WHO IS SOLGOLD

SolGold is a leading exploration company focussed on the discovery and definition of world-class copper-gold deposits. SolGold has a first mover advantage in Ecuador, a highly prospective yet under-explored section of the Andean Copper Belt, home of multiple Tier 1 copper and gold projects and half of the world’s copper resources. SolGold has the right team, track record and resources to succeed.

ALPALA

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INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARDS

TSX & LSE

MAIN MARKET
LISTING

AT A GLANCE

Headquartered in Brisbane Australia, SolGold has offices in Australia, UK and Ecuador. The Company is listed on the London Main Board and Toronto Stock Exchange under the code ’SOLG’.

OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LIAM TWIGGER | Chairperson
NICHOLAS MATHER | Chief Executive Officer
JAMES CLARE | Non-Executive Director
ELODIE GRANT GOODEY | Non-Executive Director
JASON WARD | Head of Exploration
BRIAN MOLLER | Non-Executive Director
KEVIN -O'KANE | Non-Executive Director
MARIA AMPARO | Non-Executive Director
KEITH MARSHALL | Non-Executive Director

TECHNICAL TEAM

CHRIS CONNELL | Regional Exploration Manager
DR STEVE GARWIN | Chief Technical Advisor
BENN WHISTLER | Technical Services Manager
SANTIAGO VACA | Chief Geologist, Ecuador
PETER HOLMES | Director of Studies

MANAGEMENT TEAM

NADINE DENNISON | Chief of Human Resources
KARL SCHLOBOHM | Company Secretary
Ingo Hofmaier  Executive General Manager, Project And Corporate Finance
ANDY TAUNTON | Vice President of SolGold Ecuador
ELIZA MICHAEL | Manager Communications Investor Relations
FAWZI HANANO | Head of Investor Relations

COMMITTEES

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

The Remuneration Committee meets at least once a year and is responsible for making decisions on directors.
Remuneration of any Executive Directors is established by reference to the remuneration of Executives of equivalent status both in terms of the level of responsibility of the position and by reference to their job qualifications and skills. The Remuneration Committee will also have regard to the terms which may be required to attract an executive of equivalent experience to join the Board from another company. Such packages include performance related bonuses and the grant of share options.
The members of the Remuneration Committee are Keith Marshall (as Chair), Liam Twigger and Elodie Grant Goodey.

AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Audit and Risk Management Committee, meets not less than twice a year and is responsible for ensuring that the financial performance, position and prospects of the Group are properly monitored as well as liaising with the Company’s auditors to discuss accounts and the Group’s internal controls.
The members of the Audit and Risk Management Committee are Elodie Grant Goodey (as Chair) Keith Marshall and Maria Amparo Alban. The Executive Directors attend meetings by invitation, if appropriate.

HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE (HSEC COMMITTEE)

The HSEC Committee is responsible for the overall health, safety and environmental performance of the Company and its operations and its relationship with the local community. The membership of the HSEC Commmittee is Elodie Grant Goodey (as Chair), Jason Ward, Kevin O’Kane and Maria Amparo Alban.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The key objectives of this committee are to:

  • Develop criteria for seeking and reviewing candidates for a position on the Board, including by implementing processes to assess the necessary and desirable skill sets of the Board members including experience, expertise, skills and performance of the Board and the Committees;
  • Identify suitable candidates for appointment to the Board or senior management positions from diverse backgrounds;
  • Review appropriate applications for positions of the Board and recommending individuals for consideration by the Board;
  • Recommend procedures, including but not limited to strategies to address Board diversity and increasing the proportion of women in the Company, for adoption by the Board for the proper oversight of the Board and senior management;
  • Ensure that such procedures, once adopted, are implemented such that the performance of each member of the Board and of senior management is reviewed and assessed each year in accordance with the procedures; and
  • Annually review the composition of each Committee and presenting recommendations for Committee memberships to the Board

The current members of the Nominations Committee are Kevin O’Kane (as Chair), Brian Moller, Nicholas Mather and Liam Twigger.

ALPALA PROJECT COMMITTEE

The key objectives of this committee are to actively participate in setting the development strategy, provide advice, support effective decision making and monitor the staged development to achieve agreed outcomes relating to the Alpala Copper-Gold-Silver Project. The role and responsibilities of the Committee are:

  • Analyse progress versus commitments made to stakeholders;
  • Monitor material project risks and approve actions to mitigate identified risks;
  • Propose recommendations for any necessary approvals within the mandate of the Board for moving the project to the next stage gate, material contracts, purchases and commitments;
  • Ensure the Project’s stages/phases are managed by the Project team to achieve project completion criteria and transition to the next stage in line with the Board-approved key performance indicators;
  • Monitor and support the Director of Studies and Chief Executive Officer and their teams in the management and control of the stage gates;
  • Ensure SolGold’s organisational development anticipates necessary resource requirements and provide guidance to create an effective organisational design, and
  • Provide counsel during the recruitment, retention and development of high performing technical leaders that are critical to the project’s success.

The Committee will comprise of least three Board members, two being independent non-executive directors, and senior members of project and executive team:

Keith Marshall and Kevin O’Kane (Non-Executive Directors), Nick Mather and Jason Ward (Executive Directors), Peter Holmes (Director of Studies), Benn Whistler (Technical Services Manager) and Ingo Hofmaier (Executive General Manager, Project & Corporate Finance).

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700
EMPLOYEES
98% ECUADORIAN

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86
GEOLOGISTS
30% WOMEN

OUR AWARDS
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Mines & Money
Toronto 2017

ECUADOR
Country of the year
(Latin America)

NICK MATHER
CEO of the year
(Latin America)

SOLGOLD
Exploration Award
(Latin America)

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Mines & Money
London 2017

ECUADOR
Country of the year
(Latin America)

NICK MATHER
CEO of the year
(Exploration) Award

SOLGOLD
Most Innovative
Country Award

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Mines & Money
Asia 2017

NICK MATHER
Exploration Mining
Executive of the Year

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Mines & Money
London 2018

NICK MATHER
CEO of the year
(Exploration) Award

SOLGOLD
Mining Company of the Year
(Latin America)

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Canadian Mining
Symposium 2019

NICK MATHER
The Northern Miner
Person of the Year award

OUR BUSINESS MODEL

The exploration of copper and gold is core to SolGold’s business model. SolGold generates value by discovering and defining world-class projects and maximizes funds, using an established systematic and disciplined approach to exploration targeting grassroots opportunities to ensure low cost entry in to projects.

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CORPORATE STRUCTURE

SolGold plc is the overall corporate entity of the business, listed on the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange

ECUADOR

AUSTRALIA

SOLOMON ISLANDS

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*Exploraciones Novomining S.A is 85% SolGold owned, All other subsidiaries 100% SolGold owned.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

ECUADOR

AUSTRALIA

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

An opportunity in Ecuador. The most under-explored and prospective section of the Andean Copper Belt, the world’s biggest and richest area for copper production.

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FAWZI HANANO 

Head of Investor Relations

Fawzi has 20 years of experience gained at global investment banks and in the mining industry. He has extensive knowledge of capital markets, commodities and the basic resources sector and authored a number of proprietary research reports on global copper projects that were a primary reference for investors and industry players. Previously he was a mining equity analyst having worked at top investment banks including Goldman Sachs, UBS, HSBC, Macquarie and Berenberg and he was formerly with Rio Tinto in business development.

KEITH MARSHALL 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Keith Marshall is based in the UK and has over 40 years’ experience in the mining sector and has worked on significant underground mines around the world. During the last fifteen years with Rio Tinto, Keith held senior mine leadership roles (General Manager and above).  Keith’s last two operational roles with Rio Tinto were as Managing Director of the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa (during its successful transition to block caving) and three years as president of the Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia. 

Keith’s underground block cave mining experiences will provide SolGold with extensive knowledge and guidance for the development of the Alpala Project.  Keith’s diverse technical and executive level operational leadership experiences broadens the Company’s skill base, and will play a key role in advising on strategic development decisions.

MARIA AMPARO ALBAN 

Non-Executive Director

Mrs Maria Amparo Alban has more than 25 years’ experience in international trade and sustainable development, particularly environmental compliance.  Maria has worked in a number of countries and was instrumental in the Free Trade Agreement negotiation between Ecuador and United States on environmental matters.  Maria has served as an advisor to Ecuador’s Trade Ministers, Ministry of Environment, United Nations Environmental Program (among others) and was the founding partner of the Inter-American Institute for Justice and Sustainability (IIJS).  She is a lawyer by background and has taught international trade negotiation, sustainable development and environmental law for over a period of ten years.  Maria’s Ecuadorean experience and knowledge will provide exceptional value to the SolGold Board during permitting and fiscal agreement negotiations in Ecuador.

KEVIN O’KANE 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kevin O’Kane is based in Canada and is a mining engineer with almost 40 years’ experience in the global mining industry. Kevin has worked extensively for BHP in South America and has significant executive level operation leadership skills which he gained from large scale copper mines, including almost nine years at La Escondida. He is fluent in Spanish and brings a wealth of technical, operational and HSCE leadership combined with South American knowledge to the SolGold Board.