Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines Inc.

February 27, 2015 07:59 ET

Richmont Mines President and CEO Mr. Renaud Adams to Oversee Island Gold Development; Announces Resignation of Chief Operation Officer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE MKT:RIC) ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") announces that Mr. Rosaire Emond, Chief Operating Officer, has decided to leave Richmont to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Emond's last day will be March 6, 2015. Mr. Renaud Adams, President and CEO, will oversee the operations and the transformational development currently underway at Richmont's cornerstone Island Gold Mine. Consequently, the Corporation does not plan to replace Mr. Emond in the near-term.

Mr. Adams, the Richmont Mines team and Board of Directors wish Mr. Emond well in his future endeavours and thank him for his contribution to the Corporation over the past three years.

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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The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include changes in the prevailing price of gold, the Canadian-United States dollar exchange rate, grade of ore mined and unforeseen difficulties in mining operations that could affect revenue and production costs. Other factors such as uncertainties regarding government regulations could also affect the results. Other risks may be set out in Richmont Mines' Annual Information Form, Annual Reports and periodic reports. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release, and the Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.

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