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Pershing Gold adds D. Scott Barr to board of directors

Pershing GoldPershing Gold Corporation, an emerging gold producer, announces the appointment of D. Scott Barr to its board of directors.

Mr. Barr has more than 35 years of metallurgical and mine operations experience. He was formerly an executive at Newmont Mining Corporation where he was most recently involved with independent reviews and financial decisions for various Newmont projects.

Additionally, while at Newmont he was responsible for technical, project and operations management globally, with a specific emphasis on gold and copper deposits in Nevada, Ghana, Australia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Peru, and Bolivia.

Mr. Barr was also the Executive Vice President/COO and Technical Advisor at Golden Star Resources Ltd., a mid-tier gold producer with operations in Ghana.

His significant operations experience in Nevada includes leadership positions with Independence Mining Company (previously Freeport Gold Co.) where he was Vice President & General Manger, Chief Metallurgist and Vice President of Process Operations.

Mr. Barr holds a M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Mackay School of Mines from the University of Nevada, Reno and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

He has served as a director on the board of Seabridge Gold Inc, since 2011, is an MMSA-Qualified Person, and is currently a member of SME, CIM, MMSA and AICHE.


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