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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

Debra Struhsacker

62 2014 Senior Vice President

D. Scott Barr

2016 Director

Barry Honig

45 2012 Director

Edward Karr

46 2015 Director

Pamela Saxton

2017 Director

Alexander Morrison

53 2012 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.

Debra Struhsacker

Ms. Debra Struhsacker is the Senior Vice President of Pershing Gold Corporation. Ms. Struhsacker was appointed Corporate Vice President in September 2013, and was named Senior Vice President in September 2014. From June 2006 until joining the Company, Ms. Struhsacker was the principal of her own consulting business, providing management, coordination and execution of environmental permitting strategies and other environmental, regulatory, governmental and community relations issues to mining companies. She has provided consulting services to the Company at the Relief Canyon Project since October 2011. She served as Vice President, U.S. Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for Kinross Gold USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation, from July 2003 to May 2006, and was engaged in her own consulting business from April 1991 until June 2003. Ms. Struhsacker has over 25 years of experience in hardrock mining and environmental issues, including related public policy issues, permitting and reclamation. She has a B.A. in Geology and French from Wellesley College and a M.S. in Geology from the University of Montana. Ms. Struhsacker is a certified professional geologist (Wyoming and American Institute of Professional Geologists).

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.

Barry Honig

Mr. Barry Honig is Director of Pershing Gold Corporation. Mr. Honig has served as a director since September 2010, and served as Co-Chairman from September 2010 until September 2011 and as Chairman from September 2011 to February 2012. Since January 2004, Mr. Honig has been the President of GRQ Consultants, Inc., and a private investor and consultant to early stage companies. Mr. Honig’s expertise includes early stage company capital restructuring, debt financing, capital introductions, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Honig sits on the boards of several private companies. In addition, Mr. Honig served as director and co-Chairman of Chromadex Corporation from October 2011 to February 2015, and as director and co-Chairman of InterCLICK, Inc. from August 2007 through December 2011.

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.

Alexander Morrison

Mr. Alex Morrison is Independent Director of Pershing Gold Corporation. Mr. Morrison has served as a director since November 2012. Mr. Morrison is a mining executive, chartered accountant and certified public accountant with over 26 years of experience in the mining industry. He currently serves on the boards of Detour Gold Corporation and Taseko Mines Limited. Mr. Morrison has held senior executive positions at a number of mining companies, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Franco-Nevada Corporation from 2007 to April 2010. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Morrison held increasingly senior positions at Newmont Mining Corporation, including Vice President, Operations Services and Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to 2002, Mr. Morrison was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NovaGold Resources, Inc. and Vice President and Controller of Homestake Mining Company and held senior financial positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation and Stillwater Mining Company. In addition, from time to time between 2007 and the present, Mr. Morrison has performed financial consulting services for mining companies. Mr. Morrison began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after obtaining his B.A. in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.

John Perkins

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