Balen, Belgium (16 December 2009) - Nyrstar NV (EBR:NYR) today announced the
appointment of Mr Oyvind Hushovd to the Board of Directors, effective
Mr Hushovd has significant experience in the mining and resources’ industry, and
currently serves on the boards of Cameco Corporation (one of the world’s largest
uranium producers), Inmet Mining Corporation (a Canadian-based global mining
company that produces copper, zinc and gold), and Ivanhoe Nickel and Platinum
Ltd (a privately-held Africa-focused exploration company).
Mr Hushovd was chief executive officer of Gabriel Resources Ltd (a
Canadian-based resources company) from 2003 to 2005. From 1996 to 2002, Mr
Hushovd was the president and chief executive officer of Falconbridge Limited
(and prior to that held a number of senior positions within that company).
Falconbridge Limited was a Canadian listed global mining companywith operations
in 18 countries, involved in the exploration, mining, processing and marketing
of metal and mineral products, including nickel, copper, aluminum and zinc
before it was acquired by Xstrata during 2006.
Mr. Hushovd received a Master of Economics and Business Administration degree
from the Norwegian School of Business, and a Master of Law degree from the
University of Oslo.
Commenting on Mr. Hushovd’s appointment to the Nyrstar Board, Chairman Julien De
"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Oyvind to the Nyrstar Board.
He brings a wealth of experience in the mining and resources’ industry, and we
look forward to his guidance and contribution in the implementation of Nyrstar’s
growth strategy in the future”.
Mr Hushovd’s appointment fills a vacancy left following the organisational
changes made by the Company earlier in the year. Mr Hushovd, along with Messrs
De Wilde, Vinck and Mansell, will nominate for re-election at the next Annual
General Shareholders’ Meeting.
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