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Our senior executives and Board members have been instrumental in establishing the Goldcorp corporate culture of sustainable growth and continued success.

Many, like our President and CEO, Charles Jeannes, have a long history with the company that extends back to our predecessor companies. All bring decades of experiences in various aspects of the industry, from corporate development and international mining law, to mergers and acquisitions, exploration and development, mine operations, corporate social responsibility and community-building, and projects related to Indigenous peoples and the environment.

Charles A. Jeannes , , , President & Chief Executive Officer

Charles A. Jeannes was appointed President and CEO of Goldcorp in December 2008. Mr. Jeannes previously held the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development from November 2006 until December 31, 2008. Mr. Jeannes was former Executive Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Glamis Gold from 1999 until its merger with Goldcorp in November 2006. Prior to joining Glamis, Mr. Jeannes worked for Placer Dome at its San Francisco and Vancouver offices as Vice President of Placer Dome North America. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Nevada and graduated from the University of Arizona School of Law with honors in 1983. He practiced law from 1982 until 1994 as a shareholder and head of the natural resources section at Woodburn and Wedge in Reno, Nevada and has broad experience in mining transactions, public and private financing, permitting and international regulation.

George R. Burns , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Burns was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2012. Prior to that he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Mexican Operations and Vice President, Canada and United States respectively. Mr. Burns has over 30 years of experience in the mineral sector including executive, operations, development and engineering leadership roles in gold, copper and coal operations. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Burns was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc. Mr. Burns served in various capacities for Asarco including Vice President of mining as well as numerous capacities for Cyprus Minerals Corporation and he began his career with Anaconda Company in 1978. Mr. Burns received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1982.

Lindsay Hall , , , Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hall was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Goldcorp on April 19, 2006. Mr. Hall is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in senior financial positions in the energy industry. He has held a series of progressively senior positions at various major business units of Duke Energy Corporation, culminating in the role of Vice-President and Treasurer. Mr. Hall also previously held the position of Vice-President, Finance, for Westcoast Energy until it was acquired by Duke Energy Corporation. Mr. Hall has a B.A. in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba.

Charlene Ripley , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Ms. Charlene Ripley was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Goldcorp effective April.1st, 2013. Prior to Goldcorp, Ms. Ripley served as SVP & General Counsel at Linn Energy in Houston where she was responsible for leading the legal, information technology, corporate governance, compliance, government affairs, insurance and risk management departments, as well as supporting several multi-million and billion dollar growth transactions. Ms. Ripley holds a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Alberta and earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a member of The Law Society of Alberta, Texas State Bar and Canadian Bar Association. Ms. Ripley is a passionate philanthropist who also serves on numerous non-profit boards. She was honored in 2012 by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce as the Breakthrough Woman for the Energy Industry and received The Association of Women Attorneys 2013 Premiere Women in Law award.

Russell Ball , , , Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Capital Projects

Mr. Ball was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Capital Projects in December 2014. He joined Goldcorp in May 2013 as Executive Vice President of Capital Management. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Ball served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Newmont Mining Corporation. Over his 19 years with Newmont, Mr. Ball worked in audit, finance, treasury and investor relations before joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. His tenure at Newmont has taken him to Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand, Ghana and the United States. Prior to Newmont, Russell was a manager in the finance and audit groups with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Durban, South Africa. Mr. Ball serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP). He is both a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.

Brent Bergeron , , , Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Mr. Bergeron was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in January 2015. Mr. Bergeron joined Goldcorp in November 2010, and has held the roles of Vice President, Corporate Affairs and from September 2012, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining the company, he served as a senior executive at several international companies and has extensive experience in the areas of government and public relations, corporate affairs, operations and communications. Mr. Bergeron is responsible for Goldcorp's external relationships with governments and other relevant stakeholders, communications and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in Economics and a Masters of Arts (Economics) degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. He also serves as a member of the Executive Steering Committee for the Responsible Gold Standard Initiative at the World Gold Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Council of the Americas, the Mining Association of Canada, the Quebec Mining Association and MinAlliance.

Paul Farrow , , , Senior Vice President, People and Safety

Mr. Farrow joined Goldcorp in 2007 as Director of Safety. Prior to Goldcorp, he worked predominantly in the management consulting arena focusing on safety, environment and sustainability as well as strategic planning and organizational design. His consulting experience has covered many industries including mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, transportation, automotive and manufacturing. Mr. Farrow routinely worked with senior executives and boards in his consulting career. Earlier in his career Mr. Farrow used his strong technical background to lead process improvement initiatives at several pharmaceutical and agrichemical companies. In 2012 Mr. Farrow took on the role of Senior Vice President People and Safety, a new position at Goldcorp with the goal of integrating our People and Safety strategies. His assignments have taken him across five continents and he has lived in England, Germany, (former) Yugoslavia, United States and now Canada. He is a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.

Charlie Ronkos , , , Senior Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Ronkos was appointed Senior Vice President, Exploration on July 8, 2010 and previously held the position of Vice President, Exploration. From 1999 until the completion of the Glamis Gold acquisition, Mr. Ronkos served in various roles, ultimately as Vice President, Exploration of Glamis Gold. He has been employed with the company since 1992, seven of those years with Rayrock Resources Inc. prior to its acquisition by Glamis Gold. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Wittenberg University and graduated from the University of Nevada with a Master of Science degree in 1981. His 33 year career includes assignments with Rio Algom, Battle Mountain Gold, Pegasus, Hecla and Cordex.

Colette Rustad , , , Senior Vice President, Controller

Ms. Rustad has over 20 years experience as a finance professional in the international mining industry. She joined Goldcorp as the Vice-President, Controller in April 2007, and on July 8, 2010, was appointed Senior Vice President, Controller. Previously, during her 12-year tenure at Placer Dome Inc., she held senior leadership positions as Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and as Director, Global Internal Audit and Treasurer, North America. During her eight years at Ernst & Young, Toronto, she specialized in both financial institutions and resources and obtained the CICA in-depth tax certification. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia; has completed the Advanced Management Program, The Wharton Business School, The University of Pennsylvania; and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

Eduardo Villacorta , , , Senior Vice President, Central & South American Operations

Mr. Villacorta was appointed Vice President, Central and South America effective December 1, 2009. Mr. Villacorta has been involved with Goldcorp’s Central American businesses at Marlin, the San Martín gold mine and Cerro Blanco for more than nine years. He went to law school at the National University of Honduras, with an emphasis on corporate law and has taken several training programs on management and negotiations. As a member of Abogados y Asesores Corporativos S.A.C., a law firm in Honduras, he worked for several mining companies in the country, one of them being Glamis which he joined in 2001 as General Manager of the San Martín gold mine. Prior to his actual position, Mr. Villacorta was the Executive Director for the region.

Chris Woodall , , , Senior Vice President Operations, Canada and US

Mr. Woodall was appointed Vice President Operations, Canada and US in January 2013. Prior to this, he held the positions of Senior Director, Mining Operational Support and Area General Manager with Barrick Gold. While at Barrick, Mr. Woodall was instrumental in increasing efficiencies at the Hemlo Operations site, and throughout his career, has been recognized for his successes extending mine life by improving mine efficiencies and for making fundamental safety and cultural changes. Mr. Woodall has over 25 years of experience in the mineral sector with a strong emphasis on underground mining. He began his career in Gold Mining in Tennent Creek, Australia in 1985. He has also held management positions with the Renison Tin Mine, Henty Gold Mine in Tasmania and the CSA Copper Mine in New South Wales, Australia. Mr. Woodall received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines in 1991 and also holds a degree in Surveying from the University of South Australia.

Tomás Iturriaga Hidalgo , , , Regional Vice President, Mexico

Tomás Iturriaga Hidalgo was appointed Regional Vice President, Mexico in June 2014. Prior to this Mr. Iturriaga held the position of Chief Operating Officer-Mexico for two years, playing a key role in the leadership team that ramped up Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito operation. Working closely with the Corporate Affairs and Legal teams, he has been instrumental in strengthening relationships with local communities and Mexican regulatory bodies. Mr. Iturriaga was Mine General Manager at Goldcorp’s Los Filos mine for five years, taking this operation from the final stages of construction to the leading gold producer in Mexico for three consecutive years. Under his leadership, the operation obtained the Mexican Mining Chamber’s Silver Helmet Safety Award for the best safety performance in the Mexican mining industry as well as winning Goldcorp’s internal award for Best Overall Safety Performance for two consecutive years. Mr. Iturriaga holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the ITESM, a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird University, and graduated from the General Management Program of Harvard University. He is a board member at the Mexican Mining Chamber and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, and Vice Chairman of the University of Guanajuato School of Mines Board of Trustees.

Anna M. Tudela , , , Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary

Anna Tudela has more than 25 years of experience working with public companies in the securities and corporate finance areas, both in the United States and Canada. In her role as the Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Goldcorp Inc., she ensures that Goldcorp is in compliance with all securities filing requirements. In her role as Corporate Secretary she ensures that the Board has the proper advice and resources for discharging its fiduciary duty under corporate law, and ensures that all records for Goldcorp and its subsidiaries are in order. Anna leads a team of corporate services coordinators, long-term incentive plan administrators and paralegals. She joined Goldcorp in 2005 and was actively involved in the subsequent acquisitions and/or mergers with Wheaton River Minerals and Goldcorp Inc. in 2005; Placer Dome Canada, May 2006; and Glamis Gold Ltd. in November, 2006 and other post acquisitions. In 2013, Anna was the recipient of the Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award.

In 2010 Anna founded Creating Choices, a program unique in the global mining industry and which recognizes the value in nurturing a culture of diversity within Goldcorp and promoting the advancement of women in particular. More than symbolic, Creating Choices is diversity in action. Women at Goldcorp represent 30% of its work force. The Creating Choices Program was designed for the very specific purpose of assisting women in advancing their careers within the organization, through education, skills training and mentorship, to enable them to assume greater responsibility for their work, their opportunities for advancement and to thereby improve their lives and those of their families and communities where Goldcorp operates. To-date over 1,000 women at Goldcorp have graduated from the Program over the past two years. They will serve as role models to other women who will follow in their footsteps, who will go on to assume ever greater positions of responsibility and leadership at Goldcorp.

Prior to joining Goldcorp, Anna worked at the law firm of Davis LLP in the Securities and Corporate Finance Department, working in mergers and acquisitions, and related general corporate and commercial transactions, working with junior companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and for senior companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Anna also worked as the Corporate Secretary of Diamond Fields Resources Inc. in 1995-1996, at the time of the Inco/Falconbridge bidding war for Voisey’s Bay nickel deposits and the subsequent plan of arrangement with Inco Ltd.
TSX: G $ 25.45 -0.63 -2.42% Volume: 1,556,204 March 4, 2015
NYSE: GG $ 20.51 -0.39 -1.87% Volume: 5,648,967 March 4, 2015
GOLD: US $ 1,201.46 -2.79 -0.23% Volume: March 4, 2015