Corporate

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Corporate

Management

François Marland, LL.M.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marland brings a vast array of business and investment experience to the Veris Board of Directors. He has over twenty years of global business experience and is a published author. Mr. Marland completed his Masters of Law in France in 1979 and went on to teach and practice law until 1987. Mr. Marland founded a group of 100 companies from 1987 until 1992. His group was composed of various industrial, distributional, internet and financial companies. In 1992 he sold the group, which by that time consisted of 4,500 employees, for $8 billion French Francs. He then turned his attention to investing in capital risk ventures. Since selling his group in 1992, Mr. Marland has acted as an advisor and capital risk-taker to more than 300 companies from different sectors of the market. Mr. Marland's goal as a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee is to finance the acquisition of sulphide and refractory ore reserves in the region of the Jerritt Canyon gold mine, to organize the structures to manage them and to focus on establishing Veris as a mid-sized gold producer in Nevada within the next three years.
Shaun Heinrichs, BBA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Heinrichs has been with the Company since 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over sixteen years of financial accounting experience, beginning with seven years of public practice experience with Ernst & Young in Vancouver. His primary role at Ernst & Young was as a lead assurance or advisory manager on several large US and Canadian public companies within the BC region. He subsequently held senior management roles in several large public companies as well as a large BC utility prior to joining Veris. Mr. Heinrichs has been instrumental in managing the finances of the Company during the recent corporate turn-around. Mr. Heinrichs holds a business degree from Simon Fraser University and is both a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.
Graham C. Dickson, B.Sc. A.R.C.S.
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Corporate Development and Director
Mr. Dickson has been working in the Mining Industry in North America for the last 28 years. Has acted as general manager of a turnkey construction company for gold milling facilities in remote locations, including the Snip Mill for Cominco Ltd., Golden Patricia Mill for Bond Gold and Seabee Mill for Claude Resources. Before joining Veris, Mr. Dickson served in various capacities with BYG Natural Resources Ltd., which had an operating gold mine in the Yukon Territory. Recently as General Manager of the General Contractor Mr. Dickson completed the surface facilities, for Bema Gold's Julietta mine in Far East Russia, ahead of schedule and under budget.
Cameron Paterson, CA
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Paterson is Vice President, Finance of Veris Gold Corp. He has held this position since July 2012, prior to that he was the Corporate Controller. Mr. Paterson has over 10 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting. From 2003 to 2011 he worked in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he gained extensive experience in the financial reporting and regulatory requirements for both Canadian and US publicly listed companies. As a senior audit manager responsible for leading the audits of large international public companies, including those in the mining industry, Mr. Paterson acquired considerable experience in complex areas of Canadian and U.S. GAAP as well as International Financial Reporting Standards. Mr. Paterson has been a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 2006 and holds and Economics degree, graduating with Distinction from the University of Victoria.
Todd W. Johnson, M.Sc Geo, Eng, P.E.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Johnson has over 22 years of experience in the precious and base metal resource industry and an additional 4 years of geotechnical engineering experience ranging from grass-roots exploration to mine predevelopment. Mr. Johnson is a Qualified Person as defined by the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 guidelines, a recognized expert in the assessment of base and precious metal systems, and has worked throughout the western United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. He worked for over 10 years with the Noranda-Hemlo Gold Mines group and was involved with the New World Au (Cu-Ag) discovery in Cooke City, Montana. After the merger of Hemlo Gold Mines and Battle Mountain Gold in 1996, Todd significantly contributed to the multi-million ounce resource expansion at the Phoenix Au (Cu-Ag) mine in Battle Mountain, Nevada which was later put into production by Newmont Mining Corporation. His most recent efforts have helped Veris Gold Corp. (Veris) return the Jerritt Canyon Au (Ag) mine back into production in 2009 after it was temporarily shut down in August 2008. Mr. Johnson also helped manage the 2008 geotechnical, hydrogeological, and geo-metallurgy drilling campaigns to help support Veris's ongoing predevelopment study and Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) application for the Ketza River Au Project in the Yukon Territory. In addition to his geological and exploration experience, Mr. Johnson is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Nevada and has worked on several commercial and industrial developments, mine developments, residential developments, utility lines, and roadways with several engineering companies including AMEC.
Joanne C. Jobin
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ms. Jobin brings over 25 years of Investor Relations experience to Veris Gold. She began her career in the fledgling investor relations industry in 1987 with Barrick Gold, where she worked to develop its early IR and marketing programs. Since then she has worked in the natural resources sector and managed the investor relations, corporate affairs and communications programs for a number of publicly traded companies, including J.P. Morgan & Co. (Canada), Canadian Tire Corporation, HEPCOE Credit Union, IAMGOLD Corporation, Noront Resources and Excellon Resources. She also co-founded The FIRM and founded IR.INC, international investor relations marketing companies focused on the natural resource sectors.
Graham H. Scott, B.Sc, M.S., LL.B.
Corporate Secretary
Mr. Scott combines 28 years as a resource and corporate finance lawyer with eight years of practical experience as an exploration geologist to give clients expert, balanced advice on all resource-related matters. He represents many Canadian public companies which are listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges, in addition to clients in the corporate finance business. Mr. Scott also represents a diverse group of clients in the mining industry, ranging from individual prospectors to multinational mining companies. In such work, Mr. Scott has negotiated and prepared participation and joint venture agreements for properties throughout the world. He has presented papers on securities law and mining law matters and has chaired many legal and industry conferences. Mr. Scott is listed in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, is one of the 230 lawyers world-wide listed in the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers and is listed in the The Best Lawyers in Canada.
William Hofer
General Manager and Chief Geologist
Mr. Hofer possesses more than 28 years precious metals mining and exploration industry experience. The bulk of this experience has been garnered working in the Northern Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions of the Western United States. In addition, Mr. Hofer has held responsibilities in the Abtibi and Swayze greenstone belts in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario (respectively) as well as in the Cordillera of the British Columbia. Mr. Hofer has also garnered international experience in the role of principal contract geologist working within the East China Craton in Northern Shandong Province, China.
Mr. Hofer has nearly 20 years of employment responsibilities at both open pit and underground mining operations to include senior management roles prior to , and during the start-up, of one open pit and two underground mines. In addition, he has held senior management roles (during mining operations for open pit and underground mines) that include Chief Geologist, Technical Services Superintendent, and Mine Superintendent.
Mr. Hofer's career has spanned employment responsibilities with Homestake Mining Co.; INCO (subsidiaries: INCO Gold, TVX Gold), TVX Gold Inc.; Kinross, as well as numerous contract positions for companies that included Nord Pacific, Western States Minerals, and Majestic Gold.
Mr. Hofer has a B.Sc. Geology; University of South Dakota. Board of Directors Member: Nevada Mining Association. Past and present industry affiliations include the Geologic Society of Nevada; Northwest Mining Association; Nevada, Montana, and South Dakota Mining Associations; Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
 
Veris Gold Corp.
900-688 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6B 1P1
Canada

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