Jaguar Mining Retains Gordon J. Babcock as Chief Operating Officer
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 2013.
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
Roger Hendriksen Vice President, Investor Relations 603-410-4888
Valéria Rezende DioDato Director of Communication 011-55-31-4042-1249
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