounds, totally over 12,000 hectares, to complete the geophysics coverage and to aid in geological interpretation and exploration targeting for the 2017 summer field season.

Speaking of the financing, Roger Walsh, the Company’s President, stated, “The Company’s exploration strategy has been in process since early last year where the summer exploration program, designed to deliver high value drill targets, would be funded by capital raising in late 2016. This is consistent with the corporate presentations and information provided to the market and shareholders. There has been a significant delay in raising this funding which is directly attributable to the Company providing exclusivity to a company that presented a business transaction. In compliance with the conditions of that exclusivity, the Company refrained from raising funds while the Special Committee evaluated a proposal for a potential business transaction.” See news release of February 15, 2017.

Certain directors and officers of the Company may acquire securities under the private placement. Such participation is considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”). The transaction will be exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of any shares issued to or the consideration paid by such persons will exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.

Gary Wong, P. Eng., Vice-President Exploration of the Company, and a Qualified Person under the definition in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release.

Pen Gold Project Summary

  • The Company’s activities are exclusively focused on exploring the Pen Gold Project, comprising approximately 19,333 hectares (approximately 193 sq. km.) located on Highway 101, 75 km south west of Timmins, Ontario. (See Appendix 2). The project is approximately 45 km southwest of Tahoe Resources Timmins West Mine and the recently discovered 144 Exploration Area.
  • The Pen Gold Project is located approximately 85 km northeast of Goldcorp’s Borden Gold Project. In March 2015 Goldcorp acquired this project in the takeover of Probe Mines for $526 million. Goldcorp are actively advancing the Borden Gold Project as a source of ore for the 11,000 tpd Dome Mill, located 160 km away in Timmins.
  • The Pen Gold Project appears to be on the western extension of the Porcupine-Destor Fault Zone (PDFZ), one of the most productive gold structures in the world. This fault zone extends east into Quebec and hosts many of the largest and most famous gold mines in Canada. The Timmins Camp has produced approximately 72.5 million ounces of gold to date.
  • Probe Metals acquired the Ivanhoe Project located to the west of Rapier’s Pen Gold Project and the West Porcupine and Ross Properties to the east of the Pen Gold Project.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roger Walsh, President & CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or the benefit of, any person in the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: Certain disclosure in this release constitutes forward-looking statements. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on the Company’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, including that the Company is able to procure personnel, equipment and supplies required for its exploration activities in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis and that actual results of exploration activities are consistent with management’s expectations. Although the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, that actual results of the Company’s exploration activities will be different than those expected by management and that the Company will be unable to obtain financing, or will experience delays in obtaining any required government approvals or be unable to procure required equipment and supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Falco Commences 40,000 Metre Drill Program

/EINPresswire.com/ — MONTREAL, QC–(Marketwired – February 20, 2017) – Falco Resources Ltd. (“Falco” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: FPC) is pleased to announce that it is initiating exploration activities on its large 668 square kilometre land package in the Rouyn-Noranda Camp, which surrounds its 100% owned Horne 5 Project. The planned 40,000 metre exploration drill campaign is part of a $10 million budget allocated to 2017 exploration work. The exploration program will concentrate on eight different areas, including the Horne 5 project, with the objective of discovering new mineralization in the prolific past-producing Rouyn-Noranda camp.

2017 REGIONAL EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Central Camp Properties
The Central Camp properties are located in the south-central portion of Falco’s considerable land position. The properties cover approximately 90% of the historical mining camp and include several past producing VMS base metal deposits.

Exploration work on the Central Camp properties will include approximately 15,000 to 18,000 metres of drilling, and is aimed at updating the 3D Noranda Camp geological model with a systematic review and testing of existing exploration targets. Numerous drill-ready targets have been identified and will be tested during the campaign. In addition, historical data compilation in and around former producing mines will be conducted, reviewing historical resources and drilling results to further identify new opportunities and generate new targets.

RIMO
The RIMO properties are greenfield exploration projects located 25 km north west of Rouyn-Noranda. Work will focus on the western extension of the 2015 geophysical survey and field testing of geophysical targets with new drilling.

Lac Laynes
The Lac Laynes property is known for its VMS potential, however recent work has determined potential low grade gold mineralization at surface. In 2014 DDH 17931-14-02 drilled by Falco intersected a gold bearing tectonic breccia with values of 0.79 g/t Au over 14.0 metres, including 3.18 g/t Au over 1.2 metres. Planned work includes field validation (including rock sampling) and drilling of geophysical targets.

Flavrian
The Flavrian area has a historical production of 1 million ounces gold. Exploration at Flavrian will evaluate the mineral potential of the Duprat Syenite, which shows similar geological context to the Upper Beaver deposit in Ontario. Work includes approximately 2,000 metres of drilling.

Falco will also test for high-grade gold zones at depth and along strike, or proximal to the former producer Quesabe gold deposit. Quesabe encompasses more than 30 gold and copper showings over a 10 km2 area. The new work will follow-up on previously drilled mineralized intersections with the aim to upgrade mineral resources. Numerous drill-ready targets have been identified using a 3D model along three main structures in the Quesabe area (the Quesabe Fault to the south, the Beauchemin Fault to the east and the St-Jude Breccia system to the North), including potential high-grade extensions of the Quesabe main deposit.

Noralex, Routhier and Blake River Area
The Noralex property includes the Young Buck (intrusion related) showing, which bears similarities with the Doyon and Mouska mines. Historical drilling has returned low grade gold values over wide intercepts, including 1.93 g/t Au over 33.0 metres and 1.64 g/t Au over 24.5 metres. Work will include drilling approximately 4,000 metres on the Young Buck showing and drilling on the south west portion of the property. The Routhier property and Blake River properties will see new geophysics, surface trenching and drilling of approximately 3,500 metres.

2017 HORNE 5 EXPLORATION PROGRAM

The Horne 5 mineralization is hosted in a felsic volcanic sequence (known as the Horne Felsic Block) mostly composed of rhyolitic flows, rhyolite breccias and felsic lapilli to blocky tuffs. The block is confined by the Horne Creek Fault to the north, the Andesite Fault to the south and follows an East West trend. The trend extends over 1.5km to the west of the Horne mine, where gold mineralization has been recognized. The West Zone which occurs 1 km from the Horne 5 deposit has returned historical results showing the good potential for this area, including: 4.6 g/t Au over 14.6 m, 4.3g/t Au over 9.3 m and 5.5 g/t Au over 20.6m. The 2016 drill program identified a new mineralized zone 200 metres to the South West of the Horne 5 deposit, the H5-SW zone. The low gold grades defining the H5-SW zone indicates it could be an extension of the West Zone, which confirms the continuation of the mineralization in western direction. New exploration drilling will test the western extension between the West Zone and the H5-SW zone. Approximately 10,000 metres of drilling is planned. Three main areas are being targeted covering a total distance of approximately 1.4km long, and between 300 metres and 1,200 metres of vertical depth.

2017 Expected Drilling Metres
     
Property / Project   Metres
Central Camp (excluding Horne 5)   16,600 m
RIMO   900 m
Lac Laynes   750 m
Flavrian   3,600 m
Noralex and Routhier   4,650 m
Blake River   3,500 m
Horne 5   10,000 m
TOTAL   40,000 m

Qualified Person

Claude Bernier, Exploration Manager, (P.Geo. Eng.) is the qualified person for this release as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and verified the technical information contained herein. Mr. Bernier is an employee of Falco and is non-independent.

About Falco

Falco Resources Ltd. is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Province of Québec, with extensive land holdings in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Falco owns 68,800 hectares of land in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp, which represents 70% of the entire camp and includes 13 former gold and base metal mine sites. Falco’s principal property is the Horne 5 Project located in the former Horne Mine that was operated by Noranda from 1927 to 1976 and produced 11.6 million ounces of gold and 2.5 billion pounds of copper. Osisko Gold Royalties is the largest shareholder of the Corporation and currently owns 14.2% of the outstanding shares of the Corporation.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” and includes, without limitation, achievement of objectives set for the drilling program on the Horne 5 property and the regional exploration properties. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include the reliability of the historical data referenced in this press release and those risks set out in Falco’s public documents, including in each management discussion and analysis, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Falco believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, Falco disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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A Roadmap to Social Courage by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

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A Roadmap to Social Courage by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in Ghana

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter wear traditional Ghanaian attire, a gift from the chief of Tingoli village in northern Ghana, where The Carter Center, in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Health, worked to eradicate Guinea worm disease and eliminate trachoma. The Carters visited the village Feb. 8, 2007, as part of a two-week health tour of remote African villages. Photo credit: The Carter Center. 

For more than four decades Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have dedicated their lives to improving human rights and alleviating suffering around the world.

Together they’ve traveled to more than 100 countries to observe elections as part of The Carter Center’s mission to enhance freedom and democracy. The nonpartisan, nonprofit center they founded is close to eradicating Guinea worm disease from the planet.

As the 39th president of the United States, he promoted peace in the Middle East through the Camp David Accords; increased the number of women serving in the federal judiciary; and nearly doubled the amount of land protected by the National Park Service.

Her groundbreaking advocacy on mental health lessened the stigma associated with mental illness and forced doctors to treat it on par with physical health.

Carter spoke with Georgia Tech about his grandparents as the Institute prepared to award the couple with the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage on Feb. 20, 2017. Jimmy Carter attended Georgia Tech for one year and received an honorary degree from the Institute in 1979 — the first in Tech’s history. Read the full article.

UPS Honors Arkansas Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 25 elite drivers from Arkansas are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  Arkansas boasts 106 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,096 years of accident-free driving.  Walter Jordan Jr. of Dermott and Michael Wear of Fort Smith are the state’s senior-most safe drivers, each with 38 years of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 712 total full-time UPS drivers in Arkansas.Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Jrinda Shaw, president, UPS Central Plains District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923.  In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of Arkansas drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

UPS Honors Vermont Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that four elite drivers from Vermont are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  
Vermont boasts 30 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 849 years of accident-free driving. Joseph Young of Marshfield is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 36 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 292 total full-time UPS drivers in Vermont.Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Ivy Brown, president, UPS Northeast District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of Vermont drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor. 
Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

UPS Honors New Mexico Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that seven elite drivers from New Mexico are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  
New Mexico boasts 40 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 1,136 years of accident-free driving. Anthony Paduano Jr. of Rio Rancho is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 37 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 504 total full-time UPS drivers in New Mexico. Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Kenneth Cherry, president, UPS Desert Mountain District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of New Mexico drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

UPS Honors Arizona Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

PHOENIX, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 23 elite drivers from Arizona are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  
Arizona boasts 115 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 3,246 years of accident-free driving. Mark Woolston of Glendale is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 41 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 1,537 total full-time UPS drivers in Arizona. Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said George Willis, president, UPS West Region. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923.  In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of Arizona drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

UPS Honors North Carolina Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that 60 elite drivers from North Carolina are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  
North Carolina boasts 423 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 12,094 years of accident-free driving. Gerald Brown of Kannaolis, David Herndon of Charlotte, Gary Jackson of Fuquay Varina and Joel Taleford of Charlotte are the state’s senior-most safe drivers, with 43 years of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 2,710 total full-time UPS drivers in North Carolina. Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Dwayne Meeks, president, UPS South Atlantic District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928. ** NOTE: The following pages list local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of North Carolina drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com

UPS Honors Idaho Drivers for 25 Years of Safe Driving

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that six elite drivers from Idaho are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.  
Idaho boasts 38 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 1,068 years of accident-free driving. David Williams of Post Falls is the state’s senior-most safe driver with 34 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 522 total full-time UPS drivers in Idaho. Globally, 9,349 active UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor.  Collectively they’ve racked up 266,554 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Joe Braham, president, UPS Northwest District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 54 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 48 years of safe driving. Ninety-one others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.** NOTE: The following page lists local drivers by hometown and UPS center.  If you’re interested in interviewing a local driver, please contact UPS Public Relations at pr@ups.com. Visit pressroom.ups.com for multimedia assets.Following is a list of Idaho drivers inducted this year to the Circle of Honor.Contact:
UPS Public Relations
pr@ups.com