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Duncan Middlemiss P. Eng.
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer

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Duncan Middlemiss joined the SAS team in July, 2008 as General Manager and VP Operations. Mr. Middlemiss later assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2013. Mr. Middlemiss obtained his B.Sc. in mining engineering at Queen's University in 1989 and worked for Inco Ltd. as Mine Design Engineer until 1995. In 1995 he joined Barrick Gold Corp. at the Holt-McDermott Mine and held the position of Chief Mine Engineer until 2002. He then joined Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. at their Kirkland Lake Operations, where he successively held the positions of Mine Engineering & Production Manager, and since 2007 the position of Mine Manager.

Ben Au, CA
Position: Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President Finance and Administration

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Ben Au joined the SAS team in June 2006. Prior to joining SAS, Mr. Au acted as the CFO and Corporate Secretary of China Diamond Corp. Mr. Au also held the position of Director of Internal Audit and Controller at Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, from 1993 to 2004. Mr. Au earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Concordia University in 1982, and his professional accountant designation in 1988.

Doug Cater P.Geo.
Position: Vice-President, Exploration

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Mr. Cater, joined SAS in June 2012 as Vice President of Exploration. Mr. Cater, a seasoned geologist with over 30 years of experience in the gold mining and exploration business, gained his experience working with senior Canadian based mining and exploration companies. He most recently held the position of Exploration Manager with Sabina Gold and Silver Corp., and prior to that, Dundee Precious Metals. He is currently a Council member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), representing the Southwest Ontario district. Mr. Cater is also a Director of Sierra Metals Inc., a mining and exploration company that operates in Peru and Mexico.

Geoff Ramey CHRP, SHRP
Position: Vice-President, Human Resources and Business Technology Solutions

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Geoff Ramey received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University in 1996, and a Business Administration Diploma specializing in Human Resources, from the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 1999. Mr. Ramey has worked as a Human Resources Professional across a variety of private and public companies in several different industry sectors. Notably, he spent several years at Xstrata (formerly Falconbridge) and was most recently a senior Human Resources Consultant supporting Yahoo! Canada. Mr. Ramey provides HR consultative services on a volunteer basis, and is a regular speaker at domestic and international seminars. Mr. Ramey currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Linda Weinzettl
Position: Corporate Secretary

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Linda Weinzettl is a seasoned professional Law Clerk with considerable experience in corporate, commercial, and securities law. Ms. Weinzettl spent over 20 years as Law Clerk and Executive Assistant within the mining industry, working for many large law firms on Bay Street. She most recently held the position of Corporate/Securities Law Clerk with Wildeboer Dellelce LLP.

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