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Board of Directors

Alan Scott - Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Scott is currently Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HiTec Energy Ltd and was formerly Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Gold Limited. Prior to this Mr. Scott spent 22 years working with Rio Tinto Limited/CRA Limited, with involvement in joint venture management, finance, acquisitions and divestments, commercial negotiations and project engineering. Mr. Scott qualified as an accountant and spent 13 years working with Coopers & Lybrand in Sydney, Montreal, London and Wollongong before moving into the mining industry.

Anthony Simpson - Managing Director

Mr. Simpson is a mining engineer with over 40 years industry experience. During his career he has held numerous senior management, technical and operational positions. For the past two years Mr. Simpson was employed by ASX-listed Peninsula Energy Limited as its Chief Operating Officer. In this position he was directly responsible for the successful exploration and permitting activities at Peninsula’s Lance Uranium Project in Wyoming, USA.

Mike Haynes - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Haynes has more than 17 years experience in the international mineral exploration industry. Mr. Haynes graduated from the University of Western Australia with an honours degree in geology and geophysics in 1992. He held technical positions with both BHP Minerals Limited and Billiton Plc. before establishing his own successful consulting business.

Mr. Haynes has been a founding director of numerous ASX-listed companies where he has been intimately involved in the identification, acquisition, financing and development of a diverse array of resources projects around the world.

Duncan Coutts - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Coutts is a qualified mining engineer with more than 19 years industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering with honours from the Western Australian School of Mines.

Mr. Coutts has extensive operational, technical and managerial experience, particularly in underground mining operations. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for the Western Australian and PNG operations of Harmony Gold Australia, where he was directly responsible for operational management and project development. More recently, Mr. Coutts has held positions as Chief Development Officer with ASX listed Metals X Limited working on project development and as an independent consultant providing specialist management consulting services to the mining industry.

Benjamin Vallerine - Executive Director

Mr. Vallerine has been residing in the USA where he has been leading the Company’s exploration and development activities since 2008. During this period he has developed an in-depth understanding of the Company’s operations. Mr. Vallerine has more than 10 years experience in the mining industry. He graduated from the University of Tasmania with an honours degree in geology. He has been involved in numerous resource projects, targeting a variety of commodities, predominantly in Australia, Canada and the USA. He has worked for both junior and major mining companies, including Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited and Rio Tinto Limited.

Nick Day - Company Secretary

Mr. Day has more than 15 years experience in corporate finance and the resources industry. In addition to his company secretarial skills, he has experience in strategic planning, business development, acquisitions and mergers, bankable feasibility studies, and project development general management. Previous CFO and Company Secretary of AIM and ASX-listed mining company.