Primero Announces Planned Succession of Ernest Mast to President and C.E.O. and Joseph Conway to Executive Vice Chairman

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – November 11, 2015) – Primero Mining Corp. (“Primero” or the “Company”) (TSX: P) (NYSE: PPP) is pleased to announce the planned appointment of Mr. Ernest Mast as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board effective January 31, 2016. Mr. Joseph F. Conway, the Company’s C.E.O. since its inception will assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman as part of an established succession plan.

Joe has been a passionate and committed leader,” stated Mr. Wade Nesmith, Chairman. “And it has been my privilege to have worked with him over the past five years. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Joe for leading the Primero team and building Primero into a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer with two mines, a development project, and exploration properties in Canada and Mexico.”

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