February 18, 2015, Calgary, Alberta: Antioquia Gold Inc. (“Antioquia Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AGD; OTCQX: AGDXF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Julián Villarruel as President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 13, 2015. The appointment is subject to the finalization of a formal contract and any applicable regulatory approval. Mr. Villarruel lives in Colombia and is a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer, Lawyer and International Economics Specialist. He has thirty years (30) of experience in senior management positions in mining, both in the public and the private sectors including General Director of the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas). He also held senior management positions with B2Gold and Anglogold Ashanti as President of the Gramalote Project, Director of Corporate Affairs, Operations Manager and Social and Governance Manager. He has also served as a professor in prestigious Colombian universities. He also is General Manager of Minera Quinchia S.A.S., a subsidiary of Batero Gold Corporation.
Mr. Villarruel replaces Fernando Jaramillo who has decided to step down as President and Chief Exeuctive Officer now that the Cisneros Project has advanced to the next significant phase of constructing an operating underground gold mine. Mr. Jaramillo is one of the original founders of Antioquia Gold and has agreed to remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Antioquia Gold is also pleased to announce that it has augmented its Board of Directors with the addition of Mr. Michael Cannock. Mr. Cannock is an experienced businessman with expertise in the hospitality and marketing sectors. Mr. Cannock is currently the Director of Hospitality at PI Fine Art in Toronto, Ontario and was previously the National Sales Manager for Art in Motion, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Cannock has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Escuela de Administracion Agrcola S.N.A., Santiago, Chile.
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