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Management Team

Benoît Gascon , CPA, CA , CEO

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.

Luc Veilleux , CPA, CA , Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Luc Veilleux CPA, CA has over 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries including eight years at Timcal in the roles of Chief Financial Officer (based in Switzerland), COO and Vice-President of Finance (North America), and Controller for the Lac-des-Iles graphite mine. In these roles Mr. Veilleux was responsible for implementing a new production organizational structure at the mine site and improving its productivity. He also negotiated the renewal of the mine worker’s collective labour agreement and reorganized and improved the North American “Customer Service & Logistics” function.

Jean L’Heureux , Eng., M.Eng. , Executive Vice President of Process Development

Mr. Jean L’Heureux is a professional metallurgical engineer and member of the “OIQ” (“Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec”) who has been involved in the mining and processing of graphite for over 20 years with the Imerys Group in Quebec and in France. From 2000 to early 2013 he was the Product Manager, Refractory and Metallurgy for Timcal.

Simon Marcotte , B.A.A., CFA , Vice President Corporate Development

Mr Marcotte has over 20 years of capital market experience. He was a partner of Cormark Securities for 4 years in institutional equity sales and was formerly a member of their Board of Directors. Prior to that, Mr. Marcotte was a Director for CIBC World Markets in Montreal for 8 years. He holds a B.A.A. from Sherbrooke University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a former officer of Belo Sun Mining and Alderon Iron Ore and currently acts as an independent Director for Arena Minerals.

Andre Gagnon , P. Eng., M. Eng. , Project Director

A McGill University graduate, M. Gagnon has nearly 30 years of experience in project management in the heavy industrial sector, including mining and energy. His role is to manage and coordinate the engineering, construction and commissioning.

Robert Allard , Senior Director, Procurement and Logistics

A Concordia University graduate, M. Allard has more than 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Management in the mining, manufacturing, industrial and aerospace sectors. His role involves managing all contracting, equipment sourcing and material management at all sites.

Geneviève Pichet , M.Sc., P.Eng. , Director, Technical Studies and Special Projects

Ms. Pichet formerly worked at Hatch, where she held several positions since 1996, including, Associate, Process Department Director and Process Engineer. Her experience includes project management, in-plant annual CAPEX management, process engineering in specialty minerals, process simulation and process optimization. Ms. Pichet is a Laval University graduate.

Jacqueline Leroux , Eng. , Director of Sustainable Development

Jacqueline Leroux has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry and has excellent knowledge Quebec's environmental regulations. Mrs. Leroux is the former Environmental Manager for Goldcorp's Éléonore Project in Northern Quebec (James Bay Territory), where she was in charge of permits related to exploration and construction. She was also a former Environment Coordinator at the Troilus mine and a Metallurgist at Meston Resources. In addition to her position with Mason Graphite, she is currently Regional Vice President of Environment for BlackRock Metals. Mrs. Leroux obtained her Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from Université Laval in Quebec City.

Geneviève Gauthier , P. Eng. , Director, Metallurgy and Processes

Mrs. Gauthier has more than 10 years of experience as a mineral processing engineer for iron, gold and graphite ores, most recently with Soutex where she was instrumental in developing with Mason Graphite’s team the concentration process of the Lac Guéret Project and she significantly contributed to the Feasibility Study and pre-execution work. In her position within Mason Graphite, she is responsible for the integration of the process during execution and she is also involved with the laboratory, commissioning and training of the employees. Mrs. Gauthier obtained her Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from Laval University.

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