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Argonaut Gold Inc (AR.TO)

AR.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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23 Nov 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Kofman

2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Dougherty

2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Ponczoch

2013 Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Daniel Symons

2016 Vice President - Investor Relations

Brian Arkell

2018 Vice President - Exploration

W.Robert Rose

2013 Vice President - Technical Services

Ian Atkinson

70 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Lattanzi

2009 Independent Director

Peter Mordaunt

2011 Independent Director

Dale Peniuk

60 2009 Independent Director

Audra Walsh

47 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Kofman

Mr. James E. Kofman serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Kofman joined Argonaut’s Board of Directors in January 2010 and was appointed the role of Chairman of the Board of Argonaut in December 2015. Mr. Kofman is Vice-Chairman of Cormark Securities Inc. Mr. Kofman served as Chairman and Interim CEO of Zenn Motor Company from March 2011 until May 2014. He was previously President of JEK Capital Advice, an independent financial advisory firm. From 1996 to November 2009 he was the Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of UBS Securities Canada Inc. Prior to investment banking he was a partner at the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt focusing on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kofman is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics of markets, economy, financing and merger and acquisition activity, and has been involved in many of Canada's largest transactions. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Peter Dougherty

Mr. Peter C. Dougherty serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dougherty is President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of Argonaut Gold Inc. and formerly served in various finance roles with Meridian Gold Inc. and predecessors from 1990 to 2007, including Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Dougherty holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

David Ponczoch

Mr. David A. Ponczoch serves as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Ponczoch served as CFO at Twin Metals Minnesota. He has served as the Regional Finance Director for Yamana Gold and Controller of the El Penon gold mine in Chile. Mr. Ponczoch graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and from Michigan State University with a master’s degree in business administration.

Daniel Symons

Mr. Daniel A. Symons serves as Vice President - Investor Relations of the Company. Mr. Symons previously held the position of Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations with Romarco Minerals Inc. In this role, Mr. Symons was a key member of the Romarco management team. Prior to Romarco, Mr. Symons was an Account Manager with Renmark Financial Communications, a leading North American IR firm. Mr. Symons has over a decade of experience in planning and directing all aspects of investor relations’ policies, objectives and initiatives. Mr. Symons holds an Honours B.A. from Concordia University in Montreal and is an active member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

Brian Arkell

Mr. Brian Arkell serves as Vice President - Exploration of the Company. Mr. Arkell has over 30 years of worldwide experience in exploration, resource development and mine operations. Mr. Arkell previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Caza Gold Corp. from 2014 to 2017. Prior to his role leading Caza Gold, he served as Senior Vice President of Exploration and Corporate Development for Rio Novo Gold Inc. from 2011 through 2013. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior positions at Newmont Mining Co., including Director of Geology Canada & Hope Bay, Director of Geology and Exploration, South America, Geology Manager at the Waihi Gold Project in New Zealand and Manager of Mine Geology for the Yanacocha Mine in Peru. He has also served as Chief Geologist at the Batu Hijau and Mesel Mines in Indonesisa, as well as holding various positions in Nevada and the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Arkell studied geology and engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (M.S.) and at the University of Maryland (B.S.). He is a Registered Member of SME, Fellow of AusIMM, and Fellow of SEG. He is a Qualified Person (QP) under Canadian NI 43-101 Standards, as well as a Competent Person under Australian JORC Code.

W.Robert Rose

Mr. W.Robert Rose serves as Vice President - Technical Services of the Company. He served as the Chief Operating Officer for Andina Minerals Inc. from January 2012 until the sale of Andina in early 2013. Mr. Rose previously worked as a Project Manager for Kappes, Cassiday & Associates for over 24 years managing feasibility studies, engineering and construction of numerous projects throughout the world. With KCA, Mr. Rose was responsible for managing the design and construction of the Ocampo and Pinos Altos projects in northern Mexico. Mr. Rose graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S in Mining Engineering.

Ian Atkinson

Mr. Ian Atkinson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Atkinson is a Professional Geologist, and currently serves as Director of Kinross Gold Corporation, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc. and Wolfden Resources Corporation. Mr. Atkinson was previously Director, President and CEO of Centerra Gold Inc. He has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive background in exploration, project development, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his tenure at Centerra Gold Inc., Mr. Atkinson held various senior leadership positions with Hecla Mining Company, Battle Mountain Gold Inc., Hemlo Gold Mines Inc. and Noranda Inc. Mr. Atkinson has contributed to the discovery of several major mineral deposits and been involved in a number of large global mining projects in his career. Mr. Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from King’s College, University of London and a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the Royal School of Mines, University of London, United Kingdom.

Christopher Lattanzi

Mr. Christopher R. Lattanzi serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lattanzi is a Professional Mining Engineer with more than 60 years of experience in the mineral industry, initially in the planning and supervision of mining operations, and since 1969 as a consultant. He was president of Micon International Limited, an independent mineral consulting firm, from its founding in 1988 until 2005. He was a director of Meridian Gold Inc. from 1999 to 2007 and from 2004 to 2006 he served as Chairman of that company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Teranga Gold Corporation which produces gold from mines in West Africa and Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd., a Canadian junior exploration company. Mr. Lattanzi has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Melbourne, Australia. He continues to maintain an active consulting practice.

Peter Mordaunt

Mr. Peter Mordaunt serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P Geo.) in the Province of Ontario with over 30 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration. Mr. Mordaunt retired from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of Corner Bay Silver Inc. which he also founded, managed and later merged with Pan American Silver Inc. Mr. Mordaunt's business and technical skills have focused predominantly on advanced project development related to gold, silver and copper leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, plus mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the Professional Certification as ICD.D. Mr. Mordaunt is currently a director of Ethos Gold Corp, Remo Resources Inc. and advisor to a number of gold exploration companies. He was also a director of Pediment Gold Inc. prior to merging with the Corporation in 2011.Mr. Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P Geo.) in the Province of Ontario with over 30 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration. Mr. Mordaunt retired from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of Corner Bay Silver Inc. which he also founded, managed and later merged with Pan American Silver Inc. Mr. Mordaunt's business and technical skills have focused predominantly on advanced project development related to gold, silver and copper leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, plus mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the P

Dale Peniuk

Mr. Dale C. Peniuk CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant ("CPA, CA") and corporate director. Mr. Peniuk obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1982 and his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia ("ICABC") (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”)) in 1986. Mr. Peniuk spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP ("KPMG"), Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, including being an assurance partner from 1996 to 2006 and was the leader of KPMG's British Columbia mining practice. Mr. Peniuk also served on the ICABC's (now CPABC’s) Public Company Forum from 2000 to 2019 including serving as the Chairman of that forum for much of his term. He also currently serves on the board and as the audit committee chairman of Lundin Mining Corporation, Capstone Mining Corp. and Miramont Resources Corp.

Audra Walsh

Ms. Audra B. Walsh serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Walsh is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of technical, operating, management and board experience in the mining industry. She is CEO of Minas de Aguas Tenidas S.A.U. (MATSA), a privately held company owned by Trafigura and Mubadala, located in the Huelva Province, Spain. Ms. Walsh became a member of the Board of Directors for Calibre Mining Corp. in October 2019. She formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of Orvana Minerals Corp., and was Chair of their Technical, Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability Committee. She also formerly held the position of President and CEO of Sierra Metals Inc., Minera S.A. and A2Z Mining Inc. She has held senior positions with Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. Ms. Walsh is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Mine Engineering) from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America. She is a registered member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Kofman

258,000

Peter Dougherty

1,379,610

David Ponczoch

791,662

Daniel Symons

508,379

Brian Arkell

452,935

W.Robert Rose

660,530

Ian Atkinson

135,000

Christopher Lattanzi

140,000

Peter Mordaunt

138,000

Dale Peniuk

143,000

Audra Walsh

135,000
As Of  31 Dec 2019