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JUL 2018

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 12 E&MJ • JULY 2018 Harry M. "Red" Conger, president and COO-Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., was named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ankh Award for Copper Man of the Year. The Copper Club's Ankh Award, named for the ankh, a graphic symbol for the red metal dating back to ancient Egypt, also known as the Copper Man of the Year Award, was fi rst pre- sented in 1962 to honor outstanding individual achieve- ments in and contributions to the copper industry. Tahoe Resources announced that Ronald W. Clayton will retire as president, CEO and director of the com- pany. Current Director James S. Voorhees will assume the position of president and CEO. Voorhees has been a director of the company since its inception in 2010, and he will remain on the board following this appointment. Turquoise Hill Resources announced the retirement of CEO Jeff Tygesen. He has served as CEO since Decem- ber 2014. Kerr Mines Inc. appointed David Thomas as vice president of projects and Cop- perstone mine general manager. He has held key roles in constructing mines such as the Kupol mine for Bema Gold (now Kinross Gold), Fort Knox and Kubaka mines for Kinross Gold, Kensington and Palmarejo mines for Coeur Mining, Hope Bay for Newmont, and Pogo and Red Dog for Cominco (now Teck Resources). Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. announced that John W. Seaberg has joined its board of directors as executive chairman. He was most recently senior vice president, strategic relations, for Klondex Mines. Boreal Metals Corp. appointed Rodney Allen to the Boreal Tech- nical Advisory Board. He was man- ager, geology research and devel- opment for the Boliden Group for 10 years and is currently consultant geologist and CEO for volcanic resources. Golden Predator Mining Corp. established an Exploration Management Council including globally recognized geological experts Richard Goldfarb, Lance Miller, Craig Hart and William (Bill) Threlkeld. Dr. Goldfarb is a research professor at the Colorado School of Mines, an adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia, a distinguished overseas professor at China Uni- versity of Geosciences. Goldfarb will be the chairman of the newly formed council. Miller currently serves as vice president of natural resources for NANA Regional Corp. Hart is the director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia. Threlkeld is currently the senior vice president of exploration for Seabridge Gold Inc. The company also appointed Michael (Mike) Redfearn. He previously served as the vice president of operations for BCMetals Corp. Rio Tinto appointed Jakob Stausholm to succeed Chris Lynch as CFO. Stausholm, who recently stepped down as group CFO of A.P. Moller–Maersk, will join Rio Tinto as an executive director on September 3 and take over as CFO on the same day. Lynch will retire from Rio Tinto September 30. Lydian International Ltd. appoint- ed Russell Ball as a new director. He is a former executive vice president and CFO of Gold- corp Inc. and Newmont Mining Corp. Lucara Diamond Corp. appointed Ayesha Hira vice president of corporate develop- ment and strategy, effective im- mediately. Hira is an experienced executive who began her career as a Canadian geologist. Blackham Resources Ltd. appointed Tony James as a non-executive director. Previously, he was managing director of Carbine Resources, Atherton Resources and Mutiny Gold. Royal Gold appointed Bill Heissen- buttel CFO and vice president of strategy. Paul Libner will have increased responsibilities as con- troller and treasurer. Heissenbuttel came to Royal Gold in 2006 and has been vice president, corporate development. Libner joined Royal Gold in 2004 and has more than 20 years of experience in various accounting, fi nancial reporting, compliance and auditing functions. Libner began his career with Ernst & Young where he pro- vided audit and business advisory services primarily for the fi nancial services and healthcare industries, and later held various accounting and fi nance roles within the fi nancial services industry. Stefan Wenger, who has been with Royal Gold since 2003, will be leaving the company in the near future. Firesteel Resources appointed Gregory Duras as CFO for Firesteel. He has more than 10 years of experience working as CFO for various publicly traded companies including Avion Gold Corp. It also appointed Scott Salisbury as process and plant manager at Laiva mine. He has held critical positions in countries with challenging business environments on major projects in Alge- ria, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan and Indonesia. Lithium Power International Ltd. announced that managing director and CEO Martin Holland has resigned. The board of directors has commenced a search for suitable CEO candidates and expects to announce a replacement in due course. Norsk Hydro ASA elected Liselott Kilaas as new mem- ber of Hydro's Board of Directors for two years. Kilaas replaced Liv Monica Bargem Stubholt, who has been a member of the Hydro Board of Directors since 2010. Meridian Mining SE announced that Anthony Julien has resigned as president and CEO. Julien also resigned as a director of Merid- ian. The company appointed Gilbert Clark as interim president and CEO of Meridian. Clark has served as a partner with Sentient Equity Partners since 2017. George Sidney, president and COO of McLanahan Corp., will retire at the end of the year, but will remain an active part of McLanahan's Board of Directors. Cory Jenson has been named executive vice president of sales and business development. Most recently, he was vice president of product manage- ment and development. Brian Prenatt has been pro- moted to vice president of product management and development. He has been with McLanahan for 24 years and has served in managerial roles in engineering and product management. SEMAFO Inc. announced the retirement of Michel Crevi- er as vice president, exploration, and mine geology and qualifi ed person. Richard Roy, who is currently exploration manager, will be promoted to vice president, exploration. Furthermore, Thibert, manager of the reserves and resources estimation group, will assume the role of qualifi ed person in addition to managing mine geology activities. Graeme Jameson, Laureate professor at the Univer- sity of Newcastle, Australia, has been honored by the Royal Society, which boasts a fellowship of 1,600 of the world's most eminent scientists. Fellow of the Royal So- ciety, a rare and distinguished honor, is decided by a peer-review process based on excellence in science, and this was bestowed on Jameson for his work on fl uid and particle mechanics, and especially the fl otation process. Harry M. "Red" Conger James S. Voorhees John W. Seaberg Jakob Stausholm Russell Ball Tony James Liselott Kilaas Gilbert Clark Graeme Jameson Rodney Allen George Sidney Cory Jenson Brian Prenatt Bill Heissenbuttel Paul Libner

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