VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG.TO)(PVG) ("Pretivm") announces that George Paspalas was elected to the Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting held on May 10, 2013, and John Smith decided not to stand for re-election to the Board.
George Paspalas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurizon Mines Ltd. His previous positions have included Chief Operating Officer, Silver Standard Resources Inc.; Executive Vice-President and Senior Vice President Projects - Technical Development, Placer Dome Inc.; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Placer Dome Africa. During his career, Mr. Paspalas has been responsible for constructing and operating complex open pit and underground mines in South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, South America and Canada.
"We thank John for his leadership and commitment to the Board during these critical first two years since Pretivm's IPO," said Pretivm's CEO Robert Quartermain. John Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Standard Resources Inc. "We welcome George's experience and operational expertise as we make the transition to development and production with our Brucejack Project."
Mr. Paspalas will replace Mr. Smith on the Board's Compensation and Corporate Governance committees.
Pretivm is creating value through gold at its high-grade gold Brucejack Project, located in northern British Columbia. Brucejack hosts a major undeveloped high-grade gold resource and mineralization remains open along strike and at depth. A feasibility study for a high-grade underground mine in Brucejack's Valley of the Kings is underway and expected this quarter.
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