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Energy Fuels Inc (EFR.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Birks Bovaird

71 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Chalmers

61 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Frydenlund

61 2018 Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

W. Paul Goranson

57 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Tarnowski

2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Curtis Moore

49 2015 Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development

Alexander Morrison

54 2019 Director

Benjamin Eshleman

63 2017 Independent Director

Barbara Filas

63 2018 Independent Director

Bruce Hansen

61 2007 Independent Director

Dennis Higgs

61 2015 Independent Director

Robert Kirkwood

60 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Birks Bovaird

Mr. J. Birks Bovaird is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Energy Fuels Inc. For a majority of his career, Mr. Bovaird’s focus has been the provision and implementation of corporate financial consulting and strategic planning services. He was previously the Vice President of Corporate Finance for one of Canada’s major accounting firms. He currently is the Chair of NunaMinerals A/S, a public mining exploration and development company listed on the Copenhagen Exchange (NUNA.CO). He is a director of Noble Minerals Exploration (TSX.V:NOB) where he is Chair of the Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He is also the Chair of the board of directors of GTA Resources and Mining Inc., as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He has previously been involved with numerous public resource companies, both as a member of management and as a director. He is a graduate of the Canadian Director Education Program and holds an ICD.D designation. Mr. Bovaird earned Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in 1971.

Mark Chalmers

Mr. Mark Stephen Chalmers is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective February 1, 2018. Mr. Chalmers was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and, from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 was Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Chalmers served as Executive General Manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs. He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA). Mr. Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the Chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years. Mr. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

David Frydenlund

Mr. David C. Frydenlund is the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Energy Fuels Inc effective as of March 2, 2018. Mr. Frydenlund’s responsibilities include all legal matters relating to the Company’s activities. His expertise extends to NRC, EPA, State and Federal regulatory and environmental laws and regulations. From 1997 to July 2012, Mr. Frydenlund was Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Denison Mines Corp., and its predecessor International Uranium Corporation (IUC), and was also a director of IUC from 1997 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of IUC from 2000 to 2005. From 1996 to1997, Mr. Frydenlund was a Vice President of the Lundin Group of international public mining and oil and gas companies, and prior thereto was a partner with the Vancouver law firm of Ladner Downs (now Borden Ladner Gervais) where his practice focused on corporate, securities and international mining transactions law. Mr. David holds a bachelors degree from Simon Fraser University, a masters degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

W. Paul Goranson

Mr. W. Paul Goranson is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior thereto was the Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Operations since February 1, 2017 and from June 18, 2015 to February 1, 2017 was the Corporation’s Executive Vice President, ISR Operations. Mr. Goranson has over twenty-eight years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and ISR mining. Prior to the acquisition of Uranerz Energy Corporation by the Corporation, Mr. Goranson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. Prior to his time with Uranerz, Mr. Goranson was President of Cameco Resources, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Cameco Corporation. Mr. Goranson was responsible for executing the "Double U" growth strategy for Cameco's U.S. operations, including developing production expansion projects such as the North Butte ISR uranium recovery facility and the refurbishment of the Highland Central Processing Plant. While President of Cameco Resources, Mr. Goranson's responsibilities included executive leadership for the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Prior to Cameco Resources, Mr. Goranson was Vice President of Mesteña Uranium LLC (“Mesteña”) where he led the construction, start-up and operation of the Alta Mesa project. Prior to Mesteña, Mr. Goranson was the manager for radiation safety, regulatory compliance and licensing with Rio Algom Mining LLC, a division of BHP Billiton. Mr. Goranson is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University, Kingsville along with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, Kingsville.in both the conventional and ISR uranium extraction industries.

Matthew Tarnowski

Mr. Matthew John Tarnowski is the Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Mr. Tarnowski has worked with Energy Fuels since June 2011, holding roles of increasing responsibility on the Company's finance team.

Curtis Moore

Mr. Curtis H. Moore J.D., is the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development of Energy Fuels Inc. He is Company’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Development, has assumed the product sales and marketing responsibilities for the Company, in addition to continuing to manage the Company’s investor relations program. He has been with Energy Fuels for over six years, including key roles in product sales and marketing, investor relations, public financings, mergers and acquisitions, and as in-house legal counsel. Mr. Moore is an attorney licensed in the State of Colorado and holds both a Juris Doctor degree and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Alexander Morrison

Mr. Alexander (Alex) G. Morrison CPA is the Director of the company. Mr. Morrison is an accomplished mining professional with strong management, technical, governance and financial skills in the precious and base metals industries. He also has significant hands-on experience in financial reporting, capital raising, audit, and deal-making. He is currently a board member of Taseko Mines Ltd, Gold Resources Corporation, and Gold Standard Ventures. He previously served as a director for Pershing Gold Corporation and Detour Gold Corporation. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Morrison served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Franco-Nevada Corporation, and from 2002 to 2007, he served for Newmont Mining Corporation as Vice President, Information Technology, Vice President, Operations Services, Group Executive, Operations Services, and Group Executive, Internal Audit. Mr. Morrison also has 13 years of experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he provided business advisory, financial audit, and operational audit services to a diverse group of mining clients. Mr. Morrison earned Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.

Benjamin Eshleman

Mr. Benjamin Eshleman III is an Independent Director of the Company., effective May 17, 2017. He will became a shareholder of Energy Fuels through the Company's acquisition of Mesteña Uranium LLC (now Alta Mesa LLC) inJune 2016. Mr. Eshleman, along with the other former owners ofAlta Mesa, owns a total of 4.3 million common shares (or approximately 6.1%) of Energy Fuels. Mr. Eshleman brings extensive financial and natural resources experience to Energy Fuels' Board. In addition to his experience in oil and gas operations, he also has significant experience in situ uranium recovery ("ISR") operations. Under the ownership of Mr. Eshleman and his associates and affiliates, the Alta Mesa ISR Project ("Alta Mesa") inTexasproduced approximately 4.6 million pounds of uranium between 2005 and 2013 at attractive costs per pound.Alta Mesawas acquired by the Company in 2016, and it is currently being maintained by the Company on standby to enable it to rapidly restart operations as market conditions warrant. Mr. Eshleman is a 1979 graduate of Menlo College, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Barbara Filas

Ms. Barbara (Barb) Appelin Filas is an Independent Director of the Company. She brings an impressive array of executive and technical experience to Energy Fuels in both the public and private mining sectors. From 2003 to 2009, Ms. Filas served as the president and chief executive of Knight Piesold and Co., a leading global mining and environmental consulting firm, where she held various roles of increasing responsibility from 1989 to 2009. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Filas served as the President of Geovic Mining Corp., a publicly-traded mining company with an advanced cobalt, nickel and manganese exploration project in Cameroon, among other exploration ventures. From 2015 to 2016, she was a Director of Moroccan Minerals Ltd., a private company that explored copper, gold, and silver prospects in Morocco and Serbia. Ms. Filas' operational background includes hands-on experience with operating gold and coal mines and processing facilities; executive experience in consulting, public companies, and non-profits; and technical expertise in base and precious metals, coal, uranium and industrial metals in various engineering and environmental capacities. In addition, Ms. Filas was the first female President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration ("SME"), the world's largest technical mining organization. She currently serves as the Nominations Chair and Chair of the Board of Governors for the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado and is a part-time Professor of Practice at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. She is internationally recognized as a thought-leader on a variety of topics including mining, waste management, environmental and social responsibility, leadership, and sustainability, and she has experience in both developed and developing countries on six continents. Ms. Filas is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and a Licensed Professional Mining Engineer in Colorado and Nevada.

Bruce Hansen

Mr. Bruce Douglas Hansen is an Independent Director of Energy Fuels Inc. Mr. Hansen is currently Chief Executive Officer and a director of General Moly Inc., a position he has held since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Hansen was Senior Vice-President, Operations Services and Development with Newmont Mining Corporation. He worked with Newmont for ten years holding increasingly senior roles, including CFO from 1999 to 2005. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Hansen spent 12 years with Santa Fe Pacific Gold, where he held increasingly senior management roles including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Vice President Finance and Development. Mr. Hansen holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Hansen is also a director and serves on the Audit Committee of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Ltd. (NYSE).

Dennis Higgs

Mr. Dennis L. Higgs is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Higgs has been involved in the financial and venture capital markets in Canada, the United States, and Europe for over thirty years. He founded his first junior exploration company in 1983 and took it public through an initial public offering in 1984. Since then, Mr. Higgs has been involved in the founding, financing, initial public listing, and building of several companies. Mr. Higgs was directly involved with the founding and initial public offering of Arizona Star Resource Corp. and the listing and financing of BioSource International Inc., both of which were the subject of take-over bids. Most recently, Mr. Higgs was one of the founding directors and subsequently Executive Chairman of Uranerz Energy Corporation before it was acquired by Energy Fuels. Mr. Higgs was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uranerz from February 1, 2006 until June 18, 2015. Mr. Higgs holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Robert Kirkwood

Mr. Robert W. Kirkwood is an Independent Director of the Company., effective May 17, 2017. Mr. Kirkwood is a principal of the Kirkwood Companies, including Kirkwood Oil and Gas LLC, Wesco Operating, Inc., and United Nuclear LLC. Mr. Kirkwood has been with the Kirkwood Companies for over 35 years and has been involved in all aspects of oil and gas exploration and operations. From 2000 to date, the Kirkwood Companies have grown from less than 500 barrels of oil per day and 7 employees to over 3,000 barrels of oil per day and 60 employees with field offices in Ft. Washakie, Wyoming; Baggs, Wyoming; Moab, Utah; and Ely, Nevada. The Kirkwood Companies have identified, evaluated, negotiated and closed over $110,000,000 of production acquisitions in the Rocky Mountain States. Mr. Kirkwood is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wyoming, with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.