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Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Marrone

56 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jason LeBlanc

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Darcy Marud

2014 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Strategy

Sofia Tsakos

2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Steve Parsons

2017 Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Richard Campbell

2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Gerardo Fernandez

2014 Senior Vice President - Southern Operations

Ross Gallinger

2015 Senior Vice President - Health, Safety and Sustainable Development

Greg McKnight

2007 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Barry Murphy

2014 Senior Vice President - Technical Services

Daniel Racine

2014 Senior Vice President - Northern Operations

William Wulftange

2014 Senior Vice President - Exploration

Cristina Bertoni

2016 Vice President - Procurement

Patrick Mars

75 2009 Lead Independent Director

Christiane Bergevin

53 2014 Director

Kimberly Keating

2017 Director

Jane Sadowsky

54 2014 Director

John Begeman

62 2007 Independent Director

Alexander Davidson

64 2009 Independent Director

Richard Graff

69 2007 Independent Director

Nigel Lees

72 2005 Independent Director

Carl Renzoni

77 2007 Independent Director

Dino Titaro

64 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Marrone

Mr. Peter J. Marrone is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Marrone founded Yamana in July 2003, and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 29 years of leadership experience in mining, business and capital markets. Mr. Marrone has been on the boards of a number of public companies and has advised companies with a strong South American presence. Prior to Yamana, Mr. Marrone was the head of investment banking at a major Canadian investment bank and before that, practised law in Toronto with a strong focus on corporate law, securities law and international transactions. Mr. Marrone currently sits on the Board of Governors of York University.

Jason LeBlanc

Mr. Jason LeBlanc is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of Yamana Gold Inc. effective February 15, 2017. Mr. LeBlanc has over 13 years research-based and financial experience in the mining industry and is currently Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Yamana. He has been with Yamana since January 2006. Previously, he was a mining analyst covering the base metal and bulk commodities industries with Dominion Bond Rating Service. Mr. LeBlanc has a Master of Finance Degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Darcy Marud

Mr. Darcy E. Marud is an Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy of Yamana Gold Inc. He joined Yamana as Senior Vice President, Exploration in October 2007 and was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy in January 2014. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice-President of Exploration for Meridian from 2004 and the position of exploration manager for South America from 1997. Mr. Marud has a combined 27 years of experience as a gold exploration geologist in the Americas with companies such as Homestake Mineral Development Company, FMC Gold and Meridian.

Sofia Tsakos

Ms. Sofia Tsakos is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Yamana Gold Inc. Ms. Tsakos joined Yamana as Vice President, Corporate Counsel in December 2007, was appointed Corporate Secretary in November 2009 and Senior Vice President, General Counsel in June 2010. Prior to joining Yamana, Ms. Tsakos was a partner practicing securities law at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Tsakos was an associate at Goodman and Carr LLP. Ms. Tsakos holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto in Economics and Political Science, a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Law also from the University of Windsor.

Steve Parsons

Mr. Steve Parsons is Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of the company. Mr. Parsons comes to Yamana most recently from National Bank Financial where he was a senior gold mining analyst and had coverage of Yamana in addition to a large number of its peers. Mr. Parsons spent 13 years in the investment industry with the majority of that time as a senior mining analyst covering gold and base metal companies for National Bank Financial and Wellington West Capital Markets. Prior to that, Mr. Parsons worked in the mining industry for eight years, principally as a mineral processing engineer for Placer Dome Inc. and a leading consulting firm based in Toronto. He is a mining engineer with a speciality in metallurgy. Mr. Parsons will be responsible for the Company's investor relations efforts, including managing relationships with investors and other capital markets participants, and Yamana's internal and external communications strategies, including social media and media relations. Mr. Parsons holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Richard Campbell

Mr. Richard C. Campbell is a Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Yamana Gold Inc., since May 2011. Mr. Campbell joined Yamana as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in May 2011. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Campbell enjoyed progressively senior roles during his 21 years at TD Bank Financial Group. During his tenure at TD, Mr. Campbell worked in executive roles in the business as well as Human Resources, encompassing retail, wealth management, and wholesale/corporate banking. From April 1998 to February 2002, Richard completed international secondments in Hong Kong and London, UK with TD Waterhouse. In his role as SVP Human Resources, TD Canada Trust, Richard led a multi-functional team of HR professionals to develop, implement and execute all aspects of HR services supporting a 36,000 employee workforce across Canada. More recently, Richard’s experience as SVP Human Resources with the Ontario Lottery Group has provided him with valuable and practical executive experience in the public service sector. Mr. Campbell holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics, and a Master of Arts in Economic Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Gerardo Fernandez

Mr. Gerardo Fernandez is an Senior Vice President-Southern Operations. He was a Vice President, Country Manager, Chile and Mexico of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Fernandez has been with the Company since 2000, having worked in several positions in mine operations, mine planning and project development. Most recently, Mr. Fernandez played a pivotal role in Mercedes into production as its Project Manager/General Manager. Mr. Fernandez holds a Masters of Business Administration from Morrison University in Reno, Nevada and degrees in Civil Mining Engineering and Engineering from the University of Chile.

Ross Gallinger

Mr. Ross D. Gallinger is a Senior Vice President - Health, Safety and Sustainable Development of Yamana Gold, Inc. Mr. Gallinger most recently held the position of Executive Director for Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC"). Prior to that role, Mr. Gallinger was Senior Vice President, Health, Safety and Sustainability at IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD") where he oversaw IAMGOLD's health, safety and sustainability performance. Mr. Gallinger has over 25 years of experience in managerial and operational roles in the mining industry in Canada and the Americas with extensive experience in health, safety, environment and community relations portfolios. In his new role, Mr. Gallinger will be responsible for the oversight, strategic development, delivery and management of Yamana's health, safety, environment and community policies, programs, and activities. Mr. Gallinger will work in collaboration with existing management to ensure the effectiveness of health, safety, environment and community programs with the objective to improve the Company's overall performance. Mr. Gallinger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of British Columbia, and is a Professional Agrologist.

Greg McKnight

Mr. Greg McKnight is a Senior Vice President - Business Development of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. McKnight joined Yamana as Vice President, Business Development in February 2004. Mr. McKnight has over 20 years of mining focussed investment banking and corporate experience. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was a director in the investment banking division of Canaccord Capital Corporation (?Canaccord?), a position he held since December 2001. Prior to his tenure at Canaccord, he held various mining related positions including senior roles within other Canadian investment banks and being the President of a publicly traded Canadian junior mining company. During the year prior to joining Yamana, Mr. McKnight was instrumental in his capacity as an investment banker in structuring the reverse takeover transaction and raising the equity for Yamana that enabled the Company to re-capitalize and re-position itself as a gold production company. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Barry Murphy

Mr. Barry Murphy is Senior Vice President - Technical Services of the Company effective September 3, 2014. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Murphy held the position of Vice President Projects, Copper Division at Anglo American Corporation (?Anglo American?), a position he held since 2010. Mr. Murphy first joined Anglo American in 1987 as a junior engineer and he progressed through increasingly senior positions across various divisions in numerous operational and technical capacities on both open pit and underground mines throughout the organization. From 2000 until 2002, Mr. Murphy held management positions at engineering and construction services firms Hatch and Murray & Roberts – Cementation Limited. Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa. He is a certified Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.

Daniel Racine

Mr. Daniel Racine is Senior Vice President - Northern Operations of the Company. Mr. Racine most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Brigus Gold Corporation ("Brigus"). Prior to that role, Mr. Racine was Senior Vice President Mining at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico") where he oversaw Agnico's global mining operations. Mr. Racine joined Agnico in 1988 as a junior mining engineer and over his tenure progressively took on more responsibility including positions as Mine Manager at Laronde, Vice President Operations and Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. Racine has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining industry with extensive experience in Quebec. Mr. Racine holds a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University, and is a member of L'Ordre de Ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ) and Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

William Wulftange

Mr. William Wulftange is a Senior Vice President, Exploration of Yamana Gold Inc. Mr. Wulftange first joined Yamana through the acquisition of Meridian and has spent over 30 years with Yamana and its predecessor companies. Following a one year appointment as a Vice President, Exploration at Andean Resources Limited, Mr. Wulftange rejoined Yamana in January 2011 as Director, Exploration and Business Development. Mr. Wulftange was appointed Vice President, Resources & Reserves and Technical Compliance in July 2013 and assumed the position of Senior Vice President, Exploration in January 2014. Mr. Wulftange has held a number of positions with Yamana and its predecessor companies including Director, Technical Compliance, Chief Geologist and various business development positions. Mr. Wulftange has over 20 years of combined experience in exploration technical compliance and business development with mining companies in the Americas. Mr. Wulftange has a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Colorado and is a founding Registered Member of the Society of Mining Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Cristina Bertoni

Ms. Cristina Bertoni has been appointed as Vice President - Procurement of the Company., effective November 15, 2016. Ms. Bertoni has more than 20 years international experience in logistics, procurement and supply chain management. She brings a collaborative, problem-solving approach and will be accountable for the oversight, strategic development, delivery and management of Yamana's procurement strategy across the company. Ms. Bertoni joins Yamana from BASF SE ("BASF"), where she held various management positions since 2005. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Global Supply Chain and IS Business Relationship Management at their head office in Germany, where she was responsible for the implementation of their new IS/Supply Chain business model globally and oversaw all of the business units and key suppliers. Prior to BASF, Ms. Bertoni was a responsible for logistics procurement, regional planning, production planning, and logistics operations at Kodak Brasileira.

Patrick Mars

Mr. Patrick J. Mars is Lead Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Patrick Mars is a company director specializing in mine finance and analysis. He benefits from over 30 years of experience in the investment industry and has had extensive involvement in mining research, financing and advisory work. For the majority of his career he was with Alfred Bunting & Co/Bunting Warburg, a Canadian investment dealer and stockbroker where he was President and CEO from 1981 to 1994. During this time he served three-year terms both as a Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Director of the Investment Dealers Association. From 1999 to 2001 he was Chairman and a Director of First Marathon Securities (UK)/NBC Financial (UK) Limited. Presently, Mr. Mars is a director of Aura Minerals Inc. (Chairman) and Sage Gold Inc. (Chairman) as well as being President of P.J. Mars Investments Limited, a private company. He is also a director of the Renascent Foundation, a charitable organization. Mr. Mars holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration.

Christiane Bergevin

Ms. Christiane Bergevin is Director of the Company. Christiane Bergevin has been the Executive Vice-President, Desjardins Group Partnerships and Business Development, Office of the President, of Desjardins Group (Canadian financial cooperative institution) since September 2013. From August 2009 to September 2013, she was the Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the President, of Desjardins Group. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Corporate Projects, with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (SNC-Lavalin) (engineering and construction firm). For the 18 years prior to that, Ms. Bergevin held executive finance positions with SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries, including as managing executive and subsequently President of SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., its project finance advisory arm, between 1997 and 2008. Ms. Bergevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction) from McGill University and graduated from the Wharton School's Business Advanced Management Program. In 2013, she was awarded the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Kimberly Keating

Ms. Kimberly Keating is Director of the Company. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the Canadian energy industry with extensive engineering and project management expertise. Ms. Keating is currently Vice President, Fabrication with the Cahill Group, where among other things she has overseen the construction of the largest offshore accommodation facility built in Canada. In Ms. Keating's career, she has made significant engineering and project management contributions to key projects in the North Atlantic offshore oil and gas industry. Ms. Keating also currently serves as the Vice Chair of Memorial University's Board of Regents, where she is also the Chair of the Governance & Pensions Committee, and is a board director with the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and Opera on the Avalon. She holds a Bachelor of Civil (Structural) Engineering degree, a Masters of Business Administration, and is a registered member of the Professional Engineering & Geoscientists NL (PEGNL). She also holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. In June 2016, Ms. Keating was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers; a national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.

Jane Sadowsky

Ms. Jane Sadowsky is Director of the Company. Ms. Sadowsky currently serves as a Managing Partner at Gardener Advisory LLC, based in New York, New York, which provides consulting and advisory services predominately in the electricity power sector to public and private sector clients in the United States and abroad. Jane Sadowsky retired from Evercore Partners as a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Power & Utility Group in 2011, after more than 22 years as an investment banker. Prior to Evercore Partners, she was a Managing Director and Group Head at Citigroup’s Investment Bank and began her investment banking career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ms. Sadowsky is an expert in the electricity sector and brings depth of knowledge and experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity, corporate restructurings and cross border transactions. Since retiring, Ms. Sadowsky has served as the Managing Partner for Gardener Advisory LLC, which provides consulting and advisory services predominantly in the electricity power sector to public and private sector clients in the United States and abroad. Ms. Sadowsky earned her MBA from the Wharton School and her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Begeman

Mr. John A. Begeman is an Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. John Begeman is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of mining experience. He currently sits on the board of directors of Premier Gold Mines Limited and acts as the Lead Director and was appointed to the board of Aberdeen International Inc. in January 2015. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avion Gold Corporation, as the Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex Canada Inc. and as Vice President, Western Operations of Goldcorp Inc. In his capacity for Goldcorp, he was responsible for its surface gold operations in South Dakota and the Industrial Minerals Division in Saskatchewan. Prior to his employment at Goldcorp, Mr. Begeman held various engineering and management positions with Morrison Knudsen Company in the contract mining operations group throughout the Western United States. Mr. Begeman holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering Management and an MBA.

Alexander Davidson

Mr. Alexander John Davidson is an Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc., since August 2009. Alexander Davidson was Barrick Gold Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for the company's expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick’s expansion out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. from McGill University.

Richard Graff

Mr. Richard P. Graff is an Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Richard Graff is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been an advisor to the mining industry and was a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements of securities legislation. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and his post-graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University. He serves as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees of Alacer Gold Corp. He also serves as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Dynamic Materials Corporation.

Nigel Lees

Mr. Nigel Lees is an Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Nigel Lees has over 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He has served as a member of the Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the audit committees of boards of several publicly listed companies. He is the founder and director of TVX Gold Inc., which merged with Kinross Gold Corporation in 2003. He is currently the President of C.N. Lees Investments Limited, a private investment and consulting company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of SAGE Gold Inc., a public precious metals exploration and development company.

Carl Renzoni

Mr. Carl L. Renzoni is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Carl Renzoni retired from BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2001, where he was employed since 1969 and most recently served as a Managing Director. He brings over 30 years of experience in the securities business specializing in the mining industry. Mr. Renzoni holds an Honors B.Sc. (Geology) degree from Queen’s University. Mr. Renzoni is currently a director of Copper Mountain Mining Corp. and he previously served on the boards of International Molybdenum Ltd., Peru Copper Inc. and Meridian Gold Inc. Mr. Renzoni also served on the Audit Committee of Meridian Gold Inc.

Dino Titaro

Mr. Dino Titaro is Independent Director of Yamana Gold Inc. Dino Titaro was the founder of Carpathian Gold Inc., a public mineral exploration company listed on the TSX, and was the President and Chief Executive Officer and director from January 2003 to January 2014. From 1986 to 2003, Mr. Titaro was the principal owner and President and Chief Executive Officer of A.C.A. Howe International Limited, a geological and mining consulting firm. From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Titaro was employed by Getty Mines Limited, in various supervisory roles as a geologist, working on base and precious metal projects as well as uranium, principally in resource definition stages. Mr. Titaro holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is a registered P.Geo in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Mr. Titaro currently sits on the board of directors of Mincor Inc., a private mineral resource company, and has been a director and officer of several publicly traded companies in the mining, industrial and health care technology fields.