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Board of Directors

Robert J. Quinn, Chairman , , , Partner, Quinn & Brooks LLP | Houston, Texas

Mr. Quinn was first appointed to the board of directors of the Company in June 2006. A founding partner of the Houston mining transactional law firm Quinn & Brooks LLP, Mr. Quinn has over 30 years of legal and management experience, including as Vice President and General Counsel for Battle Mountain Gold Company. He has extensive experience in M&A transactions, corporate governance, public disclosure, governmental affairs, environmental law and land management. Mr. Quinn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law and has completed two years of graduate work in mineral economics at the Colorado School of Mines.

André J. Douchane , , , Mining Executive | Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Douchane is a seasoned mining executive with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry with a solid track record of successfully bringing development projects into production. He was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in April 2003, served as the President and CEO between 2003 and 2006, and as Chairman between 2006 and 2013. Previously, he held senior positions with several precious and base metal international mining companies including; as CEO of Mahdia Gold Corp, CEO of THEMAC Resources Group Ltd., President and CEO of Starfield Resources Inc., President and COO of Chief Consolidated Mining Co., and Vice President, Operations of Franco and Euro-Nevada (Newmont Mining Corporation). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a graduate of the Executive Business Program at the Kellogg School of Business in Chicago.

Alfred L. Hills , , , Mining Executive | Surrey, British Columbia

Mr. Hills is a seasoned mining executive with over 35 years of international mine evaluation, development and operating experience. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Hills was the CEO and Director of Kobex Minerals Inc., a Canadian exploration phase mining company, and its predecessor company, International Barytex Resources Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Hills spent 26 years with the Placer Dome Group of Companies in a number of senior positions including Vice President Evaluations, and various positions at Placer Dome’s Papua New Guinea operations during construction, commissioning and start-up. Mr. Hills has participated in developing the CIM Best Practice guidelines for Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation and was a corporate member of the SME Resources and Reserve Committee. Mr. Hills was also a member of the Canadian Security Administrators, Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee which advised the CSA on mining-related regulatory issues. Mr. Hills is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering. Mr. Hills is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

John W. Jentz, CA, CPA , , , Financial Executive | Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Jentz is a financial and mining professional with 20 years experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in both public and private markets. Mr. Jentz is currently Managing Director, Investment Banking at Clarus Securites Inc., a research driven institutional investment dealer. He leads the mining group in equity underwritings and M&A assignments. Prior to that, Mr. Jentz has worked in global investment banking firms such as Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and independent Canadian firms such as Westwind Partners Inc. Mr. Jentz is a CA and CPA in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Jentz earned an MBA from McMaster University with a focus on Finance and Marketing.

Greg J. Van Staveren, CA, CPA , , , Strategic Financial Consultant | Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Van Staveren was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company in February 2003. Since September 2001, Mr. Van Staveren has been the President of Strategic Financial Services, a private company providing business advisory services. During this period he has sat on the board of a number of publicly traded companies. Mr. Van Staveren is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Math (Honours) degree from the University of Waterloo. From February 1998 until September 2001, Mr. Van Staveren was the Chief Financial Officer of MartinRea International Inc (MRE-TSX), and prior to that he was partner in the mining group of KPMG, which he joined in 1980, and where he provided accounting, and advisory services to his clients.

William J. Weymark, P.Eng. , , , President, Weymark Engineering Ltd. | Vancouver, British Columbia

Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company in January 2007, Mr. Weymark is President of Weymark Engineering Ltd., a Company providing consulting services to businesses in the private equity, construction and resource sector. He is also a director of several private companies. Mr. Weymark is a Member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Until June 2007, Mr. Weymark was President and CEO of Vancouver Wharves/BCR Marine, a transportation firm located on the west coast of British Columbia. Prior to joining Vancouver Wharves in 1991, Mr. Weymark spent 14 years in the mining industry throughout western Canada working on the start-up and operation of several mines. Mr. Weymark is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’, Directors Education Program.
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