TORONTO, ON – May 8, 2019 - Itafos (TSX VENTURE: IFOS) (the “Company”) announced today the retirement of Marten Walters, Vice President of Engineering, effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Walters has served as Vice President of Engineering since January 2017, supporting the Company in various areas, including development and engineering for new projects, the recommissioning of Itafos Arraias and providing technical support for Itafos Conda and Itafos Farim. Dr. Wynand van Dyk, who recently joined Itafos as Vice President of Operations, will assume Mr. Walters’ responsibilities.
“We are very thankful to Marten for his unique expertise and commitment during his tenure at Itafos and for his contribution to the successful growth of the Company. We wish him well in his retirement,” commented Brian Zatarain, Itafos’ Chief Executive Officer.
Itafos is a vertically integrated phosphate fertilizers and specialty products company with an attractive portfolio of long-term strategic businesses and projects located in key fertilizer markets worldwide. Itafos is managed by an experienced and diverse team with extensive operations, commercial and financial expertise. Itafos owns and operates Itafos Conda, a vertically integrated phosphate fertilizer business with production and sales capacity of approximately 550kt per year of monoammonium phosphate (“MAP”), superphosphoric acid (“SPA”), merchant grade phosphoric acid (“MGA”) and specialty products including ammonium polyphosphate (“APP”) located in Idaho, US, and Itafos Arraias, a vertically integrated phosphate fertilizer business with production and sales capacity of approximately 500kt per year of single superphosphate (“SSP”), SSP with micronutrients (“SSP+”) and other products and approximately 40kt per year of excess sulfuric acid located in Tocantins, Brazil. Itafos owns and is developing Itafos Paris Hills, a high-grade phosphate mine project located in Idaho, US, Itafos Farim, a high-grade phosphate mine project located in Farim, Guinea-Bissau, Itafos Santana, a vertically integrated high-grade phosphate fertilizer project located in Pará, Brazil, Itafos Araxá, a vertically integrated phosphate and rare earth oxide mine project located in Minas Gerais, Brazil and Itafos Mantaro, a large phosphate mine project located in Junin, Peru.
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Itafos Announces Retirement of Vice President of Engineering