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Two top McEwen Mining execs step down

The Los Azules copper project sits in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 metres. Credit: McEwen Mining.

Canada’s McEwen Mining (TSX, NYSE: MUX) on Friday announced that two of its top suite executives were leaving the company for personal reasons.

Chief financial officer Anna Ladd-Kruger will retire to focus on her health and family, the company said. She will depart after reporting is complete and an “orderly transition” is in place.

Perry Y. Ing, former McEwen CFO who had the same role at Kirkland Lake Gold and Mountain Province Diamonds, will assume the post on an interim basis.

Chief operating officer Peter Mah is also stepping down for personal reasons effective June 3, McEwen said. His responsibilities will be assumed on an interim basis by William (Bill) Shaver, currently the company’s director.

The Toronto-based miner said that transition plans and a search for candidates for both roles are underway.

“The focus of the company going forward is on stabilizing its operations after a challenging period, divesting certain assets, and advancing our most significant value driver, the giant Los Azules copper project,” McEwen said in a statement.