Centerra Gold, Inc.

Centerra Gold, Inc.

Sector: Gold Ores Region: Canada

: | Toronto Stock Exchange: CG | OTC Markets: CAGDF | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GOU

Centerra is a Canadian-based gold mining and exploration company engaged in the operation, exploration, development and acquisition of gold properties in Asia, the former Soviet Union and other emerging markets worldwide. Our objective is to build shareholder value and to establish annual gold production of 1.5 million ounces by maximizing the potential of our current properties and leveraging our financial strength and experience to acquire new long-life, low-cost projects.

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Ian Atkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ian Atkinson has over 30 years of experience in worldwide natural resource management. Ian joined Centerra Gold in 2006 as Vice President, Exploration, and in 2011 he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Exploration. Prior to joining Centerra, Ian was Vice President Exploration & Strategy for Hecla Mining Company where he was responsible for directing exploration activities and managing the technical services and environmental groups. Prior to his time with Hecla Mining Company, Ian was Senior Vice President Operations & Exploration with Battle Mountain Gold in Houston and was Senior Vice President with Hemlo Gold Mines in Toronto. Mr. Atkinson joined the Noranda Group in 1979 and was involved in base and precious metal exploration in positions of increasing responsibility from offices across Canada. Before that Ian worked as a geologist and geophysicist for Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd., Yvanex Developments Limited, McIntyre Mines Ltd. and Resource Associates of Alaska. Ian graduated in 1971 from King’s College, University of London with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and from the Royal School of Mines, University of London with a Masters Degree in Geophysics in 1973. Ian has contributed directly to the discovery of several major mineral deposits including the Holloway Mine in Ontario and the Phoenix deposits at the Battle Mountain Complex in Nevada.
Jeffrey S. Parr, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff has over 20 years experience in the mining and service provider industries. From 1997 to 2006 he worked for Hatch Acres Inc. (formerly Acres Inc.), most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Shared Services. From 1988 to 1997 Jeff held progressively senior financial positions at WMC International ultimately serving as the company's Executive Vice President. A subsidiary of WMC, WMC International was responsible for mining and exploration activities in the Americas. From 1985 to 1988 Jeff worked for NBS Limited as Corporate Controller. He joined Ernst and Whinney Chartered Accountants (currently KPMG) in 1982 where he worked as an Advanced Senior Auditor. Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and received his Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario in 1979. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Financial Executives International (FEI Canada) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Jeff also served as Director and Vice Chair of the Oakville Economic Development Alliance (OEDA) and was a member of its Executive Committee. He has also been a member of the Board of the Mining Association of Canada.
Gordon D. Reid, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Gordon has over 30 years of mining industry experience with International and North American mining companies. In January 2013, Gordon was promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all of Centerra’s operations. Gordon joined Centerra in 2004 as Manager of Business Development and has held various positions including Vice-President Business Development, President, Kumtor Operating Company, and Corporate Vice President Operations. His experience includes project development, engineering, and consulting, as well as increasingly senior management roles in operations and business development. Prior to joining Centerra, Gordon worked for BHP Billiton PLC (Nicolet Minerals Company), Placer Dome Inc., Noranda Inc., TVX Gold Inc., and Kilborn Engineering Pacific Ltd.
Gordon has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba, (1994) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1981). He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin, USA, and in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Frank H. Herbert, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Frank has been the General Counsel of Centerra Gold Inc. since 2004. He is responsible for management of the company's legal issues, including those relating to Centerra's principal operating mines in Mongolia and the Kyrgyz Republic and exploration joint ventures in Russia and Turkey. Prior to joining Centerra he was in private practice as a partner with a major Canadian law firm, where he provided advice to clients on a variety of corporate, securities and commercial matters, especially in the natural resources sector. Frank also practiced with a leading firm in London, U.K., where he focused on international natural resource transactions and joint ventures. Frank received his LLB from Queen's University (1986) and his BA (History and English) from the University of Toronto (1983).
Ronald Burk, Vice President, Exploration
Ron Burk has over 25 years of experience in international mineral exploration with a focus on gold and silver. Ron joined Centerra Gold in March 2014 as Vice President, Exploration. Prior to joining Centerra, Ron was the Vice President of Exploration at Silver Standard Resources Inc., and in this capacity oversaw the design and execution of the company’s exploration programs being conducted throughout Latin America. He also supervised geological and resource estimation studies that were completed as part of technical reporting on the company’s Pirquitas silver-zinc mine in Argentina and the Pitarrilla silver-lead-zinc development project located in Durango, Mexico. Prior to being promoted to Vice President at Silver Standard Resources, Ron held the position of Chief Geologist for eight years (2004-2012), contributing to the discovery of the Pitarrilla deposit as well as the growth and value enhancement of the Snowfield-Brucejack property in northern British Columbia which was acquired by Pretium Resources Ltd. in 2010. From 1996 to 2004 Ron was a Senior Geologist at Teck Cominco Ltd., now Teck Resources Ltd. In this position he evaluated gold mining opportunities on a global basis, making field examinations of exploration and mining projects in nine countries on three continents. When Ron joined Teck in 1989 he worked as a Project Geologist out of North Bay, Ontario, where he generated and participated in a number of gold exploration projects in the Precambrian terranes of Ontario and Quebec.

Ron is a Geological Engineer, having graduated in 1983 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Geological Engineering degree. He then earned his Masters of Engineering Science degree from Queen’s University in 1987. In 1995 he earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. Ron is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Society of Economic Geologists. He has co-authored published research papers on the La Pitarrilla polymetallic deposit in Mexico and on the Hemlo gold deposit in Ontario.
Anthony J. Meade, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Tony Meade has over 35 years of international experience in Human Resources management, strategic processes, compensation, pension benefits, expatriate and labour relations. Tony joined Centerra Gold in 2005 as Vice President, Human Resources, Kumtor Operating Company, Kyrgyzstan. Prior to joining Centerra, Tony was the International Benefits Manager of Gold Fields, South Africa, from 2004 to 2005. From 1999 to 2004, he held various positions at Kahama Mining (Barrick Gold), Tanzania, where he most recently was the Vice President, Human Resources, Tony directed development of HR policies, procedures and processes, lead Employee Training and Development, Community Relations and Sustainability. Between 1983 and 1999 Tony worked at Anglovaal Minerals, South Africa, progressing first as a Training Officer, then as a Consultant and later as Human Resources Manager. Before that Tony worked at Godfrey Holmes (U.K.) as HR Manager from 1977 to 1983. Tony graduated in 1973 from University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 1987 he received a Diploma in Labour Relations from the University of South Africa. Tony received his Masters Degree, Human Resources in 1995 from Wits Business College in South Africa.
Dennis C. Kwong, Vice President, Business Development
Dennis Kwong, Vice President, Business Development, joined Centerra Gold Inc. in October 2008. In this role, Dennis directs the activities focused on non-organic growth of the organization by identifying, evaluating, recommending, and negotiating value-adding business opportunities including corporate acquisitions. Dennis has a solid career in business development and finance. After pursuing his Masters of Science at McGill University and his MBA at University of Toronto, he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers, during which time he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. Dennis joined Noranda (subsequently Falconbridge and Xstrata) in 2002 as a Business Development Analyst where he assisted with their business strategy for China. Over his career at Xstrata he advanced to several positions of greater responsibility. Prior to joining Centerra Dennis' last position was at Xstrata's Nickel division as Director, Business Development and he was pivotal in establishing the financing package for their Koniambo nickel project in New Caledonia.

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