Premier Bolsters Operations Team with the Addition of Peter van Alphen
THUNDER BAY, Sept. 16, 2019 - Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (PG:TSX) (PIRGF:US) ("Premier", "the Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter van Alphen is joining the Company as its Chief Operating Officer. Peter brings to Premier a successful track record of mine development and operations. In this role Peter will oversee the Company's mining and development Projects including the Mercedes and South Arturo mines, and will lead development planning for Premier's advanced-stage projects including Hardrock (Greenstone Gold) and Cove.
Peter brings to Premier more than twenty years of progressive leadership and management of various mining operations from construction projects through to production that will prove valuable for stakeholders as the Company continues to build out its pipeline of growth projects. Most recently, Peter served as the Country Manager for Canada for Pan American Silver, Vice-President of Operations at Tahoe Resources, and Vice-President of Operations at Lake Shore Gold Corp overseeing their Canadian Operations. Prior to his role at Lake Shore, Peter's broad Canadian operational experience included five years as Mine Manager and Project Manager with FNX Mining.
"A top priority for Premier is to build an industry-best operations team to facilitate our aggressive plans to realize substantial production growth over the next several years" commented Ewan Downie, President & CEO. "We look forward to Peter's contribution as we grow our Company in a safe and sustainable manner. Peter's diverse experience will complement our existing team as we advance our key assets and assess additional producing opportunities to achieve this goal."
Premier remains focused on building its mining business towards mid-tier gold producer status. In addition to its producing Mercedes Mine and the two near development projects at South Arturo, the Company is beginning to plan for future operations with the advancement of permitting, community agreements and detailed technical refinements of a potential mine plan for the Greenstone Gold Mines open pit project, Hardrock. Advanced exploration work continues on a potential underground plan for the 100%-owned Cove Property in Nevada and the company remains committed to achieving long term and sustainable growth through exploration of geologically prospective properties in favourable jurisdictions.
Premier Gold Mines Limited is a gold producer with a respected exploration and development pipeline of high-quality precious metal projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Premier remains focused on creating a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer through its two producing gold mines - South Arturo and Mercedes - as well as mine development opportunities at McCoy-Cove in Nevada and Hardrock in Ontario.
This Press Release contains certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about strategic plans, including future operations, future work programs, capital expenditures, discovery and production of minerals, price of gold and currency exchange rates, timing of geological reports and corporate and technical objectives. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks inherent to the mining industry, adverse economic and market developments and the risks identified in Premier's annual information form under the heading "Risk Factors". There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Premier disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
SOURCE Premier Gold Mines Ltd.
Ewan Downie, President & CEO, 1.888.346.1390, Info@premiergoldmines.com, www.premiergoldmines.com