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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 34 years of experience managing mineral exploration programs and feasibility evaluations of mineral properties focused in the Americas. Brad leads Capstone's exploration team, credited with discovering nine copper-gold deposits in six years at our Minto Mine, Yukon, Canada. The exploration team, under Brad's leadership, is continuing their success at the Cozamin Mine, in Mexico with the discovery and expansion of the Mala Noche Footwall Zone and further extensions of the mine life from the initial three years in 2006 to six years at the end of 2015 following nine years of mining. Brad is also overseeing ongoing work on a portfolio of exploration properties.

Brad's work has taken him from Greenland to Patagonia and he has enjoyed success leading teams who have made discoveries in areas previously considered to be well explored. In addition to successes at our Minto and Cozamin mines, Brad led the team that is credited with the discovery of the Moly Brook molybdenum deposit and the Unknown Brook gold deposit, located in Newfoundland, Canada.

Brad graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984 with a Bachelor of Earth Science.

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 14 years in the mining industry and was previously CFO of Capstone Mining. Jason has spent the last 24 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.

Paul Jones , , , Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations

Paul Jones is responsible for business development and investor relations activities at Capstone. Prior to joining Capstone in 2014, Paul spent 12 years in investment banking where he assisted international mining clients in evaluating and executing various strategic initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, asset divestitures, takeover defenses, as well as equity and debt financings. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

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 22 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.