Prospect Global Names Damon G. Barber as President and CEO
Internationally accomplished mining and finance expert brings substantial
depth to the next growth phase
Prospect Global and Apollo agree to mutual termination of previously-announced
DENVER, March 7, 2013
DENVER, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospect Global Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:
PGRX) today announced the appointment of Damon G. Barber as President and
Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Barber, a veteran
international mining and finance executive, joined the company in December
2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Barber's
promotion brings to Prospect's CEO office the extensive mining and finance
experience necessary for its next phase of development.
Mr. Barber said: "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the
development of Prospect Global Resources and its Holbrook project. The
fundamentals of the project and the potash mining industry are tremendous for
potential value creation. I am grateful that the Board has given me this
opportunity to build North America's next potash company and mine."
Mr. Barber has more than 20 years' experience in natural-resources finance and
operations and is former Chief Executive Officer of CST Mining Group Limited,
a Hong Kong-based mining company. While CEO of CST, Mr. Barber led and
directed the simultaneous and successful development of two copper mine
development projects. The first project was developed into production, and the
second project was developed to where it was sold for $505 million,
approximately two times CST's total investment in the project. During this
time, Mr. Barber also served as Chairman of Marcobre S.A.C., a joint venture
between CST and Korea Resources Corporation and LS Nikko.
Prior to joining CST Mining, Mr. Barber was a Managing Director at Deutsche
Bank and served as the Head of Deutsche Bank's Metals and Mining investment
banking practice in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Barber also spent more than 11 years at
Credit Suisse, including almost 10 years as an investment banker in Credit
Suisse's Energy Group.
Mr. Barber graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Mining
Engineering and began his career as a section foreman at CONSOL Energy Inc.'s
Loveridge Mine. Mr. Barber holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Gregory M. Dangler, currently a senior member of the finance team, will assume
the role of interim CFO.
Also today, Prospect Global and investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global
Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) mutually terminated the previously-announced
During the past several months, Prospect Global has made significant progress
in the development of its Holbrook, AZ, potash mining project, including
recently completing and submitting its Air Permit and Mineral Development
Resource Applications with state regulators in Arizona.
About Prospect Global Resources, Inc.
Prospect Global Resources, Inc. is a Denver-based company engaged in the
exploration and development of a large, high-quality potash deposit located in
the Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona. The company's stock is traded on the
NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PGRX.
Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
With the exception of historical matters, the matters discussed in this press
release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
projections or estimates contained herein. Such forward-looking statements
include statements regarding current and future classification of our potash
resources and development of our potash mining facility. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from projections or estimates
include, among others, potash prices, economic and market conditions, and the
additional risks described in Prospect Global's filings with the SEC,
including Prospect Global's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
March 31, 2012. Most of these factors are beyond Prospect Global's ability to
predict or control. The forward looking statements are made as of the date
hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation,
Prospect Global does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking
statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking
SOURCE Prospect Global Resources, Inc.
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