Lydian Provides Management Update

TORONTO, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD) (“Lydian” or the “Company”) announced today the following management update.

As part of the Company’s restructuring program, Joao Carrelo, President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors, will step down effective June 12, 2019. Russell Ball, Chairman of Lydian, commented on behalf of the board, “We thank Joao for his leadership over the past year and we are pleased he has agreed to continue to assist the Company on a consulting basis going forward. We wish him well with his future opportunities.”

Lydian also announced that the board of directors has appointed Edward Sellers, a current member of the board of directors, as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 12, 2019.

About Lydian International Limited

Lydian is a gold-focused mineral development company, whose main focus is on the Amulsar Project, a gold development-stage project located in the Republic of Armenia. The Company’s strategy is to implement mine development and construction plans for the Amulsar Project as described in the Company’s most recent technical report titled “NI 43-101 Technical Report, Amulsar Updated Resources and Reserves Armenia” dated March 30, 2017 and to transition to a gold producer. For more information and to directly contact us, please visit

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Bill Dean, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
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