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Henk van Alphen, Chief Executive Officer and President

Henk has had a successful career in the mining business for over 25 years. Since 1999 Henk has been a Director of Cardero Resource Corp and was instrumental in establishing the Cardero Group of Companies. Henk holds senior management and director positions with several resource exploration and development companies. Henk has raised over $200 million for mining exploration and his leadership, knowledge and access to capital are an invaluable asset to the company.

Since founding the Company in 1999, Henk has created significant value for shareholders, not least through acquisition of undervalued projects like Pampa de Pongo, which was acquired for less than $1 million six years before it was sold for $100 million. Henk will continue to focus on corporate strategic initiatives for Cardero.

Keith Henderson, Executive Vice President

Keith, formerly Vice President Exploration, brings 19 years of global mining-industry experience. Prior to joining Cardero, Mr. Henderson was Project Manager for Anglo Coal's Canadian subsidiary, focused on metallurgical coal deposits in northeast British Columbia. At Cardero, Mr. Henderson played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million (2009). Most recently, Mr. Henderson was responsible for Cardero's original investment in Coalhunter (2010), acquiring 49% of the company for $3.6 million.

Keith is a mining industry executive with global experience in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. He has extensive knowledge of the exploration and mining business from both a major and junior public company perspective. With a proven track record he has successfully managed exploration and mining companies through significant growth periods.

Keith was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc in Geology-- he has extensive experience in various mineral deposit types and commodities including precious metals (gold, silver), base metals (copper, zinc, nickel) and bulk commodities such as metallurgical coal and iron ore.

Lawrence W. Talbot, VP & General Counsel

Mr. Talbot is a mining lawyer with over 25 years' experience representing a wide range of clients in the mining industry, from individual prospectors and junior and mid-size explorers and producers through to major mining companies, in both the hard-rock and industrial mineral fields. He has extensive experience acting for public natural resource companies and providing advice on all aspects of their businesses, including corporate finance, securities and regulatory matters, corporate governance and shareholder issues, and all aspects of corporate acquisitions, takeovers, divestitures and reorganizations. He is a director and/or officer of a number of public natural resource companies, including Cardero Resource Corp., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., Wealth Minerals Ltd., Balmoral Resources Ltd. and Minaurum Gold Inc. Prior to July 1, 2006 he was a partner in one of Canada's largest law firms, and now acts as general counsel to a select group of public companies, including Cardero Resource Corp., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., Wealth Minerals Ltd. and Corvus Gold Inc.

Blaine Bailey, CFO

Mr. Blaine Bailey is a Certified General Accountant who has worked with numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years. Blaine brings complementary skills to the team in the areas of finance, administration and financial reporting.

Marla Ritchie, Corporate Secretary

Marla brings over 25 years' experience in public markets working as an Administrator and Corporate Secretary specializing in resource based exploration companies to the Company. Since 2001, she has been the Corporate Secretary for Cardero Resource Corp. Between 1992 -- 2003, Marla worked for Ascot Resources Ltd, Brett Resources Inc., Golden Band Resources Inc., Hyder Gold Inc., Leicester Diamond Mines Ltd., Loki Gold Corporation, Oliver Gold Corporation and Solomon Resources Limited. She is also currently the corporate secretary for Corvus Gold Inc., Dorato Resources Inc., International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and Wealth Minerals Ltd.

Marian Myers, Senior Resource Geologist

Marian is a geologist with 25 years of global exploration experience. She has expertise in a variety of geological settings (including gold, copper and base metal deposits in the Tintina Gold Belt of Alaska; porphyry systems in Alaska, Nicaragua and Peru; iron deposits in Ghana; and metallurgical coal in British Columbia). She is highly experienced in data management and quality control.

She studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa graduating with a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Geology and has been associated with the Cardero Group of Companies since 2006.