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South32 and Trilogy Metals announce appointment of Ambler Metals LLC President

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South32 Ltd and Trilogy Metals Inc., partners in Ambler Metals LLC, have announced that the Board of Ambler Metals has appointed Ramzi Fawaz as President and CEO of Ambler Metals effective 1 September 2020. Ambler Metals is the 50/50 joint venture company formed by South32 and Trilogy Metals to explore and develop the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP).

Fawaz joins Ambler Metals from Newmont Corp. where he was Senior Vice President Projects from February 2011 to October 2019, with responsibility for the development and execution of Newmont’s major gold and copper projects globally.

Before joining Newmont, he served as Senior Vice President Operations at Atomic Energy Canada Ltd, where he led all project development, refurbishment and building of the CANDU reactor projects. Prior to Atomic Energy, he was with Royal Dutch Shell, where he worked for 30 years in various senior roles.

Fawaz brings to the role extensive leadership experience in US and international project development. Throughout his career, he has engaged extensively with all stakeholders related to major project developments, including executive management, boards of directors, shareholders, local communities, contractors, utilities and various regional and federal government agencies.

South32 CEO, Graham Kerr, commented: “We welcome Ramzi’s appointment as President and CEO of the Ambler Metals team. With decades of experience in the development of major resources projects, his leadership will be integral to the next phase of Arctic studies and unlocking the value of the Ambler District’s high-quality base and precious metals resources.”

President and CEO of Trilogy Metals, Tony Giardini, added: “After an exhaustive global search, we have secured a person who I think will make a significant contribution to the growth and development of the UKMP. Ramzi has a track record of success in the development of remote projects.”

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