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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp (PZG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Smith

55 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Glen Van Treek

50 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Carlo Buffone

44 2010 Chief Financial Officer

John Carden

67 2015 Independent Director

Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien

73 Independent Director

Pierre Pelletier

2016 Independent Director

Christopher Reynolds

51 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Smith

Mr. David Stewart Smith is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Smith acted as executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Since 2009, Mr. Smith has also served as a Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the HR Committee of Energyst BV, a private international power systems rental company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was Vice President & CFO of Ballard Power Systems Inc., a global leader in fuel cell technology for six years from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Smith served as a Director for Skye Resources Inc., a mining company that was developing a nickel project in Guatemala from 2005 through 2008. Mr. Smith spent 16 years with Placer Dome Inc. and Barrick Gold Corporation, one of the world's largest gold miners, in a number of roles including VP & CFO of the US and Latin Americas Divisions, overseeing multiple mining operations.

Glen Van Treek

Mr. Glen Van Treek is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and V.P. Exploration of Paramount and has served in this role since January 2011. He has over 25 years of progressive global experience in all stages of mineral exploration. Prior to joining Paramount, for ten years he held various senior positions at Teck Resources Ltd. and most recently he managed the production geology, resource modeling and exploration programs at Teck’s Quebrada Blanca mine in Chile. Prior to his experience at Teck, Mr. Van Treek held positions with Placer Dome and other junior exploration companies. He is a graduate geologist from the University of Chile.

Carlo Buffone

Carlo A. Buffone is Chief Financial Officer of the comapny. since February 2010. Prior to joining Paramount, from 2005 to January 2010 Mr. Buffone founded a private company named Mama’s Boy Wines which developed sales channels for Italian artisanal wine makers. From 1995 to 2005, he held various senior financial management positions including his employment as a corporate development specialist for CMA Holdings Group, a wealth management firm with over $23 billion in assets under administration where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Buffone is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa in 1993 and studied mergers and acquisitions at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2004.

John Carden

Dr. John R. Carden, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the company. He has more than 35 years in experience in exploration management, teaching and research and has been a director of SpinCo since February 2015 and a director of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. since September 2006. Since 2001 he has been a geologic consultant and a director of a number of junior resource companies each which were TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. Dr. Carden worked as a senior exploration geologist for Exxon Minerals, Atlas Precious Metals, Tenneco, and Echo Bay Mines and later was Director of U.S. Exploration from 1992 until 1998 for Echo Bay Mines. From 2010 to the present, Dr. Carden has acted as a geologic consultant to Otis Gold Corp. He is a Licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Washington. Dr. Carden received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in geology From Kent State University in Ohio, and his doctorate in geology from the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska in 1978. Dr. Carden has extensive experience with the mineral industry, and we believe he is qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Carden is expected to serve as Chairman of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien

Mr. Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien is Independent Director of the company. He is the member of the board of directors of Seabridge Gold since January 2006 and as a consulting geologist for Seabridge since March 2003, and has been a director of SpinCo since February 2015 and a director of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. since March 2009. He is an exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. From 1989 through 2001 Mr. Gonzalez-Urien held various executive positions with Placer Dome Inc. including senior vice president of the parent company and president of Placer Dome Exploration Inc. During this period he was charged with responsibility for Placer Dome’s worldwide exploration activities. Prior to Placer Dome, Mr. Gonzalez-Urien held senior positions with BHP-Utah Inc. and Noranda. He holds a degree in geology from the University of Santiago, Chile, followed by post graduate studies in geology at the University of California, Berkley. Mr. Gonzalez-Urien has extensive experience with the mineral industry, and we believe he is qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Gonzalez-Urien is expected to serve as Chairman of our Compensation Committee.

Pierre Pelletier

Mr. Pierre Pelletier serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pelletier is an environmental engineer with a Masters of Business Administration and is a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101. He has over 20 years of experience managing complex environmental and social impact projects. From 2012 through to the present, he has served as managing director of Environmental Resources Management Canada Ltd., a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services with an emphasis on the mining and oil and gas sectors. Prior to that, from 1998 through 2009, Mr. Pelletier served as a Project Manager for Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. ("Rescan"), managing project and technical development. In 2010, he became President and Chief Operating Officer for Rescan and remained in this role through 2012.

Christopher Reynolds

Mr. Christopher J. Reynolds is Independent Director of the comapny. He has over 20 years of mineral industry and public accounting experience and has been a director of SpinCo since February 2015 and a director of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. since December 2009. Since May 2011, he has been the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Seabridge Gold Inc., a TSX and NYSE MKT listed corporation. From October 2007 to April 2011, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. and, prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, CFO and Secretary of Southern Era Diamonds Inc. He has held various finance and accounting positions at Southern Platinum Corp., TVX Gold Inc., Inmet Mining Corporation and Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Reynolds also served as a director of Arizona Star Resource Corp. Mr. Reynolds became a Certified General Accountant in 1994 and received a B.A. (Economics) from McGill University in 1987. Mr. Reynolds has extensive experience with the mineral industry, finance and accounting, and we believe he is qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Reynolds is expected to serve as Chairman of our Audit Committee.

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