Board of Directors

Mark Eaton
Executive Chairman

Mr. Eaton is an investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector, as well as +10 years serving as management and/or board member to several public mining companies. He was formerly a Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets of Toronto and Manager of US Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets. He also  formerly acted as a Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd., a Toronto-based investment dealer, which he held from January 2007 until he joined the Board of UEX Corporation in March, 2008. Most recently, he acted as President and CEO of Belo Sun Mining (formerly Verena Minerals), from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Eaton is a graduate from Hull University, in England.

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Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng., MBA
President & CEO; Director

Mr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines. He was formerly the CEO and a Director of Sulliden Gold Corp. (acquired by Rio Alto Mining), President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. (acquired by B2Gold) and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. (acquired by Yamana) where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. In 2005, Mr. Tagliamonte received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector. Mr. Tagliamonte obtained his Mining Engineering degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario; he also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Stan Bharti, P.Eng.
Director

Mr. Bharti has worked for over 30 years in the mining industry as an engineer, manager, executive and entrepreneur. He has served as CEO, Director, Chairman and/or founder for more than 30 public mining and resource companies over the past 15 years, as well as numerous private companies. Before entering the public markets Mr. Bharti founded and ran BLM Engineering, a large, privately-held mining engineering services business. He earned a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of London and has worked as a mining engineer in Europe, Africa and North and South America.

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Carol Fries
Director

Ms. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and mining sectors managing the preparation and completion of environmental and social impact assessments, EHS (Environmental. Health and Safety) systems, community relations and resettlement programs and other programs central to the mining permitting process. Ms. Fries has held a number of senior roles at major, mid-tier and junior mining companies, including Compania Minera Antamina, Falconbridge, Marcobre (Chariot Resources), Norsemont Peru and Rio Tinto. She formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.,Vice President of Environment and Community Relations at Norsemont Peru until its acquisition by HudBay in 2011, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Community Relations at Chariot Resources, as well as Manager of Environment, Health, Safety Security and Community Relations for Marcobre S.A.C.. Ms. Fries formerly served on the Board of Directors for Chariot Resources. Ms. Fries holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Minor in Geology, from the University of Waterloo.

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William Clarke
Director

Mr. Clarke has extensive experience in international trade and investment, and is a strong advocate for Canadian industry. He served in Canada's foreign service for 34 years with assignments around the world, most notably as Canadian Ambassador to Brazil and to Sweden and the Baltic Republics. Mr. Clarke was former President, CEO and Director of Pitchblack Resources Ltd, as well as President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. He also served as a Director of Brazil Potash Corp. and Largo Resources Ltd. He currently serves on the Board of four international companies and provides consulting and advocacy services for companies as a member of Trade Commissioner Consulting Services Inc.

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Denis C. Arsenault, CPA, CA
Director

Mr. Arsenault is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 30 years of experience. He has held a variety of senior financial positions in a range of sectors, including mining and resources, communications, truck trailer manufacturing and life sciences. Mr. Arsenault was Chief Financial Officer of Sulliden Gold Corporation from 2010 to 2014 until its acquisition by Rio Alto Mining Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of Central Sun Mining Inc. from 2006 to 2009 until its acquisition by B2Gold Corp. Mr. Arsenault's experience includes chairing and serving on audit committees, compensation committees, governance committees and other special committees of various public and private companies. Mr. Arsenault also currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of the following Canadian mining companies: Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (since 2005), Murchison Minerals Ltd. (since June 2014), and Stonegate Agricom Ltd. (since 2008). He formerly served on the board of directors of Rockcliff Resources Inc., MBAC Fertilizer Corp. and Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Mr. Arsenault began his career with KPMG in 1981, and he later co-founded Wasserman Arsenault, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Arsenault holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

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