Virginia City, NV (September 3, 2019) Comstock Mining Inc. (the “Company” or “Comstock”) (NYSE American: LODE) announced today the appointment of Mr. Juan Carlos “JC” Giron Jr., CFS, as its Chief Financial Officer and President. Mr. Giron joins the Company with strong financial, capital markets, strategic planning, corporate and business development and compliance experience, having worked in critical financial and capital market roles for UBS Global Wealth Management and in strategic development roles for Hydrus Technology Holdings (“Hydrus”), an industrial water purification technology company providing wastewater treatment services to oil and gas, mining and other industrial segments. Hydrus is a privately held company, participating in sustainable, industrial, economically-viable water remediation processes and services. Comstock has positioned itself as a leader in servicing new markets with closed-loop, effective, economically feasible, zero-waste clean technologies.
Mr. Corrado De Gasperis, Executive Chairman and CEO stated, “Our focus on realigning and transforming the Company includes increased emphasis on these opportunities. This includes our mercury extraction and processing technologies and our development program for reprocessing leached ores and industrial waters with companies like Hydrus. JC brings a wealth of knowledge and high level competency for accelerating these developments. His full-time efforts on behalf of the Company will enable me to focus on expediting the development of an Opportunity Zone fund and accelerate the monetization of our non-mining properties.”
Mr. Timothy Smith is leaving the Company to focus on the development of real estate projects, including the Company’s Daney Ranch property. Mr. Smith served as our Chief Accounting Officer since October 23, 2017.
Annual Shareholders Meeting
The Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the Great Room of the historic Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main Street, Gold Hill, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will showcase our strategic initiatives and partners, including an update on the Company’s mercury remediation venture with Oro Industries and Mercury Clean Up LLC, Lucerne’s mine development plans with Tonogold, the Opportunity Zone and other northern Nevada developments, along with an overview of our gold mining operations.
The 2019 Annual General Meeting schedule follows:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – 2019 Annual Shareholders Meeting, Company Presentations, Q & A
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch will be served at the Gold Hill Hotel following the presentations.
Shareholders are invited to register for this event via the Company website:
The record date for the Annual Meeting is September 23, 2019. Only shareholders of record at the close of business on September 23, 2019, may vote at the meeting. The Company’s proxy statement will be sent to shareholders of record and will describe the matters to be voted upon.
Mr. De Gasperis concluded, “Our focus on realigning and transforming the Company includes building new market opportunities, including our mercury extraction and processing technologies and other similar collaborations. Juan Carlos brings a wealth of knowledge for accelerating these new business developments and we look forward to introducing him live over the next few months and at our AGM in November.”
About Comstock Mining Inc.
Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District and is a leader in sustainable, responsible mining and an emerging leader in the development and deployment of economically feasible, clean-technologies. The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock District in 2003. Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock District, amassed the single largest known repository of historical and current geological data on the Comstock region, secured permits, built an infrastructure and completed its first phase of production. The Company continues to evaluate properties inside and outside the district expanding our footprint and examining all opportunities for further exploration, development and mining. The goal of our business plan is to maximize stockholder value by acquiring or developing high quality mining properties and technologies that can ultimately extract precious metals in an environmentally sound and socially responsible manner.
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