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Great Panther Mining appoints a new Chair of Board

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Great Panther Mining Ltd (Great Panther) reports that Jeffrey R. Mason has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the company (the Board) effective yesterday. He will succeed R.W. (Bob) Garnett who will remain on the Board.

Garnett has served as a Director of the company since 3 May 2011 and as Chair of the Board of Great Panther since 6 February 2012 and has brought a wealth of experience in corporate governance, financial expertise and general business experience. 

During his tenure as Chair, Great Panther completed two significant acquisitions and has grown the value of its annual precious metals production over five-fold on the basis of its 2019 guidance of 171 500 – 185 000 gold equivalent ounces. The Board and senior management thank Garnett for his tremendous contribution and service as Chair over the past seven years.

The Board annually reviews director roles and appointments following its annual general meeting. Following the acquisition of the Tucano Gold mine earlier in the year, it was felt that Mason's blend of governance, finance and mining experience made him a natural successor for the role of Chair. As one of the founding partners of the Hunter-Dickinson Group, he has been senior executive and director of multiple mining companies, and currently serves on the boards of Auryn Resources Inc. and Torq Resources Inc. Since joining Great Panther's Board in May 2014, Mason has played an active role on various committees including most recently as the chair of the special committee developing the strategic direction of the company and overseeing acquisitions and integration.

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