Michael Klessens

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""For the past 10 years, Mr Klessens was Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Equinox Minerals Limited, a dual listed TSX - ASX resources company which developed the major Lumwana Copper mine in Zambia which resulted in Equinox being one of the world’s top 20 copper producers. Following the ramp up of Lumwana, Equinox embarked on an acquisition program that resulted in the takeover of the Citadel Resource Group for $1.2 billion, targeting development of the Jabal Sayid Mine in Saudi Arabia. Equinox was taken over in mid-2011 by Barrick Gold Corporation for $7 billion. Prior to Equinox Mr Klessens held senior positions in mid-tier Australian resource companies primarily focused on gold. Michael joined the Board of OreCorp as Director in March 2012."[1]


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  1. OreCorp Board, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2013.