SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 22, 2012) – (BUSINESS WIRE) A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”), a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK) (“SGI”), announced today that HENNIE RIJNBEEK has joined A-MARK’s Austrian operation, A-MARK TRADING AG, Vienna as executive vice president. Mr. Rijnbeek comes to A-Mark after more than 25 years in the precious metals industry at Rabobank International and ABN AMRO / HBU.
David Madge, president of A-Mark, noted, “We are very pleased to add Mr. Rijnbeek to our senior executive team at A-Mark Trading AG. We believe that his experience and insight will be instrumental in the continued expansion of our European operation.”
Rand LeShay, senior vice president of A-Mark, commented, “Mr. Rijnbeek’s experience in both the financial and commercial side of our business adds another level of depth and complexity to our European team.”
About Spectrum Group International, Inc.
Spectrum Group International, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “we,” the “Company” or “SGI”) is a global trading and collectibles network and a designated Fortune 500 company. We are a trader of precious metals and an auctioneer of coins, stamps and wine, serving both collectors and dealers. We are also a merchant/dealer of certain collectibles. Our collectibles offerings span the price spectrum from modest to ultra-high end. Furthermore, we offer loans to coin dealers, collectors and investors backed by their precious metals, rare coins, and other collectibles as collateral.
Our Trading business is conducted through A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (“A-Mark”) and its subsidiaries. A-Mark is a full-service precious metal trading company, and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. A-Mark products include gold, silver, platinum and palladium for storage and delivery in the form of coins, bars, wafers and grain, and our services include financing, leasing, consignment, hedging and various customized financial programs. A-Mark’s subsidiary, Collateral Finance Corporation, provides financing on a wide array of bullion and numismatic products.
Our Collectibles business operates as an integrated network of leading companies concentrating on numismatic (coins) and philatelic (stamps) materials and rare and fine vintage wine. We have offices and auction houses in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to traditional live auctions, we also conduct Internet and telephone auctions.
Our Collectibles companies in the philatelic field are auction houses H.R. Harmer Global Philatelic Network GmbH, Corinphila Auktionen of Zurich, Switzerland, Heinrich Köhler Auktionshaus of Wiesbaden, Germany, Corinphila Veilingen B.V., Amstelveen, Netherlands, and John Bull Stamp Auctions, Ltd of Hong Kong. Spectrum Group’s Collectibles companies in the numismatics field include Stack’s Bowers Galleries (rare coin and currency auction house), Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio (world and ancient coins and currency auction house), Teletrade (online coin auctions), and Spectrum Numismatics International (wholesale rare coin dealer), all based in Irvine, California. Spectrum Wine Auctions is engaged in the sale by auction of rare and fine vintage wine.