TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX: SPM) ("Scorpio Mining" or the "Company") today announced the resignation of Mr. Thomas (Tom) McGrail from the position of Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), effective November 1, 2013. Mr. McGrail, who was based in Cosalá, Mexico, has tendered his resignation in order to attend to pressing family matters which will require more of his time to be spent at home with his family
The Board of Scorpio Mining has invited, and Mr. McGrail has agreed to join the Board as a Director. His expertise and first-hand knowledge of the Company's operations in Mexico will thus continue to be utilized by the Company. This new role will commence November 1, 2013
Pierre Lacombe, President and CEO, commented, "We thank Tom for his contribution to the advancement of organizational and operational tasks related to our Mexican operations during his tenure as COO. We are very pleased to be retaining his services as a member of the Board of Directors where Tom's wealth of experience in developing and operating mines will be invaluable as we first progress with the development of the El Cajón mine and advance other projects into the development pipeline."
Mr. McGrail commented: "This is an exciting time for Scorpio's shareholders as El Cajón and San Rafael move closer to production. I am eager to contribute to the Company's success".
Scorpio Mining Corporation is a silver producer operating in Mexico with significant base metal by-product credits. The 100% owned Nuestra Señora Mine in the Cosalá District of Sinaloa State, Mexico, has flexible mining methods and diversified metal production. It has a fully mechanized underground operation and a processing facility with permitted capacity for expansion up to 4,000 tonnes per day. The plant produces zinc, copper and lead concentrates, with a significant payable silver component in the copper and lead concentrates.
In addition, the Company has numerous exploration targets in the vicinity of its current operations as well as the advanced El Cajón and San Rafael development projects. The Company's strategy for near-term growth is currently focused on mine development of the El Cajón deposit upon receipt of pending permit.
Scorpio Mining's President and CEO, Mr. Pierre Lacombe, Eng, is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the content of this release.
ON BEHALF OF SCORPIO MINING CORPORATION
President & CEO
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There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove 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. Scorpio Mining Corporation does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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