21 Upper Brook Street
London W1K 7PY
22 December 2020
Fresnillo appoints Guillermo Gastélum as Vice President of Exploration
Fresnillo is pleased to confirm the appointment of Guillermo Gastélum as Vice President of Exploration with effect from 1st January 2021.
Mr Gastélum has extensive experience in the Mexican mining sector, most recently as Deputy Director of Northern Exploration at Fresnillo. Previously, Mr Gastélum was Regional Manager of Exploration at Peñoles. He has a degree in Geological Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua and has a Master's degree on Mining Exploration from Queen's University in Canada.
Mr Gastélum joins Fresnillo following the retirement of David Giles. Mr Giles (70) has had a remarkable career in the mining industry and with Fresnillo, starting his career with Fresnillo's parent company Peñoles 29 years ago. Before being appointed as Vice President of Exploration in 2007, he served as Deputy Director of Exploration of Peñoles, Manager in Mexico of Amaxeold Inc. and Manager of Exploration of Nevada / Corona Gold.
Octavio Alvídrez, CEO of Fresnillo, said:
"On behalf of the Board and the whole company, I'd like to thank David for his significant contribution to Fresnillo over many years. We wish David every success in his future endeavours. I would like to congratulate Guillermo on his appointment. He brings with him proven technical skills, a deep understanding of our operations and considerable experience."
For further information, please visit our website www.fresnilloplc.com or contact:
Gabriela Mayor, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 2470
Mexico City Office
Ana Belem Zárate
Tel: +52 55 52 79 3206
Tel: +44 (0)20 7250 1446
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 (including the San Ramón satellite mine, Las Casas Rosario & Cluster Cebollitas), Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos1, Noche Buena and San Julián (Veins and Disseminated Ore Body), three development projects - the Pyrites Plant at Fresnillo, the optimisation of the beneficiation plant also at Fresnillo and Juanicipio, and four advanced exploration projects - Orisyvo, Rodeo, Guanajuato and Pilarica, 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.
1 Operations at Soledad-Dipolos are currently suspended.
Forward Looking Statements
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