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R. David Russell
Position: Chairman

Mr. Russell graduated from the Montana School of Mineral, Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering and has over 35 years experience in the mining industry. Mr. Russell was the Founder, President, CEO and Director of the former Apollo Gold Corporation, (now Primero Mining Corp.)

Mr. Russell's past positions include the following: Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Getchell Gold Company/Placer Dome Gold, General Manager, US Operations, LAC Minerals Ltd. (now Barrick Gold Corporation), Manager, Underground Mining, Independence Mining Company, Project Manager, Hecla Mining Company, Manager, Lincoln Project FMC/Meridian Gold.

David McPherson
Position: President and CEO of Pure Nickel Inc.
Mr. McPherson has over 25 years of financial institution experience with a major chartered bank, a number of those years being at the executive level. He has had responsibility for large regional retail and small business banking operations. He has served in an advisory capacity to a number of community based economic development groups including Niagara Growth Fund, a regional venture capital fund based in Niagara. From 2001-2006 Mr. McPherson was a Vice-President with First Ontario Credit Union and led strategy development, product and marketing groups.

Steve Vaughan
Position: Director
Mr. Vaughan, B.Sc., B.C.L, M.Sc. joined Dorsey Whitney LLP as a Partner in February of 2014. Mr. Vaughan has participated in natural resource transactions in more than 50 countries over the past five years. Mr. Vaughan has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Geology as well as a law degree and has worked in, or been closely associated with all facets of the mineral exploration, mine finance and securities industries since 1955. He served as a Director of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited from 1992 to 1998 and was Chair of its Environmental Committee. Mr. Vaughan has also served on various committees advising Canadian governments, the Ontario Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange on issues such as mineral policy, mineral strategy, mining finance, mining taxation, seed capital, junior resource policies, over-the-counter trading and nuclear issues. Mr. Vaughan is a Director and Member of the Securities Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a former Director of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and a Past Member of the Joint Toronto Stock Exchange Ontario Securities Commission Mining Standards Task Force.

Thomas S. Kofman
Position: Director
Mr. Kofman, CPA, CA has over 25 years of experience in North American Capital markets as both issuer and banker. He is founder and chairman of M Partners Inc., an independent full-service investment bank. Mr. Kofman has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IPC Financial Network Inc., Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of RealFund and also serves as a director of Urbanfund Corp. and Erace Cancer Canada, a charitable organization. Mr. Kofman is a Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University.