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Management

Darren M. Pylot , , , President & CEO and Director

Darren Pylot has more than 24 years of executive management experience in the resource sector and is the founder of Capstone Mining, serving as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and former Vice Chairman.

Under his leadership since 2002, Capstone has grown from a single asset company operating the Cozamin Mine, into a leading intermediate copper producer, developer and exploration company by merging with Sherwood Copper (Minto and Kutcho), acquiring Far West Mining (Santo Domingo), developing the strategic partnership with Korea Resources Corporation and acquiring the Pinto Valley Mine from BHP Billiton Ltd.

Raman Randhawa , , , Chief Financial Officer

Raman Randhawa is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 17 years of financial and leadership experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Capstone in 2018, Raman spent 13 years at Goldcorp Inc., a Canadian based global gold producer. At Goldcorp, Raman held a series of senior management roles, including Vice President, Business Planning, Vice President, Business Performance & Reporting and Vice President, Finance, Operations. His background includes roles in Controllership, Treasury, Supply Chain in addition to leading Goldcorp’s Canadian mines from a finance perspective. He has broad management and financial experience with exposure to capital markets and corporate development. He led the development of a Global Supply Chain department and management of multi-billion dollar capital budgets. Raman started his career at the international firm of Ernst & Young.

Brad J. Mercer , , , Senior Vice President, Operations & Exploration

Brad Mercer is a Geoscientist with over 35 years of experience managing mineral exploration programs and feasibility evaluations of mineral properties focused in the Americas. Brad is responsible for Capstone’s Cozamin operations and leads the global exploration team on a portfolio of exploration properties. He has been instrumental in several key exploration discoveries at our Minto and Cozamin mines. Brad graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984 with a Bachelor of Earth Science.

Jerrold Annett , , , Vice President, Strategy and Capital Markets

Jerrold Annett joined Capstone in September 2019 as Vice President, Strategy and Capital Markets. He has 24 years of global mining and capital markets experience, with the last three years providing strategic direction and executive oversight for several junior exploration and development companies. His mining career started at Teck Resources and Falconbridge as a metallurgist and within their commercial metals sales groups, followed by 10 years in capital markets, most recently with Scotiabank where he was Head of Mining Institutional Sales. He is a professional Engineer and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining and Mineral Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.

Albert Garcia III , , , Vice President, Projects

Albert Garcia is a Professional Engineer with leadership experience in engineering, construction, mining, and executive project management in large capital-intensive projects in challenging locations. His global engineering experience includes responsibility for design and construction of large capital projects in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Mid-East. His previous experience includes consulting as the Engineering Director on Capstone's Santo Domingo project. Albert is also a retired Two Star Admiral from the United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps with active experience in foreign ports and facilities and extensive knowledge of contracting with foreign and local labor. He has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a MS in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University and a BS in Engineering Honours Scholar from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jason P. Howe , , , Vice President, Corporate Development

Jason Howe is responsible for leading Capstone's Marketing, Treasury and Business Development activities. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who has spent 15 years in the mining industry and was previously CFO of Capstone Mining. Jason has spent the last 25 years working in accounting and finance, spending ten years in public practice including four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP before joining Capstone. Jason was a co-founder of Silverstone Resources and formerly served as Silverstone's CFO before the company was acquired by Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly Silver Wheaton) in 2009. He also played a critical role in the negotiations for Capstone's acquisition of the Pinto Valley Mine in Arizona from BHP Billiton Ltd. in 2013.

Wendy A. King , , , Vice President, Legal, Risk and Governance

Wendy King is responsible for managing the legal function at Capstone, in addition to leading matters relating to corporate governance and overseeing the enterprise-wide risk management strategy. She has been practicing law for more than 23 years, as in-house counsel, and previously in private practice as an international-tax specialist. She holds a Masters in International Tax Law, a Masters of Business Administration, an ICD.D certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Wendy joined Capstone following her role as Senior Vice President Government Relations, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Central 1 Credit Union. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Legal Counsel with Weyerhaeuser Company.

Abel Gonzalez Vargas , , , General Manager, Cozamin Mine

Abel Gonzalez Vargas is a mining engineer-metallurgist with more than 27 years of experience in the mining sector. Abel joined Capstone in 2017 as General Manager at Cozamin mine. Previously he spent 25 years at Grupo México, working his way up in the Mine Operations and Planning & Engineering departments, starting as a Shift Supervisor then progressing to General Manager, a position he held for 15 years at different Mexico-based mines. Abel graduated from the School of Mining and Metallurgy, Autonomous University of Zacatecas.

Mike Wickersham , , , General Manager, Pinto Valley Mine

Mike Wickersham is a Chemical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industry. Prior to joining Capstone in October 2018, Mike held a series of roles at Rio Tinto's Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOCC) as Vice President, Future Operations; Vice President, Northern Operations; and General Manager, Integration. Prior to that, he held mine and production management positions at Rio Tinto's Boron Operations and held technical and production roles across the production chain at Kennecott Utah Copper for 12 years.