MAG Silver Strengthens Management Team
VANCOUVER, May 01, 2023 - MAG Silver Corp. (TSX / NYSE American: MAG) ("MAG" or "MAG Silver") is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Methven as Vice President: Technical Services effective May 1, 2023, and the promotion of Jill Neff to Vice President: Governance and Company Secretary effective immediately.
Mr. Methven is a skilled mining professional with experience in the mining industry spanning three decades. His expertise includes deep-level underground precious-metal mining, long-term mine planning, project management and consulting. He has managed technical and operational teams in many underground mines globally and, in his more recent capacity as Principal Mining Engineer and Underground Manager for AMC Mining Consultants (Canada), has led technical and trade-off studies, authored technical reports, estimated and audited mineral reserves, and led operational due diligence for companies operating in the Americas, including Fresnillo Plc, Pan American Silver and Capstone Copper.
Prior to joining MAG, Mr. Methven held several operational and consulting positions at AMC Mining Consultants (Canada), Newmont Australia, Hatch Africa, Gold Fields and Anglo American. Mr. Methven holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a practicing Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia.
Ms. Neff has been with MAG since 2021 and has over 18 years' experience in corporate governance, corporate secretarial duties, corporate law and securities regulation. She has been instrumental in MAG's corporate governance and regulatory compliance initiatives and has played a key role in the Company's public reporting obligations. In her expanded role, Ms. Neff will continue to oversee all aspects of governance and compliance, and will also take on additional responsibilities related to human capital.
"Gary and Jill are both highly skilled professionals and we are thrilled to have them on board in these very important roles," said George Paspalas, President and CEO of MAG. "Gary's extensive technical expertise and leadership experience will be invaluable as we focus on extracting the best value from Juanicipio and progressing our other exciting exploration projects at Deer Trail and Larder, and Jill, in her new, expanded role, will continue to keep MAG abreast of corporate and governance responsibilities as we transition into a Tier-1 silver producer."
About MAG Silver Corp. (www.magsilver.com)
MAG Silver Corp. is a growth-oriented Canadian development and exploration company focused on becoming a top-tier primary silver mining company by exploring and advancing high-grade, district scale, precious metals projects in the Americas. Its principal focus and asset is the Juanicipio Project (44%), being developed with Fresnillo Plc (56%), the operator. The project is located in the Fresnillo Silver Trend in Mexico, the world's premier silver mining camp, where the operator is currently advancing underground mine development and commissioning a 4,000 tonnes per day processing plant. Underground mine production of mineralized development material commenced in Q3 2020, and an expanded exploration program is in place targeting multiple highly prospective targets at Juanicipio. MAG is also executing multi-phase exploration programs at the Deer Trail 100% earn-in Project in Utah and the recently acquired Larder Project, located in the historically prolific Abitibi region of Canada.
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