Veris Gold Corp. Announces New Team Members
Toronto Stock Exchange: VG
VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Veris Gold Corp. (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange:
NG6A) (the “Company” or “Veris Gold”) is pleased to announce the appointments
of Robert L. Chapman as President of the Company and Joanne C. Jobin as
Vice President, Investor Relations effective immediately.
Mr. Chapman, an accomplished financial and business development
executive, brings 32 years of mining experience with some of the
world’s leading natural resource and engineering companies to Veris
Gold. In his role as President he will lead the corporate management
team and assist with the Company’s business development strategy while
also leading the Company’s Elko, Nevada based mining and production
teams at the gold producing property, Jerritt Canyon.
For the past two years Mr. Chapman has assisted the Company in Corporate
Development activities including the development of a strategic growth
plan. Previous to that he worked for Newmont Mining Corp. serving as
the Regional Vice President, Apollo Gold Inc. as the Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, Knight Piesold & Co. as the Chief Financial
Officer and Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. also in the capacity of Chief
Financial Officer. In addition to these positions, Mr. Chapman has also
run a successful mining/financial consulting business with clients from
the State of Alaska, St. Augustine Copper & Gold Corp. and Russell
Mr. Chapman graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of
Science, Accounting and is a licensed CPA.
On his appointment, Mr. Chapman stated, “I am excited to accept this new
role at the Company as we enter into a dynamic growth phase at Jerritt
Canyon. I plan on bringing in the kind of leadership that will actively
work with our employees and management team to create a stable and safe
workplace. We will review our strategic plan and insure that resources
are available to meet and exceed our growth expectations. Having lived
in the Elko area most of my life, the success of the mining industry
and our employees is very important to me.”
Francois Marland, Executive Chairman commented, “We are very pleased to
welcome Mr. Chapman to our senior leadership team and look forward to
working together with him to grow our operations at Jerritt Canyon. We
believe his extensive background in mining and finance in Nevada will
be an invaluable asset to this growth and he will lead significant
improvements at Jerritt Canyon.”
The Company is also is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne C.
Jobin as Vice President, Investor Relations.
Ms. Jobin brings over 25 years of Investor Relations experience to Veris
Gold. She began her career in the fledgling investor relations industry
in 1987 with Barrick Gold, where she worked to develop its early IR and
marketing programs. Since then she has worked in the natural resources
sector and managed the investor relations, corporate affairs and
communications programs for a number of publicly traded companies,
including J.P. Morgan & Co. (Canada), Canadian Tire Corporation, HEPCOE
Credit Union, IAMGOLD Corporation, Noront Resources and Excellon
Resources. She also co-founded The FIRM and founded IR.INC,
international investor relations marketing companies focused on the
natural resource sectors.
Ms. Jobin, who is well-known in the investment community, will be an
important asset in identifying future business opportunities deemed
beneficial to the Company, determining the Company’s rebranding and
marketing strategies, and identifying key target audiences.
Shaun Heinrichs, Co-CEO and CFO commented, “We believe Ms. Jobin will be
a valuable addition to the Veris Gold team and look forward to her
contributions in the near future.”
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in
the business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically
stable jurisdictions. The Company’s primary assets are the permitted
and operating Jerritt Canyon mill and gold mines located 50 miles north
of Elko, Nevada, USA. The Company’s primary focus is on the
re-development of the Jerritt Canyon mining and milling facility. The
Company also holds a portfolio of precious metals properties in British
Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada, including the former
producing Ketza River mine.
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SOURCE Veris Gold Corp.