Excellon Announces Management and Board Additions
Toronto, Ontario – September 30, 2020 – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN, EXN.WT; NYSE:EXN; FRA:E4X2) ("Excellon" or the “Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Keller, P. Eng. as Chief Operating Officer and Alfred Colas, CPA, CA as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Keller has already joined the Company and Mr. Colas will be joining in mid-October. Anna Ladd-Kruger has stepped down to pursue a CFO role with another precious metals company. Ms. Ladd-Kruger will join the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately as a non-independent director.
"Paul and Alfred greatly enhance our management depth and effectiveness," stated Brendan Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect that their experience, judgment, and strong operational and financial expertise will deliver value to the company as we continue to improve operations and advance our strategic growth objectives in this exciting precious metal bull market.”
Mr. Cahill continued, “I sincerely thank Anna for her exceptional efforts in the Company’s transformation over the past year. We are truly delighted to have her continue with the Company as a Board member, where she will continue to provide strategic guidance and oversight. We wish her the best of luck in her new role as CFO of McEwen Mining Inc.”
Paul Keller is a professional engineer with over 30 years of industry experience. He is an experienced mining executive with mine development and operations experience in North America, Africa and Latin America. He was most recently Senior VP Major Projects and COO of Trevali Mining, a zinc-focused, base metals mining company with four commercially producing operations in Africa, Canada and Peru. Mr. Keller led the development of Trevali’s Canadian and Peruvian projects from permitting through development to operation. He was also instrumental in business optimization and capital growth projects at Trevali’s African operations. Mr. Keller has expertise building mines from greenfield through to permitting, design and operating phases, while developing operational teams. He has been COO of several junior mining companies and worked in various management roles at Barrick’s Hemlo Mine in operations, engineering and maintenance after beginning his career with Rio Algom Limited. Mr. Keller holds a Bachelor of Engineering – Mining from Laurentian University.
Alfred Colas is an experienced financial executive and was most recently the CFO of Arch Corporation, a Toronto-based private-equity investment firm and asset manager. Mr. Colas joined the founder at start-up and led the establishment of a subsidiary in the Dubai International Financial Centre, acting as an investor-facing ambassador for the firm and serving on the local board of directors. Mr. Colas has over 18 years of progressive experience in the mining industry, most recently as VP and CFO of First Nickel, a TSX-listed junior nickel and copper producer, and Controller of Rainy River Resources, a junior gold exploration company, where he contributed to the successful raising of over $130 million in equity. He also spent 13 years at Barrick, including three years as the financial head of Barrick’s Veladero Mine, where he was a member of the leadership team that successfully turned around the operation, which reached over US$1 billion in revenues. Mr. Colas sits on the board of a housing corporation affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto before starting his career at Price Waterhouse.
Excellon’s vision is to create wealth by realizing strategic opportunities through discipline and innovation for the benefit of our employees, communities and shareholders. The Company is advancing a precious metals growth pipeline that includes: Platosa, Mexico’s highest-grade silver mine since production commenced in 2005; Kilgore, a high quality gold development project in Idaho with strong economics and significant growth and discovery potential; and an option on Silver City, a high-grade epithermal silver district in Saxony, Germany with 750 years of mining history and no modern exploration. The Company also aims to continue capitalizing on current market conditions by acquiring undervalued projects.
Additional details on Excellon’s properties are available at www.excellonresources.com.
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