Kirkland Lake Gold Inc (KGI)

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc (KGI)

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (KGI) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Tessier as Vice President of Operations for its mining operations in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Mark brings over 25 years experience in underground mining in various ascending positions, with 7 years overseeing the underground mine expansion project and subsequent underground mine operations at Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine between 1999 and 2006.

“Strategically, the Company has dedicated its efforts over the last years to building its gold reserves and resources, and now, led by Mr. Tessier, the Company will build the engineering and mining team to expand production and lower costs,” said Chairman Harry Dobson. “We expect Mr. Tessier’s production track record demonstrated at Red Lake and the other mines where he has worked to translate into success for Kirkland Lake Gold.”

In addition to his experience at the Red Lake Mine, Mr. Tessier also worked at the Denison Mine, the Dome Mine, and the Golden Giant Mine in Ontario. Mr. Tessier was responsible for management of the Red Lake Underground Mine that produced well over 600,000 ounces in 2005, and over 2,800,000 million ounces from 2000 to 2005. Mark earned a B.Sc. Mining Engineering degree from Queen’s University with honours, and is also a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines Mining Technologist program.

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