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MARK BRENNAN , CEO, Executive Chairman and Founder

Mr. Brennan is a founding partner of Ascendant Resources Inc. and has over 30 years of financing and operating experience in North America and Europe. Mr. Brennan most recently served as President and CEO of Sierra Metals Inc. where he overhauled the corporate structure and led a campaign to rehabilitate the Yaricocha mine, a zinc-lead-silver-copper mine in Peru, and oversaw the growth of the resource base and production at its Cusi and Bolivar mines in Mexico. Prior to Sierra, Mr. Brennan served as President and CEO at Largo Resources Ltd. where he facilitated the acquisition of its flagship Maracas Vanadium Project in 2006 and advanced the project through a maiden resource, definitive feasibility, completion of $300 million of financing and first production. Prior to Largo. Mr. Brennan was a founder or founding member of several resource companies, including Desert Sun Mining, Linear Capital, Brasoil Corporation, James Bay Resources, Morumbi Oil and Gas, and Admiral Bay Resources. Mr. Brennan began his professional career as an investment banker in London, England.

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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. Prior to this Mr. Hale-Sanders’ had a career that spanned over 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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JOAO BARROS , M.SC. , President

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.

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JASON BROOKS , CPA , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Brooks is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 18 years of experience in finance and accounting at international mining companies. Prior to joining Ascendant, he was Vice President, Finance of Caldas Gold until it was acquired by Aris Gold. Prior to his time at Caldas, Mr. Brooks served in progressively senior roles at several international mining companies including Golden Star Resources, New Gold and Barrick Gold.

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SERGIO GELCICH , PHD. , Vice President, Exploration

Dr. Sergio Gelcich is an exploration geologist with over 20 years experience in geological sciences with emphasis in the mining and exploration industries through Canada, United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. He most recently served as Director Exploration for Hudbay Minerals where he led the corporate geology/exploration team, contributing with green to brown field exploration and also with the geological understanding of Hudbay’s operations. Prior, Sergio was the Regional (Americas) Exploration Manager for GlobeStar Mining. Sergio’s field experience includes almost every country in the Americas, encompassing precious and base metals, and a broad range of geological environments. Sergio has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Science in Geology from the Universidad de Chile, and a PhD in Geology from the University of Toronto.

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CARL CALANDRA , LL.B., MBA , General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Calandra is a legal executive with more than 15 years of advisory, deal-making and public company experience. Prior to joining Ascendant, Mr. Calandra was Vice President and General Counsel of Dundee Corporation, a Canadian investment company focused on mining, and was an associate at a top-tier Canadian national law firm. Carl holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School. Carl has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2006. .