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Board of Directors

Paula Rogers

B.Com, CPA, CA
Independent Director since August 3, 2011
Board of Directors Chair
Member of the Audit Committee

Ms. Rogers has over 20 years of experience working for Canadian-based international public companies in the areas of corporate governance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and tax. She has significant experience in the mining industry ranging from greenfields exploration to senior gold producer in both director and officer roles. Ms. Rogers has served as an officer of several public companies including Chief Financial Officer of Castle Peak Mining Ltd., Vice-President, Treasurer of Goldcorp Inc., Treasurer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. and Treasurer of Silver Wheaton Corp. Previous to that, she held various senior management roles at Finning International Inc. over a period of nine years. Ms. Rogers is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. She is currently a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Diversified Royalty Corp.

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Mark D. Backens

President & Chief Executive Officer
B.SC., P.Geo
Non-Independent Director since May 26, 2015

Mr. Backens has over 30 years of global mining experience. Mr Backens broad experience encompasses investment banking as Director of Investment Banking - Mining for Scotia Capital and corporate experience in senior management roles with Meridian Gold, Placer Dome and Goldcorp in the areas of engineering, mine construction, mine management and corporate development. Mr. Backens holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and was formerly a Professional Geologist.

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George Brack

MBA, CFA, B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering
Independent Director since July 31, 2014
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation & Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Mr. Brack’s over 30-year career in the mining industry has focused on exploration, corporate development and investment banking, specifically identifying, evaluating and executing strategic mergers and acquisitions, and raising equity capital. He chairs the board of Capstone Mining and serves as a director of Wheaton Precious Metals. For the past 10 years Mr. Brack has been a professional director and has served on the boards of NovaGold Resources, Alexco Resources, Red Back Mining, Aurizon Mines, Newstrike Capital and Geologix Explorations. Until 2009, Mr. Brack was a Managing Director and Industry Head - Mining at Scotia Capital. Prior to joining Scotia in 2006, he spent seven years as President of Macquarie North America Ltd., and led its northern hemisphere mining industry mergers and acquisitions and advisory business.

Previously, Mr. Brack was the Vice President, Corporate Development at Placer Dome Inc., Vice President in the mining investment banking group at CIBC Wood Gundy and worked on the corporate team at Rio Algom Limited. Mr. Brack earned an MBA at York University, a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering and is a CFA charterholder at the University of Toronto.

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Stephen Lang

M.Sc. M.Eng, Mining Engineering
Independent Director since July 31, 2014
Compensation & Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee Chair

Mr. Lang has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, including engineering, development and production at gold, copper, coal and platinum group metals operations. He was Chief Executive Officer of Centerra Gold Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and served as Centerra’s Board Chair from 2012 to 2019. Mr. Lang has also held senior operating positions at Stillwater Mining Company, Barrick Gold Corporation, Rio Algom Limited and Kinross Mining Corporation. Mr. Lang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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John Mansanti

B.S. Chemistry, M.S. Mineral Processing
Independent Director since May 25, 2018

Mr. Mansanti has more than 35 years of experience leading teams in the development, construction, and operation of mining projects, he has spent most of his career in precious metals and potash. In addition to smaller companies, Mr. Mansanti has worked for Intrepid Potash, Barrick Gold, Placer Dome, Newmont Mining and Freeport McMoran and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. Mr. Mansanti has worked as a professional engineer and has published multiple technical papers. He is also an active member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and is currently serving as its president. Mr. Mansanti is a graduate of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology and holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Mineral Processing Engineering.

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David Whittle

B.Com, CPA, CA
Independent Director since: June 27, 2019
Audit Committee Chair

Mr. Whittle is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of senior executive experience in the mining industry, and has been responsible for strategic planning initiatives, operations and all aspects of corporate and financial management and administration. More recently, from 2004 to 2007, he was Chief Financial Officer of Hillsborough Resources Limited, and from 2007 through 2014 was both Chief Financial Officer and Company Ethics Officer of Alexco Resource Corp. Mr. Whittle has served as a director of a number of public companies over his career, primarily in the resource sector, with extensive experience on audit committees, compensation committees and special committees. He is currently on the board of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., where he has been a director since 1997, for much of that time serving as Audit Committee Chair and Lead Outside Director. He served as Interim CEO of Mountain Province from June 2017 to May 2018, leading the company through a chief executive transition and the refinancing of its senior debt facility, then resuming his role as an independent director. Mr. Whittle holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of British Columbia

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