People: Polymet Mining Corp (PLM)

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28 Aug 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Ian Forrest

77 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Cherry

45 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Douglas Newby

56 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Moore

54 2011 Executive Vice President - Environmental & Governmental Affairs

Bruce Richardson

2013 Vice President

Andrew Ware

2013 Chief Geologist

Matthew Daley

36 2014 Director

William Murray

66 2010 Director

David Dreisinger

57 2003 Independent Director

Alan Hodnik

55 2011 Independent Director

Stephen Rowland

53 2008 Independent Director

Michael Sill

53 2011 Independent Director

Jenny Knudson

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

W. Ian Forrest

Mr. W. Ian L. Forrest is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Forrest previously served as Chairman of our board until from May 2004 to February 2008 and Co-Chairman from January 2011 to July 2012. He also serves as the Chair on both our Business Development and Risk Management and our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees and serves on our Audit, our Compensation, and our Capital Finance committees. Mr. Forrest played an important role in our revival in 2003. Mr. Forrest is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Mr. Forrest has more than 40 years of experience with public companies in the resource sector. His experience encompasses the areas of promotion, financing, exploration, production and company management. He has also participated in several notable projects including Gulfstream's North Dome gas discovery, Qatar, Reunion Mining's Scorpion zinc, Namibia, which was subsequently developed by Anglo American, and Ocean Diamond Mining, which pioneered the independent diamond dredging industry off the west coast of southern Africa. He also served as a director of Tanager Energy Inc. (formerly MGold Resources Inc.) until October, 2011 and Belmore Resources (Holdings) plc until July, 2011 when it was acquired by Lundin Mining Ltd. He currently serves on the boards of Georex SA and Poros SAS. Mr. Forrest was a director of Viatrade plc, which was put into receivership in August 2009. Mr. Forrest currently resides in Vaud, Switzerland.

Jonathan Cherry

Mr. Jonathan Cherry is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. Prior to July 2012, He also serves as the Chair on both our Safety, Health and Environmental and our Capital Finance committees and serves on our Technical Steering committee. Prior to July 2012, Mr. Cherry’s career spanned more than 20 years with Rio Tinto where he worked in a number of positions, including general manager, where he was responsible for permitting and the initial development of the Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His last position was Vice President with Rio Tinto, responsible for strategic direction in environmental permitting and compliance, legal matters and external relations related to mine development of the Resolution copper project in Arizona. Mr. Cherry is a licensed Professional Engineer. Mr. Cherry currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Douglas Newby

Mr. Douglas J. Newby is Chief Financial Officer of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Newby has more than 30 years of experience in the evaluation and financing of mining companies and projects around the world. Before coming to PolyMet, Mr. Newby served variously as a Director, Executive Vice President, interim Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Goldfields, Inc. (now New Gold, Inc.) a US-based gold mining company. Mr. Newby has also been President of Proteus Capital Corp., a corporate advisory firm that specializes in the natural resource industries, since July 2001. Mr. Newby served as Managing Director of Proteus Consultants Ltd. from January 1991 to July 2001. Prior to January 1991, Mr. Newby held senior positions with the investment banking firms of S.G. Warburg & Co., Inc., Morgan Grenfell & Co., and James Capel & Co. From June 2011 to August 2014 Mr. Newby served as a director of Coronet Metals, Inc., a Canadian company developing a gold mine in Peru. Mr. Newby currently resides in New York, United States.

Bradley Moore

Mr. Bradley H. Moore is Executive Vice President - Environmental & Governmental Affairs of PolyMet Mining Corp. Mr. Moore has nearly 30 years experience in regulatory and government relation positions. He served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 2006 to 2008, and as Assistant Commissioner for Operations of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (“MDNR”) from January 1999 to August 2006. Prior to that, he worked in leadership and policy analyst positions with the MDNR and the Minnesota Department of Public Service (now the Department of Commerce). In December 2008, Mr. Moore joined Barr Engineering as Senior Advisor, Public and Governmental Affairs where he advised several companies on environmental strategy. Mr. Moore currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Bruce Richardson

Mr. Bruce Richardson is the Vice President, Corp Communications and External Affairs of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Richardson is entitled to an annual salary of $150,000 plus an annual cash bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion. The agreement with Mr. Richardson does not contain provisions for payments on termination of his employment or confidentiality and non-competition provisions.

Andrew Ware

Mr. Andrew Ware is the Chief Geologist of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Ware is entitled to an annual salary of $150,000 plus an annual cash bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion. The agreement with Mr. Ware does not contain any provisions for payments on termination of his employment or confidentiality and noncompetition provisions.

Matthew Daley

Mr. Matthew Daley is a member of our board of directors since July 2014. He also serves on both our Technical Steering and our Safety, Health and Environmental committees. Mr. Daley started his career with Mount Isa Mines in Australia, then held senior management positions with Xstrata plc in Australia, Asia and South America before joining Glencore Xstrata plc in Canada in 2013. He is responsible for technical and project support for Glencore’s copper assets in Australia, Asia and the Americas. Mr. Daley currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

William Murray

Mr. William F. Murray is Director of Polymet Mining Corp. He served as our Executive Chairman from February 2008 to December 2010 and has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2003. He previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2003 until February 2008. He also serves as the Chair of our Technical Steering Committee and serves on our Business Development and Risk Management and our Compensation committees. Mr. Murray is an engineer in the mining industry with more than 35 years of experience in construction management, project evaluation in North America and Africa. From April 1993 to 2003, Mr. Murray provided consulting services to the mining industry as a principal of Optimum Project Services Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Murray was employed by Fluor Daniel, a large U.S. Engineering & Construction contractor, as the Director of New Business from October 1989 to April 1993. From September 1981 to May 1986, Mr. Murray was a Director of Project Services at Denison Mines where he was part of the core team than built the $1.2 billion Quintette Coal project. From September 1970 to August 1981, Mr. Murray held a number of positions at Anglo American Corp in South Africa, principally in the Gold Division. Mr. Murray is also a director of Aura Minerals, Inc., and Prospero Silver Corp. Mr. Murray currently resides in British Columbia, Canada.

David Dreisinger

Dr. David B. Dreisinger Ph.D., is Independent Director of Polymet Mining Corp. Since 1988, He serves on our Safety, Health and Environmental, our Audit, our Technical Steering and on our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Since 1988, Dr. Dreisinger has been a member of the faculty at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Materials Engineering and is currently Professor and Chairholder of the Industrial Research and Chair in Hydrometallurgy. He has published over 250 papers and has been extensively involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. Dr. Dreisinger has participated in 19 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper recovery from sulfide ores, and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores. Dr. Dreisinger serves as a director of Search Minerals, Inc. and as Vice President – Metallurgy for each of Baja Mining Corp, Search Minerals Inc., and TriMetals Mining Inc. Dr. Dreisinger currently resides in British Columbia, Canada.

Alan Hodnik

Mr. Alan R. Hodnik is Independent Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. He also serves as the Chair on our Compensation Committee and serves on our Safety, Health and Environmental, our Business Development and Risk Management and our Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Hodnik was named President of ALLETE, Inc. in May 2009, CEO in May 2010, and Chairman of that company in May 2011. Since joining ALLETE in 1982, Mr. Hodnik has served as Vice President-Generation Operations, Senior Vice President of Minnesota Power Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, he led BNI Coal Mining, Superior Water Light & Power (SWLP) and transmission, distribution, generation, customer service and engineering for all aspects of Minnesota Power. Mr. Hodnik also serves on the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Board of Directors. Mr. Hodnik was elected and served as Mayor of the City of Aurora, Minnesota from 1987-1998. The cities of Aurora and Hoyt Lakes co-host our PolyMet Erie Mine site location. He is a member of the board of Essentia Health-East Region and the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX). Mr. Hodnik currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Stephen Rowland

Mr. Stephen Rowland is Independent Director of Polymet Mining Corp. He also serves on our Technical Steering Committee and as an ex-officio member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rowland has been an executive with Glencore, a diversified natural resources company, since 1988. Mr. Rowland has held various positions with responsibility for international trading in metals and minerals in London, Switzerland, and the United States. Prior to joining Glencore, Mr. Rowland started his career in 1985 with Cargill, Inc. in Minneapolis. Mr. Rowland currently resides in Connecticut, United States.

Michael Sill

Mr. Michael M. Sill is Independent Director of PolyMet Mining Corp. He also serves as the Chair on our Audit Committee and serves on our Capital Finance, our Safety, Health and Environmental and our Compensation committees. Mr. Sill has served as President and CEO of Road Machinery & Supplies Co. since 1994, having joined the company in 1988. Road Machinery is a distributor of construction, mining and forestry equipment. Educated at Dartmouth College and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Sill started his career as a financial analyst and commercial lending officer with The Northern Trust Company. He has served on the boards of the Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, the Twin Cities Regional Board of US Bank, and Dunwoody College of Technology. Mr. Sill currently resides in Minnesota, United States. distributor of construction, mining and forestry equipment. Educated at Dartmouth College and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Sill started his career as a financial analyst and commercial lending officer with The Northern Trust Company. He has served on the boards of the Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, the Twin Cities Regional Board of US Bank, and Dunwoody College of Technology. Mr. Sill currently resides in Minnesota, United States.

Jenny Knudson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

W. Ian Forrest

--

Jonathan Cherry

1,019,300

Douglas Newby

532,300

Bradley Moore

388,300

Bruce Richardson

295,000

Andrew Ware

297,600

Matthew Daley

--

William Murray

261,035

David Dreisinger

--

Alan Hodnik

--

Stephen Rowland

--

Michael Sill

--

Jenny Knudson

--
As Of  30 Jan 2015
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