TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2017) - Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SSN) is pleased to welcome Mr. Jaime Lalinde as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Jaime Lalinde is a former vice president of private banking at Citibank N.A. Mr. Lalinde spent 20 years in the banking industry, working for Chase Bank and Merrill Lynch before accepting a position at Citibank N.A. in New York, where he was team leader and country manager for the Mexican and Colombian jurisdictions. Mr. Lalinde received a B.A. at Bogota's University of Los Andes and obtained Masters Degrees in philosophy and political science at the University of Illinois. Mr. Lalinde was the founder and President of La Esperanza Mining.
The appointment of Mr. Lalinde follows the resignation of Mr. Fred Leigh as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stetson. Mr. Leigh will remain on the board of directors of the company.
Stetson is also pleased to welcome Mr. Algimantas Didzjulisi to its Board of Directors. Mr. Didzjulisi is the former Colombian Country Manager for TransCanada Pipelines and Enbridge and he is currently active as an investor, board member and business advisor to various companies.
The appointment of Mr. Didzjulisi follows the resignation of Mr. Stan Bharti from the board of directors of Stetson. The management and board of Stetson would like to thank Mr. Bharti for his service and the contributions he has made to the company and wish him well in the future.
Stetson also announces that the company has granted a total of 1,200,000 stock options to various directors, officers and consultants of Stetson. The options vest immediately, have an exercise price of $0.05 and expire five years from the date of grant. The grant of options remains subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
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