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– UK, London – Fresnillo plc (LSE:FRES) announces that the Nominations Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors, and the Board has agreed, that Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO be proposed for election as an independent non-executive director at the forthcoming annual general meeting on 23 May 2017.

Dame Judith was the British Ambassador to Mexico from 2009 to 2013 and British High Commissioner in South Africa from September 2013 until early 2017.

Dame Judith has been the President of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Women’s Association since 2006, overseeing a significant increase in the number of FCO women in senior grades. She was formerly the overseas representative on the Whitehall ministerial Newton Committee guiding the funding of science and research. At the FCO, Dame Judith held various posts in former Yugoslavia, Prague, Paris, Poland, Western Europe and Slovakia.

Dame Judith holds a first class degree in Modern History from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

The Board has also agreed the following changes to the membership of the different Board Committees which will take effect from the date of the forthcoming annual general meeting:

Mr. Alberto Tiburcio, an independent non-executive director of the Company, will be appointed as member of the Nominations Committee, in place of Mr. Fernando Ruiz.

Mr. Jaime Serra Puche, an independent non-executive director of the Company, will be appointed as member of the Remuneration Committee, in place of Mr. Fernando Ruiz.

Mr. Fernando Ruiz, an independent non-executive director of the Company, will stand down from the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Mr. Fernando Ruiz, an independent non-executive director of the Company, will be appointed as member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Relations (HSECR) Committee.

Mr. Alberto Baillères, Chairman of Fresnillo plc, said “I am very pleased that Dame Judith has agreed to join our Board, subject to her election at the Company’s forthcoming annual general meeting, and I am certain that she will make a valuable contribution to Fresnillo plc. I enthusiastically welcome Dame Judith on behalf of the Board.”

About Fresnillo plc

Fresnillo plc is the world’s largest primary silver producer and Mexico’s second largest gold producer, listed on the London and Mexican Stock Exchanges under the symbol FRES.

Fresnillo plc has seven operating mines, all of them in Mexico – Fresnillo, Saucito, Ciénega (including the San Ramón satellite mine), Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos1, Noche Buena and San Julián (phase 1), three development projects – San Julián (phase 2), the Pyrites plant, and second line of DLP at Herradura, and four advanced exploration projects – Orisyvo, Juanicipio, Las Casas Rosario & Cluster Cebollitas and Centauro Deep, as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects. In total, Fresnillo plc has mining concessions covering approximately 2 million hectares in Mexico.

Fresnillo plc has a strong and long tradition of mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for silver.

Fresnillo plc’s goal is to maintain the Group’s position as the world’s largest primary silver company, producing 65 million ounces of silver per year by 2018, having already surpassed the gold target of 750,000 ounces.

For more information : http://www.fresnilloplc.com

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