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Torex Provides Update On Its ELG Mine Complex Operations As The Illegal Blockade Has Been Removed

Author: Torex Gold Resources, Published on: 29 January 2018

…Torex Gold Resources Inc…reports that an illegal blockade by an external union has been removed at its ELG Mine Complex in southwest Mexico…The Company preferred to resolve the conflict through dialog and negotiation. However, it recently became clear the conditions for successful dialog were not available as the blockaders continue to demand the Company take actions it has no legal right to take…Unfortunately, tension and violence in the surrounding communities has been increasing. On January 24th, Quintin Salgado was killed in Nuevo Balsas by unknown assailants. Mr. Salgado had been an employee of the Company for four years, until 2014. The Company has no way of knowing who was behind the killing. It is our understanding that Mr. Salgado was well known to authorities and that the investigation continues. It is truly sad that Los Mineros and their supporting unions, have chosen to exploit these human tragedies to further their political agendas…

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