TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2012) - The board of directors of Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT.A) ("DPM" or "the Company") has announced that, during 2013, Jonathan Goodman, President and CEO, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the board of DPM, where he will continue to play a strong leadership role for the organization by developing, and overseeing the execution of, the Company's strategic plan.
At the same time, Rick Howes, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Rick joined DPM in 2009 after a highly successful career in key management roles at leading Canadian mining companies, including Cominco, Falconbridge and Inco. Initially, as General Manager of the Company's flagship operation in Chelopech, he led a successful transformation of the mine, establishing record production levels and securing significant cost reductions. He was appointed COO in 2010 and has continued the implementation of systems and best practices throughout the organization to drive sustained performance.
William Wilson, Chairman, stated that this transition is "a clear example of how an organization can manage the present and anticipate the future with solid succession planning. Jonathan's depth and experience with the investor community and financial markets will perfectly complement Rick's leadership as he works to deliver on the current business plan and prepare for future growth."
Jonathan Goodman concluded, "DPM's vision is to develop great assets and great people in a manner consistent with our core values and to the benefit of all stakeholders. I look forward to working with Rick and the leadership team as we continue to build a great company."
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold and silver, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production and output, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage and timing and possible outcome of pending litigation.
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Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian-based, international gold mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metals. The Company's principal operating assets include the Chelopech operation, which produces a gold, copper and silver concentrate, located east of Sofia, Bulgaria; the Deno Gold operation, which produces a gold, copper, zinc and silver concentrate, located in southern Armenia; and the Tsumeb smelter, a concentrate processing facility located in Namibia. DPM also holds interests in a number of developing gold properties located in Bulgaria, Serbia, and northern Canada, including interests held through its 51.4% owned subsidiary, Avala Resources Ltd., its 47.3% interest in Dunav Resources Ltd. and its 10.7% interest in Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.