Veris Gold Corp. Announces New Team Members
VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013
Toronto Stock Exchange: VG
VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp. (TSX: VG) (OTCQB:
YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) (the "Company" or "Veris Gold") is
pleased to announce the appointments of Robert L. Chapman as President of the
Company and Joanne C. Jobin as Vice President, Investor Relations effective
Mr. Chapman, an accomplished financial and business development executive,
brings 32 years of mining experience with some of the world's leading natural
resource and engineering companies to Veris Gold. In his role as President he
will lead the corporate management team and assist with the Company's business
development strategy while also leading the Company's Elko, Nevada based
mining and production teams at the gold producing property, Jerritt Canyon.
For the past two years Mr. Chapman has assisted the Company in Corporate
Development activities including the development of a strategic growth plan.
Previous to that he worked for Newmont Mining Corp. serving as the Regional
Vice President, Apollo Gold Inc. as the Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer, Knight Piesold & Co. as the Chief Financial Officer and Barrick
Goldstrike Mines Inc. also in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer. In
addition to these positions, Mr. Chapman has also run a successful
mining/financial consulting business with clients from the State of Alaska,
St. Augustine Copper & Gold Corp. and Russell Mining Corp.
Mr. Chapman graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science,
Accounting and is a licensed CPA.
On his appointment, Mr. Chapman stated, "I am excited to accept this new role
at the Company as we enter into a dynamic growth phase at Jerritt Canyon. I
plan on bringing in the kind of leadership that will actively work with our
employees and management team to create a stable and safe workplace. We will
review our strategic plan and insure that resources are available to meet and
exceed our growth expectations. Having lived in the Elko area most of my
life, the success of the mining industry and our employees is very important
Francois Marland, Executive Chairman commented, "We are very pleased to
welcome Mr. Chapman to our senior leadership team and look forward to working
together with him to grow our operations at Jerritt Canyon. We believe his
extensive background in mining and finance in Nevada will be an invaluable
asset to this growth and he will lead significant improvements at Jerritt
The Company is also is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne C. Jobin
as Vice President, Investor Relations.
Ms. Jobin brings over 25 years of Investor Relations experience to Veris Gold.
She began her career in the fledgling investor relations industry in 1987 with
Barrick Gold, where she worked to develop its early IR and marketing programs.
Since then she has worked in the natural resources sector and managed the
investor relations, corporate affairs and communications programs for a number
of publicly traded companies, including J.P. Morgan & Co. (Canada), Canadian
Tire Corporation, HEPCOE Credit Union, IAMGOLD Corporation, Noront Resources
and Excellon Resources. She also co-founded The FIRM and founded IR.INC,
international investor relations marketing companies focused on the natural
Ms. Jobin, who is well-known in the investment community, will be an important
asset in identifying future business opportunities deemed beneficial to the
Company, determining the Company's rebranding and marketing strategies, and
identifying key target audiences.
Shaun Heinrichs, Co-CEO and CFO commented, "We believe Ms. Jobin will be a
valuable addition to the Veris Gold team and look forward to her contributions
in the near future."
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in the
business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically stable
jurisdictions. The Company's primary assets are the permitted and operating
Jerritt Canyon mill and gold mines located 50 miles north of Elko, Nevada,
USA. The Company's primary focus is on the re-development of the Jerritt
Canyon mining and milling facility. The Company also holds a portfolio of
precious metals properties in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory,
Canada, including the former producing Ketza River mine.
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SOURCE Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp.
Joanne C. Jobin
VP, Investor Relations
T: (647) 964-0292
Veris Gold Corp.
Investor Relations Manager
T: (604) 688-9427 ext 224
Chairman T: +49 711 25 35 92 40
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