– CANADA, Vancouver – Midas Gold Corp. (TSX:MAX) (OTCQX:MDRPF), today announced that it has increased the size of its board of directors from seven to eight and appointed Mark Hill, Chief Investment Officer with Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSX:ABX) to fill the additional position. The increase in board size and the appointment of a Barrick nominee to the board of directors is in accordance with the terms of the investor rights agreement entered into with Barrick in conjunction with the strategic investment by Barrick in Midas Gold that was completed on May 16, 2018.
“We welcome Mr. Hill to the board of directors of Midas Gold and look forward to his input and guidance,” said Peter Nixon, Chairman of Midas Gold’s Board of Directors. “Mr. Hill has extensive technical, investment and senior management experience at senior levels in the mining industry, which experience will be beneficial as we continue to advance our Stibnite Gold Project towards completion of a feasibility study and permitting for restoration and redevelopment.”
About Mark Hill
Mark Hill was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Barrick in September 2016, this is a new position that ensures a high degree of consistency and rigor is applied to all capital allocation decisions at Barrick. Mr. Hill chairs Barrick’s Investment Committee, bringing added technical experience to the investment review process. He is also a member of the Company’s Executive Committee, as well as Barrick’s Growth Group, and oversees an Evaluations team that independently scrutinizes proposed expenditures before they go to the Investment Committee. Mr. Hill has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He re-joined Barrick after four years at Waterton Global Resource Management, where he was a partner and Head of Mining. Mr. Hill’s prior positions at Barrick included Vice President, Evaluations, and Vice President, Capital Projects. He has also held senior positions with BHP Billiton, AngloGold Ashanti, Placer Dome, and WMC Ltd. Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, and a Graduate Diploma in Mineral Economics.
About Midas Gold and the Stibnite Gold Project
Midas Gold Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is focused on the exploration and, if warranted, site restoration and development of gold-antimony-silver deposits in the Stibnite-Yellow Pine district of central Idaho that are encompassed by its Stibnite Gold Project. As operator of the Project, Midas Gold’s subsidiary, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc. is a modern mining company that believes that industry and the environment can work together. Commencing in 2009, Midas Gold defined a world-class deposit of gold and antimony in an area in need of serious environmental repair. The Stibnite Gold Project, as proposed in the Plan of Restoration and Operations currently being reviewed by regulators, would restore the site, create economic opportunity and benefit the surrounding communities.
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