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Bezant Resources PLC (BZT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Nealon

64 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Bernard Olivier

38 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Evan Kirby

64 2014 Non-Executive Director

Laurence Read

37 2012 Non-Executive Director

Ronnie Siapno

50 2007 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Nealon

Mr. Edward Francis Gerrard Nealon is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr Nealon is a geologist with over 40 years' experience in the mining and exploration industry. Mr Nealon is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Ferrum Crescent Limited, the AIM-quoted iron ore mining company, and Non-Executive Chairman of Richland Resources Limited, the AIM-quoted miner of coloured gemstones. After graduating in 1974, Mr Nealon began his career in South Africa with Anglo American Corporation before moving to the Rio Tinto Group in Australia in 1980. Since 1983, Mr Nealon has operated his own mining consultancy practice which has seen him involved in numerous projects worldwide; during this period he also founded Aquarius Platinum Limited and Sylvania Resources Limited. Mr Nealon holds a B.Sc. degree in Mineral Exploration from University College Cardiff and a M.Sc. degree in Sedimentary Geology from the University of Reading and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Nealon brings a wealth of experience to Bezant having successfully developed and transacted natural resource projects across the globe. He has spent significant time working in the Philippines, where Bezant's primary asset is located. Mr Nealon joins the Board at a time when the Company is engaged in a sale/joint venture process for its Mankayan copper-gold project and simultaneously working with sector peers in the Philippines to consult with the Philippines Government over recent proposed changes to the taxation regime for the country's mining industry. As Chairman, Mr Nealon shall lead and work with the Board as it seeks to deliver value for shareholders and build on its track record of delivering real exploration success and returning capital.

Bernard Olivier

Dr. Bernard Olivier, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Bezant Resources Plc. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective 30 January 2012. Dr. Bernard Olivier received his Ph.D in Economic Geology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2006. He has been working as a geologist since 1998 and has worked throughout various African and Asian countries, including Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Namibia, Cambodia, Lao PDR and the Philippines. Dr. Olivier is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has over 14 years' experience working on various exploration and mining projects over a variety of commodities. He is also currently a director of Richland Resources Ltd and LP Hill Plc (both listed on AIM) and a former director of Great Australian Resources Limited (listed on the ASX) and Kirkwood Resources Limited. Dr. Olivier is a trained geologist and has experience in developing mining companies throughout the world. He has worked on various exploration and development projects as well as active mining operations on a variety of commodities including gold, gemstones, uranium, diamonds, PGE's, base metals and coal.

Evan Kirby

Dr. Evan Kirby, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Director of Bezant Resources Plc. He is a metallurgist with over 30 years of international involvement. At the end of 1975, he moved to South Africa and worked for Impala Platinum, Rand Mines and then Rustenburg Platinum Mines. In 1992, he moved to Australia to work for Minproc Engineers and then Bechtel Corporation from 1997 until 2002. After leaving Bechtel, he established his own consulting company to continue with his ongoing mining project involvement. His personal ‘‘hands on’’ experience covers the financial, technical, engineering and environmental issues associated with a wide range of mining and processing projects. Other current directorships: Luiri Gold Limited (listed on AIM), Nyota Minerals Limited (listed on AIM and ASX), Global Resource Ventures Limited and Metallurgical Management Services Pty. Limited. Former directorships in the last 5 years: China Goldmines Plc, Washington Resources Limited, Sylvania Resources Limited, Great Australian Resources Limited and Wedgetail Exploration N.L.

Laurence Read

Mr. Laurence Read has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Bezant Resources Plc., effective October 15, 2012. He has spent the last 12 years advising natural resource companies, funds and advisers on strategic development and global investor relations. He has experience working with off-take groups, producers, resource developers, service providers and explorers across a diverse range of minerals. Mr Read was previously a founding director of the natural resources team at Threadneedle Communications and a founding director of Conduit PR. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Mowbrai Limited, a company which acts as a strategic partner to companies across the commodities sector.

Ronnie Siapno

Mr. Ronnie Siapno is Non-Executive Director of Bezant Resources Plc. He graduated from the Saint Louis University in the Philippines in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering and is currently a member of both the Philippine Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Geological Engineers and the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers. Since graduation, he has held various consulting positions such as Mine Planning Engineer to Benguet Exploration Inc., Mine Production Engineer to Pacific Chrome International Inc., Exploration Engineer to both Portman Mining Philippines Inc. and Phoenix Resources Philippines Inc. and Geotechnical Engineer to Pacific Falkon Philippines Inc. He is currently the President of Crescent Mining and Development Corporation. Other current directorships: Mana Resources Development Corporation.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Edward Nealon

32,500

Bernard Olivier

120,000

Evan Kirby

50,000

Laurence Read

32,500

Ronnie Siapno

12,000
As Of  29 Jun 2014

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