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Board of Directors

Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng, MBA, CEO & Chairman

Mr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer and also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, at the University of Western Ontario. He is the former President and CEO of Central Sun Mining and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining where he developed the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. Mr. Tagliamonte has over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines worldwide, notably in Central and South America. In 2005, he received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector.

Justin Reid, President & Director

Mr. Reid is a geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Mr. Reid holds a B.Sc from the University of Regina, a M.Sc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Reid started his career as a geologist with SGS and Cominco Ltd after which he became a partner and senior mining analyst at Cormark Securities in Toronto. In 2009, Mr. Reid was named Executive General Manager at Paladin Energy, where he was responsible for leading all merger and acquisition, corporate and market related activities. He returned to Canada in early 2011 assuming the role of Managing Director Global Mining Sales at National Bank Financial, where he directed the firm’s sales and trading in the mining sector.

Stan Bharti, Msc, P.Eng, Co-Chairman

Mr. Bharti is a business consultant and a professional mining engineer with more than 25 years experience in business, management, operations, public markets, and finance. Mr. Bharti has been the President of Forbes & Manhattan, Inc., a private merchant bank operating in Canada, the United States and Western Europe, since July 2001. Previously from June 2005 to September 2005, Mr. Bharti was the President of Consolidated Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Ltd. and its Chief Executive Officer since June 2005. Earlier from August 2002 to October 2004, Mr. Bharti was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. He is the Chairman and Director of many other publicly listed junior mining companies.

Hon. Pierre Pettigrew

The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew has had a distinguished career in both public and private sectors. From January 1996 to February 2006, he served as a member of the Government of Canada where he led a number of senior government departments in successive federal Canadian governments. Among other positions, he has served Canada as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for International Trade and the Minister for International Cooperation. Hon. Pettigrew now works with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the role of Executive Advisor, International. Prior to entering national politics, Mr. Pettigrew was the Vice President of Samson Belair Deloitte & Touche International in Montréal, where he acted as an international business consultant.

James H. Coleman, L.L.B., B.B.A., Deputy Chairman / Director

Mr. Coleman is a Senior Partner and former Chairman of Macleod Dixon, Barristers & Solicitors. He has extensive experience in international law with a focus on the energy and resource sectors in addition to corporate finance, banking and securities. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, has authored numerous legal papers on resource law and banking, and has chaired various independent committees of public companies relating to corporate governance and securities matters.

George Faught, Director

George Faught is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of senior management experience and is currently the Vice Chairman of Aberdeen International Inc, a global resource merchant banking and investment corporation trading on the TSX. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies in the natural resources, financial services and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Faught has broad financial management, corporate development and operating experience and from 1999 to 2005 served as the Chief Financial Officer for North American Palladium Ltd, a mid-tier platinum group metal producer. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., an integrated base metals producer, and William Resources Inc., an international gold producer. Mr. Faught also holds director positions with a number of public companies in the resource industry.

Bruce Humphrey, Director

Mr. Humphrey is a mining engineer with 30 years experience in the mining industry. He has worked for several major mining companies and mining contractors in a variety of engineering, operations and executive management positions.

Don Dudek, Director

Mr. Dudek is an exploration geologist with over 30 years of professional experience who has held, and continued to hold senior positions in the mining sector. Mr. Dudek has been Senior Vice President of Exploration for Avion Gold Corporation and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Allana Potash Corp since 2008. He served as Exploration Manager of North & Central America Division of Aur Resources Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and was part of the team that discovered new VMS deposits in the Northwest Territories, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He also supervised work at Aur's high profile La Verde Copper-porphyry deposit in Mexico.

Advisory Board

Guy Chartier

Mr. Chartier is a multilingual executive based in Montreal, Quebec. He is the founder and CEO of Amero Capital Inc. that provides strategic and transactional consulting and management services to a portfolio of companies on four continents. These have included assisting in identifying acquisition opportunities and negotiating and structuring the Areva reverse takeover of La Mancha Resources, Gexel Telecom acquisitions, Wilton Properties' development opportunities in the Republic of Cuba, and the Senneville Hotel Group resort development projects.