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goldenpolarbear   Tuesday, 06/01/21 04:38:20 PM
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"... Arizona Gold (TSX:AZG) makes discovery at Copperstone Project"


« ... Arizona Gold Drills 11.8 m of 8.8 g/t Gold Including 53.5 g/t



Fahad Al Tamimi
Chairman and Director

Mr. Al Tamimi is a Saudi-based businessman with global investment activities. Previously, he was President and CEO of SaudConsult, the largest engineering firm in Saudi Arabia responsible for many large infrastructure and construction projects in the country. He was also a 50% partner of Worley Parsons Arabia, which undertook major infrastructure projects in the oil & gas, energy and a mining project worth over $5 billion in Saudi Arabia.

Claudio Ciavarella
Vice Chairman and Director

Mr. Ciavarella is a Professional Accountant receiving his designation in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics, where he graduated Honours with Distinction. Mr. Ciavarella is a private business owner with over 25 years experience in the Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing Industry.

Giulio T. Bonifacio
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Bonifacio has over 30 years of experience in senior executive roles in the mining industry. Mr. Bonifacio is the Founder and former Director, President & CEO of Nevada Copper Corp. since its inception in 2005 until his retirement in February 2018. Among his many accomplishments Mr. Bonifacio has raised directly over $700 million through equity and project debt financings for projects of merit as well as being involved in corporate transactions aggregating in excess of a billion dollars. Mr. Bonifacio has led and directed efforts at every stage of development from exploration, development, permitting and construction.

Mr. Bonifacio is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience and knowledge of operations, capital markets, project finance and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Bonifacio has held previous senior executive roles with Getty Resources Limited, TOTAL Energold Corp., an energy and gold producer and Vengold Inc., gold producer prior to founding Nevada Copper in 2005.

John C. Galassini
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

John Galassini is a mining operations executive with over 30 years of mining and processing experience in copper, gold, silver, and base metals. Recognized as a hands-on operations specialist, he has managed some of the world’s largest open-pit and underground mining and processing facilities. He also successfully led smaller single asset private undertakings requiring specialization in multiple roles. With expertise in change management, he has catalyzed $14.5B in revenue throughout his industry tenure. A tenacious business strategist with exceptional people management skills, John excels at leading operational excellence, innovative solution development, process improvement methodologies, and building collaborative relationships.

John began his career with Phelps Dodge as a shift supervisor, and subsequently became senior vice president of operations for North America, responsible for seven large mining operations and two smelters. He held roles as regional vice president – North America for Kinross Gold, chief operating officer for Sunshine Silver Mines, and senior vice president of Nyrstar mining. John has a track record of greenfield start-ups, brownfield expansions, and extensive process improvement and maintenance experience. He presided over $2 billion in potential expansion investments, improved fleet reliability and availability gains, and saved well over $100 million annually through Six Sigma best practices. he championed a revolutionary methodology via a $220M state-of-the-art production facility, and upgraded copper mining operations and reined in long-term production expenses. He is content rolling up his sleeves in the field, or presenting strategy and results in the Boardroom.

John holds a bachelor degree in chemical engineering from New Mexico State University and attended the Advanced Business Management Program at American Graduate School of International Management. He is a long-time member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel of the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. He is a distinguished alumnus from this institution.

Ayman Arekat

Mr. Arekat has over 35 years of strong banking, finance, investment and business management experience gathered while working with global institutions. Mr. Arekat has been part of such organizations as Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Investcorp and Abraaj Capital and as an independent businessman. He is currently the managing director of Tamimi investments.

Peter Damouni

Mr. Damouni has over 18 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets, with expertise in mining and oil and gas. Throughout his career, Mr. Damouni has worked on and led equity and debt financings valued over $5 billion. He has comprehensive experience in equity financing, restructuring, corporate valuations and advisory assignments.

James McVicar

Mr. McVicar is a lawyer with over 20 years’ of specialized experience in corporate finance and corporate/commercial matters for natural resources companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. McVicar worked for a number of years at the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. McVicar obtained his law degree from the University of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queens University.

Dale Found
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Found has more than 30 years of international accounting & finance experience, of which, the last 13 have been spent in progressively more senior roles within the mining industry. He has significant experience both in mine site operational finance and Corporately having been part of the senior leadership team at Nevada Copper Corp. that positioned the mine for the final construction phase. Additionally, he was a key member of the management team that took New Gold Inc.’s New Afton Mine through the construction phase and into commercial production delivering the mine on time and on budget, immediately prior to that he was responsible for all financial matters for New Gold Inc. in Mexico. He has also held the role of Corporate Controller for a junior gold producer. Mr. Found is a Chartered Professional Account, CA and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and has a wealth of experience in financial reporting, operational planning, treasury management and ERP/systems implementations.

David Thomas
VP Projects and Mine General Manager

Mr. Thomas is an Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, specifically in constructing and moving mines into production. He has held key roles in constructing mines such as the Kupol Mine for Bema Gold (now Kinross Gold), Fort Knox and Kubaka mines for Kinross Gold, Kensington and Palmarejo mines for Coeur Mining, Hope Bay for Newmont and Pogo and Red Dog for Cominco (now Teck Resources).

Michael R. Smith
Technical Advisor

Mr. Smith is a Registered Geologist (SME & Arizona) and senior executive with over 38 years of exploration, development and operations expertise. Previously, Mr Smith was Chief Mine Geologist at Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike Mine and General Manager of Development and Exploration in Peru. He was the Founding CEO and President of Continental Gold and at Vulture Peak Gold where he was responsible for bringing the Arizona gold mine back into production. Mr. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University (B.Sc.) and has an M.Sc. in Geology from Mackay School of Mines.

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