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DEC 2018

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 18 E&MJ • DECEMBER 2018 Asanko Gold Inc. announced Rob Slater's new role as executive vice president of strategy and the ap- pointment of Dr. Andrew J. Ram- charan as senior vice president of corporate development and investor relations and member of the Asanko Executive Committee, effective im- mediately. Ramcharan joins Asanko from Sprott Resources where he was managing director of project evaluation for both debt and equity sides. Newmont Mining Corp. promoted Tom Palmer to presi- dent and COO. Since May 2016, Palmer has been executive vice president and COO. Capstone Mining Corp. announced that Gregg Bush, se- nior vice president and COO, will retire from the company. At this time, Capstone does not anticipate fi lling the role of COO with its decentralized operating model. Compass Minerals Board of Directors and Fran Male- cha have mutually agreed that Malecha will step down from his position as president, CEO and board member. Dick Grant, lead independent director, will serve as chairman of the board and interim CEO until a perman- ent CEO is named. Upon appointment of the company's new president and CEO, Grant will serve as nonexecutive chairman of the board. SilverCrest Metals Inc. appointed Pierre Beaudoin as COO. He will step down from the SilverCrest Board in December. He recently led the construction, startup and operation of the Detour Lake mine. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. appointed David Soares as CFO and Eric Kallio as senior vice president, exploration. Also, John Landmark, currently vice president, explo- ration, Australia, will assume the role of vice president, human resources; Pierre Rocque, vice president, Canadian operations, has been appointed vice president, technical services; and Duncan King, general manager, Ca- nadian Operations, was appointed vice president, mining (Kirkland Lake). In addition, Christina Ouellette, executive vice president, human resources, will retire from the company following a transition period with Landmark early in 2019. Doug Cater, vice president, exploration, Canada, will retire from the company. Prior to joining Kirkland Lake Gold, Soares served as CFO of Baf- fi nland Iron Mines Corp. Most recently, Kallio was vice president, exploration (Timmins), for Tahoe Resources Inc. John Landmark joined Newmarket Gold Inc. in 2016 after a long career with Anglo American plc, where he was re- gional exploration head for a number of countries, and also served in various corporate roles, including in human resources. Teck Resources appointed Andrew Milner as senior vice president, innovation and technology. Most recently, he was vice president, technology production systems, with BHP. Suncor announced that Steve Williams will retire as CEO at the company's Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2019. Mark Little, COO, is appointed president effective immediately and will assume the role of CEO upon Williams' retirement. New Millennium Iron Corp. appointed Robert P. "Bob" Boisjoli as CFO. He succeeds Mark Freedman, who is now a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Boisjoli was the managing director of Atwater Financial Group. Bridgestone Americas appointed new sales leaders for the off-the- road (OTR) and Firestone Ag busi- nesses in the U.S. and Canada. Rob Seibert, previously director of marketing, OTR, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tires Opera- tions (BATO), has been named exec- utive director, OTR sales, BATO. Erica Walsh, previously director of truck bus radial (TBR) original equipment (OE) tire sales, has been named executive director of sales, Firestone Ag, BATO. Prior to joining Bridgestone in 2015, Seibert spent fi ve years at P&H Mining Equipment. Walsh will lead Firestone Ag sales strategy and execution in North America. Walsh joined Bridgestone in 2000 where she began her career as a senior engineer in the quality assurance department. In 2016, she accepted her previous role of director of TBR OE sales. Dominique Llonch is the new chairman of Nidec Indus- trial Solutions and CEO of Nidec ASI. Llonch succeeds Giovanni Barra, who has been at the helm of the com- pany since 2013. Before joining Nidec, he held the posi- tion of general manager, projects, Europe and Africa, in General Electric. Western Areas Ltd. announced that Executive Director David Southam will resign, effective January 31. His responsibilities will be assumed by a number of senior executives, including Joseph Belladonna, CFO and company secretary, and Leon- ard Lau, general manager corporate development. Epiroc appointed Martin Hjerpe as senior vice president, mergers and acquisitions and strategy, starting March 1, 2019. He is currently partner at McKinsey & Co. Hjerpe will be a member of Epiroc's Group Management. Mincor Resources NL announced that Peter Muccilli will be stepping down as managing director and will be suc- ceeded by David Southam. The change will take effect on February 1. Since 2010, Southam has been executive director at Western Areas Ltd. Johnson Crushers International pro- moted Rob Killgore to company pres- ident. Killgore joined JCI in 2016 and served as manufacturing manager. Telsmith hired Don Ruppert, who joins as regional sales manager covering New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware as his primary focus. He has more than 25 years of experience. LiuGong Machinery promoted Kevin Thieneman to vice president. He will also continue in his role as executive chairman of Li- uGong North America. Before joining LiuGong, he served as president of Caterpillar Forest Products. Motion Industries announced the ad- dition of Hal Midkiff as product sales manager, process pumps and equipment. Rob Slater Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan Tom Palmer Gregg Bush Dick Grant Pierre Beaudoin Robert P. "Bob" Boisjoli Rob Seibert Erica Walsh Dominique Llonch Rob Killgore Don Ruppert Kevin Thieneman Hal Midkiff David Southam Joseph Belladonna Martin Hjerpe

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