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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 14 E&MJ • APRIL 2018 Barrick Gold Founder and Chairman Emeritus Peter Munk died on March 28 in Toronto surrounded by his family. He was 90. He founded Barrick in 1983 and built it into the world's largest gold mining company in less than 25 years. He did so by leading a small team of partners who trusted one another implicitly and who together balanced boldness and prudence in the pursuit of fi erce entrepreneurial ambitions. Having come to the industry as an outsider, Munk defi ed its conven- tions and implemented an innovative hedging program that helped to propel Barrick to success. As the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, which inducted Munk into its ranks in 2002, noted, "He transformed the industry that made him a titan into something it had never been before — a fi nancially sophis- ticated business able to compete with other industries for investment capital." The board of Poland's state-controlled KGHM Polska Mied ź S.A. dismissed CEO Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki and deputy CEO responsible for foreign assets, Michal Jezioro (See Europe, p. 30). Eldorado Gold announced several changes to its senior management team. Timothy Garvin has joined El- dorado as executive vice president and general counsel. He has extensive experience as senior in-house legal counsel, having worked for a number of large companies in the resource sector in a range of international jurisdictions. Andor Lips has joined the company as vice president, government relations Europe. Lips has more than 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, project develop- ment, mining fi nance and stakeholder engagement, most recently holding a senior position with Lydian International. After nearly 20 years with Eldorado, Dawn Moss, executive vice president, administration, retired. After more than 20 years, Eduardo Moura, who served as vice president and general manager of Greece, left the com- pany. Fabiana Chubbs, CFO since 2011, will leave the company at the end of April. Pär Göting has been appointed as new general manager for the Boliden Area, effective June 1. Pär is the current mine manager at the Björkdal mine. NexGen Energy Ltd. appointed James Hatley as senior vice president, pro- ject development. Hatley was most recently a consultant, upstream con- tinuous excellence for Saudi Aramco. Teck Resources announced that Kieron McFadyen will be appointed senior vice president, energy. McFadyen succeeds Ray Reipas, who began a phased retirement in 2016 and will retire from Teck on April 30. Hydrometallurgical and pilot plant specialist Dr. Ron Molnar has joined Canada Cobalt as a special advisor as the company advances its Re-20X process. Dr. Molnar has designed, built and operated more than 60 pilot plant circuits extracting, separating and purifying a wide range of metallic ele- ments from cobalt to rare earths. Bonterra Resources appointed Peter A. Ball as vice pres- ident of operations. He most recently held the position of president and CEO of Redstar Gold Corp. Stephan Schaller will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard as president and CEO of Voith. Schaller is a member of the Voith Shareholders' Committee and head of the global motorcycle division of BMW Group. Schaller became vice chairman of the executive board of Schott AG in 2010 and joined BMW Group in 2012. Georgian Mining Corp. announced that Dr. Neil O'Brien, previously non- executive director, has been appointed nonexecutive chairman and Michael Struthers, previously COO, has been appointed CEO. Struthers replaced Greg Kuenzel, who has been appoint- ed fi nance director of the company. AVANCO announced several man- agement changes. Otávio Monteiro has been promoted to general man- ager, Carajás. Previously, he was general manager of the Antas mine. Jailson Araujo has been promoted to general manager, CentroGold. Previously, he was the company's exploration manager. Wayne Phillips was promoted to general manager, technical services. Philips is a founding director and until recently was the head of projects. Bianca Cabral joins Avanco to take a leading environmental role, principally responsible for environmental management and compliance in the Carajás region. Cabral has worked for SEMAS (Secre- tary of State for Environment and Sustainability) for 10 years. Dr. Owen Hatton was appointed chief geoscien- tist. Owen has worked for many large companies such as Teck Cominco and operated as a consultant for many years based out of Chile. Mike Sousa was promoted to exploration manager, Carajás. Previously, he was a senior exploration geologist. Júlio Rocha was promoted to project manager, Pedra Branca. Rocha has more than 17 years in underground operations, including with Caraíba, Yamana and Votorantim in Brazil and Peru. Sebastião Siqueira joins the company in the newly created role of project manager for the CentroGold project. Siquiera has worked in Brazil and Africa and has extensive open-pit experience. Roberto Mialarete is the project controller. His responsibility is supporting the general manager, technical services, in the elaboration, execution, monitoring, and control of expenditure and budgets. Energy Fuels appointed Barbara A. Filas as a director, fi lling the vacancy created by the resignation of Ames Brown earlier in 2017. Chris Wright is now mine superintendent at Unimin. Algold Resources Ltd. appointed Benoit La Salle as CEO. La Salle will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Concurrent with the above organizational change, Fran- cois Auclair, formerly the CEO, will assume the key role of executive vice president, exploration, focusing on the successful execution and contin- ued development of the Algold Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania. Auclair will also lead the exploration team in the identifi cation of prospective new gold projects in West Africa. Hill End Gold appointed Eileen Hao as general manager and chief represen- tative, China. Hao has more than 25 years of experience in industrial min- erals, metals and applications, including 15 years with English China Clays International (ECC) and Imerys as project manager and China commercial manager. Amani Gold Ltd. announced that Sik Lap "Jacky" Chan will act as man- aging director and CEO and Grant Thomas will act as the company's technical director. Husch Blackwell's Erik Dulla has been elected partner in the fi rm's Denver offi ce. TMAC Resources Inc. appointed Maarten Theunissen as CFO. Theunissen joined the company as vice president, fi nance, in May 2013 from Uranium One Inc. where, from 2006 to 2013, he was senior vice president, fi nance. Gateway Mining Ltd. appointed Peter Langworthy as managing director to drive the company's new Western Australia gold strategy. He held senior management roles with WMC Resources Ltd., PacMin Mining Ltd. and Jubilee Mines NL. Mikael Lindholm will join FLSmidth as chief digital offi cer on May 1. Lindholm most recently served as vice president, Internet of Things, Asia, with Telenor. Peter Munk Timothy Garvin Andor Lips Pär Göting James Hatley Sik Lap "Jacky" Chan Dr. Neil O'Brien Michael Struthers Stephan Schaller Otávio Monteiro Wayne Phillips Bianca Cabral Benoit La Salle Francois Auclair Erik Dulla

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