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Mark Haywood
President & CEO, Director

Mr. Haywood has over 25 years of mining industry experience and holds degrees in both Mining Engineering and Law. Mr. Haywood has held progressive career positions with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Goldfields, IAMGold, Ivanhoe, BHP and Placer Pacific at various open-pit and underground mining operations around the world, including leadership positions of Chief Mining Engineer, Mine Manager, and General Manager. He has also been a consultant mining engineer on the successful feasibility of the large Century Zinc Mine (Zn/Pb/Ag) in Australia. Mr. Haywood has held President & CEO and directorship positions with a number of public (TSX and TSX.V) and private Canadian corporations since 2008.

Kevin Farrell
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Farrell is an experienced chartered accountant and an accomplished finance leader with extensive experience in the mining and engineering sectors, leading financial reporting, M+A activities and business transformations. He has a big four background in audit and advisory with a strong technical expertise in IFRS. A collaborative leader trusted for prudent financial management, engaging team leadership, implementation of business processes and improving financial performance. He has worked for several mining companies including Anglo American, Barrick Gold, Uranium One, Gabriel Resources, Kirkland Lake Gold, Noront Resources and Sumatra Copper & Gold and is currently looking for the next challenge. He is married with three children and in his spare time he volunteers with Restore Halton and with the CVITP and enjoys long walks with the family dog.

Simion Candrea
Vice President

Mr. Candrea has 15 years of experience in the Mining Sector. Prior to joining EDM, he worked in the investment banking groups of Jennings Capital Inc. and AltaCorp Capital Inc., in the wealth management group of RBC Dominion Securities and the lending and cash management group of ABN Amro Bank. During his time in investment banking, Mr. Candrea advised senior management teams on numerous mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He was responsible for originating, structuring, and executing buy and sell side M&A mandates as well as equity capital markets transactions. He has worked closely with various Natural Resources focused institutional investors, private equity firms, hedge funds and also family offices actively investing in the mining space. Mr. Candrea holds a BSc in Management.

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