Canagold Appoints New CEO and Director
August 3, 2022
Vancouver, Canada – August 03, 2022 - Canagold Resources Ltd. (TSX: CCM, OTC-QB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CANA) (the “Company” or “Canagold”), wishes to announce that Mr. Scott Eldridge has resigned from the position of Canagold CEO and Director as of August 02, 2022.
“On behalf of the Company and the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Scott Eldridge for his years of service to Canagold as CEO and Director. We wish Scott all the best in his future endeavors,” said Sofia Bianchi, Chair of the Board.
Following the completion of an executive search, the Company’s board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Catalin Kilofliski as Canagold Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of Mr. Mike Doyle as Director, effective August 03, 2022.
Catalin Kilofliski, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kilofliski has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and a track record of creating significant shareholder value for various mining companies. One of his most recent accomplishments, was during 2020 when he helped grow TSX.V listed Tudor Gold Corp from $30M to over $500M in market capitalization. In the last decade, he has helped raise over $300M in equity, debt and JV capital.
Mr. Kilofliski has an intimate knowledge of Canagold and the New Polaris project as he was Canagold’s CEO from 2014 to 2018. Under his leadership, Canagold was named one of the top 100 companies in BC, by BC Business.
Mike Doyle, Director
Mr. Doyle is a senior geologist and is a chartered engineer with over 35 years global experience of mining and exploration with Rio Tinto, Inmet, Wardell- Armstrong and Sun Valley Investments. He is chartered engineer and geologist and also holds an MSc in Environmental Management.
Mr. Doyle has experience across exploration, feasibility studies, environmental permitting, construction, and exploitation of small to major mining projects. While at Rio Tinto Mr. Doyle directly led the exploration team that discovered the Las Cruces deposit in southern Spain that has produced 15Mt @ 5% Cu and currently has resources of 36Mt @ 2.5% Cu equivalent.
Mr. Doyle is an executive at Sun Valley Investments where he is responsible for the company’s existing mining operations and also for reviewing potential investments in exploration and mining projects around the world. Sun Valley currently has two high grade narrow vein underground mines in production and a third in construction. One of the mines was taken from acquisition through licensing and construction to the first gold pour in just 4 years.
Sofia Bianchi, Chair of the Board commented: “I am delighted to welcome Catalin and Mike to our team. We now have a highly motivated management team and a board with a very high level of technical capabilities. I look forward to leveraging their wealth of experience and industry connections as we move into a new phase of growth for Canagold. On behalf of our entire team, stakeholders, and shareholders, we are excited to begin a new journey for Canagold with the common goal of advancing New Polaris project and implementing a new result driven value creation strategy.”
Canagold Resources Ltd. is a growth-oriented gold exploration company focused on advancing the New Polaris Project through feasibility and permitting. Canagold is also seeking to grow its assets base through future acquisitions of additional advanced projects. Canagold has access to a team of technical experts that can help unlock significant value for all Canagold shareholders.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
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