New Vice Chairman & 3 new directors elected at Ottawa Annual Meeting

Elected to the Board of Directors on April 19 at our 22nd Annual General Meeting in Ottawa were a new Vice Chairman, Frank Herbert (Centerra Gold), and three new directors. Mr. Herbert takes the place of Ken deGraaf (deRandt Enterprises) who asked to step down as Vice Chairman but remains on the board as a director. Tobin Robbins (Heenan Blaikie LLP) was chairman of the Nominating Committee. All other incumbent officers and board members were reelected to one-year terms expiring at the 2013 Annual General Meeting. Please see “Officers and Staff” for the complete list.

Vice Chairman: Frank Herbert, General Counsel, Centerra Gold (Toronto, Ontario) -- Frank Herbert has been the General Counsel of Centerra Gold Inc. since 2004. Centerra is one of the most senior Canadian corporate members of the NAMBC. Frank is responsible for management of the company’s legal issues, including those relating to Centerra’s principal operating mines in Mongolia and the Kyrgyz Republic and exploration joint ventures in Russia and Turkey.

Previously, he was in private practice as a partner with a major Canadian law firm, where he provided advice to clients on a variety of corporate, securities and commercial matters, especially in the natural resources sector. Frank also practiced with a leading firm in London, UK, where he focused on international natural resource transactions and joint ventures. He received his LLB from Queen’s University (1986) and his BA from the University of Toronto (1983).

Director: Robert Maitland Cathery, CAML (London, UK) -- A member of the London Stock Exchange since 1967, Bob is a non-executive director of NAMBC Member Central Asia Metals Ltd (CAML). He takes the place of Alexander Capelson, who retired from the NAMBC board this year. Bob has over 40 years’ experience in London financial markets. Bob served as the Managing Director and Head of Oil and Gas of Canaccord Capital (Europe) Ltd from 2001 to 2005. Previously, he was the Head of Corporate Sales for SG Securities (London) Ltd. Bob is the founder of Salamander Energy PLC, where he is also a non-executive director.

Director:  Bill McHale, Vice President, Kanawha Scales & Systems, Inc. (Charleston, West Virginia) -- Bill McHale is Vice President and serves on the Board of Directors of Kanawha Scales & Systems, Inc., where he oversees international sales and marketing. He has been in the Weighing & Controls Industry since his graduation in 1970 from the State University of New York at Alfred with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Measurement Science. Bill was responsible for the design and development of the KSS Train Loadout Systems in 1978 and continues to be heavily involved with design and development direction of KSS High Speed Precision Train Loadout Systems. He has been employed with KSS since 1974. Prior to that, Bill was the Sales Manager for Carolina Scales in Colombia, SC, from 1970 to 1974. He is Past President of both the National Industrial Scale Association (NISA) and the International Society of Weighing & Measurement (ISWM).

Director:  Ambassador Pamela J. Slutz, former US Ambassador to Mongolia (Kerrville, Texas) – Ambassador Slutz joined the U.S. Department of State in 1981 and officially retires in April 2012.  She served as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to Mongolia (2003-2006) and President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Burundi (2009-2012). Pam is married to Ronald J. Deutch. Ron served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar (1997-1999).  Between the two of them, Pam and Ron have worked in U.S.-Mongolia relations for nearly 10 years. During her 31-year career, Pam served overseas in Kinshasa, Zaire (1982-84); Jakarta, Indonesia (1984-87 and 1999-2001); Shanghai, China (1991-94); the American Institute in Taiwan (2001-03), and Nairobi, Kenya (2006-2009).  She also served in Washington in the Office of Korea Affairs (1981-82); the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs (1995-97); and the Office of East Asian and Pacific Regional Security and Policy Planning (1997-99).  She was a member of the US Delegation to the Nuclear and Space Talks with the USSR in Geneva, 1987-89.  Pam is a graduate of Hollins University (B.A., Politics) and the University of Hawaii (M.A., Asian Studies and Political Science), where she was also an East-West Center Fellow.



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Frank Herbert, Centerra Gold, Vice Chairman

Robert Cathery, CAML

Bill McHale, Kanawha Scales & Systems

Ambassador Pam Slutz