RNS Number : 4765B
17 April 2012
17 April 2012
Fresnillo plc appoints Non-Executive Directors
Fresnillo plc ("Fresnillo") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala and Mr Alejandro Bailleres as non-executive Directors of Fresnillo.
Ms Aramburuzabala is currently Vice Chairman of Grupo Modelo, one of Mexico's largest breweries. She also serves on the boards of several companies in Mexico including Grupo Aeromexico, Grupo Financiero Banamex, Banco Nacional de Mexico, Tresalia Capital and KIO Networks. Her prior directorships include Grupo Televisa, Empresas ICA and America Movil. She was educated at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).
Mr Bailleres has been the Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Nacional Provincial, a leading insurance company in Mexico. He is also a director of several companies within Grupo BAL, including Industrias Penoles S.A.B. de C.V., the controlling shareholder in Fresnillo. Mr Bailleres is also an alternate director of Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest beverage company in Mexico and serves on the Board of Trustees of ITAM.
The Board believes that the broad range of experience of Mexican and international business which these two new Directors bring will broaden the perspectives and experience that are applied to Board discussions, and strengthen the overall mix of skills and experience on the Board.
The appointment of these two additional directors increases the number of Board members to twelve including eleven non-executive Directors. The appointments were proposed at a recent meeting of the board's nominations committee. Fresnillo shareholders will vote on the appointments at the Company's annual general meeting on 18 May 2012.
There are no other matters to disclose in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13R of the FSA's Listing Rules.
For further information, please visit our website: www.fresnilloplc.com or contact:
Arturo Espinola Tel: +44(0)20 7339 2470
Head of Investor Relations
Gabriela Mayor Tel: +52 55 52 79 3203
Brunswick Group Tel: +44(0)20 7404 5959
Carole Cable (Partner)
David Litterick (Director)
About Fresnillo plc
Fresnillo is the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's second largest gold producer, listed on the London and Mexican Stock Exchanges under the symbol FRES.
Fresnillo has seven operating mines, all of them in Mexico - Fresnillo, Saucito, Cienega, San Ramon, Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos and Noche Buena; four development projects -Noche Buena (new gold mine at Herradura District), San Ramon mine (a satellite of the Cienega gold mine), Saucito II, and Dynamic leaching to treat high grade gold ore from Herradura and Soledad-Dipolos mine; and five advanced exploration prospects - San Julian, Centauro Deep, Juanicipio, Orysivo and Las Casas as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects. In total, has mining concessions covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in Mexico.
Fresnillo has a strong and long tradition of mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for both silver and gold.
Fresnillo's goal is to maintain the Group's position as the world's largest primary silver company, producing 65 million ounces of silver and 500,000 ounces of gold by 2018.
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