Above, from left to right: James Mallory, Tamara Brown, Damien Marantelli, Joseph F. Conway, Kevin Jennings (former Chief Financial Officer), H. Maura Lendon, and Louis Toner.  Not pictured: Ryan Snyder, Chief Financial Officer.

Joseph F. Conway , , , Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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Joseph F. Conway is currently Vice Chairman and was previously President and C.E.O. of Primero from June 2010 through January 2016. Mr. Conway has nearly 30 years of mining and financial industry experience. He was previously 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.

Damien Marantelli , , , Chief Operating Officer

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Damien Marantelli was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2016. Mr. Marantelli, an experienced mining engineer, brings over 35 years of international experience in the mining industry where he has successfully managed development, construction and operations across a variety of commodities. Previously, Mr. Marantelli held the roles of General Manager of the Sentinel copper mine in development by First Quantum Minerals, Managing Director of First Quantum’s (previously Inmet’s) Las Cruces copper mine, and the Managing Director of the Çayeli underground copper and zinc mine. Prior to his experiences with First Quantum/Inmet, Mr. Marantelli was the General Manager of BHP Billiton’s (previously WMC Resources) Mount Keith operations and General Manager with Leinster Underground. Mr. Marantelli received a Diploma of Engineering (Mining) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) from Excel Consulting Australia. He is a long standing member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers.

Ryan Snyder , , , Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Snyder was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. Mr. Snyder was previously Primero's Director of Finance and Treasurer and has an extensive background in financial management, reporting, treasury, and strategy development. Prior to working for Primero, he held progressively senior roles at Inmet Mining Corporation (now First Quantum Minerals Ltd.) and Enirgi Group Corporation, after starting his career at KPMG LLP. Ryan is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Tamara Brown , , , Vice President, Corporate Development

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Tamara Brown was appointed Vice President of Corporate Development of the Company on October 16, 2015, and previously served as Vice President of Investor Relations from June 1, 2010. From April 2009 to April 2010, Ms. Brown was Director of Investor Relations for IAMGOLD Corporation, a leading intermediate gold producer with international operations. Ms. Brown was responsible for all aspects of Investor Relations including being a member of the disclosure committee. Previously she was an Investor Relations consultant for several junior exploration companies, Partner of a boutique investment banking firm and a professional engineer in the mining industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Curtin University in Australia and has completed the Chartered Business Valuator course at York University.

H. Maura Lendon , , , Chief General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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H. Maura Lendon was appointed Vice President, Chief General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in March 2012. Ms. Lendon brings over 20 years of experience both in-house and in private practice in the areas of international business including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and advocacy. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for HudBay Minerals Inc., and prior to that was Chief Counsel Canada, Chief Privacy Officer – Canada for global telecommunications company AT&T.; Ms. Lendon holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Ontario. Ms. Lendon has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1990.

James Mallory , , , Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

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Mr. Mallory was appointed Vice President Corporate Responsibility of the Company on March 1, 2014. From April 2011 to July 2013, Mr. Mallory was Vice-President, Operations & Social Responsibility at South American Silver, during which time he was responsible for social responsibility programs in Bolivia and Chile. From May 2009 to March 2011 he was Vice President Sustainability for Silver Standard Resources overseeing environmental and community relations initiatives for projects in Mexico, Argentina and Peru. Previously from June 2006 to January 2009 Mr. Mallory was General Manager with Nova Gold Resources responsible for relations with the BC First Nations (2006-2007) and later as General Manager of Operations in Nome Alaska. Mr. Mallory started his career with Placer Dome and has more than 35 years of mining industry experience including 13 years of international service in Chile.

Louis Toner , , , Vice President, Project Development and Construction

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Mr. Toner was appointed Vice President, Project Development and Construction of the Company on July 29, 2013. He brings over 30 years of engineering and construction management experience ranging from small and medium sized brownfield projects to large-scale greenfield projects. Previously, Mr. Toner worked with BBA Inc., Lafarge Canada Inc., and SNC-Lavalin International Inc. Mr. Toner holds a B.Eng. Civil Engineering from McGill and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.

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