People: Primero Mining Corp (PPP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wade Nesmith

62 2012 Chairman of the Board

Joseph Conway

2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Wendy Kaufman

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Tamara Brown

2010 Vice President - Investor Relations

H. Maura Lendon

2012 Vice President, Chief General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James Mallory

2014 Vice President - Corporate Responsibility

David Sandison

2010 Vice President - Corporate Development

Louis Toner

2013 Vice President - Project Development and Construction

Gabriel Voicu

2012 Vice President - Geology and Exploration

David Demers

58 Lead Independent Director

Eduardo Luna

68 2011 Director

Grant Edey

2010 Independent Director

Rohan Hazelton

2010 Independent Director

Timo Jauristo

2010 Independent Director

Peter Marchant

2013 Independent Director

Robert Quartermain

59 2010 Independent Director

Michael Riley

2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wade Nesmith

Mr. Wade Nesmith is 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).

Joseph Conway

Mr. Joseph F. Conway is President, Chief Executive Officer, 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 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.

Tamara Brown

Ms. Tamara Brown is Vice President, Investor Relations of Primero Mining Corp., since June 1, 2010. From April 2009 to April 2010, Ms. Brown was Director of Investor Relations for IAMGOLD. Ms. Brown was responsible for all aspects of investor relations including being a member of its disclosure committee. Previously, she was an investor relations consultant for several junior exploration companies and partner of a boutique investment banking firm and a professional engineer in the mining industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Curtin University in Australia and has completed the Chartered Business Valuator course at York University.

H. Maura Lendon

Ms. H. Maura Lendon has been appointed as 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.

James Mallory

Mr. James Mallory is 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.

David Sandison

Mr. David Sandison is Vice President - Corporate Development of Primero Mining Corp., since October 18, 2010. From January 2010 to September 2010, he was Vice-President, Corporate Development of Clarity Minerals, a private company with investments in Canadian and African gold mining and exploration. From February 2009 to December 2009, he was a mining consultant. From June 1984 to January 2009, he worked in senior management capacities with the Noranda Group of Companies (subsequently Falconbridge and Xstrata plc). From September 2006 to January 2009, he was Director Corporate Development of Xstrata Zinc Canada. From February 2005 through September 2006, he was Vice-President of Novicourt Inc., a public Noranda subsidiary. From July 2001 through August 2006, he was Director Corporate Development for Noranda Inc. Before this he held senior management positions with Noranda subsidiaries in Chile and the United States. Mr. Sandison has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geological Engineering – 1982) degree from The University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration (1984) degree from Queen’s University.

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 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 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.

Rohan Hazelton

Mr. Rohan Hazelton has been appointed as an Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp., since August 25, 2010. Mr. Hazelton is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of finance experience, ten of those years at senior positions within the mining industry. Mr. Hazelton has been the Vice President, Finance at Goldcorp since March 2006, where he is responsible for, amongst other duties, Goldcorp’s sales programs. He was formerly Corporate Controller for Goldcorp, before Goldcorp’s merger with Wheaton River, he was a key member of Wheaton’s management team. Mr. Hazelton was a director of Gryphon Gold Corp. from July 2005 to December 2008, and he was the director of Terrane Metals Corporation from August 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Hazelton worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP from September 1999 to November 2002 as a senior auditor. From October 1996 to January 1998, he was a commercial loans officer for Dialog Bank in Moscow, Russia. Mr. Hazelton has a B.A. in Math and Economics from Harvard University.

Timo Jauristo

Mr. Timo Jauristo has been appointed as Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp., since August 25, 2010. Mr. Jauristo is a geologist with over 30 years of international experience in the mining industry in gold, base metals and uranium. Mr. Jauristo has been the Vice President of Corporate Development for Goldcorp since June 2009. From January 1990 to June 2005, Mr. Jauristo was the General Manager of Corporate Development for Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Jauristo was the Chief Executive Officer of Zincore Metals Inc. (“Zincore”) from October 2006 to May 2009. He was the interim Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Resources Inc. (“Southwestern Resources”) from June 2005 to May 2009. Both Zincore and Southwestern Resources are junior mining companies with exploration and development assets mostly in Peru. He was involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions in many of the gold producing regions of the world. Mr. Jauristo was also part of the team that discovered the Osborne copper-gold deposit in Queensland.

Peter Marchant

Mr. Peter Bradley Marchant has been Independent Director of Primero Mining Corp since June 26, 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and environmental industry both in management and as a director. He has worked with numerous mining and technology companies including Coastech Research Inc., Triton Mining Corporation, Placer Dome Ltd., Equity Silver Mines Ltd., BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., Industrious Nature Technologies Inc. and Wabush Mines. As the co-founder of Triton Mining, Mr. Marchant took the Limon mine in Nicaragua from exploration through to production and expansion. He also founded a new water treatment company (BioteQ) focused on finding solutions for mining companies experiencing metallurgical and environmental challenges. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of New Brunswick and Master of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Robert Quartermain

Dr. Robert A. Quartermain 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 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.

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