Company

Management

Justin Reid, M.Sc., MBA

Chief Executive Officer; Director

Mr. Reid is a geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Mr. Reid started his career as a geologist with Saskatchewan Geological Survey and Cominco Global Exploration after which he became a partner and senior mining analyst at Sprott/Cormark Securities in Toronto. He was then named Executive General Manager at Paladin Energy, where he was responsible for leading all merger and acquisition, corporate and market related activities. He is the former Managing Director Global Mining Sales at National Bank Financial, where he directed the firm’s sales and trading in the mining sector. Most recently, he acted as President and Director of Sulliden Gold Corporation, until its acquisition by Rio Alto Mining in 2014. Mr. Reid has been a managing Director at Aguia Resources Ltd. since 2015. He holds a B.Sc from the University of Regina, a M.Sc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Paul Pint, CPA, CA

President

Mr. Pint is a capital markets professional with over 25 years of experience. Mr. Pint began his capital markets career on the Institutional Equity team at CIBC World Markets, where he held various senior positions and was instrumental in building and developing their Private Placements and Small Cap Equity group. Over his career, he has held a number of senior positions at various financial institutions and boutique investment banks in Canada. Mr. Pint has been involved in over 500 financings for companies in North America and globally. Mr. Pint has been acting as Executive Chairman of Aguia Resources since January 2016 and is the former President of Sulliden Mining Capital. Mr. Pint is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

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Denis C. Arsenault, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice-President, Quebec

Mr. Denis Arsenault is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 35 years of experience. He has held a variety of senior financial positions in a range of sectors, including mining and resources, communications, truck trailer manufacturing and life sciences. Mr. Arsenault was the former CFO of Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. and Central Sun Mining Inc.. Mr. Arsenault currently serves as a director of Murchison Minerals Ltd. and Belo Sun Mining Corp.. He formerly served on the board of directors of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Rockcliff Resources Inc., Stonegate Agricom Ltd., MBAC Fertilizer Corp. and Alliance Grain Traders Inc.. Mr. Arsenault began his career with KPMG in 1981, before co-founding Wasserman Arsenault, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Arsenault holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

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Blake Hylands, P.Geo.

Senior Vice-President Exploration

Mr. Hylands has spent a majority of his career working in gold, base metals and iron ore exploration in Canada and internationally. He has held technical positions for several junior mining companies, where he developed grassroots mapping and sampling programs, managed large scale drill programs, and helped transition projects from early exploration to resource definition stage. Mr. Hylands holds a B.Sc in Geology from Western University in London, Ontario.

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Ian Pritchard

Senior Vice-President Technical Services

Mr. Pritchard is has over 30 years of experience in project and operations management in the mining industry both in North America as well as internationally, including, in particular, Brazil. Mr. Pritchard’s mining experience includes the management of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, engineering, procurement and construction management projects. He has held senior executive positions at various organizations worldwide including SNC-Lavalin and De Beers Canada.

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Daniel Bergeron, M.Sc.

Vice-President, Quebec Operations

Mr. Bergeron, M.Sc., has been actively involved in northern Quebec for over 20 years where he worked closely with major mining companies focused on building positive partnerships with First Nation communities, including the development of an economic training program for First Nations across the province of Quebec. He has held senior roles as head of community affairs for various mining companies, including Goldcorp, actively working with Comex, Cofex and the Cree Grand Council to facilitate the Impact Benefit Negotiations. Mr. Bergeron formerly sat on the Board of Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government (Greibj) key organizations involved with territory management and economic development in Northern Quebec. He is a former director of the Board of the Natural Resources Commission of Nord-du-Quebec as Territory Commissioner (2014-2018) and of Administration regional Baie James (ARBJ) (2012 to 2017), and currently serves as director for the Fond regional de solidarité FTQ (Investment board, 2016-present).

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Bertrand Brassard, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Senior Project Geologist

Mr. Brassard is a senior geologist with over 35 years of experience in the exploration sector from grass roots to advanced projects. He formerly served as CEO, President and Director of ILedor Exploration Corp., President of Diamond Discoveries International Corp., Vice-president of Nevado Resources Corp., Chief Geologist for Labrador Iron Mines, Senior Exploration Geologist of Canadian Royalties Inc. and Exploration Manager for Niogold Corp. Mr. Brassard has also served as a consultant for various companies and prospectors. He formerly taught and continues to teach prospecting courses. Mr. Brassard holds a B.Sc. degree in geology and a M.Sc. degree in Economic Geology from the l'Universite du Quebec a Montreal. 

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Jacqueline Leroux

Director of Environment

Mrs. Leroux has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry and is the former Envi­ronmental Manager for Goldcorp's Éléonore Project in Northern Quebec, where she was in charge of permits related to exploration and construction. She formerly was Environment Coordinator at the Troilus Project and a Metallurgist at Meston Resources. In addition to her position with Mason Graphite, she is currently Regional Vice President of Environment for BlackRock Metals.

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