Sierra Metals announces appointment of Igor Gonzales to the Board of Directors
VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2013
VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT)
("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to welcome and announce the
appointment of Igor Gonzales to the Board of Directors of Sierra Metals.
Mr. Gonzales is originally from Peru and has more than 30 years of experience
in the mining industry. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of
HudBay Minerals Inc. From 1998 to 2013, Mr. Gonzales was with Barrick Gold
Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer. Between 1980 and 1996, Mr. Gonzales served in various roles with
Southern Peru Copper Corporation.
Mr. Gonzales has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco, Peru, and was a Fulbright Scholar at
the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where he earned a Master of
Science degree in Extractive Metallurgy.
"We are delighted to have a seasoned professional such as Igor Gonzales join
our Board of Directors and believe that his vast experience will prove
invaluable as we continue to execute on our growth strategy and work toward
the next level of success," said Mr. J. Alberto Arias, Chairman of Sierra
Metals. "On behalf of the entire Sierra Metals team, I would like to welcome
Mr. Gonzales to our Board."
About Sierra Metals
Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on precious and base
metals from its Yauricocha Mine in Peru, its Bolivar Mine and Cusi Mine in
Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is exploring several precious and base
metal targets in Peru and Mexico. Projects in Peru include Adrico (gold),
Victoria (copper-silver) and Ipillo (polymetallic) at the Yauricocha Property
in the province of Yauyos and the San Miguelito gold properties in Northern
Peru. Projects in Mexico include Bacerac (silver) in the state of Sonora, La
Verde (gold) at the Batopilas Property in the state of Chihuahua, and Las
Coloradas (silver) at the Melchor Ocampo Property in the state of Zacatecas.
The Company's shares trade on the Bolsa de Valores de Lima and the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol "SMT".
Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in
this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" within the
meaning of Canadian securities law. Other than statements of historical fact,
all statements are "forward-looking statements", which involve various known
and unknown risk and uncertainties and other factors, including market
conditions that may affect the Company's ability to execute its current
business plan. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested
in any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update
the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results
could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless and
until required by securities laws applicable to the Company. Additional
information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by the
Company with the Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available
SOURCE Sierra Metals Inc.
For further information regarding Sierra Metals, please
visitwww.sierrametals.com or contact:
President & CEO
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493‐9646
Director, Investor Relations
Sierra Metals Inc.
1 (866) 493‐9646
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