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Board of Directors

Bruce Humphrey , , P.Eng , , Chairman

Mr. Humphrey is a mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience working in senior management roles with both junior and senior mining companies. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. from October 2004 to April 2006. From May 1998 to May 2004, Mr. Humphrey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. Mr. Humphrey currently sits on the board of Alderon Resources Corp., B2Gold Corp., Crocodile Gold Corp. and Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

John Detmold , , BA (Hons) , , Independent Director

John Detmold has over 30 years’ of corporate finance experience, including cross border transactions. Currently, Mr. Detmold is also the Chairman of Invecture Group, S.A. de C.V., the Chairman of Communicacion Xersa, S.A. de C.V. and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Detmold was the founder and Chairman of Invecture Group S.A. de C.V., an asset management, private equity fund and merger and acquisition advisory firm. Mr. Detmold was involved in the takeover of Frontera Copper Corporation between November 2008 and May 2009, and is now managing the turnaround of the copper mining corporation. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Detmold was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Banca Quadrum. Mr. Detmold held various roles, including Director of Finance and General Manager of Grupo Tiger, S.A. de C.V. from 1982 to 1999. Mr. Detmold graduated from McGill University with a bachelors degree with honours in Economics.

Hon. Pierre Pettigrew , , M.Phil, LLD (honorary) , , Director

The Honourable Pierre S. Pettigrew has had a distinguished career as a Canadian federal cabinet minister, serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and Minister for International Trade from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Minister of Health and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs from 2003 to 2004 and Minister of Human Resources Development and Minister of International Cooperation from 1996 to 1999. As a cabinet minister, he chaired numerous working groups on difficult international trade issues and lead trade missions to China, India, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico and other countries. From 1985 to 1995, he was an International Business Consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and from 2006 to present he has been an Executive Advisor, International at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Pettigrew currently sits on the boards of Aberdeen International Inc., Avion Gold Corporation, Longford Energy Inc., Eurocontrol Technics Inc. and IC Potash Corp.

Dave Porter , , MBA , , Independent Director

Mr. Porter holds an MBA and is a seasoned executive who has served as Vice President Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company (IOC) from 1992 to 2008. Since January, 2009 Mr. Porter has been a Principal at Atlee Services. He has also been responsible for Operations, Safety, Health, Sustainable Development, Communications and Community Relations across the mining and steel sectors for over 33 years. Mr. Porter has lead the development and execution of business strategy, negotiated agreements with international unions, governments and communities and lead business transformation initiatives.

Matthew Simpson , , P.Eng, MBA , , President & Chief Executive Officer

From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Simpson worked for the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc with annual production capacity of 17.5 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate as publicly reported in 2009. At IOC he held several progressive roles in Business Evaluation, Operations Planning, Continuous Improvement and for the past three years as Mine General Manager. His work with the IOC primarily took place at their Carol Lake iron ore deposit in Labrador. Prior to joining IOC, Mr. Simpson worked as a process engineer for Hatch Ltd. designing and debottlenecking metallurgical refineries around the world. Mr. Simpson has extensive experience in mine design, operations and project management. He holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering both from Queen’s University.