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Directors

Guy Bentinck , , , Director

Mr. Bentinck has more than 20 years experience working in the resource and mining sectors.

Mr. Bentinck previously worked for Sherritt International Corporation, where he held a number of senior executive positions. Between March 2004 and November 2007 he served as Sherritt's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During this period, he played a major role in executing Sherritt's value-creation strategy through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and balance sheet management. Subsequently, he became Senior Vice President, Capital Projects, where he led a team that oversaw Sherritt's major projects, comprising a portfolio of early-stage development and construction projects ranging between $200 million and $4 billion. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a M.A. in Accounting and Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

R. Bruce Duncan , , Mr. , , Director and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Duncan has over thirty years of experience in the capital markets and brokerage industry, including eight years with Gordon Capital Corporation. Mr. Duncan is currently the President of West Oak Capital Partners Inc., which provides strategic advisory services, including identifying and qualifying merger and acquisition candidates and advising in public transactions. Mr. Duncan has extensive capital markets experience, including capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions.

Chris Reid , , , Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Chris Reid is a Chartered Account whose career includes 11 years of experience in industry and international business. He is President and CEO of Petrodorado Energy Ltd ("Petrodorado"), a public Canadian international oil exploration company with oil operations in South America. While he was President and CEO, Petrodorado was awarded a spot in the 2016 TSX Venture 50 ranking of top performers on the TSX Venture Exchange for the year of 2015. Petrodorado was the top performing oil and gas company in the 2016 TSX Venture 50. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Reid served as CFO of Petrodorado for four years. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Arthur J. Roth , , Mr. , , Director and Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Roth's career spans fifty years, focused predominately in the fertilizer and chemical industry. Since 1985, A.J. Roth & Associates has provided business consulting and other services to the agribusiness, fertilizer, and selected non-metallic minerals industries, providing proprietary consulting assistance to more than 75 clients in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China, India, Thailand and Japan. Mr. Roth has held executive positions with I.C. Potash Corporation, International Minerals & Chemical Corp. (now Mosaic Co.), AMAX Chemical Corporation and Helm Fertilizer Corporation.

Andrew Squires , , Mr. , , Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Squires brings over three decades of international resource development experience in the energy and natural resources industries. In this time, he has established a proven history of success in creating strong management teams and helping grow new resource ventures into prosperous operations. His entrepreneurial spirit combined with his technical, operational, and financial knowledge have led to success in helping create value in the resource development sector. Of recent note, Mr. Squires was part of the original executive team of Osum Oil Sands Corp., a successful junior oil sands company, in which he was instrumental in creating the team and helping raise over $1 billion in private equity taking the company to commercial production. Prior to starting Osum Oil Sands, Mr. Squires worked for his own consulting firm providing services for clients including Exxon, Aera, BP, Pemex, PetroCanada, PanCanadian and Chevron. Mr. Squires' engineering and management skills were honed working for companies such as Dominion Exploration, Paramount Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources and Amoco.