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Houston Lake Mining Inc (HLM.V)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Reginald Walker

1997 Independent Chairman of the Board

Trevor Walker

2010 President

Henry Kloepper

65 2011 Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Barker

66 2015 Director

Michael Tamlin

2016 Director

John Kelly

2000 Independent Director

Marian Koziol

2011 Independent Director

Ernest Marcotte

2014 Independent Director

Robert McLean

2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Reginald Walker

Mr. Reginald F. Walker is Independent Chairman of the Board of Houston Lake Mining Inc. Mr. Walker has been the operator/owner of Consbec Inc. since 1975, one of the largest private drilling and blasting contractors in North America. Mr. Walker has extensive experience in open pit mining and quarrying including Hemlo, and North American Palladium, large and small diameter pipeline, road construction and civil projects. His open pit experience involves pit design, government regulatory requirements, wall control and drainage control. He also owns G.D. Drilling Supplies Ltd. which is a Gardner-Denver distributorship and D.B.C. Aggregates Ltd. which is involved in quarry exploration and development. Mr. Walker was Chairman of the Board of the Corporation from April, 1995 to June, 1996 and from December, 1997 to present. He is a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Trevor Walker

Mr. Trevor R. Walker, BA, MBA, serves as the President of Houston Lake Mining Inc. Prior to joining Houston Lake, Mr. Walker has been the operator/owner of Consbec Inc. since 1975, one of the largest private drilling and blasting contractors in North America. Mr. Walker has extensive experience in open pit mining and quarrying including Hemlo, and North American Palladium, large and small diameter pipeline, road construction and civil projects. His open pit experience involves pit design, government regulatory requirements, wall control and drainage control. He also owns G.D. Drilling Supplies Ltd. which is a Gardner-Denver distributorship and D.B.C. Aggregates Ltd. which is involved in quarry exploration and development. Mr. Walker was Chairman of the Board of the Corporation from April, 1995 to June, 1996 and from December, 1997 to present. He is a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Henry Kloepper

Mr. Henry J. Kloepper serves as Chief Executive Officer of Houston Lake Mining Inc., since June 6, 2011. Mr. Kloepper has been involved in investment banking and structured finance over a 30 year career. He brings a rounded knowledge of the capital markets, strategic growth and investments. In the past, Mr. Kloepper has worked in executive positions with JP Morgan, Citibank, Bank of America, and North American Trust in Canada, the US and Europe. Mr. Kloepper is a director and past consultant to companies ranging from the resource sector, mobile lottery and gaming technologies to manufacturing. His responsibilities have varied from chairing the audit committee to being President and CEO of a public company that recently made strategic investments in the food and beverage industry. More recently, Mr. Kloepper was also the COO of ViaBank Ltd., West Indies. Currently, Mr. Kloepper amongst others is a director of Mogul Energy International Inc. Houston, Texas, GameCorp Ltd. and District Canada Inc. both based in Toronto, Canada.

Bruce Barker

Mr. Bruce C. Barker, LLB is Director of the Company. Mr. Barker is a partner of Bennett Jones LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. Mr. Barker practises corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, banking and corporate finance, and recently co-chaired the firm's corporate department. Mr. Barker has represented institutional lenders and investors of all types, including the major Canadian banks, many of the United States and European money centre banks, bondholders, hedge funds and a global American financial services company. Lexpert included him among the top 100 creative lawyers in Canada. Mr. Barker is chairman of Bay-Front Associates, an interdisciplinary partnership that develops efficient solutions for domestic and cross-border financing, intercompany financing and repatriation of profits. Mr. Barker is a member of the advisory council of the Morissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Richard Ivey School of Business.He is a past member of the editorial board of the Banking and Finance Law Journal and was an instructor in the master of laws program at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught international banking and finance law.

Michael Tamlin

Mr. Michael Tamlin is Director of the Company. Mr. Tamlin has more than 25 years of commercial and technical experience in mining, milling and hydrometallurgy, with significant expertise in lithium and tantalum concentrates and chemicals. His lithium experience covers the development of the Chinese chemical and global technical spodumene markets for the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia, which currently controls an estimated 95 per cent of lithium mineral supply; the Zhangjiagang lithium carbonate project; and the Rincon brine project. Mr. Tamlin is currently the chief operating officer for Neometals Ltd., an Austrialian Securities Exchange-listed company that is preparing for the start of production of its Mt. Marion lithium mine in Western Australia and is conducting feasibility for a lithium hydroxide plant. Mr. Tamlin has an impressive record of maximizing commercial performance, developing and implementing strategy, and brings extensive experience in the development of both hard rock and brine lithium projects, lithium supply negotiations, lithium markets, and management at executive level with significant lithium producers.

John Kelly

Mr. John G. Kelly, B.SC. (Eng.), P. Eng., is Independent Director of Houston Lake Mining Inc. Mr. Kelly was with Inco Ltd., of Sudbury from 1970 to 1998. In 1989 Mr. Kelly was named Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering and in 1991 he was appointed Vice President of Mining, Ontario Division. After retiring in 1998 he became President of JGK Mining Services, a mining consultancy based in Sudbury, Ontario. Mr. Kelly is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Marian Koziol

Mr. Marian Koziol, B.Sc., P.Geo, P.Eng., serves as Independent Director of Houston Lake Mining Inc. Mr. Koziol serves as the President and Director of Alto Ventures Ltd. Alto Ventures Ltd. (Alto) is a Canadian gold exploration company with projects in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia. Mr. Koziol is a geologist with 32 years of experience exploring for gold and base metals in the Canadian Shield. Mr. Koziol graduated with a B.Sc. degree in geological Sciences. He played key roles in a number of gold and base metals discoveries during his career with Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and Cameco Gold Inc. (CGI), including the McIlvenna Bay Copper-Zinc deposit, Saskatchewan, and the Comtois and Destiny gold deposits in Quebec. During his tenure as District Geologist from 1996 to 2002, Mr. Koziol was responsible for all exploration activities carried out by CGI in Eastern Canada, where he evaluated, acquired, and managed a number of multimillion dollar gold exploration projects in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. While at Alto Mike has acquired a number of high potential gold projects in Quebec and Ontario and is working to advance them. Mr. Koziol is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (P.Geo), the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (P.Eng.) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Ernest Marcotte

Mr. Ernest Joseph Marcotte, P.Eng, FCIM, is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marcotte has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry involving metallurgical and mining operations, environmental control, mineral processing, research and development, design engineering, plant commissioning and corporate management. He has extensive experience in gold, uranium, nickel-copper and platinum-palladium operations. He has served in various senior management and engineering capacities which include Mill Superintendent, General Mine Manager and Vice President. Over a forty year period, Mr. Marcotte has worked for a number of successful mining companies: Denison, East Malartic Gold, Upper Canada Gold, Falconbridge, Pamour, MacIsaac (INCO Shebandowan Operation) and North American Palladium. As Vice President Mining for North American Palladium and Vice President and General Manager Mining Operations for the Lac Des Iles Mine he was instrumental in the initial commissioning and progressive improvement of the mine and mill operations. Mr. Marcotte has served as Senior Metallurgist for SNC Lavalin, Engineers and Constructors. He served as Vice President of Operations for Mustang Minerals Corp where his primary focus was fast tracking the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and Pre-Feasibility Study and initiated the Bankable Feasibility for the Maskwa Ni-Cu-PGE Project in Manitoba.Most recently, Mr. Marcotte served as Senior Process Engineer for Rubicon Minerals Corporation and was involved with design engineering and equipment selection for the construction of the Phoenix Project mineral processing plant. He has served on a number of Boards and Committees in the communities in which he has resided and has served on the Board of Directors for Mining Companies. Mr. Marcotte currently serves on the Board of Directors of Numax Resources who are currently advancing an iron-titanium property in North Western Ontario.

Robert McLean

Mr. Robert J. McLean, C.H.R.P., is Independent Director of Houston Lake Mining Inc. Mr. McLean has been involved in underground mining and administration since 1963. Mr. McLean has worked with Kerr Addison Gold Mines, Rio Algom Mines Ltd., Denison Mines, Gould Copper Mines Ltd., Canadian Mines Services and McBeau Minerals Inc. in varying capacities including underground miner, development and production supervisor, captain and superintendent. Mr. McLean is presently employed as Director, Safety & Human Resources with The Moran Group of companies in Sudbury Ontario. Mr. McLean is President of Gould Copper Mines Ltd., and Vice President and Director of McBeau Minerals Inc. Mr. McLean brings 35 years of mining experience and 15 years of experience in labour relations, personnel management and administration to Houston Lake. He earned the appellation of Certified Human Resource Professional in 1991 and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and chairman of the Ontario Mining Contractors.

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