Pacific Rubiales announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) J. LeGallais as the Company's Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, effective September 2, 2011. In this position he will report to both the Chief Executive Officer and the President of the Company.
Chris LeGallais is a highly experienced and respected oil and gas executive with a diverse technical and business background. During the past 13 years, he has held various increasingly senior positions at Talisman Energy Inc. as it grew into Canada's preeminent global O&G Independent. Since 2004, Chris has headed up the Investor Relations Group, building the capacity of the team and function, which is recognized as one of the best in the industry. Prior to Talisman, Chris worked in various senior executive, business development, and geotechnical positions at a number of successful Canadian and international junior and senior energy exploration companies. Chris holds a Master's Degree in Geology from McGill University.
Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer, stated "We are pleased to secure someone of Chris' stature and experience as our investor relations executive. This is a new executive position and represents an important step in the Company's initiative to develop a fully integrated in-house investor relations function. His mandate will be to align external messaging with the operational and technical strengths of the Company, maintaining full disclosure transparency and ensuring a complete understanding of the Company's assets, operations and business attributes within the financial markets."
Chris LeGallais commented, "I am delighted to join Pacific Rubiales, a company I have come to know and respect. It has a record of growth achievement, with an international focus, and has assembled a unique and valuable portfolio of business opportunities. I look forward to working with my new colleagues, senior executives and the Board, and in making a positive contribution to their continuing success in the coming years."
For the past two years, The Capital Lab has provided investor relations services to the Company and will continue to provide advisory and transition services to Mr. LeGallais. Jose Francisco Arata, President of Pacific Rubiales, commented "The Capital Lab has provided outstanding service to our Company, its investors and the analyst community for which we would like to thank them and in particular, its President, Belinda Labatte. They have been, and will continue to be, an excellent resource for the Company."
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