Japan Gold Announces Results from Annual General Meeting and Appoints New Senior Officer
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 16, 2019) - Japan Gold Corp. (TSXV: JG) ("Japan Gold" or the "Company") announces that all resolutions were passed at its annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") held in Vancouver on October 10, 2019.
All of the nominees for election as directors of the Company listed in the Company's information circular dated September 4, 2019 were re-elected for the ensuing year and the number of directors was fixed at seven (7). John Proust, Dr. Michael Andrews, John Carlile, Dr. Sally Eyre, Robert Gallagher, Mitsuhiko Yamada, and Murray Flanigan were all re-elected as directors of the Company for the coming year.
In addition, Ernst & Young LLP were re-appointed as the auditor of the Company for the ensuing year, and the continuation of the Company's stock option plan was approved.
Japan Gold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Takashi Kuriyama as a senior officer of the Company. Mr. Kuriyama joined the Company in 2017 and will continue to hold the position of General Manager, Exploration and be responsible for the Company's exploration activities, drawing on his over thirty years of experience with Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. ("Sumitomo").
Takashi Kuriyama, a geology graduate of the Mining and Geology Department of Akita University, served in increasingly senior roles with Sumitomo from 1974 until his retirement in 2016 as General Manager of its Global Exploration and Development Department. During his career at Sumitomo, Mr. Kuriyama held the role of Exploration and Geology Manager at Sumitomo's Hishikari gold mine in Kyushu, Southern Japan, thereafter, going on to hold senior exploration positions in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
As Executive Vice President of Sumitomo Metal Mining America Inc. and Managing Director of Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania Pty Ltd., he oversaw the development of the Northparkes copper-gold porphyry copper mine and the Pogo gold mine in Alaska. During his career with Sumitomo, he was seconded to Japanese Government Organizations serving as Councillor at the Metals Exploration Group of the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and Director at the Joint Venture Exploration Division for the Metal Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ). Mr. Kuriyama also served as a Director of Teck Resources Limited from 2006 until 2016.
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