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Board of Directors

Henk van Alphen Director

Mr. Van Alphen has been in the mining business for over 27 years, first as an exploration drilling contractor, then as President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. Mr. Van Alphen laid the foundation for Pacific Rim which became a successful South American-based resource company. He was also instrumental in the Company's entrance into South America. He has been a director of the Company since 1999, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 14, 2001 to November 9, 2011 and President of the Company from April 10, 2000 to June 1, 2011. He is presently President & CEO and a director of Wealth Minerals Ltd. and a director of Ethos Capital Corp. and Balmoral Resources Ltd., all companies listed on the TSXV.

Stephan Fitch Director

Mr. Fitch is a co-founder and a managing director of the London based IAG Holdings Ltd. (IAGH), a private company which specializes in international merchant banking activities. He has been involved in a broad range of international corporate finance/investment banking activities for over 27 years specializing primarily in start-up, venture capital and small-capitalized public companies. Prior to joining IAGH, Mr. Fitch was co-founder and Executive Vice President of New World Capital, Inc. New World was established in 1992 and was involved in corporate finance and investment banking activities throughout Europe and the US. Prior to joining New World, Mr. Fitch co-founded, in 1986, Somerset Partners Ltd., a Denver based partnership specializing in M & A activities. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Fitch worked as an assistant research analyst for Cambridge Research and Management Group, a registered commodities trading advisor, based in Century City, California.

Leonard Harris Director

Mr. Harris is a professional engineer with a metallurgy diploma and 52 years' experience in all aspects of mineral processing and mining operations world-wide, a significant part of which has been in South America. Mr. Harris spent 16 years with Cerro de Pasco Corporation before joining Newmont Mining Corporation, where he served as President and General Manager of Newmont Peru Limited and Vice-President and General Manager of Newmont Latin America. Mr. Harris was General Manager (involved in construction and operation) of the Minera Yanacocha gold mine in Peru. Since 1995, Mr. Harris has been a consultant and director of several mining and mineral exploration companies including Glamis Gold Ltd., Indico Resources Ltd., Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd., Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp., Golden Arrow Resources Corporation, Alamos Gold Inc., Pediment Gold Corp., Corriente Resources Inc., Canarc Resource Corp. and Endeavour Silver Corp.

Robert van Doorn Director

Mr. van Doorn is a mining engineer with over 50 years in mining and mining finance. Recently he was Chairman, President & CEO of Mundoro Mining Inc. (a public company developing the Maoling Gold project in China), Executive Vice President of Business Development for Rio Narcea Gold Mines S.L. (a public company with projects in Spain and Mauritania), and Executive Vice President of Golden China Resources Corporation (a joint venture with Kingsway Capital, a Hong Kong merchant bank, involved in Chinese mining investments). His career prior to 2002 includes positions as Senior Mining Analyst at Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon, as Global Gold Analyst at Morgan Stanley and as Business Development Manager at Royal Dutch Shell.

In a distinguished career, Mr. Van Doorn's achievements include investment recommendations and financing of successful exploration companies such as Great Basin Gold, Pangea Minerals Ltd., Platexco Inc., Argentina Gold and Arequipa, whose discoveries have been developed into major mines. At Rio Narcea Mr Van Doorn was instrumental in the acquisition of the Tasiast project in Mauritania.

Mr. Van Doorn is currently a director of Tri Metals Mining and was previously director of Romarco Minerals, Leydenburg Platinum, Hana Mining, Golden China and Mundoro Mining.