Ms. Yang was most recently Vice President of Investor Relations for Brigus Gold Corp. She brings over 24 years of increasing responsibilities in investor relations, financial marketing and strategic management in the mining industry from junior to senior companies, including International Minerals, Newmont, Stillwater Mining, Golden Star Resources, Santa Fe Gold and AMAX. Ms. Yang is a director of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Colorado State University.
"We are pleased to add Wendy to our senior management team," said Dennis E. Wheeler, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coeur. "Wendy’s extensive background in precious metals mining, broad industry experience and proven track record in investor relations will help the Company raise its visibility with the investment community as we continue our growth."
Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has three new, large precious metals mines generating significantly higher production, sales and cash flow in continued strong metals markets. In 2011, Coeur will realize the first full year of production and cash flow from all three of its new, 100%-owned mines: San Bartolomé in Bolivia; the Palmarejo silver/gold mine in Mexico, and the Kensington Gold Mine in Alaska. In addition, the Company is expecting new production from its long-time flagship Rochester mine in Nevada. The Company also owns non-operating interest a low-cost mine in Australia, and conducts ongoing exploration activities near its operations in Argentina, Mexico and Alaska
Photos of projects and other information can be accessed through the Company’s website at www.coeur.com.