TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX: SMT) (NYSE American: SMTS) (BVL: SMT) (“Sierra Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jose Alberto Vizquerra-Benavides to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Vizquerra will also join the Sierra Metals Audit Committee effective immediately replacing Igor Gonzales who is stepping down from the Audit Committee.
Mr. Vizquerra is currently the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and a Director at Osisko Mining Inc. Previously, Mr. Vizquerra served as the President & CEO of Oban Mining Corp. (“Oban”), where he led the successful change of business strategy that resulted in Oban’s acquisition of Corona Gold, Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. and Ryan Gold to form what is now Osisko Mining. Mr. Vizquerra previously worked as Head of Business Development for Compania de Minas Buenaventura, prior to which he worked as a production and exploration geologist at the Red Lake gold mine. He is currently a board member of Alio Gold Inc. Mr. Vizquerra holds a M.Sc. from Queens University in MINEX, and is a Qualified Person (AIGP).
J. Alberto Arias, Chairman of Sierra Metals, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have Jose join Sierra Metals Board of Directors. Jose’s experience in Canadian and Latin American Mining Industries makes him a valuable addition to our board. We believe that Jose’s knowledge contribution will help Sierra Metals realize the considerable growth and strategic opportunities that the Company currently has available at all of its properties.”