Xinergy Appoints Justin A. Converse to Board of Directors
Director David Smith has resigned to pursue personal interests
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KNOXVILLE, TN, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Xinergy Ltd., (TSX:XRG) ("Xinergy" or the "Company"), a US Central Appalachian producer of high quality coal, is pleased to announce that it has elected Justin A. Converse to its Board of Directors, to replace director David Smith who has resigned to pursue personal interests. The changes maintain the number of independent directors at five and the Board at seven members.
Mr. Converse is the Chairman and CEO of Converse and Company, Inc., a full service Coal brokerage that specializes in serving Utility and Industrial customers in the Southeast region. The company has managed over $4,000,000,000 worth of coal transactions since 1996. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Glasscock and Company, a sand and ready mix company that combines a bulk freight hauling and handling business with a ready-mixed concrete operation and the largest permitted sand mine in South Carolina, and Dorchester Dirt Company, a bulk freight hauling company with over 70 trucks that serves major utility plants and cement producers in South Carolina.
"We are pleased to have an executive with such significant industry experience as a member of our Board of Directors," stated Todd Q. Swanson, Chairman of the Board of Xinergy. "Justin's deep understanding of the coal markets, combined with his long term relationship marketing Xinergy's coal, positions him well to add significant value to our Board, particularly as we ramp production at our South Fork mid vol metallurgical mine. We look forward to his contributions."
David Smith, who has served on the Board since the Company's IPO, has resigned from the Board to pursue personal interests. "David has contributed substantially to our Board during his tenure, helping guide the Company through its growth phase and the challenging market environment of the past year" stated Mr. Swanson. "We thank him for his commitment and efforts, and wish him well in his future endeavours."
About Xinergy Ltd.
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Xinergy Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary Xinergy Corp. and its subsidiaries, is engaged in coal mining in West Virginia and Virginia. Xinergy sells high quality thermal and metallurgical coal to electric utilities, steelmakers, energy trading firms and industrial companies. For more information, please visit www.xinergycorp.com.
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