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Management

Gil Clausen
Gil Clausen President & CEO, Director
Gil Clausen Gil Clausen President & CEO, Director

Mr. Clausen is a mining executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of management, finance, development and operations in the base metals and precious metals industry. Prior to joining Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, Mr. Clausen was President, CEO and Director of Brio Gold Inc. and held that position from its inception until its acquisition in May 2018. Mr. Clausen was previously President, CEO and Director of Augusta Resource Corporation from its inception in 2005 until its acquisition in 2014. He was Executive Vice President, Mining at Washington Group International, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and served as the Vice President of Operations of Stillwater Mining Company from 1995 to 1999. Prior to 1995, Mr. Clausen was a mine general manager at several precious and base metals operations of Placer Dome Inc in British Columbia and Ontario.

Mr. Clausen is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. Mr. Clausen is also a graduate of Queen’s University’s executive business program and the Harvard University Business School’s program in corporate board governance.

Rodney (Rod) A. Shier
Rodney (Rod) A. Shier Chief Financial Officer
Rodney (Rod) A. Shier Rodney (Rod) A. Shier Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shier has over twenty years experience as a corporate officer and director to a number of publicly–traded mining companies and has raised over $1 billion in debt and equity financing transactions. Mr. Shier is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the 2013 recipient of the Edgar A. Scholz Medal for Excellence in Mine Development in British Columbia.

Mr. Shier is a CPA, CA and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Don Strickland
Don Strickland Chief Operating Officer
Don Strickland Don Strickland Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Strickland has over 25 years’ Canadian and international mining experience, specifically in mineral processing, project development and mine management. Prior to joining Copper Mountain, Mr. Strickland held various senior positions at Placer Dome, Barrick Gold Corp and Yukon Zinc.

Mr. Strickland is a Professional Engineer and graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering.

Letitia Wong
Letitia Wong Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Letitia Wong Letitia Wong Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Ms. Wong has 15 years of experience in corporate development, strategic transactions, finance and investor relations in the mining industry. She was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development at Brio Gold Inc., which was acquired in May 2018. Ms. Wong has also been Vice President, Investor Relations at Augusta Resource Corporation, which was acquired in July 2014, Arizona Mining, and Ventana Gold, which was acquired in March 2011. Ms. Wong was also formerly Director of Investor Relations at Yamana Gold.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder.

Lance Newman
Lance Newman Vice President, Project Development
Lance Newman Lance Newman Vice President, Project Development

Mr. Newman has more than 30 years of experience in project management and development, concentrating, smelting and refining operations in base and precious metals. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Technical Services at Brio Gold Inc. until its acquisition in May 2018. Previously, he was Vice President, Project Development at Augusta Resource Corporation until its acquisition in 2014 and previously he held various senior technical positions in operations at Stillwater Mining Company and Gold Fields Limited.

Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours) from Rhodes University and is a graduate of the Management Advancement Program at the University of Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business.

Richard Klue
Richard Klue Vice President, Technical Services
Richard Klue Richard Klue Vice President, Technical Services

Mr. Klue has more than 35 years in the mining minerals and metals industry. Mr. Klue has developed and implemented new technologies in Canada, USA, Africa, India, Iran, Russia, Europe, Australia and China. Prior to Copper Mountain, Mr. Klue held positions of Senior Vice President, Metallurgical Manager and Plant Superintendent for Tetra Tech, Hatch and Messina Copper.

Mr. Klue has an NHD Ext.Met, is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (SAIMM) and a Metallurgical Engineer by profession who also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Peter Holbek
Peter Holbek Vice President, Exploration
Peter Holbek Peter Holbek Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Holbek has 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. Prior to joining Copper Mountain Mining, he served as Vice President for Western Keltic Mines and Blackstone Ventures working on the discovery and development of VMS and Nickel deposits. Previously, he served as Vice President, Exploration for Atna Resources Ltd. Prior to that, he held the positions of Exploration Manager and Mine Geologist for Princeton Mining Ltd and Senior Exploration Geologist at Esso Minerals Canada and Homestake Canada Ltd.

Mr. Holbek is Professional Geologist (P.Geo) and graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree (hons) in Geology and a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology.

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