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Directors

Robert C. Gross , , , Chairman, Chairman of the Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee and Director

Robert Gross has served on the boards of directors and as a senior executive for several large financial institutions and is nationally recognized in the United States, as an expert and educator in corporate governance matters, including board composition and structure, board and executive compensation, risk oversight, strategy and planning and board procedures. Since 2009 he has been serving as an adjunct faculty member at Westminster College, where he teaches effective corporate governance and leadership practice and dispute resolution at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. He was the Chairman and President of the First Interstate Bank from 1991 to 1996 and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Healthcare Bank from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Gross was Chief of Staff to Utah Governor Michael Leavitt from 1997 to 1998 and worked as a senior attorney and practice group chair at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC, in Salt Lake City from 2005 to 2006. From 1996 to February 2002, he served as the executive director of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services and led the consolidation of six state agencies into a single national agency, consisting of over 2,500 employees. Under the appointment of the White House, Mr. Gross served in Iraq as a senior government advisor from January to July 2004, providing technical, policy and governance advice to the interim Iraqi government. In 2008, Mr. Gross established Robert C. Gross Associates, a board and leadership advisory and conflict resolution-consulting firm. Mr. Gross received a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Utah State University in 1972; a Juris Doctorate with distinction from Ohio Northern University in 1979 and an honors graduate degree in 1988 from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Guy Bentinck , , , President, Chief Executive Officer and 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.

Stephen Harapiak , , , Chairman of the Technical, Environmental and Safety Committee and Director

Steve Harapiak has significant experience in mining and processing operations, engineering, project management, and construction. He has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Victory Nickel Inc. since April 2008. From 1982 to 1985, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and has held senior executive positions at several other major Canadian public companies, including Noranda Inc. (from 1979 to 1981), Hudbay Minerals Inc. (from 1972 to 1979) and Denison Mines Ltd. (from 1977 to 1979). From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Harapiak served on the board of directors of Khan Resources Inc. Mr. Harapiak has also led major engineering and construction projects worldwide, including Canada, the U.S., South America, the Former Soviet Union and Africa.

Mr. Harapiak was the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum from 1985 to1986 and has served on various industry, government and educational advisory boards including Khan Resources Inc. and SanGold Corporation. He was also a consultant for the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Harapiak is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Manitoba.

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

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.