MONTREAL, April 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP), the
leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, is pleased
to announce that Mr. Bertrand Lessard has been appointed Chief
Operating Officer of the Company, effective April 28, 2014.
Mr. Lessard has nearly 30 years of experience in technical, operational
and leadership positions. Prior to joining 5N Plus, Mr. Lessard was
General Manager of SEC Bloom Lake Iron Mine of Cliffs Natural
Resources. He has worked for over 25 years at Xstrata (formerly Noranda
and Falconbridge now Glencore Xstrata). His career started in 1985 at
the Canadian Copper Refinery in Montreal where he held several
technical and management positions to eventually take the lead of
Operations in 1998. He also served as Director - Recycling,
headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and, in 2008 as Director - Copper,
of the Kidd Creek metallurgical site in Timmins, Ontario, until 2010
when he joined the ranks of Cliffs Natural Resources.
Mr. Lessard holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the École
Polytechnique de Montréal, and graduated from the Western Executive
Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business of London, Ontario.
Jacques L'Ecuyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, said "We are
pleased to welcome Bertrand Lessard to our team as Chief Operating
Officer. His prior experience in the minor metals field and in senior
management positions of sizeable metallurgical facilities promise to be
great assets to leverage our worldwide network of operations, execute
on our growth plan and become a more efficient organization".
About 5N Plus Inc.
5N Plus is the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical
products. Fully integrated with closed-loop recycling facilities, the
Company is headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada and operates
manufacturing facilities and sales offices in several locations in
Europe, the Americas and Asia. 5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary
and proven technologies to produce products which are used in a number
of advanced pharmaceutical, electronic and industrial applications.
Typical products include purified metals such as bismuth, gallium,
germanium, indium, selenium and tellurium, inorganic chemicals based on
such metals and compound semiconductor wafers. Many of these are
critical precursors and key enablers in markets such as solar,
light-emitting diodes and eco-friendly materials.
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different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. A description
of the risks affecting 5N Plus' business and activities appears under
the heading "Risk and Uncertainties" of 5N Plus' 2013 MD&A dated
February 25, 2014 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the
forward-looking information in this press release will transpire or
occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that 5N Plus will derive
therefrom. In particular, no assurance can be given as to the future
financial performance of 5N Plus. The forward-looking information
contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and
5N Plus undertakes no obligation to publicly update such
forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or
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SOURCE: 5N Plus Inc.
For further information:
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
5N Plus Inc.
(514) 856-0644 x6178