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Bighorn Mining appoints new President

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Bighorn Mining, LTD, based in Hinton, Alberta (Canada), has appointed Delbert (D.L.) Lobb as the President of the company.

Lobb brings substantial operating and executive leadership experience to the team, highlighted by his management expertise and engineering knowledge honed from positions at coal mine operations around the world. Lobb will be responsible for the continued development of Coalspur's Vista mine complex and its subsequent commercial operation scheduled for commencement in early 2019. His responsibilities will include surface and underground operations, preparation, engineering, environmental, and regulatory compliance, public relations, human resources, aboriginal engagement, accounting, purchasing, safety compliance and maintenance. He will report directly to Senior Vice President of Cutlass Collieries, Michael Snelling.

Lobb is a 38 year veteran of the mining industry with a proven track record across diverse business environments in the US, South America and Asia. He has held senior operational and executive mining positions with Peabody Energy as COO over all USA operations and business development in Mongolia and China, Westmoreland Coal Company as CEO, Barrick Gold Corporation in South America and Drummond Coal in Colombia, South America. Lobb holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Mining) from the University of Kentucky.

"DL has built an impressive record of operational accomplishments," according to CEO Paul Vining. "His experience in developing high performance teams and effectiveness in communicating with all organisational levels and within unique geographic regions to achieve world-class status in safety, productivity and financial performance make him the right person to execute the company's strategic priorities."

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