– USA, MN – PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM | NYSE: PLM) today announced the appointment of Glencore executive Nathan Bullock to its board of directors, replacing Hilmar Rode, who stepped down.
“Mr. Bullock has provided leadership in some of mining’s most challenging technical, geopolitical and operational environments in the world, and we are pleased to have him on our board,” said Chairman and CEO, Jon Cherry.
About Nathan Bullock
Mr. Bullock leads operational strategy, technical services, asset management, capital management and technology for Glencore’s copper assets group. He brings a broad range of operational and technical experience to the board with a background in mining and processing across Australia and Africa in a range of commodities. His is one of three Glencore seats on the seven-member board.
Beginning his career as a geologist at Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines in Australia, Mr. Bullock worked for 17 years across Glencore’s North Queensland mining, processing and smelting assets. He joined BHP in early 2018 at its Olympic Dam operation, working on operational discipline and improvement across the uranium, gold, silver and copper assets before rejoining Glencore in late 2019 as CEO at Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia.
He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in applied geology from Queensland University of Technology, and an MBA from Griffith University, both in Brisbane Australia, and holds a graduate certificate in Applied Finance and Investment.
PolyMet Mining Corp. is a publicly-traded mine development company that owns 100% of Poly Met Mining, Inc., a Minnesota corporation that controls 100% of the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body through a long-term lease. The project features significant assets including the deposit itself and infrastructure including existing rail, roads and utilities that connect the ore body to the plant site approximately seven rail miles away. The project is located in the established mining district of the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota. Poly Met Mining, Inc. has completed its Definitive Feasibility Study and received permits that provide authorization to build and operate an open-pit mine and associated processing facilities. The permits, however, are the subject of ongoing litigation. NorthMet will take advantage of the region’s established supplier network and skilled workforce is expected to require approximately two million hours of construction labor, will create approximately 360 long-term jobs directly, and generate a level of activity that will have a significant multiplier effect in the local economy.
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