Robert A. Quartermain has extensive experience in geology, exploration and development. Over his 35-year career in the mining industry, Mr. Quartermain has established a solid track record in building shareholder value in the field of precious metals exploration and development. Mr. Quartermain was the president of Silver Standard Resource Inc. for 25 years. Over this period, Silver Standard grew from a small exploration company, with exploration properties and a market capitalization of $2 million, to a company with a producing mine, five advanced exploration and development properties, a pipeline of early stage exploration properties and a market capitalization of $1.9 billion. Mr. Quartermain was the President of Silver Standard through the period of its increased exploration focus on the Snowfield Project and the Brucejack Project and has an intimate working knowledge of these properties. Mr. Quartermain has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from Queen's University and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in May 2009.