Mr. Williams is a professional engineer with more than 21 years of experience, primarily related to mining industry and large civil engineering projects. He has a basic knowledge of Russian language and has worked in Uzbekistan (multiple assignments from 1993 to 2006), Kazakhstan (1995), and in Russia (Kupol Project 2011). His experi¬ence related to mining projects is diverse and extensive and includes several world class tailing storage and heap leach facilities. Mr. Williams’s hands-on approach to his projects has given him excellent insight into virtually all facets of tailing storage facilities from inception through closure. He has worked on over 40 heap leach projects totaling more than 200M ft2 (17M m2), and more than 20 tailing storage facilities (TSFs) totaling more than 4B tons of storage Mr. Williams’s B.S. is in civil engineering.