TSX-V: BMET   $0.25 Copper:   US$2.70/lb Zinc:   US$1.20/lb

stock price

TSX-V: BMET   $0.25
0.01 (0.04%)

copper spot price

$2.70 US$/lb

zinc spot price

$1.20 US$/lb

Management

John Wilton
John Wilton
President & CEO

Mr. Wilton is a geologist with 28 years of experience in the minerals industry where he has played a key role in the acquisition, exploration, and development of various base and precious metal projects around the world. Most recently he was the Regional Exploration Manager of Africa for Antofagasta Minerals (LSE: ANTO) of Chile, where he was responsible for all of Antofagasta's exploration and business activities in Africa.

In 1998 he moved to Namibia with Anglovaal Limited and was a principal member of both the discovery and resource development teams of the Otjikoto Gold Mine, which is currently operated by B2Gold Corp. NYSE: BTG, TSX: BTO). Later he was a co-recipient of the Henno Martin Medal, awarded by the Geological Society of Namibia, for his role in the discovery. He was also intrinsically involved, as the exploration manager, in the 2005 IPO of TEAL Exploration & Mining Incorporated (“TEAL”) onto the TSX as a listing of the Namibia, Zambia and DRC exploration and development assets of African Rainbow Minerals. He served as TEAL's exploration manager until 2010. Since 2005, he has been focused on base metal exploration, including the Central African Copperbelt, and worked closely with a number of internationally recognized economic geological researchers.

In 1990 he joined Anglovaal Limited based in South Africa. During this time he was involved in a number of projects in feasibility stage that lead to mine development and numerous international project assessments.

Mr. Wilton graduated with BSc Honours in geology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Derek Iwanaka
Derek Iwanaka
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development

Mr. Iwanaka is a founding member of the BeMetals executive management team. He has over 16 years of investor relations and corporate development experience in the mining industry.  Over the course of his career, he has been involved with over 20 mergers, acquisitions and property divestures, and he has played key roles in raising over US$100 million through various equity financings, including one of the first at-the-market (“ATM”) financings by a Canadian brokerage firm.  Prior to joining BeMetals, Mr. Iwanaka oversaw the marketing programs for a number of mining companies traded in Canada, USA, Germany and the UK.

In 2003, Mr. Iwanaka started his career in investor relations with tri-listed (TSX, AMEX, AIM) intermediate gold producer Bema Gold Corporation.  From 2006 to 2010, he managed the marketing programs at Brilliant Mining Corp., and for two consecutive years, Brilliant was named in the TSX Venture50TM for ranking as one of the top 10 mining companies on the stock exchange. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Iwanaka directed the marketing campaigns at U.S.-based uranium producer, Uranerz Energy Corp.  In 2015, Derek played an important role in Uranerz completing a CAD$320 million business combination with Energy Fuels Inc.  Most recently, Mr. Iwanaka served as Vice-President of Investor Relations at First Mining Gold Corp.  He was part of the original executive management team that acquired 11 mineral projects and grew that company’s market capitalization from CAD$45 million to over CAD$500 million during the company’s first two years of trading.

Derek has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Kristen Reinertson
Kristen Reinertson
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Ms. Reinertson has 10 years’ experience in corporate administration and financial advisory services in the natural resource sector through her role as VP Corporate Finance of Fiore Management & Advisory Corp. She specializes in assisting Canadian public companies with their financial and continuous disclosure obligations and regulatory compliance and has been CFO and Corporate Secretary of multiple TSXV-listed companies. Ms. Reinertson studied at Simon Fraser University and British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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