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Management

George Ogilvie, P.Eng., President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

Mr. Ogilvie is a Professional Engineer, with more than 27 years of management, operating, and technical experience in the mining industry. Previously, George was the CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., where he and his team improved operations at the Macassa Mine and elevated the company’s profile with the acquisition of St. Andrew Goldfields. Prior to this, Mr. Ogilvie was the CEO of Rambler Metals and Mining PLC, where he and his team guided the evolution of the company from grassroots exploration to a profitable junior producer. Mr. Ogilvie began his mining career in 1989 with AngloGold in South Africa working in the ultra-deep, high-grade, gold mines in the Witwatersand Basin. In 1997, he was the Mine Superintendent at the Ruttan Mine in Northern Manitoba for HudBay Minerals Inc. (formerly Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd.). In 2004, George joined Dynatec Corporation as their Area Manager for the Sudbury Basin and later worked at the McCreedy West Mine as Mine Manager. In 2007, George joined Rambler as Chief Operating Officer, later becoming President and CEO. Mr. Ogilvie received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland and holds his Mine Managers Certificate (South Africa).

Nicholas J. Nikolakakis, MBA, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nikolakakis has over 20 years of corporate finance, accounting and senior management experience within the mining sector. He was the former Chief Financial Officer of Rainy River Resources (“Rainy River”), where he was responsible for the corporation’s strategic plan, as well as its financial and reporting activities. As an integral part of Rainy River, Mr. Nikolakakis successfully raised more than $150 million. Prior to Rainy River, Nick was the Vice President of Corporate Finance at Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick"), where he led a US$1.0 billion project financing deal for Barrick’s Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic and successfully negotiated a US$1.5 billion corporate revolving credit facility. Other previously held positions by Mr. Nikolakakis include, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Placer Dome Canada, and Treasurer at North American Palladium Ltd. Mr. Nikolakakis holds an Applied Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.

Michael Willett, P.Eng., Director, Projects

Mr. Willett is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of management, operating, technical, aboriginal and government relations experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Rubicon, Mr. Willett has held senior management roles with March Consulting Associates Inc. (2013-2016) including Vice President of Mining and Business Development, where he was involved in various projects, studies and reviews relative to gold, base metals, potash and uranium mines and projects. Previously, Mr. Willett was the CEO of Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (2010-2013) where he led the advancement of the Pine Point Project in the Northwest Territories. Between 1989 and 2010, Mr. Willett spent several years in various senior mining and engineering roles for Hudbay including General Manager of its Snow Lake Operations and Chief Mine Engineer of the Ruttan Mine. Prior to this, Michael worked for Aurora Quarrying Ltd. and Dynatec Mining Ltd. completing various exploration, pre-production, production and expansion projects across Canada including in the Red Lake and Timmins (Ontario) and Val d'Or (Quebec) mining camps. Mr. Willett graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering and a Masters Certificate in Project Management at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Allan Candelario, CFA, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development

Mr. Candelario joined Rubicon Minerals in January 2013 as the Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Rubicon, Allan led Alamos Gold Inc.’s top-ranked investor relations program. Alamos Gold was recognized by IR Magazine as a Canada Top 50 investor relations program and is shortlisted at the IR Magazine Canada Awards for Grand Prix Best Investor Relations – Midcap, Best Investor Relations - Materials, and Best Crisis Management during Mr. Candelario’s leadership. Allan brings several years of investor relations and capital markets experience. He previously worked in equity research at TD Securities and at a non-bank Canadian investment dealer. Mr Candelario received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Rob Kallio, JD, CPA, CA, Director, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Kallio is a lawyer and Chartered Professional Accountant. Rob joined Rubicon in June 2014 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Rubicon, he practiced corporate law at Goodmans LLP with a focus on M&A, securities and corporate finance, specializing in servicing mining clients. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Rob was a senior associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s assurance and transaction advisory services groups, obtaining his CPA, CA designation. Rob holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Dom Kizek, CPA, CA, Corporate Controller

Mr. Kizek joined Rubicon in March 2015 as the Assistant Controller. He has over 10 years of public accounting, corporate finance, and financial reporting experience, primarily in the mining industry. Prior to joining Rubicon, he most recently held increasingly senior financial roles with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. in Toronto. Prior to Agnico Eagle, Dom worked in the audit practice of KPMG LLP in Toronto and Johannesburg, South Africa. Dom received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation.


Date of issue: January 2017