FOR: CENTERRA GOLD INC.
Steve Lang Joins Centerra Gold as Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerDEC 10, 2007 - 16:46 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen A. Lang as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc.
Mr. Lang joins Centerra from Stillwater Mining Company where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003. Prior to joining Stillwater Mining Company, he was Vice President and General Manager of Barrick Gold's Goldstrike/ Meikle operation from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that Mr. Lang served as Vice President of Engineering and Project Development of Rio Algom Limited in Santiago, Chile from 1999 to 2001; Vice President and General Manager of Kinross Gold Corporation/Amax Gold Corporation's Fort Knox Mine in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1996 to 1999, and he held various positions with Santa Fe Pacific Gold Minerals Corporation, from 1981 to 1996, including General Manager of the Twin Creeks Mine in Golconda, Nevada. Mr. Lang earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Len Homeniuk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centerra said, "I welcome Steve to the Centerra Toronto team. With the addition of an underground program at the Kumtor mine to access the deeper high-grade SB Zone, I am confident that Steve's underground and open pit experience will add significant expertise and value to our operating team."
Centerra is a growth-oriented, gold Company focused on acquiring, exploring, developing and operating gold properties primarily in Central Asia, the former Soviet Union and other emerging markets. Centerra is a leading North American-based gold producer and the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CG. The Company is based in Toronto, Canada.
Additional information on Centerra is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.centerragold.com.
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Centerra Gold Inc.
John W. Pearson
Director, Investor Relations