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Polymet Mining Corp (PLM)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Ian Forrest

77 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Cherry

45 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrick Keenan

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Moore

54 2011 Executive Vice President - Environmental & Governmental Affairs

Bruce Richardson

2013 Vice President

Andrew Ware

2013 Chief Geologist

Dennis Bartlett

2017 Director

Mike Ciricillo

2017 Director

Matthew Daley

37 2014 Director

David Dreisinger

57 2003 Independent Director

Alan Hodnik

57 2011 Independent Director

Stephen Rowland

53 2008 Independent Director

Michael Sill

53 2011 Independent Director

Jenny Knudson

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

W. Ian Forrest

Mr. W. Ian L. Forrest is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Forrest previously served as Chairman of our board until from May 2004 to February 2008 and Co-Chairman from January 2011 to July 2012. He also serves as the Chair on both our Business Development and Risk Management and our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees and serves on our Audit, our Compensation, and our Capital Finance committees. Mr. Forrest played an important role in our revival in 2003. Mr. Forrest is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Mr. Forrest has more than 40 years of experience with public companies in the resource sector. His experience encompasses the areas of promotion, financing, exploration, production and company management. He has also participated in several notable projects including Gulfstream's North Dome gas discovery, Qatar, Reunion Mining's Scorpion zinc, Namibia, which was subsequently developed by Anglo American, and Ocean Diamond Mining, which pioneered the independent diamond dredging industry off the west coast of southern Africa. He also served as a director of Tanager Energy Inc. (formerly MGold Resources Inc.) until October, 2011 and Belmore Resources (Holdings) plc until July, 2011 when it was acquired by Lundin Mining Ltd. He currently serves on the boards of Georex SA and Poros SAS. Mr. Forrest was a director of Viatrade plc, which was put into receivership in August 2009. Mr. Forrest currently resides in Vaud, Switzerland.

Jonathan Cherry

Mr. Jonathan Cherry is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. Prior to July 2012, He also serves as the Chair on both our Safety, Health and Environmental and our Capital Finance committees and serves on our Technical Steering committee. Prior to July 2012, Mr. Cherry’s career spanned more than 20 years with Rio Tinto where he worked in a number of positions, including general manager, where he was responsible for permitting and the initial development of the Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His last position was Vice President with Rio Tinto, responsible for strategic direction in environmental permitting and compliance, legal matters and external relations related to mine development of the Resolution copper project in Arizona. Mr. Cherry is a licensed Professional Engineer. Mr. Cherry currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Patrick Keenan

Mr. Patrick Keenan CPA., is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He most recently served as Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer at Newmont. Prior to this he spent more than 20 years with Rio Tinto in a variety of roles, including chief financial officer for Rio Tinto's Energy group and chief financial officer for Kennecott Utah Copper and Rio Tinto Diamonds. Mr. Keenan earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and is a CPA.

Bradley Moore

Mr. Bradley H. Moore is Executive Vice President - Environmental & Governmental Affairs of PolyMet Mining Corp. Mr. Moore has nearly 30 years experience in regulatory and government relation positions. He served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 2006 to 2008, and as Assistant Commissioner for Operations of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (“MDNR”) from January 1999 to August 2006. Prior to that, he worked in leadership and policy analyst positions with the MDNR and the Minnesota Department of Public Service (now the Department of Commerce). In December 2008, Mr. Moore joined Barr Engineering as Senior Advisor, Public and Governmental Affairs where he advised several companies on environmental strategy. Mr. Moore currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Bruce Richardson

Mr. Bruce Richardson is the Vice President, Corp Communications and External Affairs of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Richardson is entitled to an annual salary of $150,000 plus an annual cash bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion. The agreement with Mr. Richardson does not contain provisions for payments on termination of his employment or confidentiality and non-competition provisions.

Andrew Ware

Mr. Andrew Ware is the Chief Geologist of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Ware is entitled to an annual salary of $150,000 plus an annual cash bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion. The agreement with Mr. Ware does not contain any provisions for payments on termination of his employment or confidentiality and noncompetition provisions.

Dennis Bartlett

Mr. Dennis M. Bartlett serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Bartlett is executive director and a founding partner in Cupric Canyon Capital, a private company that is developing a large copper mine in Botswana. His mining career spans more than 40 years, where he began as a mining engineer for Phelps Dodge Mining Company in 1977. He served in various planning, operations, construction, start-up and leadership capacities at large copper mining operations in Chile, Peru, New Mexico and Arizona, eventually leading all of the company's North and South American mining operations as senior vice president, mining operations. He later served as senior vice president, development, for Phelps Dodge and, subsequently, Freeport-McMoRan Mining Company. He had instrumental leadership roles in the expansion of the Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru, construction of a new copper mine in Safford, Arizona, and initial development of the Tenke Fungarume copper mine in Africa. Mr. Bartlett holds a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration from Western New Mexico University.

Mike Ciricillo

Mr. Mike Ciricillo serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Ciricillo began his career at INCO Ltd in Ontario Canada, later joining Phelps Dodge Mining Company, which was subsequently acquired by Freeport-McMoRan, where he served in various operations positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S., Chile, The Netherlands and Democratic Republic of Congo. He served as director of project development (Africa), general manager of Miami Operations (Arizona), and president of Freeport McMoRan Africa before joining Glencore in 2014 as head of copper operations in Peru. He is currently responsible for Glencore's copper smelting and refining operations. Mr. Ciricillo holds a bachelor of engineering degree from McGill University (Quebec, Canada) and an MBA from Western New Mexico University.

Matthew Daley

Mr. Matthew Daley is a member of our board of directors since July 2014. He also serves on both our Technical Steering and our Safety, Health and Environmental committees. Mr. Daley started his career with Mount Isa Mines in Australia, then held senior management positions with Xstrata plc in Australia, Asia and South America before joining Glencore Xstrata plc in Canada in 2013. He is responsible for technical and project support for Glencore’s copper assets in Australia, Asia and the Americas. Mr. Daley currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

David Dreisinger

Dr. David B. Dreisinger Ph.D., is Independent Director of Polymet Mining Corp. Since 1988, He serves on our Safety, Health and Environmental, our Audit, our Technical Steering and on our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Since 1988, Dr. Dreisinger has been a member of the faculty at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Materials Engineering and is currently Professor and Chairholder of the Industrial Research and Chair in Hydrometallurgy. He has published over 250 papers and has been extensively involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. Dr. Dreisinger has participated in 19 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper recovery from sulfide ores, and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores. Dr. Dreisinger serves as a director of Search Minerals, Inc. and as Vice President – Metallurgy for each of Baja Mining Corp, Search Minerals Inc., and TriMetals Mining Inc. Dr. Dreisinger currently resides in British Columbia, Canada.

Alan Hodnik

Mr. Alan R. Hodnik is Independent Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. He also serves as the Chair on our Compensation Committee and serves on our Safety, Health and Environmental, our Business Development and Risk Management and our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Hodnik was named President of ALLETE, Inc. in May 2009, CEO in May 2010, and Chairman of that company in May 2011. Since joining ALLETE in 1982, Mr. Hodnik has served as Vice President-Generation Operations, Senior Vice President of Minnesota Power Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, he led BNI Coal Mining, Superior Water Light & Power (SWLP) and transmission, distribution, generation, customer service and engineering for all aspects of Minnesota Power. Mr. Hodnik also serves on the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Board of Directors. Mr. Hodnik was elected and served as Mayor of the City of Aurora, Minnesota from 1987-1998. The cities of Aurora and Hoyt Lakes co-host our PolyMet Erie Mine site location. He is a member of the board of Essentia Health-East Region and the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX). Mr. Hodnik currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Stephen Rowland

Mr. Stephen Rowland is Independent Director of Polymet Mining Corp. He also serves on our Technical Steering Committee and as an ex-officio member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rowland has been an executive with Glencore, a diversified natural resources company, since 1988. Mr. Rowland has held various positions with responsibility for international trading in metals and minerals in London, Switzerland, and the United States. Prior to joining Glencore, Mr. Rowland started his career in 1985 with Cargill, Inc. in Minneapolis. Mr. Rowland currently resides in Connecticut, United States.

Michael Sill

Mr. Michael M. Sill is Independent Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. He also serves as the Chair on our Audit Committee and serves on our Capital Finance, our Safety, Health and Environmental and our Compensation committees. Mr. Sill has served as President and CEO of Road Machinery & Supplies Co. since 1994, having joined the company in 1988. Road Machinery is a distributor of construction, mining and forestry equipment. Educated at Dartmouth College and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Sill started his career as a financial analyst and commercial lending officer with The Northern Trust Company. He has served on the boards of the Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, the Twin Cities Regional Board of US Bank, and Dunwoody College of Technology. Mr. Sill currently resides in Minnesota, United States. distributor of construction, mining and forestry equipment. Educated at Dartmouth College and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Sill started his career as a financial analyst and commercial lending officer with The Northern Trust Company. He has served on the boards of the Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, the Twin Cities Regional Board of US Bank, and Dunwoody College of Technology. Mr. Sill currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Jenny Knudson