Eastmain Resources Appoints Joe Fazzini as CFO & Vice President Corporate Development
May 31, 2016
Toronto, Ontario — Eastmain Resources Inc. (“Eastmain” or the “Company”- TSX: ER) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Fazzini, CPA, CA, CFA as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Development based in Toronto, effective today. In addition to his duties as CFO, Mr. Fazzini will also oversee corporate development activities including company strategy, project analysis and financial modeling as Eastmain continues to evolve and grow.
Mr. Fazzini graduated from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management with a Bachelor of Commerce and followed up his education earning both the Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. Mr. Fazzini spent the first half of his career in PwC’s Toronto Audit practice, overseeing the audit of consolidated financial statements and MD&A disclosures. More specifically, his responsibilities entailed key risk assessment via impairment analysis, financial covenant testing and reviewing consolidated audit work with an emphasis on high-risk Canadian and U.S.-listed mining issuers.
Subsequent to his audit experience with PwC, Mr. Fazzini joined Dundee Capital Markets where he most recently served as Vice President, Senior Mining Analyst covering Precious Metals Equities. While at Dundee, he modeled, analyzed and advised global institutional investors as well as mining companies ranging from junior gold explorers to intermediate producers. Through his work as a publishing mining analyst, Mr. Fazzini will bring deep relationships across the capital markets community as well as an in-depth background in financial statement analysis, project finance and investment valuation.
Claude Lemasson, Eastmain’s President and CEO commented, “Over the past decade, Mr. Fazzini has been extensively involved in the mining industry as a trusted advisor to colleagues and institutional investors. His enthusiasm and expertise in all facets of finance and strategy will be an asset to our team, ensuring the company is well-supported and well-funded as we increase the scope of work on our Triangle of Success in the James Bay gold district.”
About Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER)
Eastmain is a Canadian exploration company with 100% interest in the Eau Claire and Eastmain Mine gold deposits, both of which are located within the James Bay District of Quebec. Eau Claire, the Company’s core asset, has superior infrastructure within a favourable jurisdiction and is royalty free. Eastmain also holds a pipeline of exploration projects in this new Canadian mining district, including being a partner in the Eleonore South Joint Venture.
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Claude Lemasson, President and CEO
Alison Dwoskin, Investor Relations
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