Denver, Colorado (Jun 16, 2022) – New Moly LLC (“New Moly” or the “Company”), Resource Capital Fund IV L.P. (“RCF IV”) and Resource Capital Fund VI L.P. (“RCF VI”), funds managed by RCF Management L.L.C. (“RCFM” and together with RCF IV and RCF VI, “RCF”) today announced their recent appointment of a new President/CEO to lead the development of its molybdenum asset portfolio in North America.
Andrew (“Andy”) Caruso has been appointed to the Board of New Moly and will lead a management team focused on the funding, development, and operation of a molybdenum asset portfolio to drive value realization for shareholders.
Mr. Caruso is a mining executive with 30 years of global experience including management and senior leadership roles within large, established resource houses (BHP, Rio Tinto, Alcoa), and fulfilling the role of CEO for smaller mine development companies (Australasian Resources Ltd, Crosslands Resources Ltd, Ascot Resources Ltd, Atrum Resources Ltd). His previous roles have involved executive leadership to drive growth, including developing new business opportunities and overseeing the development of several ‘multi-billion-dollar’ mine development joint ventures with Chinese, Japanese and other international entities.
Mr. Caruso holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from Curtin University (WA School of Mines) in Australia and has a post-graduate qualification in Applied Finance & Investment. Mr. Caruso is also a director of Great Southern Mining Ltd (ASX:GSN), an Australian listed company focused on gold exploration.
Mr. Caruso is currently based in western Canada.
About New Moly
New Moly LLC is a privately held company which owns the Kitsault Project (Mo-Ag) in British Columbia, Canada and 80% of the Mt. Hope Project in Nevada, USA. (POSCO, a major Korean steelmaker, holds 20% of Mt. Hope). These are two of the largest, most advanced and permitted molybdenum projects outside of China.
New Moly was created through a business combination between Avanti Kitsault Mines Ltd and General Moly Inc. which owned the Kitsault and Mt. Hope assets.
New Moly intends to emerge as a leading North American molybdenum company focused on the development of near-term mine production assets with potential for vertical integration with downstream assets.
Further information is available at www.newmoly.com
About Resource Capital Funds
Resource Capital Funds (“RCF”) is a group of commonly managed private equity funds, established in 1998 with a mining sector-specific investment mandate spanning all hard mineral commodities and geographic regions. Since inception, RCF has supported more than 200 mining companies, with projects located in more than 50 countries and across 32 commodities. Further information about RCF can be found on its website (www.resourcecapitalfunds.com).
RCF has a team of investment professionals, with wide-ranging industry and technical expertise and a demonstrated history of investments in mining globally. RCF’s track record is based on its ability to pick technically and commercially compelling assets and support management to achieve desired outcomes whilst remaining a source of patient capital. RCF aims to partner with companies to build strong, successful and sustainable businesses and in doing so strives to earn superior returns for all shareholders.
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