Leadership

Board of Directors

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Oliver Lennox-King, Chairman

Mr. Lennox-King has over 30 years of experience in the mineral resource industry and has a wide range of experience in financing, research and marketing. He has spent the last 18 years in executive positions and directorships with junior mining companies. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Fronteer Gold Inc. until it was acquired by Newmont Mining Corp. on April 6, 2011. He was also instrumental in the formation of Southern Cross Resources Inc. in 1997. Mr. Lennox-King was formerly President of Tiomin Resources Inc. from 1992 to 1997. From 1980 to 1992, he was a mining analyst in the Canadian investment industry. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in metal marketing and administrative positions at Noranda Inc. and Sherritt Gordon Ltd. Mr. Lennox-King holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Richard Colterjohn, Director

Mr. Colterjohn, has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector, as an investment banker, director and operator. He has been a Managing Partner of Glencoban Capital Management Inc., a merchant banking firm, since 2002. Prior to co-founding Glencoban Capital Management Inc., he served as a Managing Director at UBS Bunting Warburg from 1992 to 2002, where he was Head of Mining Sector investment banking activities in Canada. In 2004, he founded Centenario Copper Corp. and served as the President and CEO and a director, until the sale of the company in 2009. Mr. Colterjohn has served on the boards of eight additional publicly traded mining companies, including: Canico Resource Corp. (2003-2005); Cumberland Resources Ltd. (2003-2007); Viceroy Exploration Ltd. (2004-2006); Explorator Resources Ltd. (2009-2011); MAG Silver Corp. (2007-present);AuRico Gold Inc. (2015-2018 as Chairman); and and Harte Gold Corp. (2017 to present). Mr. Colterjohn obtained his Accredited Director designation in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration degree.

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Paul Criddle, Director

Mr. Criddle, a metallurgist, has over 20 years of operating and project development experience. He is currently the Managing Director at Matador Mining. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Criddle was the Chief Operating Officer at Roxgold. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Azimuth Resources Ltd. where he was responsible for resource growth and development studies. Prior to that, he held the position of the Acting Chief Operating Officer of Perseus Mining Ltd. where he was responsible for operations and the Edikan Gold Mine in Ghana and the Definitive Feasibility Study for the Tengrela Gold Project in Cote D’Ivoire. Before joining Perseus, Mr. Criddle managed the construction, commissioning and operation of the Sabodala Gold Project for Mineral Deposits Ltd. He has also held a variety of senior technical roles at Placer Dome/Barrick in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania.

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John Dorward, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Dorward has over 20 years of experience in the mining and finance industries and most recently served as Vice-President, Business Development at Fronteer Gold Inc. He was an integral part of the team that sold the large Michelin uranium deposit, acquired AuEX Ventures Inc., and successfully advanced Fronteer Gold's properties prior to the Company's sale to Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion in 2011. Prior to his role at Fronteer Gold, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for financing the construction of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer at Leviathan Resources Ltd., an ASX-listed gold producer, before its acquisition in 2006. He was a non-executive director of Pilot Gold Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and is currently a non-executive director of Navarre Minerals Ltd., an ASX-listed explorer, and Contact Gold.

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Kate Harcourt, Director

Ms. Harcourt is a sustainability professional with over 27 years of experience, principally in the mining industry. Ms. Harcourt has worked with a number of mining companies and on behalf of Equator Principles signatory financial institutions and has performed a number of consultancy assignments for International Finance Corporation. Ms. Harcourt received a BSc Hons, Environmental Science, from Sheffield University and a MSc Environmental Technology, from Imperial College, London, and is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Member of the Institution of Environmental Scientists. Ms Harcourt is a non-executive director of Condor Gold plc.

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John L. Knowles, Director

Mr. Knowles has over 30 years of experience in Canadian and international resource companies including several years in Ghana, West Africa. He has been a director of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and its predecessor company since 2008 and chaired its audit committee until his appointment as its Chief Financial Officer in October 2016. From 2007 to 2016 he was President and CEO of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (formerly Wildcat Exploration Ltd.), a mineral exploration company. He has served as a senior officer of several international resource companies, including Aur Resources Inc., as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Hudbay Minerals Inc. as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was previously on the boards of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (2007 to 2016), Hudbay Minerals Inc. (2009 to 2015), Augyva Mining Resources Inc. (2011 to 2013) and Tanzania Minerals Corp. (2011 to 2013). Mr. Knowles is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.

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Norm Pitcher, Director

Mr. Pitcher has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has extensive international expertise in exploration, evaluation and exploitation of open pit and underground mineral deposits. Mr. Pitcher recently served as the President of Eldorado Gold Corporation since July2012 until December 2015. Prior to becoming President of Eldorado Gold Corporation, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Eldorado Gold Corp., from July 2005 to July 2012. Throughout his career with Eldorado, Pan American Silver, H.A. Simons, Ivanhoe Gold and Pioneer Metals, he was involved in exploration, evaluation and exploitation of open pit and underground mineral deposits on a world-wide basis. Mr. Pitcher is a Professional Geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Arizona. Mr. Pitcher is currently a non-executive director of Allegiant Gold.

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Jonathan A. Rubenstein, Director

Mr. Rubenstein is a professional director, serving on the boards of several publicly listed mining companies, including MAG Silver (2007 as director and 2008 to present as Chairman), Detour Gold Corporation (2009 to present), Eldorado Gold Corporation (2009 to Jan 2018) and Dalradian Resources Inc. (2013 to present). Mr. Rubenstein is a former Director of Aurelian Gold (2006 to 2008). Mr. Rubenstein's career in the mining sector has included playing a key role during the acquisition of Aurelian Resources Ltd. by Kinross Gold Corp. in 2007, Cumberland Resources Ltd. by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. in 2006, Canico Resource Corp. by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce in 2005 and Sutton Resources Ltd. by Barrick Gold Corp. in 1999. Mr. Rubenstein obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. He practiced law until 1994. Mr. Rubenstein obtained his Accredited Director designation in 2011.

Management

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John Dorward, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Dorward has over 20 years of experience in the mining and finance industries and most recently served as Vice-President, Business Development at Fronteer Gold Inc. He was an integral part of the team that sold the large Michelin uranium deposit, acquired AuEX Ventures Inc., and successfully advanced Fronteer Gold's properties prior to the Company's sale to Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion in 2011. Prior to his role at Fronteer Gold, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for financing the construction of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer at Leviathan Resources Ltd., an ASX-listed gold producer, before its acquisition in 2006. He was a non-executive director of Pilot Gold Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and is currently a non-executive director of Navarre Minerals Ltd., an ASX-listed explorer, and Contact Gold.

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Natacha Garoute, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Garoute has over 15 years of finance experience, with a strong focus on mining and corporations with extensive international exposure. She was most recently the Corporate Controller at SEMAFO Inc. where she demonstrated active leadership managing financial reporting, tax and budget functions throughout the Corporation and its subsidiaries located in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Niger, West Africa. Previous to that, Ms. Garoute held senior finance positions at Canadian National Railway, MDD (a forensic accounting firm where she opened the Montreal branch) and PwC. She has a strong background in IFRS, public company reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and West African OHADA regulations. Ms. Garoute received her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2000 and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Université du Québec as well as a Law degree from Université de Montréal, and is fluent in French and English.

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Iain Cox, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Cox has over 25 years of mining industry experience primarily in developing and operating underground gold mines in Australia, Asia and Africa. He joined Roxgold in 2014 as the Company’s General Manager, Operations and has led the on-site team at Yaramoko in all aspects of the Company’s successful transition from development to production. Prior to joining Roxgold, he was the Mining Manager and Deputy General Director at Ban Phuc Nickel mines where he was responsible for the underground mining operation including leading the underground mining group and contractor. Mr. Cox was previously the Underground Manager at Newmont Ghana Gold where he managed and led the underground development of a mechanised underground gold mine as well as established mining methods and practices to corporate global standards. In addition, he has held various senior leadership roles at Centamin, Newmont/Normandy and Crew Gold in Egypt, Ghana, Turkey and the Philippines.

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Eric Pick, Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Pick is a financial professional with over 10 years' experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, predominantly in the mining sector. He was most recently Vice President, Investment Banking at Cormark Securities Inc. where he spent over seven years working in the mining investment banking group. While at Cormark, Mr. Pick executed numerous equity financings and merger and acquisition advisory mandates across a variety of sectors including precious, base and specialty metals. Mr. Pick holds a Master of Financial Economics degree from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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Craig Richards, Principal Mining Engineer

Mr. Richards has over 29 years of mining engineering experience at underground mining operations, working with companies such as Newmont Ghana Gold, Barrick Gold Tanzania and Ashanti Goldfields. Mr. Richards has occupied a broad suite of senior operational roles encompassing the development of new underground mines, operations and the expansion of existing mines within narrow vein deposits in Northern Canada, East and West Africa. In addition, he has undertaken leadership roles at bulk underground operations in Indonesia and Ghana.