Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines Inc.

February 23, 2015 07:30 ET

Richmont Mines Announces the Appointment of Mr. Steve Burleton to the Position of Vice-President, Business Development

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 23, 2015) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE MKT:RIC) ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Burleton to the position of Vice-President, Business Development. Mr. Burleton will be based in Toronto.

Commenting on Mr. Burleton's appointment, Mr. Adams, President and CEO of Richmont stated: "I am very pleased to welcome Steve to our team. He brings many years of diversified experience, with an entrenched understanding of both the corporate strategy side through his recent senior management role with a public company, and the capital markets sector owing to his past work as an investment banker. Working closely with Richmont's senior management and myself in particular, Steve will focus on developing and fine-tuning Richmont's long-term strategy on several fronts. I look forward to working with him as we continue to reframe Richmont's future production profile, and deliver a meaningful growth story for our shareholders in the years to come."

Mr. Burleton has over 18 years of experience in the Canadian investment banking industry having dealt with companies in mining, fertilizers and industrial products. Most recently he was Vice President, Corporate Development for a publicly traded fertilizer producer with operations in Brazil and one of the few junior fertilizer development projects to reach production in recent years. In that role he was responsible for financing, strategic initiatives and investor relations. Previously, Mr. Burleton served as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and at Scotia Capital Inc. Mr. Burleton is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from York University.

About Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines has produced over 1.5 million ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production. The Corporation currently produces gold from the Island Gold Mine in Ontario, and the Beaufor and Monique Mines in Quebec. The Corporation is also advancing development of the extension at depth of the Island Gold Mine in Ontario. With over 23 years of experience in gold production, exploration and development, and prudent financial management, the Corporation is well-positioned to cost-effectively build its Canadian reserve base and to successfully enter its next phase of growth. Richmont routinely posts news and other important information on its website (

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