COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company") announces the appointment of Mr. Oscar Zelaya as General Manager of its El Aguila Project, succeeding Mr. Jesus Rivera who will pursue other interests. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer with operations in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Company has returned over $100 million to shareholders in monthly dividends since commercial production July 1, 2010, and offers shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.
Mr. Zelaya has over twenty-nine years of industry experience and joins Gold Resource Corporation most recently from Endeavour Silver Corporation, where he served as General Manager. Prior to joining Endeavour, Mr. Zelaya served as Nyrstar's Peruvian Country and General Manager, where he was responsible for the Coricancha and Contonga operations as well as the Pucarrajo Project. Mr. Zelaya has also served as General Manager for Nyrstar's Campo Morado in Mexico. Additional experience includes various positions with Farallon Minera Mexicana S.A. de C.V., Empresa Minera Manquiri S.A. (Bolivia- Coeur d'Alene Corp), Empresa Minera Inti Raymi S.A., (Bolivia - Newmont Mining Corporation) and Battle Mountain Gold Corporation (Bolivia). Mr. Zelaya is a Metallurgical Engineer from the University of Duisburg, Federal Republic of Germany and holds an MBA from the University of Niederrhein, Federal Republic of Germany.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Zelaya as the Aguila Project's new General Manager," stated Gold Resource Corporation's CEO and President, Mr. Jason Reid. "We believe his extensive industry and managerial experience, having served as a General Manager for numerous Latin American projects, is well suited for our Aguila Project operations. I would also like to thank Mr. Rivera for his accomplishments and service and wish him well in his future endeavors."
The Company's Chief Operating Officer Mr. Rick Irvine will act as interim General Manager until November 4, 2014 when Mr. Zelaya is scheduled to join the team at the mine.
Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company focused on production and pursuing development of gold and silver projects that feature low operating costs and produce high returns on capital. The Company has 100% interest in six potential high-grade gold and silver properties in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. The Company has 54,179,369 shares outstanding and no warrants. Gold Resource Corporation offers shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery. For more information, please visit GRC's website, located at www.Goldresourcecorp.com and read the Company's 10-K for an understanding of the risk factors involved.
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