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New York Stock Exchange: GG
Aug. 8, 2012
GOLDCORP INC. ("GOLDCORP") (TSX: G) (NYSE: GG)
today announced that
has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, replacing
, who has decided to leave the Company to pursue other interests.
"Steve's dedication over the last seven years to instilling operational excellence throughout Goldcorp's mines and projects has made Goldcorp a stronger company," said
, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He understands that people are Goldcorp's most valuable asset, and he has committed himself tirelessly to inspiring them and keeping them safe. On behalf of our board of directors, management team and 15,000 employees, we thank Steve for all he has done and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors."
, 52, succeeds
as COO following five years in key management roles within Goldcorp and has more than thirty years of mining experience. In his most recent position as Senior Vice President,
, he oversaw the next phase of ramp-up at Goldcorp's flagship Peñasquito operation, as well as the continued growth of the large Los Filos mine. Upon joining Goldcorp in July, 2007, he served as Vice President,
and U.S., where he led the major infrastructure investment project at the flagship
mine. He also played a key role in the development of the Éléonore project in
. Prior to joining Goldcorp, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Centerra Gold.
"The depth and breadth of George's industry experience, as well as his roles overseeing many of Goldcorp's largest mines and projects, make him the ideal person to lead our operating team. His appointment is also a testament to the strength of our organization in developing the future leaders of the Company internally. I look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our leadership team to deliver steady, low cost production from our existing mines and execute our next phase of growth."