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CHRIS BUNCIC , MBA, CFA, P.ENG , President, CEO, and Director

Mr. Buncic played an instrumental role in the founding of Ascendant Resources Inc. and its acquisition of the company’s flagship operating El Mochito mine from Nyrstar NV in 2016. Prior to founding Ascendant, Mr. Buncic served in senior management roles at several Canadian corporations in the technology and resources sectors. His depth of experience also includes six years in Institutional Equity Research at leading Canadian independent full service brokerage firms Cormark Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation. Mr. Buncic is a CFA Charterholder, has a MBA from Schulich School of Business and B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto. Mr. Buncic is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the CFA Society.

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CLIFF HALE-SANDERS , MBA, CFA , Executive Vice President

Mr. Hale-Sanders’ career has spanned approximately 20 years in the capital markets industry working as a leading Base Metals and Bulk Commodities research analyst in Canada working at RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities, CIBC World Markets and Cormark Securities. During this period, Mr Hale-Sanders visited and reviewed numerous mining operations and corporate entities around the world. Mr Hale-Sanders holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Chemistry, an MBA from McMaster University and is a CFA Charter holder.

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ROHAN HAZELTON , CPA, CA , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hazelton is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of international finance experience including 15 years in the mining sector. Has was formerly Vice President, Strategy at Goldcorp Inc. where he held a variety of roles including Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Mexican Operations and Corporate Controller. He holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University.

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NEIL RINGDAHL , Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Ringdahl is a senior mining executive with over 23 years of international mining, development, and executive management experience. Mr. Ringdahl has a strong technical background in a career that has been primarily focussed on underground and open pit mining in Latin America and Africa. Previously, Mr. Ringdahl held the roles of Chief Operating Officer at Orvana Minerals Corp. and Chief Executive Officer at Apogee Silver. At Apogee, he significantly de-risked the rehabilitation project at the Pulacayo mine in Bolivia while fostering proactive community relations improvements and agreements. Prior to this, Mr. Ringdahl has held various senior positions with Korea Zinc, Volcan Companía Minera, Anglo Platinum, and AngloGold. Mr. Ringdahl holds a bachelor's degree with Honors in mining engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.