TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2013) - McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX)(MUX.TO) is pleased to announce that the Company has been included in the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM), the preeminent index covering the gold mining industry, which is tracked by the Market Vectors Gold Miners Index ETF (GDX). The effective date of the inclusion is September 23, 2013. The Gold Miners Index is comprised of publicly traded companies focused on gold and silver mining around the world.
"McEwen Mining's inclusion in the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index is recognition of the continued execution of our growth strategy and is an important step towards our goal of qualifying for the S&P 500," stated Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO.
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About McEwen Mining (www.mcewenmining.com)
The goal of McEwen Mining is to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500 by creating a high growth gold producer focused in the Americas. McEwen Mining's principal assets consist of the San José mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest); the El Gallo 1 mine and El Gallo 2 project in Sinaloa, Mexico; the Gold Bar project in Nevada, US; the Los Azules project in San Juan, Argentina and a large portfolio of exploration properties in Argentina, Mexico and Nevada.
McEwen Mining has 297,114,359 shares issued and outstanding at September 13, 2013. Rob McEwen, Chairman and Chief Owner, owns 25% of the shares of the Company (assuming all outstanding Exchangeable Shares are exchanged for an equivalent amount of Common Shares).
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