People: Vista Gold Corp (VGZ)

VGZ on American Stock Exchange

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Richings

69 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Director

Frederick Earnest

52 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Engele

62 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Rozelle

59 2012 Senior Vice President

William Eppler

60 2004 Director

John Clark

58 2001 Independent Director

C. Thomas Ogryzlo

74 1996 Independent Director

Tracy Stevenson

63 2007 Independent Director

Connie Martinez

Manager,

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Richings

Mr. Michael B. Richings, M.Sc., is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Director of Vista Gold Corp. Mr. Richings has served as the Chairman of the Board since January 2012. Mr. Richings has served as the Chairman of the Board since January 2012. Mr. Richings has been a director of Midas Gold Corp. since April 2011. From November 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Richings served as the Corporation's Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Richings was a director of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. from September 2006 to June 2009, a director of Zaruma Resources Inc. from November 2005 to June 2009, and a director of Triumph Gold Corp. from January 2004 to November 2006. In addition, Mr. Richings served as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from August 2007 to November 2007, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from May 2004 until July 2007. From June 1995 to September 2000, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, and during the period from September 2000 to May 2004, Mr. Richings retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation (but he continued as a director of the Corporation and served as a consultant to the mining industry). He was awarded an Associateship of the Camborne School of Mines in 1969, and he earned his Master of Science Degree from Queen's University in 1971. Mr. Richings has been a director of the Corporation since May 1, 1995. Mr. Richings is a member of the Corporation's Health, Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee.

Frederick Earnest

Mr. Frederick H. Earnest, B.Sc., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vista Gold Corp. Mr. Earnest has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since January, 2012. From August 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Earnest served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and from September 2006 to August 2007, Mr. Earnest served as Senior Vice President, Project Development of the Corporation. Mr. Earnest has been a director of Midas Gold Corp. since April 2011. In addition, he served as President of Pacific Rim El Salvador, S.A. de C.V., a mining company, from June 2004 to September 2006, and as General Manager and Legal Representative of Compañía Minera Dayton, a mining company, from April 1998 to June 2004 (both companies were subsidiaries of Pacific Rim Mining Corp.). He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1987. Mr. Earnest has been a director of the Corporation since November 6, 2007. Mr. Earnest is a member of the Corporation's Health, Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee.

John Engele

Mr. John F. (Jack) Engele has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Vista Gold Corp with effect from May 29, 2012. Mr. John F. (Jack) Engele was appointed Senior Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer of the Company on May 29, 2012. Mr. Engele has over 25 years of experience in the gold mining industry where he has worked with senior and mid-tier gold producers. He served as Senior Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer of Electrum Ltd., a privately funded global gold exploration company, from May 2007 to May 2012. He has also served in senior financial management positions with AngloGold Ashanti Limited (North America Division), Queenstake Resources and Echo Bay Mines Ltd. where he was involved in mine construction, mine start-ups and mine operations. He also has significant experience in regulatory reporting, corporate governance and strategic planning. He holds an MBA from Regis University and is a certified management accountant in Canada.

John Rozelle

Mr. John W. Rozelle is Senior Vice President of Vista Gold Corp., since August 1, 2012. He is Senior Vice President of the Corporation since August 2012; Vice President of Technical Services of the Corporation May 2011. Manager of Mineral Resource Division of Tetra Tech from September 2007 to May 2011. Mr. Rozelle has more than 30 years of experience as an economic geologist in the mining industry with both operating and consulting companies. Mr. Rozelle has experience with a large number of gold deposits worldwide, having been involved with the estimation and quantification of mineral resources, as well as management of economic studies as a project manager. Mr. Rozelle is a "Qualified Person" under Canadian National Instrument 43-101 guidelines.

William Eppler

Mr. William Durand Eppler, B.A., M.Sc., is a Director of Vista Gold Corp., since October 13, 2004.Mr. Eppler is the founding partner of Sierra Partners, LLC, a private resources investment and advisory firm. Mr. Eppler is currently a director of Augusta Resource Corporation, Golden Minerals Company, Plata Latina Minerals Corporation and Frontier Mining Limited. Previously, Mr. Eppler was a director of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. from March 2007 to June 2009, Chairman and a director of NEMI Northern Energy & Mining Inc. from March 2007 to March 2009, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Coal International plc, a coal mining and development company, from July 2005 until August 2008, and Vice President of Newmont Mining Corporation, a gold mining company, from 1995 until November 2004, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development from January 2001 to March 2002, and subsequently as Vice President of Newmont Capital, Ltd., the merchant banking arm of Newmont Mining Corporation, from April 2002 to August 2004. Mr. Eppler is a member of the audit committee for Augusta Resource Corporation and Golden Minerals Company. In addition, for the last 37 years Mr. Eppler has been a member of the Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers A.I.M.E., and he has been a member of the Global Leadership Council for the College of Business at Colorado State University since 2001. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Religion, and he received his Master of Science Degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines in 1977. Mr. Eppler was the Chair of the Compensation Committee until he stepped down from the Compensation Committee on March 5, 2012. Mr. Eppler is currently the Chair of the Corporation's Health, Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee. He has been a director of the Corporation since October 13, 2004.

John Clark

Mr. John M. Clark, BCom, CA, is Independent Director of Vista Gold Corp. Mr. Clark is the President of Investment and Technical Management Corp., a firm engaged in corporate finance and merchant banking, since February 1999. Mr. Clark is also currently a director of Russel Metals Inc., Zephyr Minerals Ltd. and Crown Point Energy Inc. He served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Polaris Geothermal Inc. from June 2004 to October 2009, and as a director of Thunder Energy Inc., APIC Petroleum Corporation and Alberta Clipper Inc. and a trustee of Thunder Energy Trust. Mr. Clark is a member of the audit committee for Russel Metals Inc. and Chairman of the audit committee for Crown Point Energy Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1977, and he received a Higher Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand in 1979. Mr. Clark is currently the Chair of the Corporation's Audit Committee and a member of the Corporation's Governance and Nominating Committee, and upon conclusion of the Meeting will become a member of the Compensation Committee. He has been a director of the Corporation since May 18, 2001.

C. Thomas Ogryzlo

Mr. C. Thomas Ogryzlo, B.Mech., Eng., P.Eng, is Independent Director of Vista Gold Corp., since March 8,1996. Mr. Ogryzlo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Energy Corp., a renewable energy company, from May 2000 until his retirement in December 2010. In addition, from June 2011 to December 2011, Mr. Ogryzlo served as Interim CEO of Aura Minerals Inc. He is currently a director of Aura Minerals Inc. and the Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baja Mining Corp. Previously, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Polaris Geothermal Inc., a TSX listed renewable energy company, from June 2004 to October 2009, as a director of Tiomin Resources Inc. from September 1995 to December 2008, and as a director and Non-Executive Chairman of Birim Goldfields Inc. from August 2001 to February 2008. Furthermore, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canatec Development Corporation, a resource management company, from January 2000 to 2003, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Hawk Mining Inc. and its subsidiary Triton Mining Corporation, both gold mining companies, from July 1997 to January 2000. Mr. Ogryzlo is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Osisko/Clifton Star Joint Venture Exploration Program for the Duparquet gold project. He earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University in 1961, and his designation as a Professional Engineer from the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1966. Mr. Ogryzlo is currently the Chair of the Corporation's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Corporation's Compensation Committee, and upon conclusion of the Meeting will become a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ogryzlo has been a director of the Corporation since March 8, 1996..

Tracy Stevenson

Mr. Tracy A. Stevenson, B.Sc., CPA, is Independent Director of Vista Gold Corp., since November 6, 2007. Mr. Stevenson has served as a director of Quaterra Resources Inc. since July 2007, and as its Non-Executive Chairman since February 2008. Director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from May 2010 to April 2012. Mr. Stevenson is also a founding member of Bedrock Resources, LLC, a private resources financial advisory firm, since 2010 and SOS Investors LLC, a private resources investment firm since 2008. Previously, Mr. Stevenson served as Global Head of Information Systems at Rio Tinto PLC, a major global mining company, from February 2006 to May 2007, and as Global Head of Business Process Improvement at Rio Tinto PLC from December 2000 to January 2006. In addition, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Comalco Ltd. from 1997 to 2000, and as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Kennecott Corporation from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Stevenson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1977, and he earned his designation as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Utah in 1978. Mr. Stevenson is currently the Chair of the Corporation's Compensation Committee and is a member of the Corporation's Audit Committee, and upon conclusion of the Meeting will become a member of the and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has been a director of the Corporation since November 6, 2007.

Connie Martinez

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Richings

799,422

Frederick Earnest

676,083

John Engele

474,456

John Rozelle

359,032

William Eppler

--

John Clark

--

C. Thomas Ogryzlo

--

Tracy Stevenson

--

Connie Martinez

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Michael Richings

390,000 1,806,850

Frederick Earnest

15,000 68,250

John Engele

132,500 202,663

John Rozelle

0 0

William Eppler

0 0

John Clark

0 0

C. Thomas Ogryzlo

0 0

Tracy Stevenson

0 0

Connie Martinez

0 0
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