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Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (OR.TO)

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sean Roosen

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Sandeep Singh

2019 President

Frederic Ruel

2020 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

Luc Lessard

Senior Vice President - Technical Services

Andre Le Bel

2015 Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Benoit Brunet

2020 Vice President, Business Strategy

Joseph de la Plante

33 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Iain Farmer

2020 Vice President, Corporate Development

Vincent Metcalfe

2016 Vice President - Investor Relations

Francois Vezina

2018 Vice President - Technical Services

Joanne Ferstman

2014 Lead Independent Director

John Baird

50 2020 Independent Director

Francoise Bertrand

70 2014 Independent Director

John Burzynski

55 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Curfman

67 2016 Independent Director

William John

2020 Independent Director

Pierre Labbe

2015 Independent Director

Charles Page

2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sean Roosen

Mr. Sean E. O. Roosen serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Mr. Sean Roosen is Chair of the Osisko Board and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko since June 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Roosen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Corporation. He led the transition of Osisko Mining Corporation from a junior exploration company to a leading intermediate gold producer. He was responsible for leading the strategic development of Osisko Mining Corporation and was instrumental in securing the necessary financing to fund the development of the $1 billion Canadian Malartic mine. Mr. Roosen is an active participant in the resource sector and in the formation of new companies to explore for mineral deposits both in Canada and internationally. During 2017, Mr. Roosen received an award from Mines and Money Americas for best Chief Executive Officer in North America and was in addition named in the “Top 20 Most Influential Individuals in Global Mining”. In prior years, he has been recognized by several organizations for his entrepreneurial successes and his leadership in innovative sustainability practices. Mr. Roosen is a Supervisory Board member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG, a European based resource venture capital fund and a director of EurAsia Resource Value SE and is a member of the board of directors of Condor Petroleum Inc. Mr. Roosen also serves on the board of directors of: Barkerville (Chair), Osisko Mining (Chair) and Victoria Gold Corp. as a representative of Osisko. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines.

Sandeep Singh

Mr. Sandeep Singh has been appointed as President of the Company effective 12/31/2019. Mr. Singh joins Osisko from Maxit, where he was the co-founder and Managing Partner since its formation in 2013. In his 15 years working as an investment banker, he has advised numerous mining companies and management teams on growth and financing strategies, leading the teams executing the initiatives. As co-founder of Maxit, he was instrumental in building and managing a team of professionals and managing an independent and entrepreneurial and highly successful investment business. Mr. Roosen continued: "I have known and worked closely with Sandeep over the past 15 years and have great respect for his abilities. We have significant initiatives in progress and I am excited about Sandeep's analytical skills, disciplined approach, understanding of complex financing structures, ability to build and foster relationships and general business acumen. I look forward to working with him on our strategic planning, vision and growth, bringing Osisko Gold Royalties to the next level for our shareholders."

Frederic Ruel

Mr. Frederic Ruel CPA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of the Company effective 2/20/2020. Mr. Ruel was appointed as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Osisko on November 9, 2016. Frédéric Ruel has over 15 years of experience in financial reporting and has been involved in the mining industry for over 10 years. Prior to joining Osisko, he held the position of Director, Corporate Reporting for Canadian Malartic GP, Osisko Mining Corporation and Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines. Mr. Ruel was Vice President, Corporate Controller of Falco from November 2016 to July 2017 and Chief Financial Officer of NioGold Mining Corporation from March 2015 to March 2016. Mr. Ruel began his career as an auditor in a premier Canadian accounting firm where he worked for seven (7) years. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds a Master in Accounting from Sherbrooke University.

Luc Lessard

Mr. Luc Lessard serves as a Senior Vice President - Technical Services of Company. Mr. Luc Lessard is a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience designing, building and operating mines. He is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Falco. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Malartic GP (owned jointly by Agnico and Yamana), and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Osisko Mining Corporation where he was responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the Canadian Malartic gold mine. During his career, Mr. Lessard has worked on many open pit and underground mine builds and prior to Osisko, Mr. Lessard was Vice President of Engineering and Construction for IAMGOLD Corporation and General Manager, Projects for Cambior Inc. From July 2014 to May 2016, he served on the boards of directors of Alio Gold Inc. (July 2014 to May 2016) and Highland (November 2015 to February 2019). Mr. Lessard was Chief Operating Officer of Barkerville until October 2018 and currently serves on the board of directors of Osisko Metals Incorporated and Nighthawk Gold Corp. Mr. Lessard holds a B.Sc. Mining Engineering from Université Laval and he is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Andre Le Bel

Mr. Andre Le Bel serves as Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Mr. Bel has been appointed Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Osisko on February 17, 2015. From November 2007 to June 2014, Mr. Le Bel was Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Osisko Mining Corporation. Mr. Le Bel was Vice President Legal affairs with IAMGOLD Corporation from November 2006 to October 2007 and before November 2006, Mr. Le Bel was Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Cambior Inc. Mr. Le Bel was a director of RedQuest Capital Corp. until June 2017 and currently serves on the board of directors of Komet Resources Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Le Bel was Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of NioGold from March 20, 2015 to March 11, 2016 and Corporate Secretary of Falco from November 24, 2015 to November 22, 2016. Since that date, he is Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Falco. Mr. Le Bel was also a director and a member of the audit committee of Threegold Resources Inc. from May 2011 to June 2013. Mr. Le Bel obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science . from Université Laval and a Bachelor of Law from Sherbrooke University. He is a member of the Québec Bar and has recently obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Benoit Brunet

Mr. Benoit Brunet CPA has been appointed as Vice President, Business Strategy of the Company effective 2/20/2020. He joins Osisko from the Québec Private Equity group of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (the "Caisse"), one of the largest North American institutional investor where he helped deploy $700 million in the mining sector across the province of Québec. He was recently overseeing investments totaling approximately $1.5 billion and known for having structured innovative financial instruments for some of the largest mining projects in the region. Mr. Brunet has worked closely with Osisko's management team for the last several years and has a deep knowledge of Osisko's portfolio of assets. Prior to joining the Caisse, Mr. Brunet worked at PricewaterhouseCoppers LLP for the assurance group in Montréal. Mr. Brunet holds a CPA designation, an undergraduate and graduate degree in public accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Joseph de la Plante

Mr. Joseph De la Plante serves as Vice President - Corporate Development of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Mr. de la Plante has been Vice President, Corporate Development of Osisko since June 2014. Prior to this, Mr. de la Plante held the position of Senior Advisor, Investment and Corporate Development of Osisko Mining Corporation since November 2010, where he played a key role in the company’s investor relations and corporate development efforts, including certain aspects of the company’s long-term financial planning. Before joining Osisko in 2010, he was an Analyst in BMO Capital Markets’ Global Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group in Toronto, where he worked in an advisory role on merger and acquisition mandates as well as equity and debt offerings for various producing and development stage gold companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Aquila Resources Inc. and the Québec Mineral Exploration Association. Mr. de la Plante holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

Iain Farmer

Mr. Iain Farmer has been appointed as Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company effective 2/20/2020. has been involved in the mining industry for 9 years having most recently served as Director of Evaluations for Osisko where his responsibilities included financial and technical evaluation of investments as well as origination and execution of transactions. Prior to joining Osisko, Iain worked in equity research covering the mining sector. Iain holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from McGill University as well as an MBA from Concordia University's Goodman School of Investment Management, he has been a CFA Charterholder since 2016.

Vincent Metcalfe

Mr. Vincent Metcalfe serves as Vice President - Investor Relations of the Company. Mr. Vincent Metcalfe has been appointed as Vice President, Investor Relations of Osisko on November 9, 2016. Mr. Metcalfe is also the Chief Financial Officer of Falco. Prior to that, he was acting as Director of Evaluations with Osisko since February 2015. Mr. Metcalfe is a graduate of HEC Montreal. Prior to joining Osisko, he spent nine (9) years assisting mining companies in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto before moving to Desjardins Capital Markets, where he was most recently a Director in the Montreal office.

Francois Vezina

Mr. Francois Vezina is Vice President - Technical Services of the company. Mr. François Vézina is a Mining Engineer with over 18 years of experience in mining and has extensive experience in open pit and underground operations in Canada, Mexico and Finland. Mr. Vézina was Technical Service Manager for Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and was responsible for overseeing the completion of the feasibility studies of LaRonde II, Pinos Altos and Kittilä. Mr. Vézina participated in the construction and commissioning of Pinos Altos as Mine Development Manager and Kittilä as Mine Operations Manager before joining Osisko Mining Corporation and participating as Mine Manager in the construction of the Canadian Malartic mine. He served for over 5 years as Mine Operations Manager at the Canadian Malartic mine. In October 2018, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Barkerville. Mr. Vézina is a specialist in mine operation optimization and is recognized for innovative mining techniques and optimization of feasibility studies. Mr. Vézina holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He is a registered Engineer (Eng.) in Quebec and (P.Eng.) in Ontario.

Joanne Ferstman

Ms. Joanne S. Ferstman, CPA, CA, serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ferstman is a corporate director, who has been serving on a number of public company boards. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Ferstman was a Director of Osisko Mining Corporation. Ms. Ferstman was until June 2012 the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses that include investment banking, institutional sales and trading and private client financial advisory. She has also held several leadership positions within Dundee Corporation and DundeeWealth Inc. over the last 18 years, primarily as Chief Financial Officer, where she was responsible for strategic development, financial and regulatory reporting and risk management. Ms. Ferstman currently serves as Chair of the board of Dream Unlimited Corp, including serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, member of the Organization & Design Committee and member of the Leaders & Mentors Committee. She also serves as a director of Cogeco Communications Inc., including serving as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee. In August 2018 she was appointed to the board of the directors of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. and currently serves as a member of its Audit Committee and serves as a member of the Governance Committee. She was formerly a director of Aimia Inc. (June 2008 to June 2017), Excellon Resources Inc. (April 2013 to February 2015) and Dream Office REIT (June 2003 to May 2018). Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

John Baird

The Hon. John R. Baird serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Baird was a Member of Parliament for three terms, serving with distinction in a number of senior cabinet portfolios. He served as Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister for four years. Prior to his service in Ottawa, he was Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario for ten years, where he served in senior cabinet portfolios including as Minister of Energy and Minister of Community and Social Services. He is a director of Canadian Pacific, Canadian Forest Products, FWD Group, PineBridge Investments and is an advisor to Hatch, Barrick Gold, Bennett Jones LLP and the Eurasia Group.

Francoise Bertrand

Ms. Francoise Bertrand serves as Independent Director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Ms. Françoise Bertrand was appointed to the Board of Directors of Osisko in November 2014. In 2017, she was appointed as lead of Via Rail Canada’s board of directors and as Chair of the board of directors of Proaction International. She currently serves as an Officer of the Order of Canada, Ms. Bertrand was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). She sits on numerous boards of directors of profit and non-profit organizations, including Valeurs mobilières Desjardins and Concordia University. Ms. Bertrand was also a former Chair of Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Ms. Bertrand was recently nominated to receive the ICD Fellowship Award at the ICD National Conference to be held in June 2019. Ms. Bertrand holds a Bachelor of Arts - Major in Sociology from Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University. She is a graduate from the Directors Education Program sponsored by the Institute of Directors of Canada and the Rotman School of Management - McGill. She is also a Chevalier of l’Ordre national du Québec.

John Burzynski

Mr. John F. Burzynski serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. John Burzynski has been a Director of Osisko since June 2014. He was also Senior Vice President, New Business Development of Osisko from June 2014 to August 2016. He is Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining since August 2015. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Burzynski was the Vice President, Business Development of Osisko Mining Corporation. Mr. Burzynski has over 25 years of experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects. From 2011 to 2016, he served on the board of directors of Condor Petroleum Inc. and served on the board of Strongbow Exploration Inc. from September 2015 to October 2018. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., Osisko Metals Incorporated and Major Drilling Group International Inc. Mr. Burzynski is also a founding member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG, a European based resource venture capital fund. Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science degree in exploration and mineral economics from Queen’s University.

Christopher Curfman

Mr. Christopher C. Curfman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Curfman was elected to the Board of Directors of Osisko in May 2016. Mr. Curfman is a retired senior executive of Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s largest mobile equipment suppliers to the mining industry. During his 21-year career with Caterpillar, Mr. Curfman has held several progressive positions in Asia, Australia and USA, including Senior Vice President of Caterpillar and President of Caterpillar Global Mining from 2011 to his retirement at the end of 2015. Mr. Curfman also held senior positions with Deere & Company prior to joining Caterpillar. He has extensive international experience and a customer focused legacy at Caterpillar. His global leadership was key to Caterpillar’s success in the mining industry. He also served as a board member at various organisations, including the Canadian Institute of Mining, the National Mining Association, the World Coal Association and several universities. Mr. Curfman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northwestern University and has completed certificate programs in accounting and finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1991, a three-year executive program from Louisiana State University in 1997 and the executive program of Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2002. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Mining Engineering from the University Missouri-Rolla in 2013.

William John

Mr. William Murray John serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. John currently serves as a director of O3 Mining Inc. and has been a director of Osisko Mining Inc. from August 2015 to June 2018. Prior to his retirement in December 2015, Mr. John was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Resources Limited, a private resource-focused investment company, and Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager with Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc. Mr. John was also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Corona Gold Corporation and Ryan Gold Corporation up to 2015. He has been involved with the resource investment industry since 1992 and has worked as an investment banker, buy-side mining analyst, sell-side mining analyst, and portfolio manager. Mr. John graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1980. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto in 1992. Sean Roosen commented: "We are pleased to welcome Murray to the Board of Directors and we look forward to benefiting from his extensive experience in the global resource sector."

Pierre Labbe

Mr. Pierre Labbe, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Mr. Pierre Labbé is Chief Financial Officer of IMV Inc. and was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Leddartech Inc. from April 2015 to March 2017. He has more than 25 years of progressive financial leadership roles in various industries. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Québec Port Authority (October 2013 to April 2015), and has experience in the resource sector, having served as Chief Financial Officer of Plexmar Resources (May 2007 to November 2012), Sequoia Minerals (December 2003 to June 2004), and Mazarin Inc. (December 2002 to December 2003). Mr. Labbé, in his role as senior financial officer, has participated in the development of strategic plans and in mergers and acquisitions (over $1 billion in transactions). Mr. Labbé holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a license in accounting from Université Laval, Québec City. He is a member of Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Charles Page

Mr. Charles E. Page serves as Independent Director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Mr. Charles E. Page is a Professional Geologist and has more than 40 years of experience in the mineral industry. During his career, Mr. Page has held progressive leadership roles in developing strategies to explore, finance and develop mineral properties in Canada and internationally. Mr. Page worked at Queenston Mining Inc. in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1990 to its sale to Osisko Mining Corporation in 2012. Mr. Page also serves on the board of directors of Unigold Inc. and is Chair of the board of directors of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Mr. Page holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Science from Brock University and a Master of Science degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Geologist registered in the province of Ontario and Saskatchewan and is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.