Mr. Clement Pelletier was appointed to the Board of Directors on May 1, 2014. Mr. Pelletier is a process chemist/metallurgist by training with 14 years in industry and 33 years in resource-related environmental consulting. Early in his career he participated in the implementation of a system for discharge of tailings to the marine environment at Island Copper located on Vancouver Island in Canada. Since 1981, Mr. Pelletier has been involved in evaluation and development of Deep Sea Tailings Placement (“DSTP”) systems in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia. Mr. Pelletier has been retained as a consultant to a number of international mining companies, to assist with feasibility studies, conceptual design, project development, environmental licensing, project management, due diligence and risk assessments. Mr. Pelletier has managed the environmental engineering work for a number of DSTP projects for clients. He has also managed a number of acid rock drainage studies, industrial water treatment studies, fish compensation plans, and qualitative risk assessments. He has managed large EIS and permitting for major projects such as the KSM Project, the Jansen Potash Project, Goro Nickel, the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Project, Escondida, the Ekati Diamond Mine and others. Mr. Pelletier is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“CIMM”) and has received the following awards: CIMM Distinguished Lecturer Award, CIMM Silver Medal for Distinguished Service to Mining Industry and the Technology Transfer Award from the Indonesian Department of Minerals and Energy for Submarine Tailings Placement. Mr. Pelletier's extensive experience in the industry and environmental and technical expertise will provide valuable insight and make him a significant resource to both the Board and management.