TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 5, 2014) - Probe Mines Limited (TSX VENTURE:PRB) ("Probe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Yves Dessureault has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, replacing Michael Petrina, who has decided to leave the Company to pursue other interests. The Company would like to thank Mike for his contribution in advancing the Borden Gold project and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
Mr. Dessureault brings over 25 years of international mining experience in operations, consulting and engineering with a focus in the last 15 years on project evaluation, development and execution. Mr. Dessureault previously held leadership positions with Rio Tinto PLC and Hatch Ltd., and more recently was a partner at BBA Inc. where he was leading their Toronto operations. At BBA and Hatch, he was responsible for managing engineering projects, especially in the area of project development or feasibility studies for mining clients including Rio Tinto PLC, Sherwood Copper Corp., Teck Resources Limited and Potash Corp. Since 2012, he has been the main consultant to Probe and been part of the Borden Gold project development. For 10 years at Rio Tinto, Mr. Dessureault held several operational roles including the Project Director for a C$600 million project. Throughout his career, he has managed development of greenfield and brownfield projects valued between C$110 million and C$1,200 million, and covered many commodities including gold. Mr. Dessureault is a Professional Engineer, he holds a B.Eng., M.Sc.A. and Ph.D. from École Polytechnique of Montréal and an MBA from HEC Montreal.
Dr. David Palmer, President and CEO of Probe, states, "The depth and breadth of Yves' industry experience and his close involvement in the Borden Project over the past three years make him the ideal person to lead our operating team. Yves has been actively involved in the development and growth of the Borden Gold project as our lead consultant since 2012 and we are pleased that he will now guide the development of the project from within as an integral member of the team. We are all looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to advance the project".
Mr. Dessureault will be granted options to acquire 250,000 common shares of Probe for a period of five years with an exercise price of $2.50 per share.
About Probe Mines:
Probe Mines Limited is a Canadian precious metals exploration company whose key asset is the Borden Gold Zone in Ontario, Canada. As of January 31, 2014, the Company is well-positioned with approximately $29.4 million in treasury. The Company is actively exploring a significant new gold resource on its Borden Gold Zone near Chapleau, Ontario and has 100% interest in the Black Creek chromite deposit located in Northern Ontario. The Company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PRB.
On behalf of Probe Mines Limited,
Dr. David Palmer, President & Chief Executive Officer
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