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

Mr. Buncic is one of the founding partners in the formation of Ascendant Resources Inc. and its acquisition of the company’s flagship operating El Mochito mine from Nyrstar NV in 2016. Prior to cofounding 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 and Co-Founder

Mr. Hale Sanders is one of the founding partners in the formation of Ascendant Resources Inc. and its acquisition of the company’s flagship operating El Mochito mine from Nyrstar NV in 2016. 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 Charterholder.

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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. He 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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ROBERT CAMPBELL , M.SC., P. GEO , Vice President, Exploration and Director

Mr. Campbell is an exploration geologist with over 40 years experience in mining and exploration industry through Canada, United States and Latin America. He most recently served as Vice President, Exploration for Largo Resources Ltd., a company he was involved with since its inception in 2003. Mr. Campbell has also worked with a number of major mining companies, most notably Noranda and Lac Minerals, and has held other senior management positions such as Vice President of Exploration for Apogee Minerals Ltd. Mr. Campbell holds a M.Sc. in geology from the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario.

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MARIA VIRGINIA ANZOLA , General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Anzola has over 20 years of experience advising companies in the extraction industry. In her role as General Counsel, Ms. Anzola provides leadership and direction on all legal matters involving Ascendant and its operations. As Corporate Secretary, she is responsible for all matters relating to the Board of Directors, its committees, and the overall implementation of corporate governance best practices. Prior to joining Ascendant in 2017, Ms. Anzola served as Assistant General Counsel for Primero Mining Corp, and prior to that she served as Senior Counsel for Hudbay Minerals Inc. In addition, Ms. Anzola served as Consultant to the Tax Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for over two years. Prior to moving to Canada, Ms. Anzola spent 11 years in private practice in her home country of Venezuela, mostly advising international companies engaged in the oil and gas business. Ms. Anzola has been called to the BAR in Ontario and Venezuela and has an LL.M from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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JOAO BARROS , M.SC. , President, Portugal

Mr. Barros has 17 years of mining experience including green fields and near mine exploration, environmental impact studies for open pit and underground mine operations as well as mine development and operations. Mr. Barros was responsible for licensing the underground gold mine operation from exploration to development, for Minaport-Minas de Portugal, Lda, and the planning and execution of the exploration and licensing for Blackheath Resources (TXS: BHR), Borralha EML tungsten project. Mr. Barros is the President of Redcorp – Empreendimentos Mineiros, Lda., and has been with that company since 2008, responsible for managing, coordinating and executing the exploration works in the Lagoa Salgada VMS Project. Mr. Barros is also a Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association.