Defiance Silver Corp (“Defiance”) is pleased to announce that Roger Scammell and Paul Smith have joined the Board of Directors.
Mr. Roger Scammell has 43 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry primarily in North America and México. He was the Country Manager (México) for Teck Corporation and its Mexican subsidiary from 1992 - 2000. Under his direction, Teck discovered the 73 million tonne San Nicolas massive sulphide deposit in Zacatecas and the El Limon gold skarn in Guerrero, México. From 2004 until December 2010, he was responsible for the administration and execution of exploration, development and initial production of the Nuestra Señora polymetallic silver mine owned by Scorpio Mining Corporation in Sinaloa, México.
Mr. Paul Smith graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials. He spent most of his 36 year career in the non-ferrous mining and smelting industry working with Rio Tinto Zinc, Pasminco, Mount Isa Mines and Pechiney World Trade in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was a founding shareholder and Finance Director of Ocean Partners Holdings Limited, a global trader of copper, zinc and lead concentrates. He left Ocean Partners in May 2012 to pursue investment opportunities and charitable activities. Brian Robertson and Chris Bunka have resigned from the Board of Directors.
Bruce Winfield, President & CEO of Defiance, stated, “Roger provides Defiance with another experienced Mine Finder and Developer. His skills directly complement our strong technical abilities. Paul brings Defiance significant expertise at the mine development and production level. His skills at marketing mining products ensures that the Board has expertise ranging from initial discovery through to production. In addition, I would like to thank both Brian and Chris for their contributions to the Board during their tenure with us. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors. “
Defiance has granted 2,020,000incentive stock options under its stock option plan to directors, officers and consultants. The options are exercisable on or before November 5, 2019, at a price of $0.10.
The grant of stock options is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
About Defiance Silver Corp.:
Defiance is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of advanced silver projects in the historic Zacatecas Silver District, Mexico. Defiance is focused on the potential to expand the current resource at the San Acacio deposit, a past producer of between 75 and 100 million ounces of silver in high grade ore from the Veta Grande vein deposit.
On behalf of Defiance Silver Corp.
President and CEO
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