Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines Inc.

September 25, 2014 08:00 ET

Richmont Mines Announces Appointment of Nicole Veilleux to Vice-President, Finance Following Resignation of CFO

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 25, 2014) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE MKT:RIC) ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has promoted Nicole Veilleux to Vice-President, Finance, a role which she previously held for the Corporation. The Corporation concurrently announces that Pierre Rougeau, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Corporation to pursue other opportunities. The Corporation would like to thank Mr. Rougeau for his contribution over the past two years, and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

Nicole Veilleux has been with Richmont for over 16 years, in positions of increasing responsibility. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance, including as an Auditor for KPMG LLP, and as a Financial Analyst for Norbord Industries Inc. and for le Fonds régional de solidarité de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Ms. Veilleux joined Richmont initially as Controller, was promoted to Financial Director in March 2006, and fulfilled the role of CFO from this date to November 30, 2012.

Elaine Ellingham, Interim President and CEO said: "Nicole Veilleux has been a key part of Richmont's management team for over 16 years and we thank her for, once again, taking on the responsibilities of a Senior Executive of Richmont. She has developed a financial team with a depth of experience and integrity that is reflected throughout the Corporation and its operations."

About Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines has produced over 1.4 million ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production in 1991. 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 20 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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