Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 4, 2014) - Northern Sun Mining Corp. (TSXV: NSC) (the "Company" or "Northern Sun") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James Xiang as the new Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and the appointment of Mr. Sean Choi as the new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately.
Mr. Xiang is already and continues to be a director of the Company and is the CEO of Jien International Investment Ltd., and is a director of the general partner of the F&M & JJ Global Resource Fund. In addition, Mr. Xiang serves as director for several Toronto- and US-listed companies. Prior to his engagement with Jien International Investment Ltd., Mr. Xiang was the President of China Mineral Resources Limited, a company that provides investment and financial advisory services to Chinese companies that are seeking listing, financing and M&A opportunities in North America. Mr. Xiang holds a Bachelor of Arts from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China and a Masters of Business Administration from York University. Mr. Xiang is a Certified Management Accountant (Ontario) and a Certified Public Accountant (Delaware).
Mr. Choi is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) and a Chartered Accountant (Ontario). He has 4 years of public accounting experience and 6 years of accounting and financial reporting experience in the mining industry in Canada. In addition, Mr. Choi serves as a CFO and Corporate Secretary for several public companies. Mr. Choi holds a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Xiang and Mr. Choi are joining the Company's management team to fill the vacancies created by the concurrent departures of Mr. David Rigg as President, Chief Executive Officer and director, Ms. Deborah Battiston as Chief Financial Officer and Ms. Jennifer Wagner as Corporate Secretary. Mr. Scott Moore, Mr. Wu Shu and Mr. Geoff Stanley have also resigned as directors. The Company would like to thank Mr. Rigg, Ms. Battison, Ms. Wagner, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Shu and Mr. Moore for their services to the Company over the past year, and wishes them well in their future endeavours. Mr. Rigg will continue to provide strategic advice and consulting for the Company together with his team from Forbes & Manhattan, Inc. during the transition period. Mr. Xiang. Mr. Zhang and Mr. Li will continue to act as directors of the Company.
About Northern Sun Mining Corp.
Northern Sun owns two former producing nickel mines and a large, prospective, land package in the Shaw Dome area, a prospective nickel belt near Timmins, Ontario. Northern Sun owns the Redstone Mill which has operated as the only nickel concentrator in the Region. The Mill was designed with two processing circuits which are permitted to operate in tandem at 1,500 tonnes per day (“tpd”), but with the flexibility to operate independently processing two different ore types, each at 750 tpd.
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Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
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