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Armando Plastino
President & CEO
Armando Plastino recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Essar Global's Canadian subsidiary, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, after a career spanning nearly 39 years. Mr. Plastino was Chief Executive Officer of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. from April 2009 until his retirement in April 2011. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer (from April 2008 until April 2009) and Vice President Operations (from March 2001 until April 2008). Mr. Plastino is also the Chair of the Board of Governors of Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie. He is a 1972 electrical engineering technology graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

Pierre Gagne
Chairman
Mr. Gagne is an owner of a Heavy Civil Construction Company located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Mr. Gagne has over twenty years experience in mineral exploration and has successfully completed many projects for major and junior mining and exploration companies. Mr. Gagne also serves on the board of MetalCORP Limited.

Sam Garofalo, H.B. Comm., CA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Finance
Mr. Garofalo has over 25 years of accounting experience as a professional accountant having obtained both the CA, Chartered Accountant and CMA Certified Management Accountant designation. Mr. Garofalo joined Rockex Limited in August 2007. Mr. Garofalo is a Professor of Accounting at Confederation College in Thunder Bay and has worked as an auditor with Ernst Young, Chartered Accountants. Prior to this Mr.Garofalo was CFO for an automotive multi dealer-ship group and CFO for a land development company.

Tammy Lehtinen
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Ms. Lehtinen has over a decade of relations and corporate experience and has practiced in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Ms. Lehtinen is also the President of TL Strategic Solutions Inc, a natural resource consulting firm with expertise in stakeholder relations & facilitation, project management, regulatory coordination & facilitation, mineral & land tenure management, and agreement negotiations & implementation. Previously, Ms. Lehtinen was the Manager of Corporate Affairs, Lands and Permitting for Premier Gold Mines (TSX: PG), and led the successful negotiations of multiple community agreements, in addition to securing critical regulatory approvals to carry out Advanced Exploration. Ms. Lehtinen studied International Business at Confederation College, in Thunder Bay, Ontario and has extensive training in Aboriginal law & policy.

 
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