82 Richmond Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1P1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Magna Gold Announces AGM Results and Provides Corporate Update
Toronto, Ontario – June 30, 2022 – Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR, OTCQB: MGLQF) ("Magna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from its annual meeting of shareholders held on June 23, 2022.
Detailed results of the meeting are set out below:
Total shares voted: 38,262,960
Total shares issued and outstanding: 91,760,960
Total percentage of share voted: 41.7%
The nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated May 23, 2022 were elected as directors of Magna at the meeting as follows:
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Additionally, the following resolutions were passed:
- Appointment and Remuneration of Auditor Baker Tilly WM LLP; and
- Approval of the Stock Option Plan.
Arturo Bonillas, President and CEO of Magna provided the following corporate update to the shareholders in attendance:
“I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of myself and our board of directors to thank all of our shareholders, those that have taken the time to attend and those that could not make it today. It is thanks to your unwavering support that we were able to achieve so much in such a short period of time. Additionally, its important to mention all of our contractors, suppliers and community partners. Thanks to all of your hard work and dedication we were able to get to where we are today.
2021 was an eventful and transformative year for Magna. When we started this company we were an exploration company with producer ambitions. In this past year we managed to achieve that goal. We completed the acquisition of our flagship San Francisco mine and managed to bring it back into steady state commercial production on schedule. As I am speaking to you today it is with great pride that I say we have maintained steady rates of operations for four quarters and we continue to see improvements each and every day. It is our objective to bring the San Francisco mine back to its most productive days and beyond as we venture forward.
Delivering on our promises and building value has always been our focus and to date I feel our team has done that. We set a goal to be in commercial production by Q3 2021 and we achieved that. We set a goal to deliver a maiden resource on our Margarita silver project by the end of Q1 2022 and that too was achieved. Our stated objective is to create Mexico’s next mid-tier producer in the next couple years. We are well on our way and I am confident the team will deliver.
The last year presented many global challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic and thanks to our commitment to sector leading protocols, the mine managed to stay operational without any COVID 19 related work stoppages or disruptions; the same is true for our corporate offices.
Changing tones for a moment I would be remiss to not mention the accident we had earlier this year. Up until the incident, the San Francisco mine had an unblemished safety record with over five million man hours without health and safety related stoppages. We unfortunately lost three incredibly valuable team members, whose contributions to our success did not go unnoticed. More so than colleagues we at Magna are family first and we are deeply saddened by the loss. As we move forward, they will never be forgotten and we have implemented additional training to ensure an accident like this never happens again.
Before I close off there was a final element I would like to briefly touch on: our stock performance. I understand our current share price does not adequately or at all reflect our achievements and given the nature of current market conditions the sector has fallen out of favour. That being said it is only for so long that our accomplishments can go unrewarded. We are a gold producer, that producer status is what many strive to achieve and we have done that. We look to generate significant cash flow in the near future and continue to grow both organically and through M&A. I am excited about the future of Magna and I am confident our value will be reflected in our share price.”
About Magna Gold Corp.
Magna is a Mexico focused gold/silver production company engaged in acquiring, exploring, developing and operating quality precious metals properties in Mexico. It is committed to advancing its 100% owned flagship San Francisco Mine, the Margarita Project and other highly prospective mineral properties located in Sonora and in Chihuahua. The primary strength of the Company is the team of highly experienced mining professionals with a proven track record of developing properties in Mexico from discovery to production. Magna employs community members and services in its operations.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
For further information, please visit the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com or the Company's corporate website at www.magnagoldcorp.com or contact us at telephone +52 (662) 310 0326, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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