TORONTO, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd (TSX: WDO)
("Wesdome" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that JP Chauvin has
been appointed to Wesdome's Board of Directors.
"We are delighted that JP Chauvin has joined our Board of Directors"
said Brian Northgrave, Chairman. "Mr. Chauvin is highly respected and
his experience as a mine operator is held in high regard within the
mining industry. Mr. Chauvin's extensive mine operating experience
will be a significant asset to Wesdome."
JP Chauvin is a senior mining executive who brings more than 30 years of
underground mining and operations experience, as well as 10 years
experience in the construction industry to Wesdome's Board. Mr.
Chauvin is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and has managed mining
operations for several Canadian companies, taking increasingly senior
positions, and has served as president and as an independent director
for a number of Canadian mining companies. He has been involved in
several mine start-ups in his career including the Isle Dieu Mine and
reopening the Gaspé Copper Mine in 1988 for Noranda Minerals Inc., the
dewatering and exploration program for the Island Gold Mine and the
development of Cerro de Maimon Mine in the Dominican Republic. Notable
achievements in Mr. Chauvin's career include 9 years at the Golden
Giant Mine in increasingly senior roles leading to General Manager of
Canadian Operations for Battle Mountain Gold.
Wesdome's Board of Directors now consists of nine directors, of whom six
are independent under applicable securities law.
Wesdome is in its 26th year of continuous mining operations in Canada. It currently has two
producing gold mines in Wawa, Ontario and owns the Kiena Complex in Val
d'Or, Québec. The Company has 101.9 million shares issued and
outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
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financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects.
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SOURCE: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
For further information:
Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA
President & CEO
416-360-3743 ext 25
8 King St. East, Suite 1305
Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.wesdome.com