VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX:FVI)(NYSE:FSM) Mr. Simon Ridgway, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Laing to the Board of Directors of the company.
Mr. Laing is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the industry who is currently the COO of Luna Gold Corp. Previously Mr. Laing was the COO of True Gold Mining, which developed gold heap leaching operation in Burkina Faso, and COO and EVP of Quintana Resources Capital, a base metals streaming company. He was also one of the original executives of Endeavour Mining, as the group grew from one mine in Burkina Faso to a 500,000 ounce gold producer in West Africa. He was an integral part of the acquisition and integration by Endeavour Mining of three junior gold producers, the construction of a fourth operation in Cote d'Ivoire and the preparation of a feasibility of a fifth project in Burkina Faso, which is currently under construction. Prior to these recent roles, Mr. Laing held senior positions in mining investment banking at Standard Bank in New York, technical consulting at MRDI in California, the Refugio project at Bema Gold Corp. and various roles at Billiton, Royal Dutch Shell's mining business, including operations at the Toquepala copper mine in Southern Peru, feasibility study, construction and operation of the Pering lead and zinc mine in South Africa, and the feasibility, construction and operation of the Choquelimpie gold and silver heap leach mine in northern Chile.
Mr. Ridgway also announces that the company has accepted the resignation of Mr. Thomas Kelly from the Board of Directors. Mr. Kelly has served as a Director of the company since April of 2011.
Jorge A. Ganoza, President, CEO and Director of Fortuna, commented, "On behalf of Management and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mr. Kelly for his numerous contributions to the development of Fortuna through these latest transformative years. We wish him well in his future undertakings." Mr. Ganoza continued, "I want to extend a cordial welcome to David. His vast global business and operational experience will be valuable for the company as we continue growing our business internationally."
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Fortuna is a growth oriented, precious and base metals producer focused on mining opportunities in Latin America. Our primary assets are the Caylloma silver Mine in southern Peru, the San Jose silver-gold Mine in Mexico and the Lindero gold Project in Argentina. The company is selectively pursuing acquisition opportunities throughout the Americas and in select other areas. For more information, please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Jorge A. Ganoza, President, CEO and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Trading symbols: TSX: FVI / NYSE: FSM
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