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Pretium Resources Inc (PVG.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard O'Brien

66 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jacques Perron

58 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Yip

58 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Patrick Godin

2020 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Michelle Romero

2018 Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

John Hayes

2019 Senior Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations

Vladimir Cvijetinovic

2018 Vice President - Legal, Corporate Secretary

Kenneth McNaughton

2011 Vice President, Chief Exploration Officer

Greg Norton

2019 Vice President - Environment and Regulatory Affairs

George Paspalas

57 2015 Lead Independent Director

Robin Bienenstock

52 2018 Independent Director

Peter Birkey

50 2014 Independent Director

Jeane Hull

65 2019 Independent Director

David Smith

61 2017 Independent Director

Faheem Tejani

46 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard O'Brien

Mr. Richard T. O'Brien serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. O’Brien brings more than 30 years of operational and financial experience in the natural resources, energy and power sectors. Mr. O’Brien has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boart Longyear Ltd. from 2013 to 2016. Prior thereto, Mr. O’Brien was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Mining Corp. (now Newmont Corporation, “Newmont”) from 2007 to 2013. Mr. O’Brien has also served as a Chief Financial Officer at Newmont, prior to which his executive roles included Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. energy services company AGL Resources (now Southern Company Gas), and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at PacifiCorp, a western U.S. utilities company. Mr. O’Brien currently serves on the boards of Xcel Energy Inc., Vulcan Materials Company and Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian Mining Company. Mr. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.

Jacques Perron

Mr. Jacques Perron serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Perron's career of more than 35 years in the global mining industry has included extensive technical and operational experience. Most recently Mr. Perron was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. until it was acquired by Centerra Gold Inc in 2016. He joined Thompson Creek as Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and took on the additional role of President in 2014. Among his previous senior executive positions in mining, he was President and CEO of St. Andrew Goldfields (2007-2013), Senior Vice President of Iamgold (2006-2007) and Senior Vice President Canada of Cambior Inc. (2004-2006). Mr. Perron has been a director of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation since 2007. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Thomas Yip

Mr. Thomas S. Q. Yip serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Pretium Resources Inc. Mr. Yip is no longer Non-Independent Director of the company with effect from May 7, 2015. Mr. Yip has over 25 years of financial management experience in the mining industry for exploration and development companies and producers. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer for International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. At his prior position as CFO of Silver Standard Resources Inc. he was a key member of the leadership team which transitioned the company from exploration and development to production. He began his mining career at Echo Bay Mines Ltd. before the company merged with Kinross Gold Corporation. Mr. Yip is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta.

Patrick Godin

Mr. Patrick Godin has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of the Company effective 8/1/2020. Mr. Godin brings more than 25 years of mining industry experience to the Pretivm team. Most recently, Mr. Godin was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, from January 2019 until June 2020. He joined Stornoway Diamond in May 2010 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was directly responsible for the construction and the operations of the Renard Diamond Mine, Québec's first diamond mine. Prior to joining Stornoway Diamond, Mr. Godin acted as Vice President, Project Development for GMining Services Inc. (2008-2010), Vice-President of Operations for Canadian Royalties Inc. (2007-2008), and President and General Manager of CBJ-CAIMAN S.A.S. (2004-2007), a French subsidiary of Cambior Inc. (now IAMGOLD Corporation), holder of the Camp Caïman gold mining project located in French Guiana. Mr. Godin holds a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from Université Laval in Québec.

Michelle Romero

Ms. Michelle A. Romero serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Sustainability of the Company. She was Vice President, Corporate of the Company from May 2015 to December 2017. Vice President, Corporate Relations of the Company from August 2013 to May 2015. Director, Corporate Relations of the Company from February 2011 to August 2013.

John Hayes

Mr. John Hayes serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Investor Relations of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Osisko Mining Inc. from June 2016 to March 2018. President and Founder of Terrastrat Consulting Inc. (10) from October 2014 to present. Corporate Director and Advisory Board Member.

Vladimir Cvijetinovic

Mr. Vladimir Cvijetinovic serves as Vice President - Legal, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He Associate, Dumoulin Black LLP from April 2018 until June 2018. Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP from June 2012 until March 2018.

Kenneth McNaughton

Mr. Kenneth C. McNaughton serves as Vice President, Chief Exploration Officer of the Company. Mr. McNaughton was most recently Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc. He had been responsible for developing all exploration programs since 1991, and played a role in the growth of Silver Standard. Mr. McNaughton holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Master of Applied Science degree in geological engineering from the University of Windsor and is a registered professional engineer. He has been Vice President, Chief Exploration Officer of the Company from January 2011 to present. President and Chief Executive Office of Camino Minerals Corp. from January 2015 to present.

Greg Norton

Mr. Greg Norton serves as Vice President - Environment and Regulatory Affairs of the Company. He is Partner, ERM Consultants Canada Ltd. from September 2012 to September 2019.

George Paspalas

Mr. George N. Paspalas serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paspalas is the Chair of our Sustainability and Technical Committee. Mr. Paspalas also acted as our Lead Director throughout 2019 and as the Chair of our Compensation Committee until February 14, 2019. Mr. Paspalas has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Silver Corp.(“MAG Silver”) since 2013. Prior to joining MAG Silver, Mr. Paspalas was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurizon Mines Ltd. from August 2011 to June 2013. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Paspalas was the Chief Operating Officer of Silver Standard Resources Inc. (now SSR Mining Inc.). Mr. Paspalas is currently a director of MAG Silver. Mr. Paspalas earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1984.

Robin Bienenstock

Ms. Robin Anne Bienenstock serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bienenstock is a founder and investment partner of RBMP Capital LLP, founded in London, United Kingdom in 2017. Prior thereto, Ms. Bienenstock was a partner at Marlin Sams Fund LP from 2014 until 2016. She was a senior research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, Research Division from 2007 until 2014. Ms. Bienenstock is currently a non-executive director, and a member of the Audit Committee of Sunrise Communications Group AG, a Swiss telecommunications provider. Previously, she served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Tele Columbus AG, a German cable provider, and a director and chair of the committee responsible for audit, risks and contingencies of Oi S.A. (“Oi”), a large telecommunications company in Brazil and South America. Ms. Bienenstock obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Peter Birkey

Mr. Peter Birkey serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Birkey is an Investment Executive who has over 20 years of experience investing in the financial markets and advising both public and private companies. Mr. Birkey was an Executive Vice President for Liberty Mutual Asset Management responsible for all Strategy, Public Markets, Risk Management, Real Estate and Special Situations from June 2004 to October 2013. Prior to 2004, he was a Senior Vice President for AmerUs Capital Management (now Aviva USA) responsible for their Investment Department and a Portfolio Manager for AEGON USA. Mr. Birkey is a graduate with highest honors from the University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance and Marketing. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Coe College in Economics and Business Administration and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jeane Hull

Ms. Jeane L. Hull serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hull has over 35 years of operational leadership and engineering experience. Ms. Hull served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Peabody Energy Corporation (“Peabody”) from 2011 to 2015. Ms. Hull also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto plc (“Rio Tinto”) at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine and numerous management engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and affiliates. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, she held positions with Mobil Mining and Minerals, and has additional engineering, environmental and regulatory affairs experience in the public and private sector. Currently Ms. Hull serves on the Boards of Epiroc AB (Sweden) and Interfor Corporation. A Registered Professional Engineer, Ms. Hull holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is a member of the University of Wyoming School Of Energy Resources Council. She serves on the University Advisory Board for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and formerly served on the Industry Advisory Board for Missouri University of Science and Technology Mining Department and the Washington University Olin Business School Women’s Leadership Forum Steering Committee.

David Smith

Mr. David Stewart Smith CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finning International Inc. (“Finning”) from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and a Vice President of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he spent 16 years with Placer Dome Inc. in various senior positions and four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Smith currently serves as a director of Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay”), a Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and New York Stock Exchange-listed base metals mining company, and has previously served on other public mining company boards of directors, specifically Nevsun Resources Ltd. (“Nevsun”, acquired by Zijin Mining Group Company Limited) and Dominion Diamond Corporation (“DDC”, acquired by The Washington Companies). Mr. Smith has experience chairing Audit Committees of both Nevsun and DDC. In addition, Mr. Smith has experience as a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committees of Hudbay and DDC. Mr. Smith is also a member of the Board of Governors of Collingwood School. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant (California) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors course, Directors Education Program (ICD.D).

Faheem Tejani

Mr. Faheem Tejani CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tejani is currently the President of the Mortgage Company of Canada since March 2018, a privatelyowned investment company that primarily invests in single family residential mortgages in the Greater Toronto Area, currently with assets under management of approximately $300 million. Prior to joining Mortgage Company of Canada, Mr. Tejani spent 17 years at BMO Capital Markets, most recently as Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets. During his time at BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Tejani primarily focused on the Metals and Mining industry. Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Tejani worked for one of the largest global accounting firms. Mr. Tejani is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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