Director, Silver Bear Resources Inc.
Mr. Robin Birchall served as Executive Chairman for the Company from March 2013 to January 2016. Mr. Birchall has fourteen years of experience in resource corporate finance, most recently with BMO Capital Markets, where he completed a variety of high profile transactions for resource companies. Mr. Birchall has extensive experience financing companies in the former Soviet Union, having completed a large number of financing and acquisition transactions, including the landmark UrAsia financing in Kazakhstan and PhosAgro’s IPO on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to BMO, Mr. Birchall was V.P. Corporate Finance at Canaccord Adams Ltd. and earlier at Brown Shipley & Co. Mr. Birchall earned an MBA from the University of Cape Town, an Msc in European and International Politics from Edinburgh University, a Première Degré en Langues Literature et Civilisation, from Stendahl Université and a BA from Queens University. Mr. Birchall is also the founding director and CEO of Caribbean Americas Energy Ltd.
Mangazeisky Silver Project, Russia - Path to ProductionSilver Bear Resources Inc. is focused on the development of its wholly-owned Mangazeisky Silver Project, which is amongst the highest grade silver deposit in the world, located north of Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha, Russia. Silver Bear has embarked on an aggressive project implementation and construction program starting in 2015 and ramping up during 2016. During the course of 2016, the Company has announced the results of its positive feasibility study, upgraded its mineral resources, and secured the last element of the project financing, including advancing development at site. Most notably at its Vertikalny Central deposit, the mineral resource update increased the Indicated silver grade by 35% from 909 g/t to 1,227 g/t Ag, the results of which have improved the project IRR and NPV significantly with minimal change to CAPEX. In 4Q 2016, the Company released an updated feasibility study and mine plan which further confirmed the robustness of the project. With the project fully funded to production, and as the accelerated construction and mine plan remains on-track and on-budget the Company is rapidly advancing the project towards commissioning late 2016, with full silver production expected in Q1 2017.