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Taseko Mines Ltd (TGB.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Thiessen

63 2006 Chairman of the Board

Russell Hallbauer

62 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stuart McDonald

2013 Chief Financial Officer

John McManus

57 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Brian Battison

2007 Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Brian Bergot

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Scott Jones

2007 Vice President - Engineering

Robert Rotzinger

2013 Vice President - Capital Projects

Trevor Thomas

49 2008 Secretary

Alexander Morrison

52 2011 Lead Independent Director

Robert Dickinson

68 2006 Director

Linda Thorstad

2014 Director

William Armstrong

2006 Independent Director

Geoffrey Burns

56 2016 Independent Director

Richard Mundie

2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Thiessen

Mr. Ronald W. (Ron) Thiessen, CPA, FCA, is Chairman of the Board of the company. He holds a BComm degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Since the 1980’s, he has concentrated on the management and financing of public and private companies. As Director of Corporate Development for HDI, beginning in 1996, and as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000, he and his associates have completed in excess of 20 property or project acquisitions, raised over $1.4 billion in equity financing, and built an impressive portfolio of advanced mineral exploration, development and mining projects. Mr. Thiessen and the HDI directors won the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004, and he and the Northern Dynasty team received the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East deposit in 2007. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011. Most recently, he was presented with the 2013 William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and a fellowship (FCPA, FCA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Russell Hallbauer

Mr. Russell E. Hallbauer, Prof. Eng., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Taseko Mines Limited, He has been an integral part in the mining industry for the past 35 years. Since joining Taseko in 2005, Mr. Hallbauer has led the Taseko team in the advancement of the Company through production expansion and asset acquisitions. Prior to joining Taseko, he was General Manager of Base Metal Joint Ventures at Teck Cominco Ltd. where he oversaw the Highland Valley Copper mine in central BC and Compañía Minera Antamina in South America. Mr. Hallbauer has also served as Teck Cominco’s General Manager of Coal Operations, in charge of restructuring the Quintette and Elkview mines, and returning those mines to profitability. A British Columbia Institute of Technology and Colorado School of Mines alumnus, he has been recognized in the mining industry receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010. He is the past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia and was the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for 2005-2006. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011.

Stuart McDonald

Mr. Stuart McDonald is Chief Financial Officer of Taseko Mines Limited effective September 1, 2013. He joined Taseko as Chief Financial Officer in September 2013. Mr. McDonald is a financial executive with over 20 years of professional experience in mining finance, corporate development, treasury management, and financial reporting. He has held a number of senior financial positions in the mining industry including Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (and its predecessor Quadra Mining Ltd.) and CFO and Senior Vice President of Yukon Zinc Corp. He was also Corporate Controller at Cumberland Resources Ltd. until its acquisition by Agnico-Eagle Mines in 2007. Prior to joining the mining industry in 2004, he was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP and also spent three years as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young in the Czech Republic. Mr. McDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant (British Columbia) and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of British Columbia.

John McManus

Mr. John Wallace McManus, P. Eng., is Chief Operating Officer of Taseko Mines Limited. He graduate of BCIT and Colorado School of Mines, John McManus has been involved in the mining industry in British Columbia for more than 30 years with a focus on mine operations, mine engineering and environmental management. Mr. McManus’ expertise lies in operating large scale mining projects. Prior to joining Taseko in 2005 he held positions as General Manager, Coal Mountain Operations at Elk Valley Coal Corporation, Mine Manager at Teck Cominco’s coal mining joint venture Bullmoose operation, General Superintendent at Elkview coal mine and Superintendent of Engineering at the Quintette operation. In 2010, Mr. McManus was a co-recipient of the E.A. Scholz Award from The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, in recognition of Excellence in Mine Development. This was in acknowledgment of his leadership of the two-phase Gibraltar mine expansion construction program, which advanced Gibraltar from a 36,000 tpd to a 55,000 tpd operation. In May 2015, Mr. McManus was named Mining Person of the Year by the Mining Association of BC, in recognition for outstanding leadership in advancing and promoting the mining industry in British Columbia.

Brian Battison

Mr. Brian Battison is Vice President - Corporate Affairs of Taseko Mines Limited, since September 2007. He is a public affairs specialist with over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, program development, issue management and communication in both the private and public sectors. He has also served as Interim President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, which represents mineral producers, the largest component of the multibillion dollar mining industry in British Columbia. Since joining to Taseko in 2006 Mr. Battison has been responsible for government and community relations, public communications, policy development and planning. He has also been directly involved in the Federal and Provincial environmental assessment processes for both Prosperity and New Prosperity.

Brian Bergot

Mr. Brian Bergot is Vice President - Investor Relations of Taseko Mines Limited, since March 1, 2014. He has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector. Brian joined Taseko in 2006 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, in both Investor Relations and Marketing & Logistics. Prior to his career in mining, Brian spent 14 years at Methanex Corporation, a $7 billion BC-based chemical company. At Methanex, he held a number of corporate and operational roles including investor relations and marketing & logistics. As Vice President, Investor Relations, he is responsible for expanding the Company’s shareholder base in the North American and European markets.

Scott Jones

Mr. Scott Jones, P.Eng., is Vice President - Engineering of Taseko Mines Limited since December 2007. He brings over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, with expertise in exploration, progressive operations supervision and engineering roles. Prior to joining Taseko in 2006, Mr. Jones held roles in grass roots exploration, as well as operations and engineering roles in both open pit and underground mining as Pit Superintendent at the Williams Mine, Area Superintendent of Engineering and Geology at the Williams and David Bell Mines, and Senior Mining Engineer with Teck’s corporate engineering group. Since joining the Company, Mr. Jones has been focused on the Environmental Assessment and engineering feasibility aspects of the New Prosperity Project and advancing the Aley Niobium feasibility study. Under his supervision, he has led Taseko’s engineering team in the successful extension of Gibraltar’s mine life from 12 years in 2004, to 27 years following the most recent reserve update in March 2011. Scott Jones is a mining engineer whose formal education includes a Diploma in Mining Technology from British Columbia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from McGill University.

Robert Rotzinger

Mr. Robert Rotzinger, P. Eng., is Vice President - Capital Projects of Taseko Mines Limited since January 2013. He has been employed with Taseko and predecessor companies for the past 18 years in various capacities. He has been a key participant in the Company’s $700 million capital investment program over the last five years, with his most recent role overseeing the Gibraltar Development Plan 3, a $325 million project. Mr. Rotzinger received the PowerSmart Excellence Awards from BC Hydro in 2008 for Outstanding Energy Efficient Project and again in 2010 for the Application of New Energy Efficient Technology. In 2010, Mr Rotzinger was a co-recipient of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC) E.A. Scholz Award for Excellence in Mine Development for the expansion and modernization of the Gibraltar Mine. In January 2015, he was recognized as Mineral Processor of the Year by the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Group. Mr. Rotzinger is responsible for all major future capital projects undertaken by Taseko including New Prosperity and Aley.

Trevor Thomas

Mr. Trevor Thomas, LLB, is a Secretary of Taseko Mines Limited, since August 2008. He has practiced in the areas of corporate commercial, corporate finance, securities and mining law since 1995, both in private practice environment as well as in-house positions and is currently general counsel for Hunter Dickinson Inc. Prior to joining Hunter Dickinson Inc. he served as in-house legal counsel with Placer Dome Inc.

Alexander Morrison

Mr. Alexander G. Morrison, CPA, CA, is an Lead Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. He is a mining executive and chartered accountant with over 24 years experience in the mining industry. Mr. Morrison has held senior executive positions at a number of mining companies, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Franco-Nevada Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Morrison held increasingly senior positions at Newmont Mining Corporation, including Vice President, Operations Services and Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Morrison was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novagold Resources Inc., Vice President and Controller of Homestake Mining Company and held senior financial positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation and Stillwater Mining Company. Mr. Morrison began his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration from Trinity Western University.

Robert Dickinson

Mr. Robert A. Dickinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., is Director of Taseko Mines Limited. He is an economic geologist who serves as a member of management of several mineral exploration companies, primarily those for which Hunter Dickinson Services Inc. provides services. He holds B.Sc. (Economic Geology) and M.Sc. (Finance) degrees from the University of British Columbia (BC). A strong advocate for the minerals industry, he is a long time Director of the Britannia Mine Museum and trustee of MineralsEd, a very successful mineral resources education program developed for all BC teachers. Mr. Dickinson was Canada’s Mine Developer of the Year in 1990 and British Columbia’s Mining Person of the Year in 2000. He and the HDI directors received the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and he and the Northern Dynasty team won the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East deposit in 2007. He has also been recognized with the 2008 A.O. Dufresne Award for his contributions to exploration and mining in British Columbia and the 2010 Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal for distinguished achievement in mining administration. In 2012, Mr. Dickinson and co-founder of HDI, Robert Hunter were inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in recognition of their demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements benefiting the Canadian minerals industry.

Linda Thorstad

Ms. Linda Elaine Thorstad, PGeo, is Director of the Taseko Mines Limited. She is a registered professional geoscientist who brings over twenty-five years of senior management experience in the mining industry to Taseko. Her experience spans exploration and development companies as well as key roles with mid-tier producers. Ms. Thorstad currently serves as the Director, Government and Community Relations and Permitting at Alamos Gold. Prior to Alamos, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orsa Ventures until it was acquired by Alamos Gold in 2013. Additionally, she has been involved in two special government commissions focused on sustainability, land use, resource and environmental management.

William Armstrong

Mr. William P. Armstrong is Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited since May 2006. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has more than 45 years experience in the mining industry. He recently retired from Teck Cominco Ltd., where he was General Manager, Resource Evaluations, and responsible for evaluation of potential acquisitions and divestitures. He was also responsible for the company’s mineral reserves and resources. During his career with Cominco Ltd., and Teck Cominco Ltd., Mr. Armstrong has been involved in feasibility studies, construction and operation of a large number of mines, including coal deposits, underground and open pit base metal mines and precious metal mines.

Geoffrey Burns

Mr. Geoffrey A. Burns is Independent Director of the Company. He has over 30 years of progressively more senior management experience in the mining industry. Currently, Mr. Burns is the Chairman of Maverix Metals Inc. and prior to this he was the President, CEO and Director at Pan American Silver Corp. During his 12 year tenure at Pan American, the company increased its silver production from 7.5 million ounces to over 26 million ounces annually; becoming the second largest primary silver producer in the world. Mr. Burns brings extensive experience throughout North and South America in mine operations and project development. He has also led numerous capital market transactions including placements of equity, debt and convertible debt, and he was instrumental in completing several cornerstone acquisitions for Pan American. Mr. Burns holds a B.Sc. Majors degree in Geology from McMaster University, and an MBA from York University

Richard Mundie

Mr. Richard A. Mundie, CA, is Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1963 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1966. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in key organizations in British Columbia and overseas. He has been active in the international mining community and participated in several joint programs to build stronger relationships with the Chinese Government. His experience also includes corporate development, marketing, in addition to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.