TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) (OTC: EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company"), Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Pullinger, P.Geo as Vice-President Geology effective in mid-September 2016, taking over from John Sullivan, P.Geo., who is stepping into a consulting role.
"We are tremendously excited to have Mr. Pullinger join the team in the coming weeks," stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings an exceptional track record of discovery and project advancement using the latest in exploration techniques and has experience in all phases of the mining industry, from grass-roots exploration through to production, including a wealth of capital markets and financing experience. He has a proven ability to identify value in mining assets from early stage exploration through to production. Along with our newly appointed Vice-President Technical Services, Denis Flood, Ben will be integral to our next phase of growth."
Mr. Cahill continued, "Many thanks to John Sullivan for his tireless work as Vice-President Exploration since 2007. He and the exploration team have been instrumental in increasing the mineral resource at Platosa and making the important skarn-sulphide discovery at Rincon del Caido, which will see additional drilling in the coming months. John has been a trusted colleague during Excellon's growth and turnaround in recent years."
Mr. Pullinger brings over 12 years of experience in advancing projects from early stage exploration through to production including marketing, financing, planning and execution. Most recently, he was Vice-President Exploration at Roxgold Inc. where he made a significant contribution towards growing the 55 Zone at the Yaramoko Project in Burkina Faso from a small inferred gold resource into a producing mine, and additionally discovered the high grade QV1 and QV' gold resources. Mr. Pullinger has extensive international experience in Asia, South America, North America and Africa. He is a Professional Geologist (Ontario) and holds an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of Johannesburg.
Excellon's 100%-owned La Platosa Mine in Durango is Mexico's highest grade silver mine, with lead and zinc by-products making it historically one of the lowest cash cost silver mines in the country. The Company is positioning itself to capitalize on undervalued projects by focusing on increasing La Platosa's silver production and near-term mineable resources.
Additional information on Excellon is available at www.excellonresources.com.
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