People: North American Palladium Ltd (PAL)

PAL on American Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Quinn

57 2013 Chairman of the Board

Philippus du Toit

2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

David Langille

2013 Chief Financial Officer

James Gallagher

2013 Chief Operating Officer

Tess Lofsky

2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Andre Douchane

62 2013 Executive Director

David Peck

2012 Head - Exploration

Steven Berlin

69 2001 Independent Director

C. David Comba

69 2006 Independent Director

Gregory Van Staveren

52 2003 Independent Director

William Weymark

2007 Independent Director

Camilla Bartosiewicz

Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Quinn

Mr. Robert J. Quinn, J.D., has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of North American Palladium Ltd., effective March 4, 2013. A founding partner of the Houston mining transactional law firm Quinn & Brooks LLP, Mr. Quinn has over 30 years of legal and management experience, including as Vice President and General Counsel for Battle Mountain Gold Company. He has experience in M&A transactions, corporate governance, public disclosure, governmental affairs, environmental law and land management. Mr. Quinn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law and has completed two years of graduate work in mineral economics at the Colorado School of Mines.

Philippus du Toit

Mr. Philippus F. du Toit has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of North American Palladium Ltd., effective March 25, 2013. Mr. du Toit is an accomplished mining executive with a proven track record for executing on his management mandates throughout his career. Mr. du Toit joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Mr. du Toit brings significant project management expertise to the Chief Executive Officer role, developed during his 37 years of global experience in the mining industry which includes senior roles for some of the world’s leading mining companies, and the successful development of multiple large capital projects. Recently, Mr. du Toit served as Executive Vice President and Head of Mining Projects and Exploration for ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, where he was responsible for mining strategy, exploration, project and business development. His experience also includes serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., as well as having held various senior management positions for Vale, Diavik Diamond Mines (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc), Voest Alpine Inc., and Gencor Ltd. Mr. du Toit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

David Langille

Mr. David Langille, CPA, CMA, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of North American Palladium Ltd., with effect from 22 January 2013. Mr. Langille is a seasoned finance executive with over 26 years of international public company experience. He brings international financial experience to NAP, notably a solid track record of optimizing operations to improve operating margins, along with merger and acquisition experience, and raising capital through a broad range of capital market products. Most recently, Mr. Langille served as the CFO and Vice President, Finance of Breakwater Resources Ltd. Prior to this, he served in senior financial positions for various public companies, including Lindsey Morden Group Inc., Capital Environmental Resource Inc., Cott Corporation, and TVX Gold Inc. Mr. Langille received an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1985, and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ontario and the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario since 1987.

James Gallagher

Mr. James E. Gallagher has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of North American Palladium Ltd., effective October 1, 2013. Mr. Gallagher is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years of experience in a series of roles spanning operations, projects, engineering, technology and consulting. For the last seven years, Mr. Gallagher served as Global Director of Mining at Hatch Ltd., with a mandate to build the firm's global underground capability, where he led the firm's global mining group involved in transitioning projects to normal operations. Prior to Hatch, the foundational part of his experience came from his 24-year career at Falconbridge in a variety of operations and project management roles, most of which were based in Northern Ontario. Mr. Gallagher also has a track record for identifying improvement opportunities and building out technical capabilities. Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from Laurentian University in Canada.

Tess Lofsky

Ms. Tess Lofsky is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of North American Palladium Ltd. Ms. Lofsky joined the Company in June 2010 as Corporate Counsel and was appointed Corporate Secretary and Counsel in July 2012, and Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2012. Prior to joining NAP, Ms. Lofsky worked as a lawyer in the corporate law department of Stikeman Elliott LLP, with a particular emphasis on mining. Ms. Lofsky has worked on a number of transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and other mining transactions. She has also had involvement in development projects and regional exploration initiatives. Ms. Lofsky holds an Hon B.Soc.Sc. from the University of Ottawa and an LL.B from Queen’s University, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Andre Douchane

Mr. Andre J. Douchane is Executive Director of North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Douchane is a seasoned mining executive with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry with a solid track record of successfully bringing development projects into production. He was appointed to the Board in April 2003, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer until January 2006 and as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 13, 2012 until March 25, 2013. Mr. Douchane is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mahdia Gold Corporation. He previously held senior positions with several precious and base metal international mining companies including President and Chief Executive Officer of THEMAC Resources Group Limited, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starfield Resources Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Chief Consolidated Mining Co., and Vice President, Operations of Franco and Euro-Nevada (Newmont Mining Corporation). Mr. Douchane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and is a graduate of the Executive Business Program at the Kellogg School of Business.

David Peck

Mr. David Peck is Head - Exploration of North American Palladium Ltd., since March 5, 2012. Dr. Peck is a Professional Geoscientist with nearly 30 years of exploration and research experience specializing in magmatic nickel-copper-PGE deposits. Dr. Peck holds global recognition as an experience in PGE exploration after serving as a senior technical and strategic consultant to several public and private companies and having worked on exploration and mining projects in more than a dozen countries. He was directly involved in several magmatic nickel copper PGE discoveries in Canada and overseas. Recently, Dr. Peck served as President and Senior Technical and Strategic Consultant at Revelation Geoscience Ltd., and prior to this, he served as Global Nickel Commodity Leader at Anglo American plc, a Senior Geologist for Falconbridge Ltd., a Senior Mineral Deposits Geologist with the Manitoba Geological Survey, held various academic roles in Canadian universities, and was the technical lead on a multi-year mineral potential study funded by the Ontario Geological Survey. He has authored numerous public presentations and government and academic publications addressing his area of specialization.

Steven Berlin

Mr. Steven R. Berlin is Independent Director of North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Berlin was appointed to the Board in February 2001, and is also a director of Orchids Paper Products Company, an NYSE MKT listed company. At the end of 2005, Mr. Berlin retired from his position as Vice-President of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company (“KFOC”) where he worked part-time for two years following four years of full-time work as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining KFOC, Mr. Berlin taught at the University of Tulsa for three years where he also served a year as acting associate Dean of the College of Business and acting Director of the School of Accounting. Before joining the University of Tulsa, Mr. Berlin spent 25 years with Citgo Petroleum Corporation, where he retired as Senior VP Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Berlin has a Bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has completed the Executive Management program at Stanford University.

C. David Comba

Mr. C. David A Comba is Independent Director of North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Comba, who has over four decades of experience as an exploration advocate and senior mining executive, was appointed to the Board in March 2006. As Chief Exploration Geologist of Falconbridge Ltd. in Sudbury, Ontario, he led the team that discovered the high-grade footwall deposit that allowed the Thayer Lindsley mine to go into production. Prior to its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation, Mr. Comba was Vice-President, Exploration of Falconbridge Gold Corporation. Following the takeover, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentland Firth Venture Ltd. (“Pentland”), a Kinross-controlled junior gold exploration company listed on the TSX. Pentland’s work added the first couple of million ounce resource to the Hammond Reef property Atikokan, Ontario. Mr. Comba was Director of Issues Management with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada from 1998 to 2005, during which time he led the successful lobby effort for the re-introduction of enhanced or “super” flow-through shares. Mr. Comba has Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in geology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Gregory Van Staveren

Mr.Gregory J. Van Staveren, CPA, is Independent Director of North American Palladium Ltd. Since September 2001, Mr. Van Staveren has been the President of Strategic Financial Services, a private company providing business advisory services. During this period he has sat on the board of, and provided services to, a number of publicly traded companies. Mr. Van Staveren is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Math (Honours) degree from the University of Waterloo. From February 1998 until September 2001, Mr. Van Staveren was the Chief Financial Officer of MartinRea International Inc (MRE-TSX), and prior to that he was partner in the mining group of KPMG, which he joined in 1980, and where he provided accounting, and advisory services to his clients.

William Weymark

Mr. William J. Weymark is Independent Director of North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Weymark is President of Weymark Engineering Ltd., a Company providing consulting services to businesses in the private equity, construction and resource sector. He is also a director of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Board, and several private companies. Mr. Weymark is also a Member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Until June 2007, Mr. Weymark was President and CEO of Vancouver Wharves/BCR Marine, a transportation firm located on the west coast of British Columbia. Prior to joining Vancouver Wharves in 1991, Mr. Weymark spent 14 years in the mining industry throughout western Canada working on the start-up and operation of several mines. Mr. Weymark is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’, Directors Education Program.

Camilla Bartosiewicz

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