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Board of Directors

Paul R. Carmel, ICD.D , Chairman

Mr.Paul R. Carmel, ICD.D, is a professional with 30 years of experience in the mining field, having held senior management positions and board directorships with mining companies, investment banks and private equity firms. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. and a strategic advisor with G Mining Services Inc. He previously held senior management roles with Richmont Mines Inc. as President and CEO and Desjardins Capital Markets as Managing Director, Head of Mining. Mr. Carmel also previously worked with Minquest Capital Inc., The Sentient Group, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, UBS Securities, National Bank Financial and Inco Ltd. Mr. Carmel holds a mining engineering degree from McGill University.

François Laurin, FCPA, FCA, CFA, ICD.D

Mr. Laurin has held several senior management positions in Canada before joining Laurentian Bank of Canada as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as CFO of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. and BioAmber Inc and President and CEO of Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. Prior to those positions, he served as CFO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. and numerous high level positions including at Transat AT Inc. and CDP Private Capital Investments. Mr. Laurin is also involved with several publically listed companies and charitable organizations and holds a Institute of Corporate Directors designation.

Guy Chamard, Eng. , Nominee of Ressources-Québec

Mr. Guy Chamard, Eng., brings over 30 years of engineering and construction management experience to the Mason Graphite team. He has managed the design, engineering and construction of numerous mining projects around the world. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Chamard worked as a Senior Manager, Mines & Geology for WSP Canada Inc., a leading engineering and construction management services firm and has worked in the position of Director of Projects with Tetra Tech Inc., a leading provider of engineering, construction management and technical consulting services, since 2014. He has also gained additional valuable experience as prevention officer for construction sites and was also a lecturer for the Engineering Masters Program at the University of Sherbrooke.

Benoît Gascon, CPA, CA

Mr. Gascon has over 20 yrs of experience in the Graphite & Carbon industries. He was the CEO of Stratmin Graphite which operates the Lac-des-Iles deposit; one of North America's only producing graphite mines. He was responsible for negotiating the complete take-over of Stratmin Graphite by Imerys SA, a world leader in Industrial Minerals, to form Timcal Graphite & Carbon.

Gilles Gingras, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Mr. Gilles Gingras, CPA, CA, ICD.D, has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, consulting and professional services having held senior positions with Charrette Fortier Hawey and Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche, notably in the technology, manufacturing, mining and food industries. Mr. Gingras was on the Canadian Board of Directors of Deloitte from 2002 to 2010. Since 2013, he is a Director of Geomega Resources and Chairman of its audit committee. Mr. Gingras holds an accounting degree from Laval University.

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