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VANCOUVER, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (NYSE:AG; TSX:FR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ramon Mendoza Reyes, P. Eng., as Vice President of Technical Services and as Qualified Person responsible for the Company's Mineral Reserve and Resource estimates, long-term mine planning and the coordination of all work related to the preparation of the Company's NI 43-101 Technical Reports.
First Majestic is creating the VP of Technical Services position to enhance our geological and technical teams for the future growth of the Company. The VP of Technical Services will report to the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Keith Neumeyer based in Vancouver, Canada.
Mr. Mendoza, a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada, has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive experience in various technical applications including open pit and underground mining. Prior to joining First Majestic, Mr. Mendoza was with AMEC Americas Ltd. for a period of seven years, ultimately holding the position of Principal Mining Engineer responsible for the development of front-end studies for open-pit and underground mining projects, mineral reserves estimation, scoping studies as well as operating and capital cost estimations.
"I am pleased to join First Majestic and look forward to collaborating with a very professional and talented team which has grown the Company into a robust silver producer," Mr. Mendoza states. "I feel confident that my contributions will enhance the technical capabilities of the group and further support the continuous improvements and expansion plans of the Company."Mr. Mendoza holds a M.Sc. degree in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. In addition, Mr. Mendoza is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, a member of the Society of Mining Engineers and a member of the Mexican Mining Engineers Association. Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic states, "We are pleased to have Ramon Mendoza on board with First Majestic as VP of Technical Services. I'm optimistic this new division, under Ramon's leadership, will help direct all technical aspects of mining, development, production and exploration in order to prepare First Majestic for its next leg of growth." First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to the Company achieving its corporate growth objectives.