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PureGold makes key senior management appointments

Pure Gold Mining (TSX-V:PGM, LSE:PUR) announced that, effective immediately, Terry Smith has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Bryan Wilson has been appointed Vice President Mine General Manager of the PureGold mine. Phil Smerchanski has also been promoted to Vice President Exploration & Technical Services, the company said.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Terry and Bryan to PureGold,” said CEO Troy Fierro in the media release. Terry is a talented Mining Engineer, optimization specialist, and innovative leader who will enhance our operational planning and execution capabilities. Terry’s sharp focus on, and deep understanding of, the drivers of long-term value creation in mining and his ability to assemble and lead effective teams make him ideally suited to help shape and execute the company’s long-term vision for the PureGold Mine.”

“Incoming Mine General Manager, Bryan Wilson, is an exemplary leader who is known for establishing a strong safety culture and leading highly productive operations teams,” Fierro said. “We are also pleased to promote Mr. Phil Smerchanski to Vice President Exploration & Technical Services. In this expanded role, Mr. Smerchanski will work closely with both Mr. Smith and Mr. Wilson in supporting the Technical Services team at the PureGold Mine site.

“As we continue to ramp up the PureGold Mine to its full potential, these appointments reflect our commitment to a culture of operational and technical excellence. I look forward to Terry, Bryan and Phil’s leadership in their respective areas.”

Maryse Bélanger remains on PureGold’s Board of Directors and will work closely with Smith and Wilson to ensure a smooth transition in the roles of Chief Operating Offering and Vice President Mine General Manager, respectively, PureGold said.

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