CHICAGO, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) announced today the death of its non-executive chairman, Terence A. Wilkinson, at age 72.  Mr. Wilkinson joined the Board of Directors as chairman in 2011 and has served in that capacity since that time.  He also chaired the Independent Directors and Governance and Nominating committees of the Board.

The directors have elected Andrew G. Michelmore as non-executive chairman.  Mr. Michelmore recently rejoined the Board, having served from 2010 to 2015.  He retired in 2017 as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMG Limited.

“It is with extraordinary regret that we note the passing of our colleague and friend Terence Wilkinson,” commented Michael A. Bless, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Terence’s insight and wise counsel was a constant source of value for our board and our employees.  His focus on the safety and sustainability of our businesses was an inspiration and a guidepost for me and my colleagues.  He perpetually reminded us that our most important assets walk in and out of our facilities each and every day.  We are wiser and better for having had the fortune of his commitment during these last seven years.  Terence will be sorely missed, and we wish his family our sincere sympathies.”

Mr. Bless continued, “We were fortunate recently to welcome Andrew Michelmore back onto our board.  Andrew previously served as a director for five years, until his professional responsibilities at the time necessitated that he step down.  He has had a long and distinguished career in the metals and mining industry, and possesses deep knowledge of our operations, customers and markets.  We are gratified he has agreed to assume the role of non-executive chairman.  Andrew will provide great value as we move forward to execute the company’s strategy.”

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Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland.  Century's corporate offices are located in Chicago, IL. Visit for more information.

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Peter Trpkovski
(Investors and media)

Source: Century Aluminum Company