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    Wesley C. (Wes) HansonP.Geo.

    President & CEO

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    Mr. Hanson provides over 35 years of industry experience covering all aspects of mineral exploration, resource and reserve estimation, project evaluation, development, construction, operation and corporate management.

    He worked on a number of large capital projects as a consulting geologist with Kilborn - SNC Lavalin before transitioning into senior management roles with Kinross Gold, Western Goldfields and Silver Bear Resources. Wes served as President and CEO of Noront Resources from 2009 through 2012. Since then he has provided contract geological services for various junior companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

    Wes graduated from Mount Allison University with a BSc Geology (1982) and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

    Charles EdgeworthMBA


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    Mr. Edgeworth is currently the Managing Director of Union Merchant Capital. He has over 20 years of experience in debt, equity and project finance as well as cash management and risk mitigation. He has advised and structured numerous financings for junior and senior mining companies globally. He has an extensive network of corporates, banks, law firms, accounting firms, multilateral finance agencies & foreign governments throughout North & South America, UK, Europe and Africa.

    Previously, Charles was responsible for corporate banking in Europe and Africa for Export Development Canada and prior to this, he was with HSBC Bank and Canaccord Genuity. In addition, Charles has served as a senior officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

    Charles holds a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from the University of Victoria, BCom in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and MBA in Finance from HEC Montreal.

    Picklu DattaCPA, CA, B.Comm


    Mr. Datta is a mining executive with 30 years of experience in senior management roles including accounting, audit, taxation, treasury, forecasting and budgeting and risk management. He was formerly Vice-President, Finance & Treasurer at Centerra Gold Inc.; Senior Vice-President, Treasury & Finance at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited; and Finance Manager at Aber Diamond Corporation. In his previous roles, Picklu helped to guide these companies during periods of transformational growth, both organically through mine development and through acquisitions. Mr. Datta obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and holds CA and CPA designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

    David WaltersMBA


    Mr. Walters is a Managing Director at Ensign Capital, a Canadian registered Exempt Market Dealer, and is a Director at Steep Hill. He previously managed the WATT Energy Limited Partnerships, has held Director positions at publicly-listed Bird River Resources, Vast Exploration, and Stetson Oil & Gas and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Longford Energy. Mr. Walters received an undergraduate engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

    Sean WallerP.Eng, FCIM


    Mr. Waller is a retired Professional Engineer with 35 years of international experience in mining project management, evaluation, design and operation, with a specific focus on large scale copper and gold projects. Previously Mr. Waller is a Senior Project Advisor with Wood Mining and Minerals, a division of Wood PLC, a global engineering and construction firm. Mr. Waller is a Director and Technical Advisor to several small cap resource companies. Previously he was Vice President of Global Business Development and Senior Project Manager with AMEC. While at AMEC, Mr. Waller managed the feasibility study for Nevsun Resources Bisha gold/copper mine in Eritrea and the front-end engineering for the Cobre Panama copper mine in Panama. Earlier in his career Mr. Waller worked with SNC-Lavalin's Mining Division in senior technical roles and for Freeport-McMoran at its Grasberg copper operation in Indonesia. Mr. Waller is a Past President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") and a past member of the CIM Audit and Risk Committee. He has previously served as a Trustee of the CIM Foundation and is a volunteer and/or fundraiser with several community organizations. Mr. Waller has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a Masters Degree in Mineral Process Engineering from The Montana School of Mines in Montana.

    Shanda KilbornBA

    Corporate Affairs

    Shanda brings over 15 years of experience in the mining sector providing corporate development, investor relations and corporate affairs services for publicly-traded companies, including Exploits Discovery Corp, Abitibi Royalties and Satori Resources.