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Pershing Gold Corp (PGLC.OQ)

PGLC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Alfers

70 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Alexander

49 2016 Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Controller

Timothy Janke

63 2014 Chief Operating Officer

D. Scott Barr

2016 Director

Edward Karr

47 2015 Director

Pamela Saxton

2017 Director

Jeffrey Clevenger

68 2018 Independent Director

John Perkins

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Alfers

Mr. Stephen D. Alfers is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Gold Corporation. Mr. Alfers has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since February 2012 and as our President since August 2012. Mr. Alfers served as the President and Chief of U.S. Operations of Franco-Nevada Corporation from January 2010 to September 2011 and its Vice President (Legal) from December 2007 to December 2009. Mr. Alfers is the founder and, since 2007, has been the President of Alfers Mining Consulting, which performs consulting services from time to time for mining and exploration companies and investors in these industries, including providing continuing services from time to time for Franco-Nevada Corporation, with Mr. Alfers serving as an officer and director of certain of the U.S. subsidiaries of Franco-Nevada Corporation. Mr. Alfers served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of NewWest Gold Corporation, a publicly traded Canadian corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Alfers also served on the Board of Directors of NewWest Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Alfers served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the NewWest Resources Group from 2001 to 2005 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of NewWest Gold Corporation, a privately-held Delaware Corporation from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Alfers was the founder in 1995, and served as managing partner from 1995 to 2001 of, Alfers & Carver LLC, a boutique natural resources law firm. Mr. Alfers received a J.D. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Monetary Policy and Public Finance from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Denver.

Eric Alexander

Mr. Eric Alexander is Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Controller of Pershing Gold Corporation. Mr. Alexander joined the Company in September 2012 as its Vice President Finance and Controller and was appointed as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer in November 2012. Prior to the joining the Company, Mr. Alexander was the Corporate Controller for Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation, a privately held mining company with exploration and pre-development properties in Idaho and Mexico, from March 2011 to August 2012. He was a consultant to Hein & Associates LLP from August 2012 to September 2012 and a Manager with Hein & Associates LLP from July 2010 to March 2011. He served from July 2007 to May 2010 as the Corporate Controller for Golden Minerals Company (and its predecessor, Apex Silver Mines Limited), a publicly traded mining company with operations and exploration activities in South America and Mexico. He has over 25 years of corporate, operational and business experience, and 11 years of mining industry experience. In addition to working in the industry he also held the position of Senior Manager with the public accounting firm KPMG LLP, focusing on mining and energy clients. Mr. Alexander has a B.S. in Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting and Finance) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is also a licensed CPA.

Timothy Janke

Mr. Timothy Janke is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Janke was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2014. Since November 2010, Mr. Janke has been the president of his own consulting business providing mine operating and evaluation services to several mining companies. Beginning in July 2012, he provided consulting services at the Relief Canyon Project advising the Company on mine start-up plans and related activities. From June 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Janke served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Gold, Inc. and its predecessor Auex Ventures, Inc. He was General Manager-Projects for Goldcorp Inc. and its predecessor Glamis Gold, Inc. from July 2009 to May 2010, Vice President and General Manager of the Marigold Mine from February 2006 to June 2009, and its Manager of Technical Services from September 2004 to January 2006. Since August 2011, Mr. Janke has served as a director for Renaissance Gold. Mr. Janke has over 40 years of engineering and operational experience in the mining industry. He has a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the Mackay School of Mines.

D. Scott Barr

Mr. D. Scott Barr is Director of the Company. Mr. Barr has more than 35 years of metallurgical and mine operations experience. He was formerly an executive at Newmont Mining Corporation ("Newmont") where he was most recently involved with independent reviews and financial decisions for various Newmont projects. Additionally, while at Newmont he was responsible for technical, project and operations management globally, with a specific emphasis on gold and copper deposits inNevada,Ghana,Australia,Uzbekistan,Indonesia,Peru, andBolivia. Barr holds a M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Mackay School of Mines from the University of Nevada, Renoand B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has served as a director on the board of Seabridge Gold Inc, since 2011, is an MMSA-Qualified Person, and is currently a member of SME, CIM, MMSA and AICHE.

Edward Karr

Mr. Edward Karr is Director of Pershing Gold Corporation. Mr. Karr is based in Geneva, Switzerland and has more than 20 years of capital markets experience as a financial analyst, money manager and investor. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of three private Swiss financial management companies; Strategic Asset Management SA, Strategic Swiss Advisors Sarl and Rampartners SA.His former capital markets experience includes positions at Parthian Securities, SA, Prudential Securities Inc., and Rauscher Pierce Refsnes , Inc.

Pamela Saxton

Ms. Pamela Saxton is Director of the Company. Ms. Saxton is a business executive with over 35 years of progressive domestic and international public company finance roles primarily in mining, software and oil and gas. Ms. Saxton has proven results inUnited Statesand Canadian public company corporate governance and compliance, raising debt and equity capital, strategic planning, advancing and implementing new initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and management of finance, treasury, tax, risk management, procurement, information technology and accounting functions. She currently serves as Vice President and Trustee for the Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation, which provides scholarships to various colleges and universities, with a focus on mining. She is also the Past Chair of the Board for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, a state chamber of commerce. Ms. Saxton has held senior executive positions at various mining companies including Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Franco-Nevada Corporation, New West Gold Corporation, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Amax Gold Inc. Ms. Saxton also was the Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer forJ.D. Edwards& Company. Ms. Saxton began her career with Arthur Andersen & Company after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Colorado.

Jeffrey Clevenger

Mr. Jeffrey G. Clevenger is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Clevenger has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since March 2009, he has served as chairman of the board of Golden Minerals Company, also serving as its President from March 2009 to May 2015 and as its Chief Executive Officer from March 2009 to September 2015. Mr. Clevenger served as a director, president and chief executive officer of Apex Silver Mines Limited from October 2004 until March 2009. Mr. Clevenger worked as an independent consultant from 1999 when Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, his previous employer, was sold until he joined Apex Silver in 2004. Mr. Clevenger served as senior vice president and executive vice president of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1993 to 1998 and 1998 to 1999, respectively, and as president of Cyprus Climax Metals Company and its predecessor, Cyprus Copper Company, a large integrated producer of copper and molybdenum with operations in North and South America, from 1993 to 1999. He was senior vice president of Cyprus Copper Company from August 1992 to January 1993. From 1973 to 1992, Mr. Clevenger held various technical, management and executive positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation, including president and general manager of Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc.

John Perkins

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Alfers

700,000

Eric Alexander

260,200

Timothy Janke

364,771

D. Scott Barr

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Edward Karr

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Pamela Saxton

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Jeffrey Clevenger

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John Perkins

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As Of  30 Dec 2014