Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Appoints Vice President, Corporate Development
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - January 31, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marcio Fonseca (P.Geo.) to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Development. In his new position, Mr. Fonseca will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing all aspects of SilverCrest''s corporate development opportunities designed to accelerate the Company''s growth and enhance its shareholder''s value. Mr. Fonseca''s responsibilities will be to forge new and strengthen existing relationships with institutional and retail investors, source and evaluate opportunities for corporate and property acquisitions, develop and implement corporate financial strategies and raise the corporate profile of the Company in the general investment community through marketing and presentation of the Company''s assets and plans for growth
Mr. Fonseca has more than 20 years of experience in international mine finance, corporate and project evaluation. Most recently Mr. Fonseca was a Division Director in Macquarie Metals and Energy Capital (Canada) ltd, where he developed a successful career over the last 9 years, focused on equity and debt financing for the mining sector. Mr. Fonseca has been directly involved in successful mining financings for the development of mining projects worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Fonseca held corporate positions in business development, project development, operations and exploration with Vale and Phelps Dodge in Latin America. Mr. Fonseca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from The Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil, Specialization in Engineering Economics from Fundação Dom Cabral-Brazil and an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. Mr. Fonseca''s experience combines valuation, financing, operations and project management. Mr. Fonseca will be part of the SilverCrest''s team, helping to create a solid foundation for growth.
J. Scott Drever, President of the Company, commented: "We are delighted that Mr. Fonseca has chosen to join SilverCrest''s senior management team. Mr. Fonseca''s broad skill set and experience in international mining finance and project development will be extremely valuable in the advancement of the Company''s position as a mid-tier precious metals producer."
The company also announces the grant of incentive stock options to purchase 350,000 common shares of SilverCrest which are exercisable at $2.60 per share, have a five year term and are subject to vesting in accordance with applicable Company policies.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX-V: SVL; NYSE MKT: SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the 6.5 year life of the open pit phase of the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
The information provided in this news release is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning the Company. It should be read in conjunction with all other disclosure documents of the Company. The information contained herein is not a substitute for detailed investigation or analysis. No securities commission or regulatory authority has reviewed the accuracy or adequacy of the information presented.
J. Scott Drever, President
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
SilverCrest Mines Inc.
(604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
(604) 694-1761 (FAX)
570 Granville Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
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