VANCOUVER, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM /
BVL: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce,
effective immediately, the appointments of three new officer positions;
Vice President of Legal and General Counsel, Vice President of
Corporate Development, and Vice President of Exploration.
Andrew Swarthout, CEO, states that "These three individuals have made
significant contributions in achieving critical goals which have
positioned Bear Creek as a unique silver company advancing two, low
cost projects containing over 330M ounces of silver. The naming of the
three positions not only acknowledges their achievements, but
recognizes the capability of these leaders as we continue to advance
our projects. I am proud to have such uniquely qualified professionals
on our team."
Dr. Alvaro Diaz will assume the position of Vice President of Legal and
General Counsel. Dr. Diaz has done an outstanding job in managing the
legal affairs of the Company resulting in successful outcomes. Dr.
Diaz is managing the Santa Ana process for which we remain hopeful that
a negotiated settlement will be the outcome. He has contributed
important support in the Corani ESIA process. Dr. Diaz has over 20
years experience in the mining sector, principally with Southern Peru
Copper and Freeport, until he joined Bear Creek in 2010 as Manager of
Legal Affairs. Dr. Diaz is a highly respected mining lawyer in Peru
and his accomplishments since joining Bear Creek have reinforced this
view within our industry.
Mr. Andres Franco will assume the position of Vice President of
Corporate Development. Mr. Franco joined Bear Creek in 2011 as Manager
of Corporate Affairs where he created and executed, in concert with Dr.
Diaz, the social investment model at Corani which is becoming
recognized as the model for how mining companies in Peru can
successfully engage local communities and obtain transparent social
license. Mr. Franco will be crucial in obtaining social license at
Santa Ana, assuming that the Company recovers its rights to operate.
Mr. Franco has 20 years' experience in the extractive resources sector
where he has a long standing track record of creating innovative
solutions resolving local population concerns.
Mr. Christian Rios will assume the position of Vice President of
Exploration. Mr. Rios joined the Company in 2004 as an exploration
geologist and since has assumed increasing management roles, ultimately
serving as Exploration Manager. Mr. Rios obtained his Masters Degree
at the University of Arizona under the prestigious Lowell Minerals
Program of Economic Geology. Mr. Rios's accomplishments include
managing geologic efforts at Corani and Santa Ana which significantly
contributed to the value established in these new deposits. Mr. Rios
will continue to manage the Company's exploration efforts where he
focuses on generating high quality exploration targets, such as Carito
and Maria Jose, for the Company's exploration pipeline. It is generally
accepted within the industry that Mr. Rios has assembled one of the
best explorations teams in Peru.
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(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Bear Creek Mining Corporation
For further information:
Lisa May - Investor Relations
For further information, please visit the Company's website (www.bearcreekmining.com)