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VANCOUVER, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Veris Gold Corp. ("Veris" or the "Company") (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF)
(Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Mr. R. Llee Chapman,
President of Veris Gold Corp. has been appointed Chief Executive
Officer as well as a Director; Mr. Graham Dickson has been appointed
Chief Operating Officer and remains Senior Vice President, Corporate
Development; and Mr. Shaun Heinrichs remains as the Company's Chief
At the Company's Jerritt Canyon operations in Elko, Nevada, Mr. Joseph
Driscoll, with effect from today, has been appointed General Manager
and Mr. Joseph Wheeldon was recently appointed as Mine Manager. Also
as of today Mr. Kiedock Kim has been appointed Plant Manager and Mr.
Chris Jones has been appointed Assistant Plant Manager.
Rounding out the team are the Officers of the Company as follows; Joanne
C. Jobin, Vice President Investor Relations, Todd Johnson, Vice
President Exploration, and Cameron Patterson, Vice President Finance.
On his appointment, as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chapman stated, "I look forward to continue delivering strong leadership to the Veris
Gold Teams and further strengthening the developments and strides that
we have already made at Jerritt Canyon to ensure that the Company and
its operations remain viable and continue to add to shareholder value.
We look forward to sharing positive news with our stakeholders in the
near future." He further added, "At Jerritt Canyon, we are building one of the strongest mining and
operations teams in the industry. I am personally very excited be a
part of a team that will be responsible for the continuing growth and
development of the historic Jerritt Canyon operations and most
importantly all Veris Teams look forward to delivering on our
assurances to our shareholders."
Francois Marland, Executive Chairman also commented, "The appointment of Mr. Chapman as CEO at Veris is a natural progression
to our current corporate restructuring and we look forward to his
continued leadership and continuing improvements at our operations in
Elko, Nevada. Mr. Graham Dickson will assume the role of Chief
Operating Officer while the Company undertakes a search to fulfill this
role. Mr. Heinrichs will remain as Chief Financial Officer of the
Company. Both Mr. Dickson and Mr. Heinrichs skill-sets are considered
significant strengths in our newly reorganized team and we look forward
to their valuable contributions in the future."
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in
the business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically
stable jurisdictions. The Company's primary assets are the permitted
and operating Jerritt Canyon mill and gold mines located 50 miles north
of Elko, Nevada, USA. The Company's primary focus is on the
re-development of the Jerritt Canyon mining and milling facility. The
Company also holds a portfolio of precious metals properties in British
Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada, including the former
producing Ketza River mine.
On behalf of
"VERIS GOLD CORP."
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without limitation, statements relating to plans for or intentions with
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may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry
results, to be materially different from future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.
Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include among other things
the following: the Company's ability to engage underwriters, dealers or
agents on terms and conditions deemed reasonable by the Company; the
need to satisfy regulatory and legal requirements with respect to any
offerings; gold price volatility; discrepancies between actual and
estimated production and mineral reserves and resources; the
speculative nature of gold exploration; mining operational and
development risk; and regulatory risks. See our Annual Information Form
for additional information on risks, uncertainties and other related
factors. Although the Company has attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors
that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially
from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should
not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company
does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are
incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable
SOURCE: Veris Gold Corp.
For further information:
Veris Gold Corp.
Joanne C. Jobin
VP, Investor Relations
T: (647) 964-0292
NA Toll Free: 1-855-688-9427
Veris Gold Corp.
Investor Relations Manager
T: (604) 688-9427 ext 224
NA Toll Free: 1-855-688-9427
Chairman T: +49 711 25 35 92 40