Toronto-based Primero Mining Corp., a precious metals producer, said Friday it expects its common shares to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday under the symbol "PPP."

Primero, which will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, owns 100 percent of the San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico.

"As we look to grow and make progress towards becoming a mid-tier gold producer the NYSE listing will improve the visibility of the company and offer our shareholders greater trading liquidity," said Joseh F. Conway, chief executive. "Furthermore, it is expected to broaden our reach to the global capital markets."