Ottawa, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 12, 2021) – Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSXV: AUU) (“Gold79” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce changes to its board of directors with the appointment of Mr. Paul Carrêlo as an independent director effective February 12, 2021. Mr. Derek Macpherson has stepped down as a director of the Company in order to focus on his new role as Senior Vice-President, Investment Banking at Red Cloud Securities Inc.
Mr. Carrêlo brings extensive resource investment, mining and investment banking experience to the Gold79 Board of Directors. Mr. Carrêlo was a senior investment professional with Resource Capital Funds (“RCF”) based in both Denver and Santiago over the period from 2008 to 2020. Mr. Carrêlo was instrumental in establishing RCF’s Santiago office in 2014 to focus on building a greater presence in the Latin American region. In 2017, he returned to Denver with RCF as a senior member of a deal team focused on active portfolio management, investment strategy and leading transactions. Mr. Carrêlo is an Executive MBA candidate at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; has a M.Sc. Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College London; and, a B.A. Hons. in Economics from Durham University.
Mr. Gary Thompson, Executive Chairman and CEO, stated, “I am pleased to welcome Paul to the Gold79 board of directors. His extensive experience in resource and mine finance positions him well to contribute significantly to the Gold79 board as we position the Company for growth and continue focus on our strategy to build gold ounces at our Southwestern USA projects. Additionally, I want to thank Derek Macpherson for his contributions to Gold79 and wish him well in his new role at Red Cloud Securities.”
Additionally, the Company announces that its board of directors has approved a grant of options for 500,000 common shares to Mr. Carrêlo in his role as director of the Company pursuant to the Company’s 2020 Stock Option Plan. These stock options have an exercise price of $0.10 per share and expire on February 12, 2031. These stock options vest immediately. This stock option grant is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. (formerly Aura Resources Inc.) is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option and / or purchase agreements on three gold projects: the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project both located in Nevada, USA, and, the Gold Chain Project located in Arizona, USA. In addition, Gold79 holds two projects with minority interest being a 37.1% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and a 20% carried interest in the Taviche Project in Oaxaca, Mexico held by Minaurum Gold Inc. and now under option to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
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