JAG - TSX/NYSE
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Jaguar Mining Inc.
("Jaguar" or "the Company") (JAG: TSX/NYSE) today announced that Gordon J. Babcock has been retained as Chief
Operating Officer for the Company. Mr. Babcock, a professional
engineer with over 32 years of mining experience, will assume
responsibility for all facets of Jaguar's mining operations in early
Commenting on the executive appointment, David Petroff, Jaguar's
President and CEO stated, "We are extremely pleased to have Gordon join
the Jaguar team. He has an excellent focus on safety, extensive
experience in mine operations, and proven ability to address and
resolve operating issues. Gordon's internationally diversified
underground mining experience, combined with strong leadership and
management skills make him a superb fit to lead Jaguar through its
current turnaround initiative and future expansion."
Mr. Babcock was most recently the Vice President and General Manager for
Nyrstar's El Mochito Mine operation in Las Vegas, Honduras. He has
also held various executive positions in South America with Coeur
d'Alene Mines and Plata Peru Resources, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of
Science degree with Honors in Mining Engineering from Queens University
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is a member of the Association of
Professional Engineers Ontario, the American Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
About Jaguar Mining
Jaguar is a junior gold producer in Brazil with operations in a prolific
greenstone belt in the state of Minas Gerais and owns the Gurupi
Project in Northern Brazil in the state of Maranhão. The Company also
owns additional mineral resources at its approximate 210,000-hectare
land base in Brazil. Additional information is available on the
Company's website at www.jaguarmining.com.
SOURCE: Jaguar Mining Inc.
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