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Board of Directors

Wade Nesmith , , , Chairman

Wade Nesmith is the founder of Primero. He was the Company's CEO and Co-Chair until June 2010 when he assumed the role of Executive Chairman of Primero, a position he held until March 2012. Mr. Nesmith obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 1977. He was the Superintendent of Brokers for the Province of British Columbia (1989 – 1992), and subsequently a senior partner, specializing in securities law with Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP) (1993 - 1998). Mr. Nesmith was a founding director of Westport Innovations and from 1998 to 2003 he worked for the company, helping to lead their public markets activities and retiring as President, Westport Europe. He is a founding and current director of Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE/TSX). Mr. Nesmith has previously been a director of, among others, Geovic Mining, Selwyn Resources, Polymer Group, Inc., Broadpoint Securities and Oxford Automotive.

Joseph F. Conway , , , Chief Executive Officer and Director

Joseph F. Conway was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 2010. Mr. Conway has nearly 30 years of mining and financial industry experience. He was most recently President & CEO of IAMGOLD Corporation, having grown it from a $50 million joint venture company to a $6 billion leading intermediate gold producer. Mr. Conway has a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981), and an MBA from Dalhousie University (1987). He was a mine and exploration geologist from 1981 to 1985. After completing his MBA in 1987, he joined Walwyn Stodgell Cochran and Murray as a stock analyst from 1987 to 1989. From 1989 to 1995, he was a Vice President and Director with Nesbitt Burns, a Canadian investment dealer. From September 1995 to January 2003, Mr. Conway was President, CEO and Director of Repadre Capital Corporation. Mr. Conway is a member of the Board of Directors of Orezone Gold Corporation.

David R. Demers2, 3 , , , Director

David R. Demers has been a director of the Company since October 29, 2008. A founder of Westport Innovations Inc., he has been Chief Executive Officer and a director since the company was formed in 1995. Previously, Mr. Demers worked for IBM Canada before founding and serving as President of a closely held consulting company specializing in software marketing, finance and business transformation for early stage technology companies. Mr. Demers earned a Bachelor of Physics degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Demers is also a member of the board of directors of Cummins Westport Inc., a private company in which Westport has a 50% investment and Juniper Engines Inc., a private company in which Westport has a 49% investment.

Grant Edey3, 4 , , , Director

Grant Edey was appointed director in June 2010. He was Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD Corporation from January 2003 until August 2007. From 1996 until 2002, Mr. Edey was the Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Repadre Capital Corporation. Before joining Repadre Capital Corporation, Mr. Edey held senior positions with Strathcona Mineral Services Limited, TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Eldorado Nuclear Limited, Rio Algon Limited and INCO Limited. Mr. Edey has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) degree from Queen’s University.

Eduardo Luna1 , , , Director

Eduardo Luna has been a director of the Company since 2008 and was previously President and Chief Operating Officer until June 2010. Mr. Luna was Chairman of Silver Wheaton from October 2004 to April 2009 and Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 to April 2006; Executive Vice President of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. from June 2002 to April 2005; Executive Vice President of San Dimas from March 2005 to September 2007 and President of Luismin, S.A. de C.V. from 1991 to 2007. Mr. Luna held various executive positions with Minera Autlan for seven years and with Industrias Penoles for five years. He holds a degree in Advanced Management from Harvard University, an MBA from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Universidad de Guanajuato. Mr. Luna was twice President of the Mexican Mining Chamber and a former President of the Silver Institute. He is a director of several Canadian public companies and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Mines at the University of Guanajuato and of the Mineral Resources Council in Mexico.

Brad Marchant1, 4 , , , Director

Brad Marchant was appointed director in June 2013. He is co-founder of Triton Mining Corporation and successfully took the Limon mine in Nicaragua from exploration through to production and expansion. Mr. Marchant has over 30 years of experience in the mining and environmental industry both in management and as a director. He has worked with numerous mining and technology companies including Coastech Research Inc., Triton Mining Corporation, Placer Dome Ltd., Equity Silver Mines Ltd., Industrious Nature Technologies Inc. and Wabush Mines. He also founded a new water treatment company, BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., which is focused on finding water treatment solutions for mining companies experiencing metallurgical and environmental challenges. Mr. Marchant has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of New Brunswick and a M.A.Sc. in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Robert A. Quartermain2, 3 , , , Director

Robert Quartermain was appointed director in June 2010. Currently Dr. Quartermain is Chairman & CEO of Pretium Resources Inc. He served as President of Silver Standard Resources Inc. from January 1985 until January 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer from January 2004 until January 2010. He worked for the Geological Survey of Canada and in private industry on mapping and exploration programs from 1976 until 1982. He also worked for Teck Corp. before becoming President of Silver Standard Resources Inc. Dr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen’s University. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.

Michael Riley2, 4 , , , Director

Michael Riley was appointed director in April 2010. He retired as a senior auditor partner from Ernst & Young LLP in September 2006 after more than 25 years with the firm. He became a partner in the firm’s Montreal office in 1985, where he worked with clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and resource industries. He relocated to the firm’s Vancouver office in 1995, where his responsibilities included serving as the lead audit engagement partner for the office’s largest Canadian and US listed public company clients in mining, transportation and banking. During that time, he also lead the office’s M&A due diligence practice for 2 years. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Riley's professional background also included working for Bell Canada (now BCE), and his early years as an articling student and Chartered Accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (now KPMG LLP). He has previously been a director for several organizations, including the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CanAlaska Uranium Ltd., Seacliff Construction Corp., the Vancouver Symphony Society, The Heart & Stroke Foundation of British Columbia & Yukon, the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. Mr. Riley has been a Chartered Accountant (recently changed to Chartered Professional Accountant) since 1978 and is a member of both CPA Bodies in British Columbia and Quebec. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University in 1975 majoring in operations research and quantitative methods. He also holds a graduate diploma in public accounting from McGill University attained in 1977.

Board Committees:
1. Corporate Responsibility  2. Human Resources  3. Governance and Nominating  4. Audit