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Orosur Mining Inc. Announces Board Changes

SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orosur Mining Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: OMI) (LSE: OMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors to the Board of Orosur with immediate effect.

John Walmsley (Non-Executive Chairman) Max Oemick and Sergey Kuznetsov (both Non-Executive Directors) join the Board of the Company. Gustavo Licandro is appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer.

John Walmsley

John Walmsley has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive with immediate effect. He is based in London, England. John has 30 years of experience in international oil and gas industry management. He was an Executive Director of Enterprise Oil plc from 1984-1993. From 1994-1998 he was Chief Executive of Hardy Oil and Gas plc which had interests in the UK North Sea, US, Canada, Australia India and Pakistan. Before that he spent 11 years with Arthur Andersen, where he was a Corporate Tax Partner, specialising in international oil and gas taxation. For many years he was Chairman of the UK Oil Industry Accounting Committee. He was appointed a Non-Executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Seeboard plc. at the time of privatisation. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee of Pantheon Resources plc. He is also currently Executive Chairman of the Consilience Energy Advisory Group Ltd, a private energy markets consultancy firm, which, inter alia, was the author of a report commissioned by IOSCO for the G20 ministers in 2011 concerning the activities of price reporting agencies (PRAs).

Max Oemick

Max Oemick has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. He is based in Santiago, Chile. Max Oemick is the General Manager of Comercial Andean Dragon Trading Limitada since April 2002 (company dedicated to the trading and development of mining projects). He participates actively in the trading area of sulfuric acid, molybdenum, copper concentrate and ore iron. He was founder and General Manager of Fortune Valley Resources Inc. since March 2006 to December 2010 when it merged with Orosur Mining Inc. as a result of that transaction, Max is a significant shareholder of the Company. Since 2003, Mr. Oemick is the representative in Latin America for Argor Heraeus SA (AHSA), AHSA is a major refinery Good Delivery of gold and silver in the world. Mr. Oemick studied Industrial civil engineering at the University of Santiago de Chile.

Sergey Kuznetsov

Sergey Kuznetsov has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. He is based in Toronto, Canada. Sergey has over ten years of corporate finance and consulting experience mostly in the mining industry. Mr Kuznetsov worked at Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), GeoProMining, FBK and others where he was responsible for strategy and business development, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raising and restructuring transactions. Mr Kuznetsov holds a PhD in Economics and BSs in Economics from Vladimir State University.

Gustavo Licandro

Gustavo Licandro has been appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. He is based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Gustavo is a graduate Economist of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of the Republic, Uruguay. He was Executive Director of the Bank Association of Uruguay. He was also a member and Director as well as Acting CEO, of the Banco Comercial S.A. He was Uruguayan Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance during the first half of the 1990s. He held the chair of Professor of Political Economy at Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga Catholic University (Uruguay).

Rafael Vergara resigned as Director of the Company to dedicate his time fully to his law firm.

Ignacio Salazar, interim Managing Director, said “I am delighted to welcome John, Max and Sergey to the Board and Gustavo to the executive team. They bring to the Company an impressive experience that will be instrumental in reinvigorating the Company and helping Orosur to fulfill its targets, extend the mine life and grow beyond that. I would like to thank Rafael for his contribution and dedication to the Company during this critical transition period for the Company. We recently announced an annual production above expectations. Today we are announcing a new Board and Executive Team that is working together for the success of the Company in these difficult times for the gold industry.”

Following the board changes, the composition of the Board of the Company and their respective shareholdings is set out below:

Name       Appointment       Number of Ordinary Shares       Percentage of issued share capital    
John Walmsley Non-Executive Chairman 0 0 %
Ignacio Salazar Interim Managing Director 173,000 0.22 %
Roger Davey Non-Executive Director 23,500 0.03 %
Eric Roth Non-Executive Director 30,000 0.03 %
Max Oemick Non-Executive Director 2,731,972 3.49 %
Sergey Kuznetsov Non-Executive Director 0 0 %

After the publication mid-August of the Year end results, the new Board expects to update shareholders on strategy and the results of its operational improvement programme focused on cost cutting measures and operational improvements.

Save as disclosed in the Appendix below, there is no other information required to be disclosed under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Appendix

Information provided in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 to the AIM rules:

Mr. John Arthur Walmsley, aged 66

Names of all companies and partnerships of which the director has been a director or partner at any time in the previous five years, indicating whether or not the director is still a director or partner:

Current Appointments       Former Appointments
Consilience Energy Advisory Group Limited Bonsanco Advisory Services (UK) Limited
Pantheon Resources Plc Bonsanco Technologies AG
Sunrise Broadcasting Limited Hallwood Energy Limited
The Write Approach Limited

Mr. Max Alberto Oemick Contreras (Oemick), aged 48

Names of all companies and partnerships of which the director has been a director or partner at any time in the previous five years, indicating whether or not the director is still a director or partner:

Current Appointments       Former Appointments
Inversiones e Inmobilaria Marlow Limitada Argor – Heraeus Latinamerica Spa
Comercial Andean Dragon Trading Limitada Argor – Heraeus S.A.
Sociedad PGM Mineria Limitada Fortune Valley Resources Chile S.A.
Orosur Mining Inc.

Mr. Sergey Alexandrovich Kuznetsov, aged 32

Names of all companies and partnerships of which the director has been a director or partner at any time in the previous five years, indicating whether or not the director is still a director or partner:

Current Appointments       Former Appointments
QD Tuneuptech Inc. Ingenious Consulting Inc.
Active Wellness Products Inc.

About Orosur Mining Inc.

Orosur Mining Inc. is a fully integrated gold producer and exploration company focused on identifying and developing gold projects in Latin America. The Company operates the only producing gold mine in Uruguay (San Gregorio), and has assembled an exploration portfolio of high quality assets in Uruguay and Chile. The Company is quoted in Canada (TSX: OMI) and London (AIM: OMI). For more information please visit www.orosur.ca

Contacts

Orosur Mining Inc
Ignacio Salazar, + 562 2924 6800
Interim Managing Director
isalazar@orosur.ca
or
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
Stewart Dickson / Tom Sheldon / Julian Erleigh / Jeremy Stephenson, +44 (0) 20 7894 7000