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Primero Mining Corp (PPP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wade Nesmith

64 2012 Chairman of the Board

Ernest Mast

2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Conway

57 2016 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Wendy Kaufman

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Guillermo Adrian

2016 Vice President - Operations

H. Maura Lendon

2012 Vice President, Chief General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Tamara Brown

2015 Vice President - Corporate Development

James Mallory

2014 Vice President - Corporate Responsibility

Louis Toner

2013 Vice President - Project Development and Construction

Gabriel Voicu

2012 Vice President - Geology and Exploration

David Demers

60 Lead Independent Director

Eduardo Luna

70 2011 Director

Grant Edey

65 2010 Independent Director

Robert Quartermain

61 2010 Independent Director

Michael Riley

63 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wade Nesmith

Mr. Wade Nesmith is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Primero Mining Corp., since June 1, 2010. He has served in the capacity of director of the Company since October 29, 2008. He was President from October 29, 2008 to September 28, 2009, and Chief Executive Officer from October 29, 2008 to June 1, 2010, at which time he was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board. On March 15, 2012, Mr. Nesmith resigned as Executive Chairman of the Board and was appointed Chairman of the Board. He also served as Co-Chair of the Company from November 2008 until June 1, 2010. He was the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of 0777551 B.C. Ltd., a private company that was a predecessor to the Company, from December 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Nesmith obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from York University – Osgoode Hall, Ontario in 1977. He is the former Superintendent of Brokers for the Province of British Columbia from 1989 until 1992. He was a senior partner, specializing in securities law, with Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP) from 1993 until 1998, and an Associate Counsel at Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP) from January 2004 to December 2007. He was an executive with Westport Innovations Inc. (“Westport Innovations”) from 1998 until 2003, helping to lead their public markets activities and retiring as President, Westport Europe. He is a founding director and remains a director of Silver Wheaton Corp. (TSX, NYSE), and is Chairman of Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSX-V).

Ernest Mast

Mr. Ernest Mast has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective January 31, 2016. He was Chief Operating Officer of Primero Mining Corp., with effect from 2 February 2015. Mr. Mast is a metallurgical engineer and brings to Primero over 25 years of international mining experience. Mr. Mast previously held leadership positions including Vice President of Corporate Development at Copper Mountain Mining, owner of the 35,000 tonnes per day Copper Mountain mine in British Columbia, Vice President of Operations at New Gold Inc. where he was responsible for overseeing approximately 1,600 employees at 4 mines producing a combined 400,000 ounces per year of gold and substantial silver and copper by-products. Mr. Mast was also the President and CEO of Minera Panama, a subsidiary of Inmet Mining (now First Quantum), during the development of Cobre Panama, a 290,000 tonnes per year copper project. In addition, he was President and General Manager of the large-scale Falcondo ferronickel operations in the Dominican Republic, now owned by Glencore. Mr. Mast has a Master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University, is a registered professional engineer.

Joseph Conway

Mr. Joseph Francis Conway has been appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective January 31, 2016. He is no longer Director of Primero Mining Corp. Mr. Conway was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on June 1, 2010 and has been a director of the Company since June 28, 2010. Mr. Conway has been a director of Dalradian Resources Inc. since June 2010. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD”) from January 2003 until January 2010, and was a director of IAMGOLD from January 2004 until December 2009. Mr. Conway was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Repadre Capital Corporation from September 1995 until January 2003. From 1989 until 1995, he was Vice President and a director of Nesbitt Burns, a Canadian investment dealer. He was a stock analyst with Walwyn Stodgell Cochran and Murray from 1987 to 1989, and a mine and exploration geologist from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Conway has a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University.

Wendy Kaufman

Ms. Wendy Kaufman has been appointed as a Chief Financial Officer of Primero Mining Corp., effective as of September 29, 2014. Ms. Kaufman, a Chartered Professional Accountant, comes to the Company with 20 years of financial management experience in the mining sector. She has served in a variety of senior executive positions, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Treasury at Inmet Mining Corporation. Ms. Kaufman will be based in Toronto.

Guillermo Adrian

Mr. Guillermo Adrian is Vice President - Operations of the company. He has been with Primero since 2013 as the general manager of the San Dimas mine. During his time at San Dimas, Mr. Adrian was critical in improving production through mine optimization and mill expansion. Under Mr. Adrian's leadership the San Dimas mill throughput was increased from 2,100 tpd to nearly 3,000 tpd, and unit costs were lowered materially through the implementation of more efficient processes. Mr. Adrian is a materials engineer (metallurgy) with a degree from the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. Some of his past experience includes roles as vice-president, operations, for Orinokia Mining Corp., vice-president, operations, for Rusoro Mining and general manager with Crystallex International Corp. in charge of the Las Cristinas project in Venezuela.

H. Maura Lendon

Ms. H. Maura Lendon has been appointed as a Vice President, Chief General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Primero Mining Corp., since March 29, 2012. From May 2011 until March 2012, Ms. Lendon was President of Aurah Advisory Services Inc., during which time she provided strategic and governance advisory services to diverse businesses. From April 2008 to May 2011 she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of HudBay Minerals Inc. From 2004 to April 2008, she was Chief Counsel, Canada and Chief Privacy Officer (Canada) of AT&T. Ms. Lendon holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Ontario. She has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1990.

Tamara Brown

Ms. Tamara Brown has been appointed as Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company., effective October 16, 2015. Ms. Brown has held the position of vice-president, investor relations, with Primero since the company's inception in August, 2010, and brings to the role a wide range of experience from professional engineering, investment banking and capital markets. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor of engineering from Curtin University in Australia and has completed the chartered business valuator program at York University. Ms. Brown will retain oversight of the investor relations and corporate communications functions for an interim period to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities.

James Mallory

Mr. James Mallory is a Vice President - Corporate Responsibility of Primero Mining Corp., since March 1, 2014. From April 2011 to July 2013, Mr. Mallory was Vice-President, Operations & Social Responsibility at South American Silver, during which time he was responsible for social responsibility programs in Bolivia and Chile. From May 2009 to March 2011 he was Vice President Sustainability for Silver Standard Resources overseeing environmental and community relations initiatives for projects in Mexico, Argentina and Peru. Previously from June 2006 to January 2009 Mr. Mallory was General Manager with Nova Gold Resources responsible for relations with the BC First Nations (2006-2007) and later as General Manager of Operations in Nome, Alaska. Mr. Mallory started his career with Placer Dome and has more than 35 years of mining industry experience including 13 years of international service in Chile.

Louis Toner

Mr. Louis Toner has been appointed as Vice President - Project Development and Construction of Primero Mining Corp., effective July 29, 2013. He holds a B.Eng. Civil Engineering from McGill University and was most recently a Senior Project Manager with BBA Inc. and Lafarge Canada Inc.

Gabriel Voicu

Mr. Gabriel Voicu has been appointed as Vice President - Geology and Exploration of Primero Mining Corp., effective November 27, 2012. Mr. Voicu is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of mineral deposit exploration and mining experience including holding senior technical and exploration positions with a number of intermediate gold producers. Much of his experience was gained in the Americas in such countries as Suriname, Guyana and Canada and he also worked for 9 years in Romania. Mr. Voicu holds a PhD in Mineral Resources from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and a BSc from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Mr. Voicu is also an Adjunct Professor of Economic Geology with the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

David Demers

Mr. David R. Demers is Lead Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp. He has been Director since October 28, 2008. He is a founder of Westport Innovations, a provider of proprietary technology that allows engines to operate on clean-burning gaseous fuels, and has been Chief Executive Officer and a director of Westport Innovations since the company was formed in March 1995. Before founding Westport Innovations, Mr. Demers worked for IBM Canada Ltd. and then founded and served as president of a closely-held consulting company specializing in software marketing, finance and business transformation for early stage technology companies. Mr. Demers obtained a Bachelor of Physics degree in 1976 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1978, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Demers is also a member of the board of directors of Cummins Westport Inc., a private company in which Westport Innovations has a 50% investment, and Juniper Engines Inc., a private company in which Westport Innovations has a 49% investment.

Eduardo Luna

Mr. Eduardo Luna is a Director of Primero Mining Corp., since October 29, 2008 and was Executive Vice President and President, Mexico of the Company from June 1, 2010 to November 30, 2011. He was Co-Chair of the Company from November 2008 until June 1, 2010, and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from September 28, 2009 until June 1, 2010. From July 2008 until December 2009 he was a director of 0777551 B.C. Ltd., a private company that was a predecessor to the Company. Mr. Luna was Chairman of Silver Wheaton Corp. from October 2004 to April 2009 and its Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 to April 2006; Executive Vice President of Wheaton River from June 2002 to April 2005, Executive Vice President of Goldcorp from March 2005 to September 2007, and President of Luismin, S.A. de C.V. from 1991 until 2007. He is a director of Rochester Resources Ltd. He holds a degree in Advanced Management from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Instituto Tecnólogico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Universidad de Guanajuato. He held various executive positions with Minera Autlan for seven years and with Industrias Penoles for five years. He was on two occasions President of the Mexican Mining Chamber and he was also a former President of the Silver Institute. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Mines at the University of Guanajuato and of the Mineral Resources Council in Mexico.

Grant Edey

Mr. Grant A. Edey has been as Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp since June 26, 2010. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Khan Resources Inc., since July 2010 and a director of Khan Resources Inc. since February 2007. Mr. Edey was Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD from 2002 until August 2007. From 1996 until 2002, he was the Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Repadre Capital Corporation. Before joining Repadre Capital Corporation, Mr. Edey held senior positions with Strathcona Mineral Services Limited, TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Eldorado Nuclear Limited, Rio Algom Limited and INCO Limited. Mr. Edey has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in 1975 and a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) degree from Queen’s University in 1971.

Robert Quartermain

Dr. Robert A. Quartermain D.Sc. is Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp., since June 28, 2010. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pretium Resources Inc. since October 2010. He served as President of Silver Standard Resources Inc. from January 1985 until January 2010, and as Chief Executive Officer from January 2004 until January 2010. Dr. Quartermain worked for the Geological Survey of Canada and in private industry on mapping and exploration programs from 1976 until 1982. He also worked for Teck Corp. before becoming President of Silver Standard Resources Inc. in 1985. Dr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, and a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen’s University. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.

Michael Riley

Mr. Michael E. Riley is a Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp., since April 22, 2010. He retired as a senior audit partner from Ernst & Young LLP in September 2006 more than 25 years with the firm. He became a partner in the firm’s Montreal office in 1985, where he worked with clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and resource industries. He relocated to the firm’s Vancouver office in 1995, where his responsibilities included serving as the lead audit engagement partner for the office’s Canadian and U.S.-listed public company clients in mining, transportation, and banking. He also spent two years its Vancouver office’s mergers & acquisitions due diligence practice. Mr. Riley is a director, the Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Canalaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX). Mr. Riley is also a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and a director of the Vancouver Symphony Society and the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. Mr. Riley has been a Chartered Accountant since 1978 and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. and the Ordre des comptables agréés du Quebec. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in 1975 majoring in operations research and quantitative methods. He also earned a graduate degree in public accounting from McGill University in 1977.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Wade Nesmith

625,000

Ernest Mast

--

Joseph Conway

3,022,500

Wendy Kaufman

1,126,800

Guillermo Adrian

--

H. Maura Lendon

1,042,780

Tamara Brown

751,547

James Mallory

1,186,460

Louis Toner

865,583

Gabriel Voicu

931,417

David Demers

271,500

Eduardo Luna

200,000

Grant Edey

240,000

Robert Quartermain

222,500

Michael Riley

248,500
As Of  30 Dec 2014