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Endeavour Mining announces board change

The company announced Ian Cockerill has stepped down from its Board of Directors
Cockerill is stepping down to be fully committed to his new position as chairman of the board of directors of Polymetal International plc

Endeavour Mining Corp (TSE:EDV) (OTMKTS:EDVMF), the West Africa-focused gold miner, announced Monday that Ian Cockerill has stepped down from its board of directors.

The company said in a statement that Cockerill was stepping down to be fully committed to his new position as chairman of the board of directors of Polymetal International plc (LON:POLY). 

"It has been a real privilege being a member of the Endeavour board since 2013 and playing a role in the group's development. I'm very grateful to the chairman, Michael Beckett, for giving me this opportunity and I would like to wish the group well with their exciting future," said Cockerill in a statement. 

READ: Endeavour Mining eyeing pivotal year after beating production guidance and reducing costs in 2018

"I would like to thank Ian for his valuable contribution to Endeavour over the past six years and wish him well for the future. As chairman of the Technical Committee and a member of the Safety, Health & Environment Committee, he has played a crucial role in supporting the development of the company," said chairman Michael Beckett. 

The company said Jim Askew, an independent non-executive director of Endeavour since July 20, 2017, will replace Cockerill as chair of the Technical Committee. 

Endeavour Mining has five operating mines in the Birimian greenstone belt - in the Ivory Coast, it has the Agbaou and Ity projects, in Burkina Faso, it operated the Houndé mine and Karma mine, and in Mali, it operates the Tabakoto mine.

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