Laredo Resources Corp. Welcomes Brian Smith to the Company Board

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laredo Resources Corp., (OTCQB:LRDR) ("Laredo" or the "Company) is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Smith Q.C. has consented to be appointed as a director of the Company. Mr. Smith has spent more than twenty years in Public Service and has served as Minister of Mines for the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He was appointed Chairman of Canadian National Railways in November 1989 and held that position until 1994. In 1996 he was appointed as Chairman of British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority and served until 2001. He is a lawyer and Queens Counsel, and continues to be the Federal Chief Treaty Negotiator since 2001. He has served on a number of public companies. Mr. Gardner, Laredo President, says: "We are pleased to welcome Mr. Brian Smith to the Company Board; his business experience is 'bar none', and he brings not only that expertise, but an independence and governance that is necessary, and is today very relevant, in the public sector."

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CONTACT: Robert C. Gardner Phone: 1-406-213-4700 E-mail: robertgardner@laredoresources.bizSource:Laredo Resources Corp.