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Sandstorm Gold Ltd (SSL.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David De Witt

66 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Nolan Watson

39 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Erfan Kazemi

2011 Chief Financial Officer

David Awram

46 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, Non-Independent Director

Thomas Bruington

2013 Executive Vice President - Project Evaluation

George Darling

2018 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Adam Spencer

Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Ronald Ho

2009 Vice President - Finance

Keith Laskowski

2016 Vice President - Technical Services

John Budreski

60 2009 Independent Director

Vera Kobalia

38 2018 Independent Director

Mary Little

65 2014 Independent Director

Andrew Swarthout

67 2009 Independent Director

KIM FORGAARD

2018 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David De Witt

Mr. David E. De Witt is a Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company Since October 2004, Mr. De Witt has been a co-founder and Chairman of Pathway Capital Ltd., a Vancouver-based private venture capital company. Mr. De Witt graduated with a BComm/LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1978 and practiced corporate, securities and mining law until his retirement from the practice of law in January 1997. He has held directorships in a number of public companies involved in the natural resource field and has experience in resource projects located in Latin America, North America and Asia.

Nolan Watson

Mr. Nolan Watson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Watson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 2008 and was its Chairman from January 2013 to March 2016. From May 2010 to May 2014 (when Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. (“Sandstorm Metals”) was acquired by the Company), Mr. Watson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sandstorm Metals and its Chairman from January 2013 to May 2014. From July 2008 to September 2008, Mr. Watson was an independent businessman. From April 2006 to July 2008, Mr. Watson was the Chief Financial Officer of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (formerly known as Silver Wheaton Corp., “Wheaton”). Mr. Watson is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (Valedictorian), and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with honours) from the University of British Columbia.

Erfan Kazemi

Mr. Erfan Kazemi is a Chief Financial Officer of Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Since August 2011, Mr. Kazemi has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and he was the Chief Financial Officer of Sandstorm Metals from August 2011 to May 2014. Formerly, Mr. Kazemi was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked commencing in January 2005 (as an Associate) until June 2011 and where he managed the audits of billion dollar multinational entities and co-authored several publications. On June 6, 2018, Mr. Kazemi became a director of Bear Creek Mining Corporation, a leading Peru-focused silver exploration and development company. In the community, Mr. Kazemi is a former member of the Vancouver Public Library Board and of the University of British Columbia Board of Governors. Mr. Kazemi is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, a Chartered Professional Accountant and he also holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Kazemi brings an important range of extensive financial, accounting and business experience to the Board of Directors which is vital in managing the Company’s business.

David Awram

Mr. David I. Awram is Senior Executive Vice President, Non-Independent Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. Awram was Executive Vice-President of the Company from July 2009 to January 2013 and has been its Senior Executive Vice-President since January 2013. Mr. Awram was Executive Vice-President of Sandstorm Metals from January 2010 to January 2013 and then its Senior Executive Vice-President from January 2013 to May 2014. From July 2008 to July 2009, Mr. Awram was an independent businessman. From May 2005 to July 2008, Mr. Awram was the Director of Investor Relations for Wheaton. Prior to May 2005, he was Manager, Investor Relations with Diamond Fields International Ltd. from April 2004 to April 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1996.

Thomas Bruington

Mr. Thomas Bruington is Executive Vice President - Project Evaluation of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. Bruington joins Sandstorm after more than ten years at the International Finance Corporation ("IFC") where he was employed as Chief Engineer/Industry Specialist for the mining division of the oil, gas, mining and chemicals department. Prior to the IFC, Mr. Bruington held Mining Engineer positions at a number of resource companies and been involved in mine design, construction and operations at precious metal and base metal projects in Australia, South Africa, South America and the U.S.A. Mr. Bruington is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science in Mineral Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

George Darling

Mr. George Darling is Senior Vice President - Engineering of the Company. Over his 30 years of experience in mine operations and engineering, George has held senior positions at a variety of international mining consulting companies. Before joining Sandstorm in 2018 he was Senior Mine Consultant and Regional Director at Hatch, a mining business and technical consulting company. He has also held senior positions at SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and SRK Consulting. George has an in-depth knowledge base and extensive background in underground mining operations and project management. His expertise include 43-101 reports, mine feasibility studies, mine financial evaluations, life of mine planning, mining trade-off studies, mine construction management, EPCM , mine organizational structures and due diligence reports. George is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics from Sydney University. In February 2017, George was elected to the Orvana Minerals Board and is also on the Board of the Goodman school of mines. An active member of the CIM George is Vice Chair of the Underground Mining Society.

Adam Spencer

Mr. Adam Spencer is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. Mr. Spencer is a former Director at Cormark Securities Inc. where he spent six years working in the investment banking group. As Director, Mr. Spencer provided coverage to a diverse group of mining companies operating in the base metals, precious metals and bulk commodity sectors. Mr. Spencer executed numerous equity financings and merger and acquisition advisory mandates while at Cormark. Mr. Spencer holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from Dalhousie University.

Ronald Ho

Mr. Ronald Ho is Vice President - Finance of the Company. Ron Ho joined Sandstorm Gold in 2009 as the company’s first employee and has been a major contributor in the acquisition of many of our foundational royalty assets. Before making the move to Sandstorm Gold, Ron was in the silver business as Chief Financial Officer for SNS Silver Corporation. While there, he contributed to equity capital raises and project evaluation. Prior to that, Ron held the position of Equity Analyst at Raymond James Ltd. where he was responsible for institutional research. Ron is a Chartered Accountant and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Outside of his role at Sandstorm, Ron also serves as a director with GrowMax Resources Corp.

Keith Laskowski

Mr. Keith A. Laskowski is Vice President - Technical Services of the Company. Mr. Laskowski joined Sandstorm from the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) where he was employed as Staff Engineer/Principal Mining Specialist for the mining division. In that role he was responsible for technical appraisal and valuation of IFC's resource investments, and was focused on investment analysis of mining/exploration properties throughout the world. Prior to joining the IFC, Mr. Laskowski assembled, financed, and directed successful private and publicly listed exploration companies located in Peru, Mongolia, Haiti, Mali, the United States, and Canada. Most recently, he was the President and CEO of Estrella Gold Corp., a Peru-focused prospect generator exploration company from 2009 to 2012 and he also worked at senior levels with Newmont Mining Corporation, spending 17 years in gold production, exploration, resource development and acquisitions. He earned a Master of Science degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines (1987), a B.A. degree from the University of Maine (1979) and is a “Qualified Person” as defined by NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.

John Budreski

Mr. John P. A. Budreski is Independent Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. Budreski has been the Executive Chairman of Morien Resources Corp., a mining development company, since November 2018 and was its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from November 2017 to November 2018 and its President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 to November 2017. He has been the Executive Chairman of EnWave Corporation, an advanced technology company, since June 2014. Mr. Budreski was a Managing Director and a Vice Chairman with Cormark Securities Inc. from 2009 to 2012. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Securities Inc. from 2005 to 2007. During the periods from February 2012 to October 2012 and from December 2007 to February 2009, Mr. Budreski was an independent businessman. Prior to this, he filled the roles of a Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Head of Investment Banking for Scotia Capital Inc. from March 1998 to February 2005 after starting out as a Managing Director of US Institutional Equity Group for Scotia Capital. He also held senior roles in investment banking and equity sales and trading for RBC Dominion Securities and worked for Toronto Dominion Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Engineering from TUNS/Dalhousie.

Vera Kobalia

Ms. Vera Kobalia is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kobalia is currently an AsiaGlobal Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. Formerly, she was an International Doing Business Advisor for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 2016 to February 2018. From February to July 2015, she was the Deputy Chair of the Board for the Astana Expo 2017 National Company in Astana, Kazakhstan. From October 2012 to November 2013, Ms. Kobalia was Advisor to the President of Georgia on issues of economic and foreign policy in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior to this appointment, she held the government position of Minister for the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia for the period from June 2010 to October 2012. Ms. Kobalia has been a visiting lecturer at the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland for the period from June 2015 to present. Ms. Kobalia is the founder of the “Coalition for Justice”, a non-profit organization which promotes the rights of internally displaced persons in Georgia through advocacy, education and research. She is fluent in English, Russian and Georgian and frequently speaks on public policy issues, fighting corruption in public and private institutions, sustainable development as economic growth tool and women leadership at international conferences and forums, including the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy, the World Economic Forum, the Warsaw Security Forum and the International Transport Forum. She holds a diploma in Information Technology Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Mary Little

Ms. Mary L. Little is Independent Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Ms. Little has been an independent geological consultant since 2014. Formerly, she was a director, Chief Executive Officer, President and founder (from October 2003 to May 2014) of Mirasol Resources Ltd., a precious metals company focused on exploration in Latin America. Ms. Little became a director of Pure Energy Minerals Limited in March 2015 and a director of Tinka Resources Limited in April 2016. In May 2018, Ms. Little became a director of New Dimension Resources Ltd. Her industry experience includes 15 years in Latin America with major mining companies Newmont Chile, Cyprus Amax and WMC Ltd., where she held management positions including Business Development Manager and Country Manager. Ms. Little has extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of epithermal precious metals deposits, as well as porphyry and sediment-hosted mineral environments. Ms. Little has also served as trustee for the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation from 2010 to 2014. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences from the University of California and an MBA from the University of Colorado and is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Andrew Swarthout

Mr. Andrew T. Swarthout is Independent Director of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. Mr. Swarthout has been the Executive Chairman of Bear Creek Mining Corporation, a mining company, since October 2017. He has been a Director of Bear Creek Mining Corporation since 2003 and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to September 2017. He was also its President until February 2011 and then again from August 2013 to September 2017. Mr. Swarthout was a Director of Rio Cristal Resources Corporation from December 2006 to September 2013 and he was a Director of Esperanza Resources Corp. from May 2012 to August 2013 (when it was acquired by Alamos Gold Inc.). Formerly he was an officer and member of the management committee of Southern Peru Copper Corporation from 1995 to 2000 where he participated in decision making during a dynamic period of corporate expansions, financing and project development. Mr. Swarthout graduated in 1974 from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Geosciences degree and he is a Professional Geologist.

KIM FORGAARD

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David De Witt

156,217

Nolan Watson

1,828,510

Erfan Kazemi

961,110

David Awram

1,315,740

Thomas Bruington

990,869

George Darling

610,631

Adam Spencer

585,868

Ronald Ho

571,277

Keith Laskowski

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John Budreski

156,217

Vera Kobalia

243,151

Mary Little

156,217

Andrew Swarthout

156,217

KIM FORGAARD

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As Of  31 Dec 2018