Mining Stock News: SilverCrest (TSX.V: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Announces 2013 Annual Meeting and Adoption of Corporate Governance Measures
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - April 25, 2013 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX.V:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) (CW5.F) ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") announces it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 10:00am PDT on June 11, 2013 at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, 645 Howe Street, in Vancouver, BC. May 6, 2013 has been fixed as the record date for determining shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting.
SilverCrest also announces the approval by its Board of Directors of an advance notice policy. This requires advance notice to the Company where nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors are made by shareholders other than pursuant to the requisition of a meeting or a shareholder proposal. The purpose of the policy is to provide shareholders, directors and management of SilverCrest with a clear framework for nominating directors of the Company. This will ensure that all shareholders receive adequate notice of the director nominations and sufficient information regarding all director nominees, facilitate an orderly and efficient shareholders' meeting and allow shareholders to register an informed vote after having been afforded reasonable time for appropriate deliberation.
The advance notice policy fixes a deadline by which holders of record of common shares of the Company must submit director nominations in writing to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders at which directors are proposed for election, and sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice to the Company. No person will be eligible for election as a director of SilverCrest unless nominated in accordance with the advance notice policy.
Notice to the Company must be provided not less than 30 days and not more than 65 days prior to the date of an annual general meeting provided, however, in the event the annual general meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be provided not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting of shareholders which is not also an annual meeting, notice to the Company must be made not later than the close of business on the 15th day following the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
For the upcoming annual meeting of shareholders, any notice delivered to the Company prior to the close of business on May 10, 2013 shall be deemed to have been timely delivered.
The advance notice policy is effective immediately and will be placed before shareholders for approval at the annual meeting on June 11, 2013. The full text of the policy is available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website. The advance notice policy will remain in effect unless amended or rejected by shareholders at the meeting.
The Board of Directors has also adopted a majority voting policy for the election of directors in uncontested elections. Under this policy, if a nominee does not receive the affirmative vote of at least the majority of votes cast, the Director shall promptly tender a resignation for consideration by the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Board. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee shall consider the resignation and recommend to the Board the action to be taken with respect to such offered resignation, which may include: accepting the resignation, maintaining the Director but addressing what the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee believes to be the underlying cause of the withheld votes, resolving that the Director will not be re-nominated in the future for election, or rejecting the resignation and explaining the basis for such determination. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee in making its recommendation, and the Board in making its decision, may consider any factors or other information that they consider appropriate and relevant.
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
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Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1
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