Forage Orbit Garant

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Éric Alexandre
President and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007. Prior to Orbit Garant Drilling, from 2004 to 2007, he was a partner and General Manager of Orbit Drilling. Mr. Alexandre has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, with a particular expertise in financial and administrative management. From 1998 to 2003, he was a Commercial Account Director for the National Bank of Canada. As a student, he spent his summers working as a diamond driller. Mr. Alexandre holds a Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, an ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors title, and an undergraduate Honours Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec.” .

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Pierre Alexandre
Vice President, Corporate Development

Pierre Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007, and under his leadership the Company has grown to become one of the most prominent Canadian operators in diamond drilling. He was previously the founder, President and CEO of Orbit Drilling (1986). Mr. Alexandre has more than 36 years of experience in the diamond drilling industry with expertise in operational planning and business relationship development. From 1974 to 1983, he worked as a surface driller for various drilling companies.

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Sylvain Laroche
Division Manager

Sylvain Laroche joined Orbit Garant Drilling in 2006. Prior to being appointed as Division Manager, he held the positions of Administrative Manager and then of Division Manager. From 1998 to 2006, he was Director of Human Resources and Director of Transportation Operations for Groupe Boisvert, a major company specializing in the transportation of forest products. He has more than 20 years’ experience in administration, human resources management, accounting, operations management, procurement, business development and IT Implementation.

Sylvain earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université du Québec. His methodical approach and ability to manage personnel are great assets for the Company, enabling him to bring contract negotiations and the Company’s expansion efforts in Canada and around the world to a successful conclusion.

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Daniel Maheu
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Maheu joined Orbit Garant in January 2010 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in May 2021. He is responsible for overseeing the financial strategy, planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, as well as tax and treasury functions of the Company. Daniel made his debut at Orbit Garant as a corporate controller and from 1998 to 2010 he held various management positions in transport companies, including that of Controller and Chief financial officer. Mr. Maheu holds a bachelor's degree in administration from HEC Montréal and has the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Jean-Yves Laliberté 12
Director, chairman of the Board of Directors

Jean-Yves Laliberté was elected a director in 2008 and chairs the Audit Committee. He has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, particularly in the mining sector.

Mr. Laliberté served as Chief Financial Officer at Cartier Resources Inc., a Québec-based public exploration company, from June 2007 to May 2015, and has been its Chairman of the Board since May 2015. He was Chief Financial Officer at Abitex Resources Inc., a Québec-based public mineral exploration company, from May 2008 to April 2011. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Scorpio Mining Company from April 2006 to April 2007. Prior to that, he served as Controller at Richmont Mines Inc., from 1989 to 1994, and as Vice-President, Finance, at Richmont Mines Inc. and Louvem Mines Inc. from 1994 to 2006. Prior to 1989, he was with KPMG LLP.

Mr. Laliberté received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec in Abitibi Témiscamingue in 1985. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA, CA) and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).

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Éric Alexandre
Director

Eric Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007. Prior to Orbit Garant Drilling, from 2004 to 2007, he was a partner and General Manager of Orbit Drilling. Mr. Alexandre has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, with a particular expertise in financial and administrative management. From 1998 to 2003, he was a Commercial Account Director for the National Bank of Canada. As a student, he spent his summers working as a diamond driller. Mr. Alexandre holds a Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, an ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors title, and an undergraduate Honours Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec.”

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Pierre Alexandre
Director, Vice-Chairman

Pierre Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007, and under his leadership the Company has grown to become one of the most prominent Canadian operators in diamond drilling. He was previously the founder, President and CEO of Orbit Drilling (1986). Mr. Alexandre has more than 36 years of experience in the diamond drilling industry with expertise in operational planning and business relationship development. From 1974 to 1983, he worked as a surface driller for various drilling companies.

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Pierre Rougeau 1 2 *
Director

Pierre Rougeau has more than 30 years of experience in finance and business administration and is currently working as a private business consultant. From 2012 to 2014, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Richmont Mines Inc. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Sales at AbitibiBowater Inc. from 2007 to 2011, and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Abitibi Consolidated Inc. from 2001 to 2007. From 1981 to 2001, Mr. Rougeau worked in investment banking at Geoffrion Leclerc Inc., Scotia Capital and UBS Warburg, providing corporations with services related to capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and business valuations. He also previously served as a director at La Senza Inc. and SFK Pulp.

Mr. Rougeau holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science (Finance) from Sherbrooke University.

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Nicole Veilleux1*2
Director

Nicole Veilleux is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in finance, including extensive experience in the Quebec mining sector. She worked at Richmont Mines Inc. for approximately 20 years, during which she held positions of increasing responsibility. She was Vice President, Finance when Richmont was acquired by Alamos Gold Inc. in 2017. During her time at Richmont, she participated in public financings, acquisitions of properties and companies, restructurings, and other major transactions. Prior to joining Richmont, Ms. Veilleux served as an Auditor at KPMG LLP and as a Financial Analyst at Norbord Industries Inc. and le Fonds régional de solidarité de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Ms. Veilleux is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at Abcourt Mines Inc., a junior mining company active in Quebec. She was previously a member of the audit and finance committee of the Quebec Mining Association and a director at La Société minière Louvem inc., a public company.

¹ Member of Audit Committee
² Member of Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee
* Denotes Committee Chair