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Horizonte Minerals PLC (HZM.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hall

2006 Non Executive Chairman of the Board

Jeremy Martin

Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director

Simon Retter

34 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Roger Billington

2012 Technical Manager

Philip Mackey

2012 Senior Metallurgical Advisor

Alexander Christopher

2010 Non-Executive Director

Owen Bavinton

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

William Fisher

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Allan Walker

2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Hall

Mr. David John Hall, BSc, MSc, Fellow SEG. P. Geo is Non Executive Chairman of Horizonte Minerals Plc. is a graduate in geology from Trinity College Dublin and holds a Masters Degree in mineral exploration from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining sector and has worked on and assessed exploration projects and mines in over 40 countries. From 1992, Mr Hall was Chief Geologist for Minorco SA, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. He moved to South America in 1997 as a consultant geologist for Minorco South America and subsequently became exploration manager for AngloGold South America in 1999, where he was responsible for exploration around the Cerro Vanguardia gold mine in Argentina, around the Morro Velho and Crixas mines in Brazil and establishing the exploration programme that resulted in the discovery of the La Recantada gold deposit in Peru as well as certain joint ventures in Ecuador and Colombia. In April 2002, Mr Hall became an executive director of Minmet and operations director in September 2002. Mr Hall led the divestment of Minmet’s exploration assets in the Dominican Republic into GoldQuest Mining Corporation, which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr Hall is also founder of Stratex International Plc, an AIM traded company with exploration assets in Turkey and in which Teck is an equity shareholder. Mr Hall is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and EuroGeol.

Jeremy Martin

Mr. Jeremy John Martin, MSc, ASCM is Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director of Horizonte Minerals Plc. holds a degree in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines, and an MSc in mineral exploration from the University of Leicester. He has worked in South America, Central America and Europe, where he was responsible for grassroots regional metalliferous exploration programmes through to resources definition and mine development. Mr Martin has established a number of JV partnerships with major mining companies and has been involved in the formation of four AIM and TSX traded companies. He has served on a number of public company boards and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Institute of Mining Analysts.

Simon Retter

Mr. Simon James Retter has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary of the Company. Mr. Retter has extensive experience in the public markets and mining sector, specifically, reverse takeovers, IPOs and secondary fundraising. Starting his career at Deloitte and Touche LLP where he qualified as a chartered accountant, moving on to work for a number o fLondon listed exploration and mining companies with overseas operations. The Company would like to extend its thanks to Mr. Karoly for his valued guidance and support during his time at Horizonte and wishes him the best in his future endeavours

Roger Billington

Mr. Roger Billington PGeo, is Technical Manager of Horizonte Minerals Plc. He is the former head of Falconbridge nickel laterite exploration worldwide. He has project development experience including senior roles in the discovery and evaluation of the Touba- Biankouma nickel laterite deposits (Côte d’Ivoire), the Koniambo nickel laterite deposit (New Caledonia), the Sechol nickel laterite deposit (Guatemala) and the GlobeStar nickel laterite deposit (Dominican Republic).

Philip Mackey

Dr. Philip Mackey is Senior Metallurgical Advisor of Horizonte Minerals Plc. He is a consulting metallurgical engineer with over forty years’ experience in non-ferrous metals processing with a particular focus on nickel and copper sulphide smelting and nickel laterite processing. He has worked for leading producers of nickel including Falconbridge and Xstrata and throughout his career he has been involved in a number of nickel sulphide projects and later on, nickel laterite projects at various stages of the development cycle. Dr Mackey’s extensive experience has seen him take projects from the start-up stage, through the feasibility stages and into the processing and production of non-ferrous metals. Dr Mackey is a Member and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy as well as the Metals and Minerals Society USA. He has also authored or co-authored over 100 publications regarding metallurgy with a particular focus on nickel and copper.

Alexander Christopher

Mr. Alexander N. Christopher, BSc (Hons), PGeo (BC) is Non-Executive Director of Horizonte Minerals Plc. He a professional geologist, has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and the mining industry. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists BC and possesses an Honours B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University and an Environmental Biology Technology diploma from Canadore College. Mr Christopher currently holds the position of Vice President Exploration at Teck. Mr Christopher has been with Teck since the mid 1980’s holding a number of positions within the company and has spent much of his time over the past 15 years focusing on the junior mining sector, partnerships, property transactions and Teck’s junior mining equity investments. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and a member of the Association of Mineral Exploration BC where Mr Christopher was previously a member of the Board of Directors and has served on a number of committees including the Finance Committee which he continues to serve on at this time.

Owen Bavinton

Dr. Owen Alexander Bavinton has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Horizonte Minerals Plc. He graduated from the University of Queensland in Geology in 1969 and holds a Masters Degree in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Economic Geology from ANU, Canberra, Australia. He has over 40 years of varied international experience in the mineral exploration and mining sectors in several commodities. After brief periods as a junior consultant and an underground mine geologist on a Witwatersrand gold mine, from 1974 to 1985 he had several positions with Western Mining Corporation (‘WMC’), finally as director of WMC’s activities in Brazil. From 1986 to 1992 he was Chief Executive Officer of Aredor Guinea SA. In 1992 he joined the Anglo American Group where he stayed until his retirement in 2010. Based initially in Turkey and then in Budapest, he was responsible for Anglo American’s exploration and project evaluation activities in the FSU, Central Europe and the Middle East. He moved to London in 1998, initially as Head of Exploration for Minorco, and later Group Head of Exploration and Geology for the Anglo American Group. In those roles he was responsible for worldwide exploration and geosciences covering a range of exploration projects through all stages of development, including advanced projects and feasibility studies, as well as providing geoscience input into numerous acquisitions. He is a fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Association of Applied Geochemists and the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy. Dr Bavinton is currently an independent consultant.

William Fisher

Mr. William J. Fisher is Non-Executive Independent Director of Horizonte Minerals PLC. He graduated as a geologist in 1979 and has extensive industry experience which has included a number of residential posts in Africa, Australia, Europe and Canada in both exploration and mining positions. Under his leadership, Karmin Exploration discovered the Aripuanã base metal sulphide deposits in Brazil. From 1997 to 2001 Mr Fisher was Vice President, Exploration for Boliden AB, a major European mining and smelting company where he was responsible for thirty five projects in nine countries. From 2001 to 2008, Mr Fisher led GlobeStar Mining Corp. from an exploration company to an emerging base metal producer in the Dominican Republic which developed and operated the Cerro de Maimon mine until it was sold to Perilya for USD 186 million. Mr Fisher was also Chairman of Aurelian Resources which was acquired by Kinross in 2008 for USD 1.2 Billion after the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador. Mr Fisher currently serves as Executive Chairman of Goldquest Mining Corp. (TSX: GCQ), independent director of Treasury Metals Inc. (TSX: TML) and Chairman of Rame Energy (AIM: RAME).

Allan Walker

Mr. Allan Michael Walker, MA is Non-Executive Independent Director of Horizonte Minerals Plc. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, primarily focused on project finance and private equity in the energy and natural resource sectors particularly in emerging markets. He has extensive contacts in these sectors worldwide as well as with governments, multilateral agencies and regional development banks. He has most recently been with Masdar Capital in Abu Dhabi, as Executive Director, responsible for managing the third party private equity funds management business for Masdar, the Abu Dhabi government’s clean energy and sustainability company. Previously he founded and ran a similar fund for Black River Asset Management Limited, an indirectly held subsidiary of Cargill Inc. Prior to Black River, Mr Walker, from 2002 until 2005, was head of power and infrastructure in London for Standard Bank Plc, a world leader in emerging markets resource banking. He was also previously a Director in the Global Energy and Project Finance Group of Credit Suisse First Boston in London and ran the energy company at CSFB Garantia in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1998 to 2001. Mr Walker graduated with an MA in economic geography from Cambridge University in 1982 and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

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