May 16, 2016, Vancouver, BC
- Taseko (TSX: TKO; NYSE MKT: TGB) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Burns to its Board of
Directors as an independent, non-executive director.
brings over thirty years of senior management experience in the mining
industry to Taseko. He is currently the Chairman of Maverix Metals Inc.
and until December 2015 was the President, CEO and a Director at Pan
American Silver Corp. During his 12 year tenure at Pan American Silver,
the company increased its annual silver production from 7.5 million
ounces to over 26 million ounces to become the second largest primary
silver producer in the world. He has extensive experience throughout
North and South America in mine operations and project development
having participated in numerous mine construction projects from
feasibility study into continuous operation. He has also led numerous
capital market transactions including placements of equity, debt and
convertible debt, and was instrumental in completing several cornerstone
acquisitions for Pan American Silver.
Mr. Burns also served for
a two year term as President of the Silver Institute, a nonprofit
international association of producers, refiners, silversmiths and
bullion suppliers dedicated to the development and uses of silver and
silver products in the global marketplace.
“On behalf of the
Board of Directors and management, I would like to welcome Geoff to the
Taseko Board. Geoff’s leadership and experience, along with a successful
track record while CEO at Pan American Silver, makes him an ideal
candidate for our Board. The addition of Geoff will further strengthen
and broaden Taseko’s leadership team,” said Russell Hallbauer, President
and CEO of Taseko.
For further information on Taseko, please see the Company’s website www.tasekomines.com or contact:
Brian Bergot, Vice President, Investor Relations - 778-373-4533 or toll free 1-877-441-4533
President and CEO
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information contained in this news release.
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