Independent Chairman of the BoardMr. R. Stuart Angus is no longer a Director of the Company effective Sept. 30, 2017. He is currently serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He is an independent business advisor to the mining industry and a former lawyer with extensive experience in the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. He was managing Director of Mergers Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr. Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporationrationration until its takeover by CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold until its takeover by Kinross Gold in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011 and a Director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011.