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MAY 2019

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 10 E&MJ • MAY 2019 Anglo American plc announced the retirement of Norman Mbazima after 18 years. Mbazima will step down as deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa on June 30. He has played a number of critical leadership roles, as CEO of Kumba Iron Ore and the South African coal business, and as joint acting CEO of the PGMs business. Rio Tinto Group Executive Joanne Farrell has decided to retire after nearly 32 years with Rio Tinto and will leave the company at the end of September. Farrell joined Rio Tinto in 1987 and has worked in a variety of roles before joining the Rio Tinto Executive Committee as group executive, health, safety and environment, and managing director, Australia, in July 2016. Kinross Gold Corp. announced changes to its senior leadership structure. The company is stream- lining its senior leadership team with Lauren Roberts, senior vice president and COO, and Gina Jardine, senior vice president, human resources, leaving the company. Paul Tomory will now be executive vice president and chief technical officer. The Kinross senior leadership team now in- cludes Paul Rollinson, president and CEO; Geoff Gold, executive vice president, corporate develop- ment and external relations, and chief legal officer; Tomory, and Andrea Freeborough, senior vice president and CFO. Royal Gold Inc. announced that Tony Jensen, presi- dent and CEO, will retire by the end of the first calen- dar quarter of 2020. Jensen joined Royal Gold as pres- ident and COO in 2003, was elected a director in 2004, and has served as president and CEO since 2006. The Royal Gold Board of Directors has appointed its Com- pensation, Nominating and Governance Committee to manage the process of identifying Jensen's successor. Kerstin Konradsson, president Boliden Smelters, will leave Boliden in July. Konradsson has been respon- sible for the business area and member of Boliden's Group Management since 2012. Compass Minerals announced that Kevin S. Crutchfi eld will become the company's presi- dent and CEO and serve as a member of its board of di- rectors. Most recently, he was CEO of Contura Energy Inc. NorZinc Ltd. announced the ap- pointment of Scott Fulton as the project manager for the Prairie Creek Mine and Cliveden Trading AG to provide concentrate marketing commercial support. Fulton has 25 years of multi-industry experience and has spent the last 12 years in mine construction and development as a project manager for Wood (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler). Platinum Group Metals Ltd. appointed Stuart Har- shaw to the company's board of directors. Harshaw was the vice president, Ontario operations, for ValeCanada Ltd. until 2017. He recently led the Sudbury operations of Vale through the largest trans- formation of surface facilities in their history. Antofagasta plc appointed A.E. Michael Anglin as an independent nonexecutive di- rector. He spent 22 years with BHP Billiton Ltd., most recently serving as vice president operations and COO of the Base Metals Group based in Santiago, Chile, before retiring in 2008. Lars Bergström, currently senior strategy advisor and vice president Sandvik Machining Solutions, has been appointed acting president of Sandvik Machining Solutions as of July 1. Bergström will have full responsibility for the business area and he will be a member of the Sandvik Group executive management team. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) recognized Roy Slack as the new president of the CIM for a one-year term. Slack was formerly president and is currently on the board of directors of Cementation Americas. Epiroc appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president. Torpy will lead the U.S. Customer Center of Epiroc. Most recently, he was vice president of mar- keting for the drilling solutions division. Dyno Nobel appointed Mike Rispin as vice president of underground. He has 32 years of experience and began his career in the explosives industry and held leadership positions with DuPont of Canada, ETI, and The Austin Powder Co. The Austin Powder Co. presented Technical Manager John Capers with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Mineral Resources Management. During his 42-year career at Austin Powder, he has been responsible for training more than 1,100 new blasters globally. Former Alcoa, Western Mining and BHP Chairman Sir Arvi Parbo recently passed at age 93. Born in Esto- nia, he fled the Russian occupation and ended up in a German refugee camp in 1944. After attending the Clausthal Mining Academy in Germany from 1946 to 1948, he migrated to Australia in 1949. He gradu- ated from the University of Adelaide with a bachelor of engineering degree in 1955. He ascended from a sur- veyor to the top ranks of the mining industry in Australia. He is credited with the discovery of the Olympic Dam copper-uranium deposit. During his tenure at Western Mining, nickel production tripled, gold output in- creased 14-fold and Olympic Dam was brought into production. Jon Torpy Kevin S. Crutchfi eld Norman Mbazima Roy Slack Joanne Farrell Lauren Roberts Paul Tomory Paul Rollinson Andrea Freeborough Tony Jensen Kerstin Konradsson Stuart Harshaw Scott Fulton Michael Anglin Lars Bergström Mike Rispin John Capers Sir Arvi Parbo

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