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Capstone Mining Corp (CS.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Brack

57 2009 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Darren Pylot

50 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Raman Randhawa

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Brad Mercer

58 2013 Senior Vice President - Exploration

Gillian McCombie

2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Cindy Burnett

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations and communications

Wendy King

2015 Vice President - Legal, Risk and Governance and Corporate Secretary

Albert Garcia

2018 Vice President - Projects

Jason Howe

47 2016 Vice President - Corporate Development

Peter Meredith

74 2019 Director

Robert Gallagher

67 2016 Independent Director

Dale Peniuk

59 2009 Independent Director

Richard Zimmer

69 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Brack

Mr. George Leslie Brack is an Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Capstone Mining Corp. Mr. Brack’s 30 year career in the mining industry has focused on exploration, corporate development and investment banking, specifically identifying, evaluating and executing strategic mergers and acquisitions, and raising equity capital. Until 2009, he was Managing Director and Industry Head, Mining at Scotia Capital. Prior to joining Scotia in 2006 George spent seven years as President of Macquarie North America Ltd. and led its northern hemisphere mining industry mergers and acquisitions advisory business. Previously, Mr. Brack was Vice President, Corporate Development at Placer Dome Inc., Vice President in the mining investment banking group at CIBC Wood Gundy, and worked on the corporate development team at Rio Algom. In addition to his current board roles, during the past 15 years, Mr. Brack served as a director on the boards of Aurizon Mines, Newstrike Capital, NovaGold Resources, Red Back Mining and chaired the board of Alexco Resource Corp. He has served on audit committees and has been both a member and the chair of compensation/human resource committees, corporate governance committees and special committees responding to takeover offers (Aurizon, Red Back and NovaGold). Mr. Brack earned an MBA at York University, a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering at the University of Toronto and the CFA designation.

Darren Pylot

Mr. Darren M. Pylot is President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of Capstone Mining Corp. Mr. Pylot is the founder of Capstone Mining Corp. and Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and former Vice Chairman. Mr. Pylot has over 23 years of executive management experience in the resource sector. In 2006 he created Silverstone Resources Corp., a spin out from Capstone and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to Silver Wheaton in May 2009. Mr. Pylot also serves as Chairman of the Board of Zena Mining Corp.

Raman Randhawa

Mr. Raman Randhawa has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Raman is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 17 years of financial and leadership experience in the mining sector. Before joining Capstone, Raman spent 13 years at Goldcorp in a series of senior management roles and brings with him a unique mix of finance and operational experience in mining, finance, capital markets and business planning.

Brad Mercer

Mr. Brad J. Mercer is Senior Vice President - Exploration of Capstone Mining Corp. Mr. Brad Mercer is a Geoscientist with over 33 years of experience managing mineral exploration programs and feasibility evaluations of mineral properties focused in the Americas. Mr. Mercer leads Capstone's exploration team, credited with discovering nine copper-gold deposits in six years at our Minto Mine, Yukon, Canada. The exploration team, under Mr. Mercer’s leadership, is currently continuing their success at the Cozamin Mine in Mexico with the discovery of the Mala Noche Footwall Zone and extension of the mine life from the initial five years in 2006 to four years at the end of 2016 following ten years of mining. Mr. Mercer is also overseeing ongoing work on properties in our exploration portfolio in Chile. Mr. Mercer’s work has taken him from Greenland to Patagonia and he has enjoyed success leading teams who have made discoveries in areas previously considered to be well explored. In addition to successes at our Minto and Cozamin mines, Mr. Mercer is credited with the discovery of the Moly Brook molybdenum deposit and the Unknown Brook gold deposit, located in Newfoundland, Canada. Mr. Mercer graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984 with a Bachelor of Earth Science.

Gillian McCombie

Ms. Gillian A. McCombie is a Vice President - Human Resources of Capstone Mining Corp. She is a senior Human Resources professional with more than 22 years of experience in both the mining and telecommunications industries. She began her career at Placer Dome Inc. and subsequently at Hunter Dickinson Inc. She later spent five years with TELUS before joining Capstone in 2011. Gillian has expertise in strategic recruiting, talent management, succession planning, employee engagement, policies and procedures, and international service. She is responsible for the overall Human Resource function at Capstone, which involves developing HR strategy, building the HR competency across the business, internal communications and establishing programs for retention, engagement and performance. Gillian holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver International Marathon and is a volunteer mentor with the Minerva Foundation for BC Women.

Cindy Burnett

Ms. Cindy L. Burnett is Vice President - Investor Relations and communications of Capstone Mining Corp. She is responsible for Capstone's investor, media and external communications. She has over 21 years of investor relations and communications experience and has worked in the mining, energy and chemical industries. Cindy was previously Vice President of Investor Relations at Western Lithium and prior to that was Vice President of Investor Relations at Skye Resources Inc. (which merged with HudBay Minerals Inc.). She previously was Vice President of Investor Relations at Ivanhoe Energy Inc. and prior to that spent over 25 years with NOVA Chemicals and the Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company in both Canada and the US in a number of corporate roles, including investor relations, legal, securities and finance, media relations and public affairs.

Wendy King

Ms. Wendy A. King is a Vice President - Legal, Risk and Governance and Corporate Secretary of Capstone Mining Corp. She is responsible for managing the legal function at Capstone, in addition to leading matters relating to corporate governance and overseeing the enterprise-wide risk management strategy. She has been practicing law for more than 22 years, as in-house counsel, and previously in private practice as an international-tax specialist. She holds a Masters in International Tax Law, a Masters of Business Administration, an ICD.D certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Wendy joined Capstone following her role as Senior Vice President Government Relations, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Central 1 Credit Union. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Legal Counsel with Weyerhaeuser Company.

Albert Garcia

Mr. Albert Garcia is Vice President - Projects of the Company. Albert is a Professional Engineer with leadership experience in engineering, construction, mining and executive project management in large capital-intensive projects in challenging locations. Previously he was Senior Vice President and COO of Latin American Operations at AECOM and was the consultant Engineering Director on Capstone's Santo Domingo project in 2014. He has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a MS in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University. His immediate priority is to update the 2014 Santo Domingo Feasibility Study to reflect current economic and operational inputs.

Jason Howe

Mr. Jason P. Howe is an Vice President - Business Development of Capstone Mining Corp. Mr. Howe is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who has spent 13 years in the mining industry and was previously CFO of Capstone Mining. Mr. Howe has spent 23 years working in accounting and finance, spending ten years in public practice including four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP before joining Capstone. Mr. Howe was a co-founder of Silverstone Resources and formerly served as Silverstone's CFO before it was acquired by Silver Wheaton in 2009. He also played a critical role in the negotiations for Capstone's acquisition of the Pinto Valley Mine in Arizona from BHP Billiton Ltd. in 2013.

Peter Meredith

Mr. Peter Graham Meredith is Director of the company. Peter Meredithis a corporate director and currently serves on the boards of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and Cordoba Minerals Corp. and serves as Chairman of the Board of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. Previously, Mr. Meredith served as a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (formerly the originalIvanhoe Mines), Kaizen Discovery Inc., SouthGobi Resources Ltd. and Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Mr. Meredith served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Mr. Meredith spent thirty-one years with Deloitte LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, and retired as a partner in 1996. Mr. Meredith is a Chartered Professional Accountant, (CPA, CA) and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Robert Gallagher

Mr. Robert J. Gallagher is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gallagher has worked in the mining industry for more than 40 years and has extensive experience in the development and operation of large-scale mining projects. Most recently, he was President & CEO and a director of New Gold, an intermediate gold producer with projects on three continents. Mr. Gallagher continues to serve as a director of New Gold, Dynasty Gold Corp., Southern Arc Minerals Inc., and Japan Gold Corp. Prior to the merger of Peak Gold, Metallica Resources and New Gold, he was the President and CEO of Peak Gold. Previously, he spent 15 years with Placer Dome Inc. and seven years with Newmont Mining Corporation, most recently as Vice President Operations of Newmont Asia Pacific. During his time at Newmont, Mr. Gallagher oversaw the completion of development and operation of the Batu Hijau Mine, the billion-ton, world-class copper-gold mine located in Indonesia and was responsible for seven smaller mines in Australia and New Zealand.

Dale Peniuk

Mr. Dale C. Peniuk, CPA, is Independent Director of Capstone Mining Corp. since May 19, 2009. Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and corporate director. Mr. Peniuk has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia). He spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP and predecessor firms, the last ten years as an Assurance Partner with a focus on mining companies. In addition to his position on Capstone’s Board, Mr. Peniuk serves as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Lundin Mining Corporation and Argonaut Gold Inc.

Richard Zimmer

Mr. Richard N. Zimmer is Independent Director of Capstone Mining Corp. Mr. Zimmer is a corporate director and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Far West Mining Ltd., which was acquired by Capstone in 2011. Prior to Far West, Mr. Zimmer worked for Teck Corporation, Teck-Cominco and Teck-Pogo Inc. from 1992 to 2007. He served in various engineering and operating roles, including from 1998 to 2007, as Vice President and Project Manager for Teck-Pogo on the design and construction of the Pogo Mine near Fairbanks, Alaska. Before joining Teck, Mr. Zimmer was employed with Bow Valley Industries as Senior Staff Engineer responsible for evaluation of new mining ventures and the operation of its coal mining division. Mr. Zimmer has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and has a B.Sc. degree, B. Eng., MBA and is a P.Eng. in the Province of British Columbia. Mr. Zimmer is also a director of Alexco Resources Corp.

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