Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

February 24, 2009 03:00 ET

DPM Streamlines Executive Management Structure

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT)(TSX:DPM.WT.A) (the "Company" or "DPM") today announced that, in connection with its ongoing restructuring efforts, it is taking action to streamline its executive management structure. As part of this restructuring, the position of Chief Operating Officer will be eliminated and, as a result, Mr. Laurence Marsland will resign from DPM effective February 28, 2009.

Jonathan Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DPM commented, "Management and the Board of Directors greatly appreciate the efforts of Mr. Marsland not only during the transition of DPM to an operating mining company but also in bringing the Chelopech Mine to the operational, environmental and safety standards it has achieved".

The Company is looking forward to continuing to utilize Mr. Marsland's extensive project management experience on a consulting basis over the next twelve months.

The senior operating and staff positions currently reporting to Mr. Marsland will report to Mr. Goodman effective March 1, 2009.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of precious and base metals. Its group owns the Chelopech Mine, a producing gold/copper mine, and the Krumovgrad Gold Project, a mining development project, both located in Bulgaria, and is engaged in mineral exploration activities in Serbia. In addition, Dundee Precious owns the Back River gold exploration project in Nunavut, Canada and a 95% interest in the Kapan Mine in Armenia.


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Contact Information

    Jonathan Goodman
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 365-2408
    Email: jgoodman@dundeeprecious.com
    Lori Beak
    Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary
    (416) 365-5165
    Email: lbeak@dundeeprecious.com