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Copper Mountain Mining adds a new Director to its Board

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Global Mining Review,

Copper Mountain Mining Corp. (Copper Mountain) has announced the appointment of Michele Buchignani to its Board of Directors effective yesterday. Buchignani brings nearly 30 years of experience in private equity, law, finance, compensation and business consulting, as well as extensive experience as a corporate Board member, with particular expertise in corporate governance. 

"I am delighted to welcome Michele to our board," said Copper Mountain's Chairman, Jim O'Rourke.

"Michele is an outstanding addition with an ideal skill set for our company. Drawing upon her extensive experience, she will be able to provide valuable insights and fresh perspectives as we continue to transform and grow the company."

O'Rourke added: "The company's board actively evaluates its composition to ensure we have the necessary skills and experience to execute on the company's strategy and enhance shareholder value. With the appointment of Buchignani, we are continuing our commitment to matching solid governance to the attainment of our strategic objectives.”

Buchignani is a strategic business leader with extensive senior level experience in private equity, law, finance, compensation and consulting.  Michele served as a Director with Teachers' Private Capital, the private equity division of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Prior positions also include Managing Director at CIBC World Markets and CIBC Capital Partners as well as Partner at Stikeman Elliott, where she practiced corporate law in Toronto and London. She is currently the CEO of McLean Drive Consulting Ltd. and the Managing Partner of a US-based property holding company.  

Buchignani has 20 years of corporate Board experience and has served on executive, audit, governance, compensation and HR committees. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of CAI Capital Partners V. L.P., the Board of White House Design Company Inc. and the Board of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. Buchignani also has significant not-for-profit Board experience, including currently as a member of the Board of the Fraser Institute.

Buchignani graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. (Honours) in English and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law with a J.D. She has completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University as well as the director education programme at the Institute for Corporate Directors. She holds the designation ICD.D. 

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