October 1, 2019 - UrbanGold Minerals Inc. (TSXV: UGM) ("UrbanGold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, Vatche Tchakmakian has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective October 1, 2019.
Mr. Vatche Tchakmakian is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry. He is specialized in the field of public companies and securities regulations in Canada. He has been an officer of several publicly listed companies in the mineral sector having operations in Canada and Latin America. From 1988 to 1993, he managed audit assignments at one of the predecessors of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a national accounting firm, for a number of large private and public companies. Mr. Tchakmakian received his B.S. in Public Accounting from École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Université de Montréal in 1988. He is a member of the TSXV Advisory Committee.
Mr. Tchakmakian will be replacing Sabino Di Paola who has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Di Paola will remain a Director of the Company.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Sabino for his contributions to UrbanGold" said Mathieu Stephens, President and Chief Executive Officer. "During his time at UrbanGold, he has helped build a company with an excellent portfolio of assets, which has positioned UrbanGold well for the future. We wish Sabino continued success in his future roles."
Mathieu Stephens also commented: "We are delighted that Mr. Tchakmakian, a knowledgeable and accomplished individual, has agreed to join UrbanGold. His wealth of experience with junior miners operating within the province of Quebec will be of great benefit to the Company. Since August, Mr. Tchakmakian has been working with our management team to ensure a smooth transition."
UrbanGold Minerals Inc. is a gold and base-metals exploration company, federally incorporated and headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "UGM". UrbanGold is focussed on mineral exploration in Quebec with emphasis on the Urban-Barry (Windfall) and Troilus area properties.
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