Coeur Appoints Linda L. Adamany to Board of Directors; Kevin S. Crutchfield
Nominated for Election to the Board
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- March 12, 2013
Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (the “Company” or “Coeur”) (NYSE: CDE) (TSX:
CDM) today announced that Linda L. Adamany has been appointed to the Company’s
Board of Directors as well as the Audit Committee and the Environmental,
Health, Safety and Social Responsibility (EHSSR) Committee of the Board,
effective March 11, 2013. In addition, Kevin S. Crutchfield has been nominated
for election to the Board at the Company’s 2013 annual meeting of shareholders
to be held May 14, 2013. Upon his election, Mr. Crutchfield is expected to be
appointed to the Compensation Committee and the EHSSR Committee.
Ms. Adamany is a member of the Board of Directors of AMEC plc, a multinational
company that provides design, consulting and project management services for
the natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors.
“We are pleased to have Linda join Coeur’s Board of Directors,” said Robert E.
Mellor, Coeur’s Chairman of the Board. “With her 35 years’ experience in
global industries, including as an executive and a director, Ms. Adamany
brings to the Board leadership, financial and accounting expertise,
familiarity with both business line and functional support areas and public
company board experience.”
Mr. Crutchfield is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Natural
Resources, Inc., a global coal company and the world’s third largest
metallurgical coal supplier.
“Kevin brings 25 years of mining industry experience to the Board and we feel
fortunate to have him join us,” Mellor said. “Kevin brings to the board
significant experience in corporate leadership, financial and operational
management, government and regulatory oversight, health and safety management,
and industry expertise through his various executive roles in global natural
resource businesses, in addition to experience in public company board
Additional Information on Linda L. Adamany
Ms. Adamany is a member of the board of directors of AMEC plc, an engineering,
project management and consultancy company, since October 2012; member of the
board of directors of National Grid plc, an electricity and gas generation,
transmission and distribution company, from November 2006 to November 2012.
Ms. Adamany served at BP plc in several capacities from July 1980 until her
retirement in August 2007, most recently from April 2005 to August 2007 as a
member of the five-person Refining & Marketing Executive Committee responsible
for overseeing the day-to-day operations and human resource management of BP
plc’s Refining & Marketing segment, a $45 billion business at the time. Ms.
Adamany also served BP plc as Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive
from October 2002 to March 2005 and Chief Executive, BP Shipping from October
1999 to September 2002. Ms. Adamany is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, awarded Magna cum Laude
from John Carroll University.
Additional Information on Kevin S. Crutchfield
Mr. Crutchfield is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Natural
Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR). He has been with Alpha Natural Resources since its
formation in 2003, serving as Executive Vice-President, President, Director,
Chief Executive Officer and most recently the additional responsibility of
Chairman. Mr. Crutchfield is a 25-year coal industry veteran with technical,
operating and executive management experience and is currently the Vice
Chairman of the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for
Clean Coal Electricity. Prior to joining Alpha, he was President of Coastal
Coal Co., LLC and Vice President of El Paso Corp. From 2000 to 2001, he served
as President and CEO of AMVEST Minerals Corp. and President of the parent
company, AMVEST Corp. Earlier in his career, he held senior management
positions at Pittston Coal Co. and Cyprus Amax Coal Co, including a period in
Australia as Chairman of Cyprus Australia Coal Corporation.
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver
producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has four precious metals
mines in the Americas generating strong production, sales and cash flow in
continued robust metals markets. Coeur produces from its wholly owned
operations: the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolomé silver
mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington
gold mine in Alaska. The Company also owns a non-operating interest in a
low-cost mine in Australia, and conducts ongoing exploration activities in
Mexico, Argentina, Nevada, Alaska and Bolivia.
Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation
Wendy Yang, 208-665-0345
Vice President, Investor Relations
Stefany Bales, 208-667-8263
Director, Corporate Communications
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