About North American Palladium

Our Company

North American Palladium Ltd. ("NAP") is a Canadian company with over 25 years of production at Lac des Iles mine, located northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. North American Palladium is the only pure play palladium producer in the world. With over 600 employees, Lac des Iles mine features a unique ore body, modern infrastructure, including both an underground mine and an open pit mine, and a world class exploration portfolio.With an experienced senior management team and a supportive majority shareholder, NAP is well positioned to become a low-cost, long-term, sustainable palladium producer.

Management

NAP's senior management team is intensely focused on operational improvements to drive down costs, expand palladium production and maximize profits.

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Jim Gallagher , President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Gallagher has been President and Chief Executive Officer of North American Palladium since August of 2015, where he has been instrumental in the operational and financial turnaround of the company. Mr. Gallagher had previously served as Chief Operating Officer starting in October 2013.

Prior to joining North American Palladium, Mr. Gallagher served as Global Director of Mining for Hatch where he built a large engineering and project execution capability for mining projects around the world. In his twenty-four year career with Falconbridge, Jim served in a number of management and technical leadership roles. He brings extensive experience leading teams and delivering production with a focus on cultivating a culture of safety, improving mining methods and advancing technology.

Mr. Gallagher has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and serves on the board of Continental Gold Inc. and the Ontario Mining Association. Jim is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Laurentian University.

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Timothy Hill , Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Hill joined North American Palladium in 2015 as Director of Business Improvement and was appointed to the position of Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on August 4, 2016. Mr. Hill plays a leading role in securing funding for North American Palladium’s growth and is responsible for the Company’s financial reporting and disclosure practices, corporate treasury, financial planning and information technology. Mr. Hill is a finance professional with 18 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining North American Palladium, Mr. Hill held a series of progressively senior positions at Vale Canada Ltd. in operations, finance and business planning for the North Atlantic base metals business. Mr. Hill is a Chartered Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and holds a MSc. (Finance) from Queen’s University Belfast and a BSc. (Economics) from the University of Victoria.

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David Peck , Vice President, Exploration

Dr. Peck is a Professional Geoscientist with over 30 years of exploration and applied research experience specializing in magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE ore deposits. Prior to joining NAP, Dr. Peck operated an independent geoscience consulting business, was President and co-founder of Revelation Geoscience Ltd., spent several years as Global Nickel Commodity Leader at Anglo American plc and worked as a mineral deposits geologist in both the government and academic sectors. He received a Ph.D. degree in Geology from Melbourne University and holds a M.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Windsor.

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Wayne Scott , Vice President Human Resources, Aboriginal Affairs & Environment

Wayne Scott has been with the Company since February 2014 when he assumed responsibility for the Human Resources, Environment, Health, Safety, and Aboriginal Affairs functions and in February 2017 was appointed to the position of Vice President of Human Resources, Aboriginal Affairs & Environment at North American Palladium. Wayne has over 30 years experience in the Human Resources field and prior to joining the Company held various senior executive positions within the public and private sectors with his most recent senior executive experience being in the international base metals mining sector for the past 15 years. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has completed the Executive Leadership Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is currently a member of the Canadian Human Resources Professionals Association of Canada.

Board of Directors

NAP's Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the company’s business and providing guidance to management to assist in meeting corporate objectives and maximizing shareholder value.

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J. Peter Gordon , Chairman

Mr. Gordon is a Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and has responsibility for the industrials portfolio of assets within Brookfield Asset Management’s private equity group. Mr. Gordon has 35 years of industry experience in operations and finance with Brookfield companies. He holds an engineering degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

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David Nowak , Director

Mr. Nowak is a Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management and has responsibility for transaction origination and execution for Brookfield Asset Management’s private equity group. Prior to joining Brookfield Asset Management in 2011, he was a principal at a Toronto-based private equity firm. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Duke University where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.

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John W. Jentz , CA, CPA – Director

Mr. Jentz is Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations for SEMAFO, an intermediate West African gold producer. Prior to joining SEMAFO, he spent 20 years as an investment banker primarily focused in mining and metals. Mr. Jentz is CA, CPA and holds an MBA from McMaster University and HBSc from the University of Western Ontario.

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Dean Chambers , Director

Mr. Chambers is a financial executive and professional engineer with over 35 years of business, technical, and financial experience. Mr. Chambers recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sherritt International Corporation, a major international resource company involved in the production of nickel, cobalt, oil and electricity. Mr. Chambers previously worked at mining and chemical firms including Dynatec Corporation, Falconbridge Limited and The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University.

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Gregory P. Fauquier , Director

Mr. Fauquier is a mining engineer with a broad range of management skills covering both mine and process operations, as well as development, together with experience in both open pit and underground operations. Mr. Fauquier recently retired as the Global Managing Director for Hatch Ltd., a consulting engineering and project implementation company, where he was responsible for mining and mineral processing, as well as the operational services. Prior to his employment at Hatch Ltd., Mr. Fauquier was the Senior Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation where he was responsible for the U.S. and Peruvian operations. Mr. Fauquier holds a B.Sc. Mining from Queen's University.

Governance

The Board of Directors and management of the Company consider good corporate governance to be central to the effective operation and success of the Company. Accordingly, mandate and policy documents have been developed to guide the Board of Directors and a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics has also been established.

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THE BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Reviewing the Company's overall business strategy and its annual business plan;
  • Identifying principal risks and implementing systems to manage those risk;
  • Assessing management's performance against approved business plans and industry standards;
  • Developing a communication policy for shareholders;
  • Overseeing the integrity of internal control and management information systems;
  • Appointing officers; and
  • Reviewing succession planning.