TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- Teranga Gold Corporation ("Teranga") (TSX: TGZ)(ASX: TGZ) is pleased to announce that on June 28, 2013 its newest director nominee, Edward "Eddie" Goldenberg, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and is the highest award in Canada's civilian honours system. The Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Eddie will accept his award in an upcoming official ceremony.
"On behalf of Teranga Gold and its employees we congratulate Eddie for receiving this most prestigious award. We are extremely proud of his achievements and would be honoured to have him as a member of our Board of Directors," said Alan Hill, Executive Chairman.
Eddie has a distinguished background working with the Government of Canada, having been the Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003 and Prime Minister Chretien's Chief of Staff in 2003. Prior to this, Eddie held various roles with the federal government, including with all major economic departments and as Special Constitutional Advisor to the Minister of Justice from 1980 to 1982. Eddie is also a contributor to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
More recently Eddie has been a partner at Bennett Jones and Chair of its Government Affairs and Public Policy practice. Eddie is also a board member of the Canadian International Council, an independent council which was established to reinforce Canada's role in international affairs.
"Eddie was instrumental in the negotiation of Teranga's global agreement prior to his nomination for election to the Teranga board. His tireless work and his relationships with both the Senegalese and Canadian governments played a pivotal role in the execution of this 'win-win' agreement signed in May of this year. As an organisation we are very proud of his much deserved recognition," commented Richard Young, President and CEO.
The Governor General of Canada's news release on new appointments and further information about the Order of Canada can be found at: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=15215.
Extension of CDI VIF filing deadline
Teranga also wishes to confirm that it has extended the deadline for filing CDI Voting Instruction Forms ("VIFs") with CHESS Depository Nominees Pty Ltd. from Friday July 12th at 9:30am AEST to Tuesday July 16th 9:30am AEST, as disclosed in the Management Information Circular for its annual and special meeting to be held on Thursday July 18th, 2013.
Teranga is a Canadian-based gold company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TGZ) and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: TGZ). Teranga is principally engaged in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities such as exploration and mine development.
Teranga's mission is to create value for all of its stakeholders through responsible mining. Its vision is to explore, discover and develop gold mines in West Africa, in accordance with the highest international standards, and to be a catalyst for sustainable economic, environmental and community development. All of its actions from exploration, through development, operations and closure will be based on the best available techniques.
Teranga Gold Corporation
Vice-President, Investor & Stakeholder Relations
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