VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - Lundin Gold Inc. ("Lundin Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:LUG)(OMX:LUG) is pleased to welcome Mr. Nathan Monash to the senior management team of Lundin Gold. Mr. Monash joins as Vice President, Business Sustainability and will oversee the execution of the Company's commitment to addressing sustainability - delivering value to its shareholders, while simultaneously providing economic and social benefits to local communities and stakeholders and minimizing its environmental footprint.
Mr. Monash is internationally experienced and has dedicated his career to ensuring the long-term viability of business and the communities in which it operates. He has extensive experience with leading companies and institutions to address pressing international issues.
He has worked extensively with International Finance Corporation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group) guiding extractive industry clients on the structure and implementation of sustainable development strategies. He spent several years leading AngloGold Ashanti's sustainability efforts in the Americas, where he developed sustainability strategy and governance structures and advised operations on community relations, local government relations, human rights and communications. In addition, Mr. Monash worked with Rio Tinto Alcan where he integrated sustainable development principles across Rio Tinto Alcan's entire business development practice. As well, Mr. Monash spent several years with the World Economic Forum where he worked closely with leaders from business, academia, and government to identify and address key economic, social, and environmental issues facing the mining & metals industry and significantly advanced the industry's understanding of The Equator Principles, anti-corruption strategies, and emerging mining policy in key jurisdictions.
Ron Hochstein, President and CEO, commented, "We are serious about our commitment to developing Fruta del Norte in such a way that it brings sustainable benefits to the communities we work in. To that end, we are very pleased to have Nathan join our team. His passion and dedication to corporate social responsibility is inspiring and we look forward to his contributions to the executive team as we build Fruta del Norte into a mining operation that the people of Ecuador will be proud of and will serve as a benchmark of excellence to be measured against in the extractive industry."
About Lundin Gold:
In December 2014, the Company acquired the Fruta del Norte gold project located in southeast Ecuador. Fruta del Norte ("FDN") is one of the largest and highest grade undeveloped gold projects in the world and is the Company's flagship project. The Company plans to advance FDN in order to realize the significant potential of this asset.
The Company believes that the value created will not only greatly benefit shareholders, but also the Government and people of Ecuador who are the Company's most important partners in this project. Lundin Gold views its commitment to corporate social responsibility as a strategic advantage that enables it both to access and effectively manage business opportunities in increasingly complex environments. Lundin Gold is committed to addressing the challenge of sustainability - delivering value to its shareholders, while simultaneously providing economic and social benefits to impacted communities and minimizing its environmental footprint.
Ron F. Hochstein
President and CEO
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Lundin Gold Inc.