Jan. 16, 2013 10:11 UTC

Ralph Rossouw appointed General Manager at Boliden Tara

BOLIDEN, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Ralph Rossouw has been appointed General Manager of Boliden’s zinc mine Tara, in Ireland. Ralph Rossouw has over 20 years’ experience in the international mining industry and is a professionally registered Chartered Mining Engineer in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

Mr. Rossouw’s most recent assignments were as Chief Executive Advisor of Philex Mining Corporation in the Philippines, and CEO of Maple Minerals in Canada. Ralph has also held senior technical, operational, project and executive managerial positions with large mining corporations such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Goldfields and Placer Dome (Barrick).

“We are happy to have Ralph join the Boliden Group. His long experience in the mining industry will be of great importance to the development of Boliden Tara’s full potential,” says Jan Moström, President Boliden Mines.

The Boliden Tara underground mine is Europe’s largest zinc mine and was acquired by Boliden in early 2004. Approximately 2.6 million tonnes of zinc and lead ore are produced annually. The concentrates are supplied to both Boliden’s own and external smelters. Being a high-cost operation, Boliden Tara is focusing on improving its productivity and competitive position.

Boliden (TSX:BLS), (STO:BOL) is a metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has a total of approximately 4,400 employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 40 billion. Its shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, segment Large Cap, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada. www.boliden.com

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Boliden AB
Marcela Sylvander
Director Group Communications
Tel: +46 8 610 1559, +46 733 244 551

Source: Boliden