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Vista Gold Corp (VGZ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Richings

70 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Director

Frederick Earnest

53 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Engele

63 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Rozelle

60 2012 Senior Vice President

William Eppler

62 2004 Director

John Clark

60 2001 Independent Director

C. Thomas Ogryzlo

75 1996 Independent Director

Tracy Stevenson

65 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 been a director of Midas Gold Corp. since April 2011 and a director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. since December 2013. 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. 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 was a director of Midas Gold Corp. from April 2011 to May 2014. 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. Engele was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation 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 served as Vice President of Technical Services of the Corporation from May 2011 to August 2012. Manager of the 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 has a B.A. in geology from State University of New York Platsburg and a M.Sc. in geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. 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 a founding partner of Sierra Partners, LLC, a private resources investment and advisory firm. Mr. Eppler is currently a director of Golden Minerals Company, Plata Latina Minerals Corporation and Frontier Mining Limited. Previously, Mr. Eppler was a director of Augusta Resource Corporation from June 2007 to August 2014, 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 Golden Minerals Company. 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 is currently the Chair of the Corporation’s Health, Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Corporation’s Corporate Governance and Nominating 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, President and Executive Chairman of Laurasia Resources Limited from 1988-1998, 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, a member of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating 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 spends about half of his time as Managing Director, Business Development of Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corp. Mr. Ogryzlo also presently acts part time as President, Interim CEO and a director of Baja Mining Corp. Previously from May 2000 until his retirement in December 2010, he was President and CEO of Polaris Energy, Corp. a renewable energy producer. In addition, from June 2011 to December 2011, Mr. Ogryzlo served as Interim CEO of Aura Minerals where he continues to act as a director. He also serves as a board member of Alberta Star Development 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. 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, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporation’s Compensation 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 board member of Uranium Resources Inc. since December 2013; Director of Quaterra Resources Inc. from July 2007 to May 2014, including Non-Executive Chairman from February 2008 to August 2013; 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, is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Corporation’s Audit Committee. He has been a director of the Corporation since November 6, 2007.

Connie Martinez

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