VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Further to its announcement regarding leadership change in respect of the Chief Financial Officer role (see news release dated August 31, 2020), Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX/NYSE: PVG) (“Pretivm” or the “Company”) announces that Tom S.Q. Yip, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down from his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on September 30, 2020. Mr. Yip will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and assist with an orderly transition until October 30, 2020. Matthew Quinlan, Vice President, Finance, will succeed Mr. Yip as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 30, 2020.
Additionally, Pretivm announces that Kenneth C. McNaughton, Vice President and Chief Exploration Officer, has informed the Company that he will be retiring effective September 30, 2020.
Mr. McNaughton has been responsible for Pretivm’s greenfield exploration programs since joining the Company in 2011, shortly after it was formed to advance the early exploration-stage Brucejack Project. He had led the exploration programs for both the Brucejack and Snowfield projects prior to their acquisition by Pretivm and had been responsible for the exploration program in 2009, when bonanza-grade drilling results established Brucejack as a high-grade gold discovery. Most recently, Mr. McNaughton led Pretivm’s team responsible for the Bowser regional exploration program.
“Ken was instrumental in the formation of Pretivm and its transformation from an exploration company to a mid-tier gold producer,” said Jacques Perron, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pretivm. “I would like to thank Ken for his years of service with the Company and wish him a happy retirement.”
Pretivm is an intermediate gold producer with the high-grade gold underground Brucejack Mine.
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