QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Nov. 19, 2015) – Junex Inc. (TSX VENTURE:JNX) (“Junex” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, earlier today, its Board of Directors endorsed the appointment of Mr. André Gaumond as a Director of the Company.
“It is a privilege to welcome Mr. Gaumond to our solid, experienced team. Mr. Gaumond brings with him experience acquired from Osisko and Virginia, who achieved great success in gold exploration and exploitation while acting as leaders in social acceptability and local community relations. In addition, his ability to establish and execute strategies that contribute to the creation of value for shareholders and communities has been clearly demonstrated. We will be very happy to benefit from his skills for years to come.” commented Junex’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jean-Yves Lavoie.
About Mr. André Gaumond
André Gaumond has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Northern Development and Exploration and Director of Osisko forthwith upon closing of the Virginia Arrangement. Prior to this, Mr. Gaumond had been has been President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Virginia since November 2005 and was President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Old Virginia from June 1996 to March 2006. He was President and Director of Virginia Gold Mines Inc. (Old Virginia’s predecessor) from 1992 to 1996 and of Exploration Diabior Inc. from 1993 to 1996 (these companies merged to form Old Virginia in June 1996). Mr. Gaumond is a geological engineer with a master’s degree in geological economics. He worked as a geological engineer for several organizations and as a mining analyst for several institutions before reorganizing Virginia and becoming its president. Over the past 16 years, Mr. Gaumond received, on behalf of Virginia, no less than 16 awards such as Québec Prospector of the Year (twice) bestowed upon important work carried out in the James Bay region. In 2005, he received the “Entrepreneur de l’année du Québec” award for the discovery of the Éléonore deposit and was named “Mining Man of the Year in Canada” by The Northern Miner. In 2006, he was presented with the “Canadian Prospector of the Year” award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Mr. Gaumond also received the e3 Plus award (Environmental Excellence in Exploration) in Québec (2007) and in Canada (2008), for his participation in the creation of Fonds Restor-Action Nunavik. In 2011, he was introduced to the “Casey Hall of Fame Explorers’ League” in the United States and received, in 2013, the “Green CEO of the Year in Québec” for its direct contribution in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He is a member of Ordre des géologues du Québec and of Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Junex is a junior oil and gas exploration company that holds exploration rights on approximately 5.2 million acres of land in the Appalachian basin in the Province of Quebec, including the Galt Oil Property on the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Quebec, landholdings on Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and landholdings in the St. Lawrence Lowlands between Montreal and Quebec City. In parallel to its exploration efforts in Quebec and expansion of its exploration activities elsewhere, the company operates a drilling services division.
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Mr. Peter Dorrins
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dave Pepin
Vice President – Corporate Affairs