TORONTO, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX) (TSX: MUX) is pleased to announce two new management appointments. Meri Verli, PhD, CA, CPA, will be joining as the new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Andrew Elinesky who is departing the Company effective today; and Jack Henris will be joining as General Manager for Nevada effective today.
Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, commented: “I’m pleased to welcome these two experienced and accomplished individuals to the team at McEwen Mining. We are moving forward with a strong management team, who is focused on operational excellence.”
Meri has extensive experience as a senior financial executive, having held several management roles in the gold mining sector, including most recently as the CFO of PPX Mining Corp since October 2017, Senior VP Finance and Treasury at Kirkland Lake Gold until July 2017 and VP Finance at Lake Shore Gold for 9 years.
At Kirkland Lake Gold, Meri was part of the team that executed the transformational merger between Kirkland and Newmarket Gold creating a new +500,000 ounce per year gold producer in 2017. During her tenure at Kirkland Lake, Meri was instrumental in integrating the finance and treasury teams, policies and practices for the various acquired entities.
Meri was VP Finance at Lake Shore Gold until September 2016, where she provided senior financial planning and analysis support. She played a key role in cost reduction initiatives and in building the finance department and policies as Lake Shore Gold transitioned from a junior exploration company to a commercial gold producer with more than 600 employees and contractors.
Meri is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a PhD in Economic Sciences, a Bachelor of Geology and Engineering and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tirana, Albania.
Jack is a senior executive with deep hands-on experience in the mining industry. He has a successful track record of driving cost reduction, increased production and safety improvement.
Jack brings over 30 years of experience, most recently as the Vice President of Mining and Geotechnical for Goldcorp. He has extensive experience in Nevada having worked at Newmont for 12 years and Barrick for 9 years. Prior to joining Goldcorp from 2013 to 2017, Jack held the position of General Manager at two large Newmont operations in Nevada, the Carlin Operation and Cripple Creek. Jack holds a BSc in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
ABOUT MCEWEN MINING
McEwen has the goal to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500 Index by creating a profitable gold and silver producer focused in the Americas. McEwen's principal assets consist of: the San José mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest); the Black Fox mine in Timmins, Canada; the Fenix Project in Mexico; the Gold Bar mine in Nevada; and the large Los Azules copper project in Argentina, advancing towards development.
McEwen has approximately 360 million shares outstanding. Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, owns 22% of the shares.
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