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Nevsun Resources Ltd (NSU)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Stuart Angus

2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Clifford Davis

Thomas Whelan

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Frazer Bourchier

2012 Chief Operating Officer

Peter Tam

2015 Vice President - Finance

Peter Manojlovic

2012 Vice President - Exploration

Todd Romaine

2012 Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility

Scott Trebilcock

2014 Chief Development Officer

Joseph Giuffre

2013 Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Ian Ashby

58 2014 Independent Director

Gary German

2006 Independent Director

Ian Pearce

60 2017 Independent Director

David Smith

58 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

R. Stuart Angus

Mr. R. Stuart Angus serves as a Independent Chairman of the Board of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He is an independent business advisor to the mining industry and a former lawyer with extensive experience in the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. He was managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr. Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until its takeover by CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold until its takeover by Kinross Gold in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011 and a Director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011.

Clifford Davis

Mr. Clifford T. Davis was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nevsun Resources Ltd. Mr. Davis was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2008 after having served as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer since 2002 and CFO from 1994 to 2000. During the period from 2000 - 2002 he was the Chairman and CEO of a public chemical manufacturing company. Mr. Davis is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Prior to joining Nevsun in 1994, he was a partner in the international accounting firm, KPMG, where he provided services predominantly to public companies in the resource, industrial and financial sectors. Mr. Davis has had experience as a director of a number of other Canadian public companies in the industrial and mining industries.

Thomas Whelan

Mr. Thomas S. Whelan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd., with effect from February 2014. Mr. Whelan comes from the international accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP where he was the EY Global Mining & Metals Assurance sector leader, the leader of the EY assurance practice in Vancouver and previously the EY Canadian Mining & Metals Sector Leader. Tom has a long tradition of working with some of Canada's largest mining companies as well as in-bound global mining companies with operations in Canada. He is a very experienced executive with extensive public company experience and several years in the mining industry.

Frazer Bourchier

Mr. Frazer W. Bourchier P.Eng., serves as a Chief Operating Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He was VP Business Development & Technical Services with Silver Wheaton Corp from January 2010 to January 2012; Consultant for Aurizon Mines Oct-Dec 2009; VP Operations & Business Development, Intrepid Mines Ltd., January 2008- September 2009; General Manager Business Development, Emperor Mines Ltd., April 2007 – December 2007 and General Manager of Emperor’s Vatukoula Mine from August 2006 – March 2007.

Peter Tam

Mr. Peter Tam is Vice President - Finance of the Company., since November 2015 He was Independent Mining Consultant 2014-2015; Chief Financial Officer at Elgin Mining Inc. 2012-2014; Vice President Finance at Aura Minerals Inc. 2011-2012.

Peter Manojlovic

Mr. Peter M. Manojlovic serves as Vice President - Exploration of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He has a B.Sc. Geology from University of Western Ontario and a M.Sc. Geology from Carlton University. He was with Sabina Gold & Silver Corporation since April 2009, most recently as their Vice President Exploration. Prior to that, he was with Teck Cominco and earlier with Falconbridge dating back to 1987.

Todd Romaine

Mr. Todd E. Romaine serves as a Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility of Nevsun Resources Ltd. Mr. Romaine brings with him over ten years of industry experience overseeing CSR programs including policy and process development, operational governance, environmental monitoring and public awareness initiatives with stakeholders and the public. Working for the past four years with Enbridge Inc., Mr. Romaine has also worked with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Government of Nunavut. He has a B.Sc in Environmental planning; a B.A in Environmental studies an MA in Leadership as well as International Relations. He has joined Nevsun in November 2012.

Scott Trebilcock

Mr. Scott A. Trebilcock serves as Chief Development Officer of the Company. Prior to which he was the Vice President - Business Development and Investor Relations of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He was VP Business Development, Nautilus Minerals from September 2007 to September 2010; Manager, PRTM Management Consultants, Boston MA from 2001-2007.

Joseph Giuffre

Mr. Joseph P. Giuffre serves as a Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Nevsun Resources Ltd. Mr. Giuffre, B.A., LLB., was a founding partner of Axium Law Corporation, a Vancouver based law firm and was previously a partner of Gowlings, a full service national law firm. He has over twenty-five years of combined business and legal experience and has acted for a wide range of Canadian and foreign public corporations, principally in the mining sector. Mr. Giuffre has advised on securities and stock exchange and regulatory matters, public offerings, joint venture transactions, debt and equity financing, mergers and corporate reorganizations, purchase and sale arrangements, corporate governance matters and various other complex commercial matters.

Ian Ashby

Mr. Ian R. Ashby has been appointed as a Independent Director of Nevsun Resources Ltd.., with effect from 2 January 2014. Mr. Ashby most recently held the position of President - Iron Ore for BHP Billiton Ltd between 2006 and 2012. During a career spanning 25 years working for BHP Billiton Ltd and its predecessor company, BHP Ltd, Mr. Ashby has worked extensively in Australia, South America, North America and West Africa in a wide range of business, operational and project development roles across multi commodities and in increasingly senior positions. Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Ashby was Chief Operating Officer - Base Metals for BHP Billiton Ltd. Mr. Ashby commenced his career at Mount Isa Mines Ltd. in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from the University of Melbourne and is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Gary German

Mr. Gary E. German serves as Independent Director of Nevsun Resources Ltd. Mr. German is a professional engineer with over thirty-five years of senior executive experience in the building of companies, projects, operating teams, and financing of global resource developments. His career was formed through twenty-eight years in the Noranda Group, culminating as Senior Vice President. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Mr. German's Noranda international responsibilities included major projects in Chile, industrial and mine developments in Brazil and executive strategic activities in some 20 countries. The past decade has included a diverse set of leadership roles in Corporate Finance, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden mining group, and COO of TVX Gold (responsible for world-wide projects and operations). Mr. German joined the Nevsun board in April 1996 and has been a Director of a number of international mining and development companies, public on the TSX, NYSE or NYSE MKT, and other not- for-profit organizations.

Ian Pearce

Mr. Ian Wilton Pearce serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ian Pearce has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Pearce held progressively more senior engineering and project management roles with Fluor Inc., including managing numerous significant development projects in the extractive sector. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Pearce held executive roles at Falconbridge Limited, including Chief Operating Officer, and he subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata Nickel, a subsidiary of Xstrata plc, from 2006 to 2013. Since 2013, Mr. Pearce has been a partner of X2 Resources, a private partnership focused on building a mid-tier diversified mining and metals group. Mr. Pearce currently serves on the board of directors of New Gold Inc. and Outotec Oyj, and is the Chair of Mine Sense Technologies Ltd., a technology company seeking to improve the ore extraction and recovery process. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mineral Processing) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

David Smith

Mr. David Stewart Smith serves as Independent Director of the Company. David Smith has had a career on the finance side of business within the mining sector as well as within the supply side to the sector, with deep international exposure. He brings more than 30 years of financial and executive leadership experience to the Board. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finning International Inc. from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and a Vice President of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he spent 16 years with Placer Dome Inc. in various senior positions and four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Smith currently is a director of Dominion Diamond Corporation and non-executive Chairman of Paramount Gold Nevada Corporation and is on the Board of Governors of Collingwood School. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Sacramento. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors course, Directors Education Program.

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