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Officers & Directors

Philip K.R. Pascall , , , Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pascall graduated from Sussex University in England with an honours degree in Control Engineering, and later completed an MBA at the University of Cape Town. He worked in general management positions in South Africa from 1973; and in the mining industry there from 1977 with RTZ, and E.L. Bateman, and from 1981, in Australia. He was the Project Manager of the Argyle Diamond Project and then Executive Chairman and part-owner of Nedpac Engineering between 1982 and 1990. During this time, Mr. Pascall was involved in a wide variety of mineral projects in Australia, New Zealand, S.E. Asia, Chile, the United States, and Zimbabwe. After selling his share of Nedpac in 1990, Mr. Pascall was a consultant in the mining industry, including a period with Rio Tinto’s Hamersley Iron, and with various projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia. He is a co-founder and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1996.

Clive Newall , , , President and Director

Mr. Newall graduated from the Royal School of Mines, University of London, England in 1971 with an honours degree in Mining Geology, and was awarded an MBA from the Scottish Business School at Strathclyde University. He has worked in mining and exploration throughout his career, having held senior management positions with Amax Exploration Inc. and the Robertson Group plc. Mr. Newall is a co-founder and has been President and Director of the Company since its start-up in 1996. He is also a non-executive Director of Gemfields Plc and Baker Steel Resource Trust Limited.

Martin R. Rowley , , , Executive Director Business Development and Director

Mr. Rowley graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975. After starting his career as an accountant working in both Australia and England, he worked as executive assistant to the Board of Directors of a large Australian public company from 1980 to 1984. He then established his own resource consulting and investment company and was involved as a shareholder, Director and Chairman of a number of Australian public resource companies before co-founding First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in 1996. Mr. Rowley served as First Quantum’s CFO and as a Director until January 2007, when he assumed the role of Executive Director, Business Development. He is also non-executive Chairman and a Director of Forsys Metals Corp., a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company in the uranium sector and a non-executive Director of Galaxy Resources Limited, an Australia Stock Exchange-listed company.

Peter St. George , , , Lead Independent Director

Mr. St. George worked in the investment banking industry for over 30 years holding senior positions in the United Kingdom and Australia. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive/Co-Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Australia and its predecessor, Natwest Markets Australia, from January 1995 to mid-2001. Up to 1994, he was the Managing Director Corporate Finance Natwest Markets, having previously been a Director of Hill Samuel & Co. Limited, both London-headquartered merchant and investment banks. He is currently a non-executive Director of Dexus Property Group, an ASX-listed Australian property group specializing in office, industrial and retail properties. He has also served on a number of other public and private company Boards in Australia. Mr. St. George qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Andrew Adams , , , Independent Director

Mr. Adams obtained his degree in Social Science from Southampton University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom in 1981. He worked for the Anglo American group of companies for 12 years up to 1999, his final position being Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AngloGold North America based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Adams worked for Aber Diamond Corporation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2003. Currently, he serves as an independent non-executive Director of Torex Gold Resources and TMAC Resources Inc.

Paul Brunner , , , Independent Director

Mr. Brunner served as President and CEO of Boart Longyear Company (USA), a leading provider of drilling services, tools and equipment for the natural resource industry, the construction and quarrying industries and industrial markets worldwide, from 2004 to 2008. During his 21-year career with Boart Longyear, Mr. Brunner held several senior positions including Managing Director – Boart Longyear Limited (South Africa); Regional Director – Boart Longyear Limitada (Chile/Peru); and, President – Boart Canada Ltd. Prior to Boart Longyear, he spent most of his career working at mining operations in Northern Canada. Mr. Brunner holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and is a mining engineering graduate from the Colorado School of Mines. He also attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a focus on mining.

Robert Harding , , , Independent Director

Mr. Harding is a well-known and respected executive in the Canadian business community. He graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1980 and received his Chartered Accountant designation the following year. Mr. Harding began his career at a major accounting firm before joining Hees International (now Brookfield) where he served in progressively senior roles including Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately, Chief Executive Officer in 1992. He currently serves on the Board of Brookfield Asset Management (Chairman from 1997–2010).

Martin Schady , , , Independent Director

Mr. Schady is a senior mining executive with considerable Finance and Business Development experience. He is currently a Partner in Magris Resources, a Canada-based private equity company. In the past 25 years of his career, which spanned the most challenging commodities market, Mr. Schady worked at some of the world’s leading metals and mining companies including Noranda Inc., Falconbridge Limited, Xstrata, BHP Billiton and Barrick Gold Corporation. During this time, Martin was a key strategic player in several major acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Schady is a Chartered Accountant with Bachelor of Commerce and Business Science degrees from the University of Cape Town.

Christopher Lemon , , , General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Lemon was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1994 after graduating from the University of Victoria Law School. He also holds a Bachelors degree with honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Mr. Lemon practiced law with two major Vancouver law firms with a focus on natural resource and environmental law, litigation and administrative law. He represented First Nations in the development of Canada's first two diamond mines in the Northwest Territories. In 2000 he was appointed Associate Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Weldwood of Canada Limited, a major Canadian forest products company. In early 2005 he joined International Forest Products Limited and was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lemon joined First Quantum in August, 2007.

Hannes Meyer , , , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Meyer is a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a B Comm (Hons) graduate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and has 16 years of broad finance and management experience in the gold and base metals industries. Most recently, he was Financial Director with Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. Prior to Harmony Gold, Mr. Meyer was an Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer with Teal Exploration and Mining Inc. He joined First Quantum in March 2012.

Juliet Wall , , , General Manager, Finance

Ms. Wall is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience and a BSc Economics graduate from the University of Cardiff. She joined First Quantum in January 2012 after a seven-year tenure with Anglo American Plc where she was Group Financial Controller.