MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - Maya Gold & Silver Inc. ("Maya" or the "Corporation") (News - Market indicators) is pleased to announce that Mr. Noureddine Mokaddem has been appointed as President of the Corporation, effective immediately. He will succeed Mr. Guy Goulet, who will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.
Mr. Mokaddem joined Maya in June 2010 as Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer and director of the Corporation. He is also President of Compagnie Minière Maya-Maroc, the Corporation's wholly-owned Moroccan subsidiary. Before joining Maya, Mr. Mokaddem held senior positions at ONA Group and OCP Group. He has played an important role in the development of several major mining operations, such as the Akka gold mine and the Guemassa complex in Morocco. Mr. Mokaddem is a civil engineer graduated from the State School of Engineers, in Mons, Belgium.
Mr. Goulet stated "Mr. Mokaddem is a key officer of Maya as he has gained extensive experience and knowledge of the mining industry in Morocco. He has deep and proven operational expertise, strong strategic and analytical skills and outstanding leadership abilities. We are confident that with such abilities and experience, Mr. Mokaddem will lead Maya forward as President, continue to sharpen Maya's plan to focus on exploration and development in the Kingdom of Morocco and deliver value for shareholders in the years ahead."
Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian listed mining corporation focused on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Morocco. The Corporation's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MYA".
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