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People: Golden Minerals Co (AUMN.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Clevenger

66 2015 Chairman of the Board

Warren Rehn

61 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Vogels

58 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Deborah Friedman

62 2009 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Andrew Pullar

44 2013 Director

William Eppler

62 2009 Independent Director

Michael Mason

71 2011 Independent Director

Ian Masterton-Hume

65 2009 Independent Director

Kevin Morano

62 2009 Independent Director

Terry Palmer

71 2009 Independent Director

David Watkins

71 2009 Independent Director

Karen Winkler

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Clevenger

Mr. Jeffrey G. Clevenger has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective September 1 , 2015. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was President of Golden Minerals Company, since March 2009. He has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Clevenger served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor, Apex Silver Mines Limited (“Apex Silver”) from October 2004 until March 2009. Mr. Clevenger worked as an independent consultant from 1999 when Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, his previous employer, was sold until he joined Apex Silver in 2004. Mr. Clevenger served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1993 to 1998 and 1998 to 1999, respectively, and as President of Cyprus Climax Metals Company and its predecessor, Cyprus Copper Company, a large integrated producer of copper and molybdenum with operations in North and South America, from 1993 to 1999. He was Senior Vice President of Cyprus Copper Company from August 1992 to January 1993. From 1973 to 1992, Mr. Clevenger held various technical, management and executive positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation, including President and General Manager of Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc. He is a Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Metallurgical Society of America. Mr. Clevenger holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering with Honors from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a graduate of the Advanced International Senior Management Program of Harvard University.

Warren Rehn

Mr. Warren M. Rehn has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Rehn was appointed Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geologist of the Company in February 2012 and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geologist in December 2012. From 2006 until February 2012, Mr. Rehn held various positions at Barrick Gold Exploration, Inc., serving most recently as Chief Exploration Geologist for the Bald Mountain and Ruby Hill mining units. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Rehn was a consulting geologist for Gerson Lehman Group, which provides consulting services to various industries, including geology and mining. Mr. Rehn served as a Consulting Senior Geologist at Placer Dome Exploration, Inc. and as an independent consulting geologist throughout the Americas from 1994 until 1993. He served as a Senior Geologist at Noranda Exploration, Inc. from 1988 until 1994. Mr. Rehn holds an M.S. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Robert Vogels

Mr. Robert P. Vogels is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. Mr. Vogels served as Controller of Apex Silver from January 2005 to March 2009 and was named Vice President in January 2006. Prior to joining Apex Silver, he served as corporate controller for Meridian Gold Company from January 2004 until December 2004. He served as the controller of INCO Limited's Goro project in New Caledonia from October 2002 to January 2004. Prior to joining INCO, Mr. Vogels worked from 1985 through October 2002 for Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, which was acquired in 1999 by Phelps Dodge Corp. During that time, he served in several capacities, including as the controller for its El Abra copper mine in Chile from 1997 until March 2002. Mr. Vogels began his career in public accounting as a CPA. He holds a B.Sc. in accounting and an MBA degree from Colorado State University.

Deborah Friedman

Ms. Deborah J. Friedman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Golden Minerals Company. She was previously appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Apex Silver Mines Limited in July 2007. Ms. Friedman is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where her practice focuses primarily on securities, finance and transactional matters for publicly-traded mining companies. She was on leave from Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP from July 2007 to May 2009 while she was employed by Apex Silver Mines Limited. Ms. Friedman has been a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP since August 2000, and she was of counsel to the firm from May 1999 through August 2000. From 1982 through 1994, Ms. Friedman held various positions in the law department of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, including General Counsel and Associate General Counsel, and served from 1994 to 1998 as the General Counsel of AMAX Gold Inc. Prior to working for Cyprus, she was an associate in several Denver law firms from 1977 to 1982. Ms. Friedman holds a B.A. in History from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Andrew Pullar

Mr. Andrew N. Pullar is Director of Golden Minerals Company., since July 1, 2013. Mr. Pullar is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of The Sentient Group, an independent private equity investment firm specializing in the global resources industry. The Sentient Group is the Company’s largest stockholder holding approximately 27% of our outstanding common stock. Prior to joining The Sentient Group in 2009, Mr. Pullar worked as a portfolio manager for Baker Steel Capital Managers in London and Sydney from 2004 to 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Pullar was a senior metals and mining analyst at AME Mineral Economics in Sydney, worked as a mining engineering consultant for Behre Dolbear in London and Sydney, and served in various mining engineering and production positions at De Beers and Gold Fields in South Africa. Mr. Pullar is currently a director of Pershimco Resources Inc., Brazil Potash Corp. and holds various directorship positions on funds of The Sentient Group. Mr. Pullar previously served as a director of ECI Exploration and Mining Inc. from May 2010 to April 2012. Mr. Pullar holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, a South African Mine Managers Certificate and the U.K. Society of Investment Professionals Investment Manager Certificate. He is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. In determining Mr. Pullar’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his engineering and analyst experience and expertise in the minerals and mining industry, and his executive experience in management of The Sentient Group.

William Eppler

Mr. William Durand Eppler is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. Mr. Eppler has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry and has served since 2004 as a partner of Sierra Partners, LLC, a private investment and advisory firm he founded. The firm focuses exclusively on mining, oil and gas and energy resource industries and has both domestic and international experience. From June 2005 until August 2008, Mr. Eppler was President and Chief Executive Officer of Coal International Plc, an international coal mining and development company. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Eppler held various positions at Newmont Mining Corporation, the world’s second largest gold producer, and its subsidiaries, including Vice President of Newmont Capital, Ltd. (2002 to August 2004), Vice President, Corporate Development of Newmont Mining Corporation (2001 to 2002), President of Newmont Indonesia (1998 to 2001) and Vice President, Corporate Planning of Newmont Mining Corporation (1995 to 1998). Mr. Eppler holds a B.A. in Geography & Religion from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Eppler is a member of the Society of Mining Engineers of A.I.M.E. and a member of the Global Leadership Council, College of Business, Colorado State University. In determining Mr. Eppler’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience and expertise in mining industry public and private finance, corporate development in public mining companies, and management in the base and precious metals mining industries.

Michael Mason

Mr. Michael T. Mason, CPA., is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since September 2011, when he joined our board in connection with the business combination with ECU Silver Mining Inc. (“ECU”). Mr. Mason has more than 40 years of experience in the minerals and mining industry, including experience in the marketing of precious and base metals and other commodities. Prior to the business combination, Mr. Mason had been a director of ECU since April 2001. Mr. Mason is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Geovic Mining Corporation, serving as Chief Executive Officer since January of 2011 and as Chairman since February 2012. Mr. Mason has served as a director of Geovic Mining Corporation since May 2005. Since 1996, Mr. Mason has been a Managing Partner of Mineral Services, LLC, a private metals marketing consulting firm. During his career, Mr. Mason has held various executive positions at exploration and mining companies including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Global Gold Corporation from 2006 to 2007, Chief Financial Officer of Euromax Ltd. from 2005 to 2006, and President of MBMI Resources Inc. from 2002 to 2011. Mr. Mason served as director of Euromax Ltd. from 2003 to 2010 and director of MBMI Resources Inc. from 2001 to 2011. In determining Mr. Mason’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience in metals marketing, in the minerals and mining industry, and with ECU’s businesses and operations.

Ian Masterton-Hume

Mr. Ian Masterton-Hume is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry. From January 2000 until December 2008, he was a partner of The Sentient Group, an independent private equity investment firm specializing in the global resources industry, which he also cofounded. The Sentient Group is the Company’s largest stockholder holding approximately 27% of our outstanding common stock. Since December 2008, Mr. Masterton-Hume has acted as a consultant to The Sentient Group. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Masterton-Hume served as a consultant to AMP Society’s Private Capital Division, focused on international mining and telecommunications investments primarily in North and South America, Russia and the Pacific Rim. His experience prior to 1994 includes serving as a consultant to Equatorial Mining in Santiago, Chile regarding development of its copper assets, and approximately 23 years of investment management and investment banking experience for companies in Australia and the United Kingdom, including Impala Pacific Corporation in Hong Kong, Bain & Company in Sydney, Australia and the Jessel Group of companies in London and South Africa. Mr. Masterton-Hume attended both Harrow School (England) and Nice University (France). In determining Mr. Masterton-Hume’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience and expertise in mining industry public and private finance, and corporate development and mine project development in South America, together with his experience serving as a director of small publicly held mineral exploration and development companies operating in South America.

Kevin Morano

Mr. Kevin R. Morano is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company, since March 2009. He has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Morano has been Managing Principal of KEM Capital LLC, a private equity investment company and provider of management advisory services, since March 2007. Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Morano held a number of senior executive positions at major American public companies including a 21 year career at ASARCO Incorporated, a global copper mining company and specialty chemicals and aggregates producer, which was acquired by Grupo Mexico in December 1999. At ASARCO, Mr. Morano served in various senior executive capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves as a director of Bear Creek Mining Company, and he served as a director of Apex Silver from 2000 through March 2009. From March 2002 to March 2007, Mr. Morano was employed at Lumenis Ltd initially as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development. From May 2000 through October 2001, Mr. Morano served as the Chief Financial Officer of Exide Technologies. Mr. Morano holds a B.Sc. in Finance from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Rider University. In determining Mr. Morano’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience and expertise in the mining industry, public and private finance and management experience at public mining companies.

Terry Palmer

Mr. Terry M. Palmer is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. He has over 40 years of financial, management and accounting experience with a particular focus on the mining industry. Since January 2003, Mr. Palmer has worked on a part-time basis for and is a principal of the CPA firm of Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC. He spent 36 years at Ernst & Young LLP where he rose from a staff position to partner responsible for audit and advisory services to major international mining companies and serving as the technical consulting partner for SEC-related business. Mr. Palmer is currently a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and Sunward Resources Ltd. and he served as a director of Apex Silver from September 2004 through March 2009. Mr. Palmer holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Drake University and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. In determining Mr. Palmer’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience and expertise as an audit partner at Ernst & Young LLP focused on public mining companies, his knowledge about and experience in the types of accounting and financial issues faced by public mining companies, and his experience as a director of exploration, development, and small public mining companies.

David Watkins

Mr. David H. Watkins is an Independent Director of Golden Minerals Company., since March 2009. He has over 45 years of experience in the mining industry, working as a senior executive with major mining companies and junior exploration and development companies. Since June 2011, Mr. Watkins has served as Chairman of Atna Resources Ltd. (“ATNA”), a company engaged in the exploration, development and production of gold properties. Mr. Watkins previously served ATNA as Executive Chairman from June 2010 to June 2011 and Chief Executive Officer from March 2000 to June 2010. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Watkins served as Senior Vice President, Exploration of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, a producer of commodities including copper, gold, molybdenum, lithium and coal. Prior to his employment with Cyprus Amax, Mr. Watkins served as President of Minova Inc., a producer of precious metals and base metals from mining operations in Canada. Mr. Watkins previously served on the boards of Valley High Ventures, Maudore Minerals Ltd., Canplatts Inc., Bearing Resources and Landdrill International Inc. Mr. Watkins holds a B.A. in Geology from Queen’s University at Kingston, and an M.S. in Geology from Carleton University, Ottawa, and is a graduate of the Executive Business Program of the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Watkins is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geological Association of Canada, Geological Society of Nevada and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. In determining Mr. Watkins’ qualifications to serve on our board of directors, the board has considered, among other things, his experience and expertise in mineral exploration for base and precious metals in South America and other regions, and his experience as an executive or director of small public mining companies like our company and familiarity with the technical exploration, financing, and management issues faced by such companies.

Karen Winkler