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Management

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Paul H. Barry, MBA, Chairman

Mr. Barry has over thirty years of management experience and has served in senior executive roles for several of the world's largest mining and energy companies. Previously, Mr. Barry served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation where he oversaw $16.5 billion of assets, raised $5 billion in new debt financing, and advised the Board regarding capital spending across four global regions. In addition, Mr. Barry has served at Duke Energy, BP/Amoco, and General Electric.

Currently, Mr. Barry is Chief Executive Officer of Public Infrastructure Partners LLC (PIP), an operating platform and principal investor in the energy and mining sectors with offices in Toronto, New York, Houston, and Charlotte. PIP originates, advises, and invests in both public and private companies, and co-ventures with select private equity funds, hedge funds and merchant banks.

Mr. Barry also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Candente Copper Corp. in addition to several private company boards. Mr. Barry is a Senior Advisor, Mining & Metals, to Atlas Advisors, a New York City-based independent investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services. Mr. Barry is a member of the Board of Advisors of Orgone Development L.L.C., a Ghana power project developer focused on investing in the electrification of Sub-Saharan Africa, especially for gold mining operations.

Joanne C. Freeze, P.Geo., President & CEO

Joanne (Joey) C. Freeze is CEO and co-founder of Candente Copper Corp. Since entering the mineral exploration business in 1979, Ms. Freeze has managed exploration programs and evaluated projects for both junior and major international mining companies such as Queenstake Resources Ltd., Arequipa Resources Ltd., Mountain Province Mining Inc., Placer Dome Inc., Dia Met Minerals Corp., Hughes/ Lang Group and Utah Mines Ltd. (BHP).

Ms. Freeze lived and worked in Peru from 1994 to 1997 where she carried out both project generation work and property evaluations for Canadian and Peruvian companies. As a result of her experience in Peru, a partnership was formed with Peruvian geologist Ing. Fredy Huanqui (co-discoverer of the Pierina gold mine) and a new mineral exploration company was born. Candente Resource Corp. was established in 1997, which operated privately until going public on May 15, 2000. Since then Candente Resource Corp. has spun-out various assets to form two other companies, Candente Gold Corp. and Cobriza Metals Inc.. All three companies are listed on the TSX and the Candente companies are co-listed on the Lima stock exchange. Ms. Freeze is CEO of all three companies and President of Candente Gold Corp.

Ms. Freeze obtained a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She is a Fellow Member of the Geological Association of Canada and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.

In 2011, Ms. Freeze was appointed as a Member of the International Advisory Board for the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University - http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/

Sean Waller, P.Eng., Vice President

Mr. Waller is a registered Professional Engineer with 30 years of International experience in mining project management, evaluation, design and operation, with a specific focus on large scale copper projects and gold projects. Prior to joining Candente he was with AMEC Americas Limited Mining Division ("AMEC") in Vancouver where he held the positions of Vice President of Global Business Development and Senior Project Manager. While at AMEC Mr. Waller managed the feasibility study for Nevsun's Bisha gold/copper mine in Eritrea and the front end engineering for Inmet's Cobre de Panama project in Panama.

Prior to AMEC, Mr. Waller worked with SNC-Lavalin's Mining Division in management and senior technical roles. Mr. Waller also previously worked for Freeport-McMoran at its Grasberg copper operation in Indonesia. Mr. Waller is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") where he is currently President. Mr. Waller previously served on the CIM National Executive Council as Vice-President of District 6 (British Columbia and Yukon).

Mr. Waller has a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a Masters Degree in Mineral Process Engineering from The Montana School of Mines in Montana.

Faisel Hussein, MBA, Executive VP and Acting CFO

Mr. Hussein has over fifteen years of finance and operations experience. Since 2010, he has been a Principal at Public Infrastructure Partners LLC (PIP), an operating platform and principal investor in the mining and energy sectors with offices in Toronto, New York, Houston, and Charlotte. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Hussein was an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets where he co-founded the Los Angeles investment banking office, expanded the firm's global footprint, and executed cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to 2006, Mr. Hussein advised international governments regarding privatizations, large-scale utility operations restructurings, and bi-lateral donor agency investments. Mr. Hussein began his career as an investment banker in the NYC offices of Salomon Brothers.

Mr. Hussein serves as a Trustee for the Emory University Service Award and has been a guest lecturer at Tshinghua University in Beijing. He received his MBA with Stern Alumni Scholar distinction from NYU and BBA from Emory University with Dean's List Honors.

Sheri Rempel, Controller

Ms. Rempel has more than 25 years of accounting and financial management experience. Ms. Rempel started her career with public companies in 2001 and currently provides senior financial advisory services to Canadian private and public corporations, acting in officer or Controller capacities. In 2006 she founded CTB Consulting to provide 'one-stop' financial reporting services to public companies on the TSX and TSX-v exchanges.