Fresnillo nominates Luis Robles for election to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Fresnillo plc (LON:FRES) today announced that the Nominations Committee has recommended to the board of directors of the Company, and the Board has agreed, that Luis Robles be proposed for election as an independent non-executive director of the Company at the 2019 annual general meeting, which is due to be held on 21 May 2019, with his appointment to take effect from the conclusion of the AGM.

Fresnillo plc Chairman Alberto Baillères said: “I am delighted that Mr Robles has agreed to join the Board. With a broad understanding of Mexican business based on a distinguished career in banking, Mr Robles will be a valuable addition to the Fresnillo board. I look forward to welcoming him to the board following the 2019 AGM”.

About Luis Robles

Mr Robles served as the Chairman of Board of Directors of BBVA Bancomer from 2012 until his retirement in September 2018, having previously served as Vice-Chairman from 2007-2012. Mr Robles trained as a lawyer and was Managing Partner of Robles & Zaldivar, S.C. from 1984 to 1993, when he joined the BBVA Financial Group.

During his career in the banking and financial sectors, Mr Robles served on various national and international associations, including Chairman of the Latin American Banking Federation from 2010 to 2012 and various roles in the Mexican Banking Association culminating in him being Chairman of the ABM from 2014 to 2017.

The Board has, therefore, also approved a recommendation from the Nominations Committee that Mr Robles be appointed as a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee, both with effect from his appointment to the Board after the AGM.

About Fresnillo plc

Fresnillo plc is the world’s largest primary silver producer and Mexico’s largest gold producer, listed on the London and Mexican Stock Exchanges under the symbol FRES.

Fresnillo plc has seven operating mines, all of them in Mexico – Fresnillo, Saucito, Ciénega, Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos1, Noche Buena and San Julián, two development projects – the Pyrites Plant at Fresnillo and Juanicipio, and three advanced exploration projects – Orisyvo, Las Casas Rosario & Cluster Cebollitas and Centauro Deep, as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects.

Fresnillo plc has mining concessions and exploration projects in Mexico, Peru and Chile.

Fresnillo plc has a strong and long tradition of exploring, mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for silver.

Fresnillo plc’s goal is to maintain the Group’s position as the world’s largest primary silver company and Mexico’s largest gold producer.

Operations at Soledad-Dipolos are currently suspended.

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