MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Nov. 25, 2014) – Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd ("Osisko" or the "Corporation") (TSX:OR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Françoise Bertrand to its Board of Directors.
Recently appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Ms. Bertrand is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). She sits on numerous boards of directors of profit and non-profit organizations, includingValeurs mobilières Desjardins and Concordia University. Ms. Bertrand was also a former Chair of Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Ms. Bertrand holds a Bachelor of Arts – Major in Sociology from Université de Montréal and a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from York University. She is a graduate from the Directors Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Directors of Canada and the Rotman School of Management – McGill. She is also a Chevalier of l'Ordre national du Québec.
Sean Roosen, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko noted: "We are extremely pleased that Ms. Bertrand has accepted our invitation to join the Osisko Board. She will be a strong addition to our veteran group of directors. We look forward to working with her and the other board members to guiding the company towards creating returns for our shareholders and benefits for all of our stakeholders."
About Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
Osisko is a gold-focused royalty and stream company whose cornerstone asset is a 5% Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR") royalty on the world-class Canadian Malartic gold mine, located in Malartic, Quebec. The Company also holds a 2% NSR royalty on the Upper Beaver, Kirkland Lake and Hammond Reef gold exploration projects in Northern Ontario. The Corporation has over $150 million in cash resources, no debt and a portfolio of investments in emerging exploration companies. As announced on November 17, 2014, Osisko and Virginia have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies to create a new leading intermediate royalty company with two world-class gold royalty assets in Québec.