Orosur Mining Inc (‘ OMI’ or the ‘ Company’) (TSX: OMI) (AIM: OMI), the South American focused gold explorer and producer, today announces the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, Rafael Vergara, 49, who lives in Santiago, Chile.
Rafael Vergara is a partner of the Santiago law firm, Carey y Cía. and head of their Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Group. His practice focuses on natural resources, mining, water rights, energy, environment, surface lands, project financing, corporate/commercial, municipal and planning, health and medicines.
Since 1996, Mr. Vergara has been Professor of Mining Law at the Universidad de Chile, and from 2003 at the Universidad de Los Andes. He has given special courses on mining law organized by the Judiciary Academy of Chile, for judges and members of the Courts of Appeals. He has also presented papers on Chilean energy and natural resources regulations at numerous meetings, both in Chile and abroad. Currently he is member of the panel of the Arbitration Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Vergara is also a member of the Chilean Bar Association, of the legal committee of the National Mining Association (SONAMI), of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, of the International Bar Association, of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and of the informal association Abogados Mineros Latinoamericanos (AMLA).Tony Shearer, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rafael to the Board. He brings with him a wealth of expertise in mining and the law in South America, and will be an excellent addition to the Board as we focus on bringing value to shareholders.” The Board of the Company now comprises Tony Shearer as Chairman with Rafael Vergara, Eric Roth, Roger Davey, Julio Porteiro (all independent Non-Executive Directors), Ignacio Salazar (Chief Financial Officer) and David Fowler (Chief Executive). Save as disclosed in the Appendix below, there is no other information required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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