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VANCOUVER, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold Corp. ("Veris" or the "Company") (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Mr. R. Llee Chapman, President of Veris Gold Corp. has been appointed Chief Executive Officer as well as a Director; Mr. Graham Dickson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and remains Senior Vice President, Corporate Development; and Mr. Shaun Heinrichs remains as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.
At the Company's Jerritt Canyon operations in Elko, Nevada, Mr. Joseph Driscoll, with effect from today, has been appointed General Manager and Mr. Joseph Wheeldon was recently appointed as Mine Manager. Also as of today Mr. Kiedock Kim has been appointed Plant Manager and Mr. Chris Jones has been appointed Assistant Plant Manager.
Rounding out the team are the Officers of the Company as follows; Joanne C. Jobin, Vice President Investor Relations, Todd Johnson, Vice President Exploration, and Cameron Patterson, Vice President Finance.
On his appointment, as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chapman stated, "I look forward to continue delivering strong leadership to the Veris Gold Teams and further strengthening the developments and strides that we have already made at Jerritt Canyon to ensure that the Company and its operations remain viable and continue to add to shareholder value. We look forward to sharing positive news with our stakeholders in the near future." He further added, "At Jerritt Canyon, we are building one of the strongest mining and operations teams in the industry. I am personally very excited be a part of a team that will be responsible for the continuing growth and development of the historic Jerritt Canyon operations and most importantly all Veris Teams look forward to delivering on our assurances to our shareholders."
Francois Marland, Executive Chairman also commented, "The appointment of Mr. Chapman as CEO at Veris is a natural progression to our current corporate restructuring and we look forward to his continued leadership and continuing improvements at our operations in Elko, Nevada. Mr. Graham Dickson will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer while the Company undertakes a search to fulfill this role. Mr. Heinrichs will remain as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Both Mr. Dickson and Mr. Heinrichs skill-sets are considered significant strengths in our newly reorganized team and we look forward to their valuable contributions in the future."
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in the business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically stable jurisdictions. The Company's primary assets are the permitted and operating Jerritt Canyon mill and gold mines located 50 miles north of Elko, Nevada, USA. The Company's primary focus is on the re-development of the Jerritt Canyon mining and milling facility. The Company also holds a portfolio of precious metals properties in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada, including the former producing Ketza River mine.
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