LATIN AMERICAN MINERALS ANNOUNCES NEW COO AND CFO
September 11, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSXV: LAT) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bira De Oliveira as Chief Operating Officer, and the appointment of Mr. Dennis Logan as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. De Oliveira, P.Eng., MBA, PMP, PhD, has more than 35 years operational experience in Latin America and West Africa in base metals and gold. Mr. De Oliveira most recently served as a Senior Vice President of Operations at Jaguar Mines. Prior to this he served as CEO for Lachlan Star as well as COO for CuCo Resources. Mr. De Oliveira’s mine operations pedigree also includes: General Manager of First Quantum Minerals Ltd, Frontier’s mining operations in the DRC; General Manager of First Quantum Minerals Ltd, Guelb Moghrein operations in Mauritania; and Operations Manager at AngloGold Ashanti's Sadiola Hill Gold Mine in Mali.
Mr. Logan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and received both his BA and his MBA from the University of Toronto and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1996. Mr. Logan is a former Director and Chief Financing Officer for Almonty Industries Inc. Prior to joining Almonty in 2011, Mr. Logan spent 15 years in Canadian Capital Markets Industry where he held a number of senior management positions including Managing Director, Investment Banking at Desjardins Securities Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and Director, Investment Banking at Westwind Partners Inc. and Partner at Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Limited and Executive Director, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets. Mr. Logan is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc., a Director and Chair of the Audit committee of Magna Terra Minerals Inc. and former Director of Pinetree Capital Ltd.
Mathew Wilson, President and CEO stated: “We are extremely excited to add executives with such impressive pedigrees as Mr. De Oliveira and Mr. Logan. Production has been challenging but given his successful track record in developing all sizes of gold operations over the last several decades, we feel confident that Mr. De Oliveira is the right person to overcome these obstacles. This is a very exciting time for the company as we work to add shareholder value on multiple fronts. I also want to thank Mr. Cameron Tymstra and Mr. Grant Smith for their hard work over the last year.”
The company announces that it has granted incentive stock options to directors and consultants to purchase a total of 845,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.15 per share. The options expire on September 11, 2022, vest over twelve months and are subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
The company is also pleased to announce that it has added Chris Irwin, LL.M., as the Corporate Secretary and has increased the size of the board of directors from four members to five with the appointment of Mathew Wilson, President and CEO.
The company also reports that it has changed the location of its registered office which is now at: 211 Yonge Street, Suite 502, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1M4.
About the Company
Latin American Minerals Inc. is a mineral exploration and gold mining company which holds its core gold projects in Paraguay. The Company is currently completing the reconfiguration of its Independencia Mine gold processing plant.
Management has identified exploration targets at Independencia Mine, and six new gold zones on the Company’s adjacent exploration claims, for drill testing. This property package comprises the Company’s 15,020 hectare Paso Yobai gold project.
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Mathew Wilson, President and CEO Toronto: 416-643-7630 ext 5998 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.latinamericanminerals.com
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