People: Western Copper and Gold Corp (WRN.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

F. Dale Corman

2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul West-Sells

2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

Julien Francois

2006 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Cameron Brown

2010 Vice President - Engineering

Corey Dean

2006 Corporate Secretary

Archie Lang

2014 Director

Robert Gayton

74 2006 Independent Director

David Williams

2006 Independent Director

Klaus Zeitler

2006 Independent Director

Julie Pelly

Manager - Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

F. Dale Corman

Mr. F. Dale Corman serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. From 1995 to 2006, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Silver Corporation. He has 30 years’ experience as a senior corporate officer of publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States, as well as extensive expertise in mineral and geothermal exploration and development, property evaluation and acquisition, project financing, and corporate management. Mr. Corman received a B.S. in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1961 and obtained Professional Engineer status in Ontario in 1972. Mr. Corman is a Director of Spanish Mountain Gold [TSXV:SPA], NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc. [TSXV:NCX], and Copper North Mining Corp. [TSXV:COL].

Paul West-Sells

Dr. Paul West-Sells, Ph.D., serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. He joined the Company in 2006 as its Senior Metallurgist to provide metallurgical support to the Company’s projects and to lead the advancement of the Casino Project through pre-feasibility engineering. Dr. West- Sells has 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, and was at BHP Billiton, Placer Dome Inc. and Barrick Gold Corporation in a series of increasingly senior roles in research and development and project development. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in metallurgical engineering.

Julien Francois

Mr. Julien Francois serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Controller of Western Silver Corporation from 2005 to 2006. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. François worked in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. François graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and obtained his professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. He is also Chief Financial Officer of Copper North Mining Corp. [TSXV:COL].

Cameron Brown

Mr. Cameron Brown, P. Eng., serves as Vice President - Engineering of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Brown was the Company’s Project Manager. Mr. Brown has 41 years’ experience in mineral processing and has been responsible for plant maintenance, project management and engineering of major base and precious metal projects. He was formerly Project Manager for Western Silver Corporation and worked for 22 years for Bechtel Mining & Metals in various capacities including; Project Manager, Project Engineering Manager, and Manager of Engineering for Bechtel Mining & Metals (Global).

Corey Dean

Mr. Corey M. Dean, B. Comm., L.L.B., serves as Corporate Secretary of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. Mr. Dean has practiced corporate, securities and natural resource law with a focus on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions since 1981. He was educated at the University of British Columbia where he received his B.Comm. in 1979 and his LL.B. in 1980. Since 1987, he has been a partner of the firm of DuMoulin Black LLP, a law firm focused on corporate finance for public companies, and is currently managing partner of the firm. Mr. Dean has an extensive corporate and securities practice with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private financings and corporate governance matters. He has advised numerous clients in listing matters on stock exchanges and in cross border financings. He acts as counsel for corporate clients engaged in various industry sectors but primarily in mineral exploration, development and operations. Mr. Dean is an officer of Bear Creek Mining Corporation [TSXV:BCM] and Copper North Mining Corp. [TSXV:COL].

Archie Lang

Mr. Archie Lang has been appointed as Director of Western Copper and Gold Corporation., with effect from 22 October 2014. Mr. Lang was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly for two terms between 2002 and 2011. During his tenure as an elected official, he served as the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, the Minister of Highways and Public Works, and the Minister of Community Services. Mr. Lang's work in those ministries provided him with in-depth knowledge of key issues surrounding the development of natural resources in the North. During his tenure as minister, Mr. Lang also assisted in managing the devolution of responsibility for these portfolios from Canada to Yukon and, in conjunction with the federal government and first nations, implemented the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act.

Robert Gayton

Dr. Robert J. Gayton, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. Dr. Gayton has served as Director, and Chairman of the Audit Committee since the Company’s inception in 2006. Dr. Gayton is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Ph.D. - Accounting/Finance from the University of California, Berkeley (1973). Dr. Gayton was a member of the Business School faculties at Berkeley and the University of BC from 1965 to 1974. In 1974, Dr. Gayton left academia to join Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG LLP) and establish their professional development program. He became partner in 1976 and transferred to the audit practice in 1979. In 1987, Dr. Gayton left the firm to join a client and since that time has acted as financial advisor/officer to various resource based companies. He is currently a director and chair/member of the audit and other committees of the following companies: Amerigo Resources Ltd. [TSX:ARG], B2 Gold Corp. [TSX:BTO], Eastern Platinum Limited [TSX & AIM:ELR], and Nevsun Resources Ltd. [TSX & NYSE MKT:NSU].

David Williams

Mr. David Williams serves as an Independent Director of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. He has served as Director since the Company’s inception in 2006. Mr. Williams currently manages investments for his family holding company and is involved in a number of charitable organizations. Mr. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Queens University and a Doctor of Civil Laws Degree from Bishops University. He is a Director of SQI Diagnostics [TSXV:SQD].

Klaus Zeitler

Dr. Klaus M. Zeitler, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Western Copper and Gold Corporation. Dr. Zeitler has served as Director since the Company’s inception in 2006. Dr. Zeitler was the founder and CEO of Inmet from 1987 to 1996. Dr. Zeitler was Senior Vice President of Teck Cominco Limited from 1997 to 2002, and previously was on the Board of Directors of Teck Corp. from 1981 to 1997 and Cominco Limited from 1986 to 1996. Dr. Zeitler is currently CEO, Director, and Chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd. [TSX:ARG], Chairman and Director of Los Andes Copper Ltd. [TSXV:LA] and Chairman and Director of Rio Alto Mining Limited [TSX:RIO].

Julie Pelly

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

F. Dale Corman

242,500

Paul West-Sells

297,500

Julien Francois

230,000

Cameron Brown

198,500

Corey Dean

--

Archie Lang

--

Robert Gayton

--

David Williams

--

Klaus Zeitler

--

Julie Pelly

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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