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DGSE Companies Inc (DGSE.A)

DGSE.A on American Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Loftus

47 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Bret Pedersen

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Jim Ruth

52 2017 Lead Independent Director

William LeRoy

59 2016 Director

Joel Friedman

48 2017 Independent Director

Alexandra Griffin

27 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Loftus

Mr. John R. Loftus serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Loftus was the Chief Executive Officer of Elemetal, LLC (“Elemetal”), a precious metals company and DGSE’s largest stockholder, from 2012 to 2015 and was responsible for Elemetal’s operations. Prior to Elemetal, Mr. Loftus was the founder of NTR Metals, LLC, a precious metals refiner for jewelers, pawnbrokers, and metal industries customers worldwide. Previous to his work at NTR Metals, Mr. Loftus was a commodities floor trader and holds an M.B.A from the SMU Cox School of Business.

Bret Pedersen

Mr. Bret Pedersen is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University. Having been a CPA for over twenty years, he has extensive experience in reporting, analyzing, and financially controlling companies. He has been serving in the capacity as a Financial Controller for the past twenty years. Two years prior to being employed by DGSE, Mr. Pedersen was the Financial Controller, from 2014 to 2016, for Payson Petroleum, Inc. which is the parent company of Payson Operating, LLC. Prior to Payson Petroleum, Mr. Pedersen was the Financial Controller, from 2009 to 2014, for Iron Creek Ventures, Inc.

Jim Ruth

Mr. Jim Ruth is Independent Director of the company. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of OppMetrix. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the SMU Cox School of Business. Mr. Ruth will serve as the Chairman of the Compliance, Governance and Nominating Committee along with being a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

William LeRoy

Mr. Bill LeRoy is Director of the Company. Mr. LeRoy, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Elemetal, LLC, the largest shareholder of DGSE. Mr. LeRoy has worked his entire professional career in the precious metals industry including sales and management positions in the electroplating and capital equipment industries. Prior to joining Elemetal, LLC, Mr. LeRoy served as National Sales Manager for Handy&Harman and Managing Director for H&H Singapore.

Joel Friedman

Mr. Joel Friedman is Independent Director of the company. He has his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the SMU Cox School of Business. Mr. Friedman is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and a Member of the Audit Committee and the Compliance, Governance and Nominating Committee.

Alexandra Griffin

Ms. Alexandra Griffin is Independent Director of the company. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been with PrimeLending since December 2014 and has served as a Senior Accountant and is currently an Accounting Supervisor. Ms. Griffin is a CPA skilled in financial analysis and financial statement reporting in accordance with GAAP. She will be Chairman of the Audit Committee and will be a member of the Compensation Committee and the Compliance, Governance and Nominating Committee.

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