Ascot Reorganizes Its Board of Directors


Vancouver, B.C. February 17, 2023 — Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors: José Néstor Marún and Stephen Altmann – both of whom were appointed pursuant to the recently closed strategic equity investment with Ccori Apu S.A.C. The Company also reports the voluntary resignation of Ken Carter and James Stypula from Ascot’s Board of Directors (“Board”). As a result, Ascot’s Board maintains its size of seven directors, and its gender diversity with 29% women.

Rick Zimmer, Chairman of Ascot’s Board of Directors, commented: “On behalf of Ascot I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ken and Jim for their hard work and dedication as directors over the years with the Company. Ken has been a board member since 1993 and Jim since 2017 when the company was reorganized. Their willingness to voluntarily step down to facilitate the representation of Ccori Apu on our Board is indicative of their commitment to Ascot’s success. We wish Ken and Jim well in their future endeavours.

We are pleased to welcome José Néstor Marún and Stephen Altmann to Ascot’s Board of Directors, who bring with them impressive depth and breadth of both mining industry and capital markets experience. We look forward to the contributions they will bring, especially as Ascot transforms from a developer to a gold producer over the next year.”

Mr. José Néstor Marún is a Mining Engineer with more than 38 years of experience in copper and gold mining operations. He has been a Director of Compañía Minera Poderosa S.A. since 2017. He graduated from the National University of San Juan, Argentina and has completed a specialization in international business at the London Business School Global Business Consortium. He was General Manager of Xstrata Tintaya, Executive Vice President of South American Operations of Xstrata Copper, for Peru, Chile and Argentina, being in charge of the operations of Tintaya, Antapaccay, and Las Bambas in Peru, Minera Alumbrera in Argentina, and Lomas Bayas in Chile. He was also a member of Antamina’s partner advisory committee. He was Executive General Manager of Operations for Argentina and Chile at Glencore and was General Manager and Executive President of Komatsu Mitsui Maquinarias de Perú SA. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of this same company, as well as Director of San Ignacio de Morococha SA, a zinc producer in Peru, and a Director of Saxum Engineering in Argentina.

Mr. Stephen Altmann is currently a Managing Director at Morrison Park Advisors, an investment banking advisory firm in Toronto, Canada where he provides strategic advice and financial analysis to mining companies globally in their evaluation and implementation of strategic transactions. He also provides strategic and financial advice to First Nation communities in their negotiations with mining companies. As an investment banker, he has been at major bank-owned Canadian investment banks and at a bulge-bracket international investment bank where he financed and advised on mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and purchases, fairness opinions and valuations, and other advisory services to a large selection of domestic and international public companies, primarily in the mining sector. Stephen holds a Masters of Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) degree. He has also been a senior executive and board member of publicly traded mining companies.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Ascot Resources Ltd.
“Derek C. White”
President & CEO

For further information contact:

David Stewart, P.Eng.
VP, Corporate Development & Shareholder Communications
778-725-1060 ext. 1024

About Ascot Resources Ltd.

Ascot is a Canadian junior exploration and development company focused on re-starting the past producing Premier gold mine, located on Nisga’a Nation Treaty Lands, in British Columbia’s prolific Golden Triangle. Ascot shares trade on the TSX under the ticker AOT. Concurrent with progressing the development of Premier, the Company continues to successfully explore its properties for additional high-grade underground resources. Ascot is committed to the safe and responsible development of Premier in collaboration with Nisga’a Nation as outlined in the Benefits Agreement. For more information about the Company, please refer to the Company’s profile on SEDAR at or visit the Company’s web site at, or for a virtual tour visit under Ascot Resources

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