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B2Gold Corp (BTO.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Cross

63 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Clive Johnson

2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Cinnamond

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Dana Rogers

2016 Director of Finance

Roger Richer

2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Garagan

2007 Senior Vice President - Exploration

William Lytle

2016 Senior Vice President - Operations

Dennis Stansbury

2013 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Project Evaluations

Dale Craig

2012 Vice President - Operations

Ian MacLean

2011 Vice President - Investor Relations

Eduard Bartz

2013 Vice President - Taxation and External Reporting

Hugh Mackinnon

2014 Vice President - Geology

John Rajala

2014 Vice President - Metallurgy

Brian Scott

2014 Vice President - Geology and Technical Services

Peter Gibson

Group Financial Controller

Kerry Suffolk

2014 Treasurer

Kevin Bullock

Director

George Johnson

2016 Director

Robin Weisman

2017 Director

Robert Gayton

76 2007 Independent Director

Jerry Korpan

2007 Independent Director

Bongani Mtshisi

38 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Cross

Mr. Robert Melvin Douglas (Bob) Cross is Independent Chairman of the Board of B2Gold Corp. He currently serves as an independent director of the Company and is a member of the corporate governance committee and compensation committee of several public companies that operate in the resource sector. He has over 25 years of experience in this capacity and in the investment banking industry.

Clive Johnson

Mr. Clive Thomas Johnson is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of B2Gold Corp. He oversees our long-term strategy and development as well as the day-to-day activities of B2Gold. Previously, Mr. Johnson was involved with Bema Gold and its predecessor companies since 1977. Mr. Johnson was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bema after it was created by the amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988. He was the driving force in Bema’s transition from a junior exploration company to an international intermediate gold producer. Mr. Johnson is currently a director of Uracan Resources Ltd.

Michael Cinnamond

Mr. Michael Andrew Cinnamond is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of B2Gold Corp. He oversees the financial reporting, cash management and tax planning of B2Gold as well as financial compliance and reporting to the regulatory authorities. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cinnamond was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was the BC Resources Leader for the Mining, Forestry and Energy and Utilities practices. Mr. Cinnamond has 16 years of experience in the mining industry sector. Mr. Cinnamond previously served as the Finance Chair of the Canadian Institute of Mining, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Mr. Cinnamond holds an LL.B designation from the University of Exeter.

Dana Rogers

Roger Richer

Mr. Roger T. Richer is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of B2Gold Corp. He manages the legal affairs, corporate records and corporate governance of B2Gold. Mr. Richer has over 25 years of experience in mining law, corporate finance and international business transactions and practices. Mr. Richer was with Bema Gold from its inception in 1988 until 2007. Until June 2008, Mr. Richer had also served as the President of Consolidated Puma Minerals Corp., a TSXV listed company. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Victoria.

Thomas Garagan

Mr. Thomas A. (Tom) Garagan is Senior Vice President - Exploration of B2Gold Corp. He is responsible for all aspects of our exploration, including technical review of new acquisitions. Mr. Garagan is a geologist with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Garagan was with Bema Gold from 1991 to 2007 and was appointed Vice President of Exploration in 1996. He has worked in North and South America, East and West Africa and Russia. He was instrumental in several discoveries, including the Cerro Casale and Kupol deposits. Mr. Garagan currently serves as a director of Uracan Resources Ltd. Mr. Garagan has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from the University of Ottawa.

William Lytle

Mr. William (Bill) Lytle is Senior Vice President - Operations of B2Gold Corp. He served as Vice President, Africa of B2Gold. He was Vice President Country Manager, Namibia of B2Gold. He holds P.E., M.Sc., B.Sc. degrees.

Dennis Stansbury

Mr. Dennis Stansbury is Senior Vice President - Engineering and Project Evaluations of B2Gold Corp. He is a mining engineer with over 35 years of engineering, construction, production and management experience at surface and underground mines in ten different countries. After working for a number of gold mining companies in South America and the United States, he joined Bema Gold as Vice President South America in 1994 and was appointed Vice President of Development and Production in 1996. Mr. Stansbury has a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.

Dale Craig

Mr. Dale Craig is Vice President - Operations of the company. He has been involved in the mining industry for more than thirty years, and has worked in a variety of mine operations including lead/zinc/copper, coal and gold. Dale is responsible for operations in Nicaragua and the Masbate operation in the Philippines. Over the last twelve years he has participated in development and operation of gold mines in Northern British Colombia, Guyana, Mongolia, Peru and Nicaragua. Dale has been associated with B2Gold since 2009, initially as General Manager for the La Libertad Mine. In 2010 he was appointed Country Manager for B2Gold in Nicaragua. He has a BSC (Mining Engineering) from Michigan Technological University, BSc (Biology) from University of Toronto, and is a graduate of Haileybury School of Mines. Dale is a registered professional engineer in Alberta, Canada (APEGGA) and in Peru (IIMP).

Ian MacLean

Mr. Ian MacLean is Vice President - Investor Relations of the company. He began his Investor Relations career in 1996 with Nevsun Resources. In 2001 Mr. MacLean joined Bema as the Manager of Investor Relations and was appointed Vice President Investor Relations in 2006. Mr. MacLean has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Eduard Bartz

Mr. Eduard Bartz is Vice President - Taxation and External Reporting of the company. He has approximately 20 years of direct experience in the mining industry, joining Bema in April 1997. He was appointed as Vice President, Taxation and External Reporting in December 2013 and was previously corporate controller of B2Gold (and Bema) prior to his new position. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Colombia.

Hugh Mackinnon

Mr. Hugh Mackinnon is Vice President - Geology of the company. He is a geologist with over 30 years experience in mineral exploration. Hugh started work with Bema Gold in Russia in 1998, managing exploration on the Julietta project, then moved on to the Kupol project where he oversaw the initial exploration through to development of the high grade discovery. He joined B2Gold in 2007. Hugh has worked in North, Central and South America, Central Asia, Europe, Russia and Africa. Most recently, as Namibia Exploration Manager, he was responsible for the final feasibility work and exploration on the Otjikoto Project in Namibia. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology from Carleton University and is a registered professional geoscientist (APEGBC).

John Rajala

Mr. John Alex Rajala is Vice President - Metallurgy of the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in precious metals plant operations, management, engineering and process development. As Vice President of Metallurgy, his responsibilities include directing B2Gold metallurgical operations and process design for new projects. Prior to joining B2Gold in 2011 as Manager of Metallurgy, he worked for Kinross Gold, Bema Gold and Hecla Mining Company in various technical and management capacities. With Bema Gold he was responsible for the process flowsheet development and plant design for the Kupol Project in Russia. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Tech and the University of Nevada, Mackay School of Mines and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Washington.

Brian Scott

Mr. Brian Scott is Vice President - Geology and Technical Services of the company. He is a registered Professional Geologist who joined Bema Gold in 1993 and was Chief Geologist with Bema Gold from 1996-2007 and B2Gold Corp from 2007-2014. Throughout that time he has been involved in all of Bema Gold and B2Gold's exploration and development projects in South, Central and North America as well as Russia and Africa. He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from Lakehead University in Ontario Mr. Scott is responsible for providing geological guidance on all of B2Gold's exploration programs and managing the Technical Services Group within B2Gold.

Peter Gibson

Kerry Suffolk

Kevin Bullock

Mr. Kevin Bullock is Director of B2GOLD Corp. He is a mining engineer with over 25 years of experience at senior levels in mining exploration, mine development and mine operations. Prior to joining our board, Mr. Bullock was the President and CEO of Volta Resources Inc. and its predecessor company, Goldcrest Resources Ltd. since its inception in 2002. Prior to Volta and Goldcrest Resources Ltd., Mr. Bullock was VP Operations for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. and was instrumental in the reopening of its Macassa Gold Mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

George Johnson

Mr. George Johnson is Director of B2Gold Corp. He has served as B2Gold's senior vice-president of operations from August, 2009, until April, 2015, when he retired. Mr. Johnson was responsible for overseeing all of the operational activities of B2Gold. Mr. Johnson is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in underground and open-pit mine construction and operations management. Mr. Johnson joined Bema Gold Corp. in 1999 after 16 years with Hecla Mining Company. Following the merger of Bema Gold and Kinross Gold Corp., he managed the construction and completion of the Kupol mine in northeastern Russia. Mr. Johnson has a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering from the University of Washington.

Robin Weisman

Ms. Robin Weisman is Director of the Company. Ms. Weisman joins B2Gold as a continuation of her respected career deeply-rooted in resource sector finance, where she was most recently the principal investment officer at the International Finance Corporation ("IFC") in Washington, D.C. While at IFC, her distinguished career included working with projects up to USD$9 billion through managing a portfolio of natural resource and chemical projects and advising clients on risk mitigation strategies. Her most recent position involved leading teams to invest debt and equity in private sector high-growth mining projects in developing countries. During her 22-year career at IFC, she developed a renowned sub-specialty in managing risks through effective corporate social responsibility, and most recently focused her energies on advancing the role of women across the resource development sector. Prior to joining IFC, she worked in increasingly senior roles including the position of vice president at Standard Chartered Bank, concentrating on structured trade financing. In her executive role at Citibank, she specialized in the currencies of emerging markets. Prior to these positions, Ms. Weisman provided financial forecasting and competitive analysis for CBS Television Network. Ms. Weisman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Illinois. She also studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, France, and is a fluent French speaker.

Robert Gayton

Dr. Robert Joseph (Bob) Gayton, Ph.D., is Independent Director of B2Gold Corp. He currently serves as an independent director of the Company and is a director of several public and private companies. He was previously the Vice President of Finance with Western Silver Corporation from 1995 to 2004. He is also a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of several resource-based public companies and has served in this capacity for over 15 years.

Jerry Korpan

Mr. Jerry R. Korpan is Independent Director of B2Gold Corp. He served as Managing Director of Yorkton Securities UK until 1999 and a director of Bema Gold from 2002 to 2007. Until 2011, he was the Executive Director of Emergis Capital S.A., a company based in Antwerp, Belgium. Currently, Mr. Korpan serves as a director of Mitra Energy Limited, an independent oil company operating in South East Asia, and Midas Gold Corporation.

Bongani Mtshisi

Mr. Bongani Mtshisi is Independent Director of B2Gold Corp. He currently serves as an independent director of the Company and is currently the CEO of BSC Resources Ltd., a company that is involved in the exploration and development of copper and nickel commodities in South Africa. Mr. Mtshisi was also a founding member of Auryx Gold Corp. (“Auryx”), a leader in Namibian gold exploration and development, focused on generating shareholder value through the acquisition, discovery, growth, and development of gold resources. He is a Mining Engineer by training with more than 12 years of experience working in key commodity sectors such as platinum, gold, diamond, nickel and copper (Anglo Platinum, Debeers/HUF joint venture and Sub Nigel Gold). Mr. Mtshisi has a National diploma in Metalliferous Mining and a National Certificate in Project Management from The Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa.