Endeavour Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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Abidjan, February 21, 2019 - Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV OTCQX: EDVMF) ("Endeavour") announces the appointment of Mark Morcombe as Chief Operating Officer, with effect from May 6, 2019. He will take over from Jeremy Langford who will be leaving Endeavour on February 28, 2019.

Mr. Morcombe has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive expertise in leading cost and productivity initiatives. Prior to joining Endeavour, Mark was Chief Operating Officer of Centamin Plc and has previously held senior roles at several Africa-focused mining groups, including Acacia Mining, AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields.

Sébastien de Montessus, President and CEO of Endeavour Mining, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Mark to Endeavour as he has a strong operating track record, notably with Tier 1 African mines.

We would like to thank Jeremy for his contribution to Endeavour, notably for leading the design and build of most of our operating assets, and for training and assembling a core construction team. He has played a key role in successfully building Houndé and de-risking the Ity CIL construction with its main milestones now complete and wet commissioning underway. As our near-term construction focus is expected to shift from large builds to asset optimizations, which marks the end of several years of large capital-intensive project builds, we support Jeremy's decision to pursue other opportunities and wish him success."


Mr. Morcombe has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive expertise in leading safety, environment, mine planning, cost and productivity initiatives. Prior to joining Endeavour, Mark was Chief Operating Officer of Centamin Plc, operator of the Sukari Mine in Egypt, since joining in January 2018. Before this, he held the same role at Acacia Mining, which operates three mines in Tanzania. From late 2010 to April 2016 he held several senior roles at AngloGold Ashanti, including Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Development, followed by more than three years as SVP Ghana, leading the Obuasi gold mine turnaround project.

He holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines.


Martino De Ciccio

VP - Strategy & Investor Relations
+44 203 011 2719
Brunswick Group LLP in London

Carole Cable, Partner
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Endeavour Mining is a TSX listed intermediate African gold producer with a solid track record of operational excellence, project development and exploration in the highly prospective Birimian greenstone belt in West Africa. Endeavour is focused on offering both near-term and long-term growth opportunities with its project pipeline and its exploration strategy, while generating immediate cash flow from its operations.

Endeavour operates 4 mines across Côte d'Ivoire (Agbaou and Ity) and Burkina Faso (Houndé, Karma) which are expected to produce 615-695koz in 2019 at an AISC of $760-810/oz. 

For more information, please visit www.endeavourmining.com.

Corporate Office: 5 Young St, Kensington, London W8 5EH, UK  

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