Oracle Ridge Copper Mine - Tucson, Arizona

2.17% copper - Production facility construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2012

Oracle Mining Corporation Management


& Directors

Management Profiles

Carlos Escribano
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Carlos Escribano is a Certified General Accountant and graduate of the University of British Columbia. He has held several senior level accounting and financial reporting positions with publicly-listed companies in the mining industry. In his previous role, Mr. Escribano served as CFO and VP Finance for a resource company publicly listed in Canada and the USA. His experience includes financial and strategic management, debt and equity financing, regulatory compliance, internal controls, budgeting and transitioning to IFRS.

Jason Mercier
Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Jason Mercier has spent the past decade in Investor Relations, corporate and media relations and Corporate Secretary functions for public Canadian companies with $20M to $15B market capitalization. He has extensive experience with corporate governance issues, BCSC regulatory compliance, SEDAR/SEDI disclosure, corporate treasury and the corporate finance rules of the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Mercier's background includes crisis and issues management at a boutique agency where he worked with senior executives in mining, investment, telecom, food, transportation, media, professional services, REIT and other sectors to respond to challenges and grow their respective businesses, as well as six years spent as a business reporter and editor.

Victor Rozon
Vice President Operations

Vic Rozon joined Gold Hawk in February 2008 to provide metallurgical and operational assistance to Company projects. He is a Haileybury School of Mines graduate with more than 25 years experience in the mining industry and has held numerous senior management positions domestically and internationally. Mr. Rozon also has an extensive background in metallurgy, plant design, feasibility studies, construction and operations. He was part of a team that pioneered heap leaching in Canada's cold climate and build Canada's first CIP plant. Some of his metallurgical expertise includes diamonds, copper, lead, zinc and industrial minerals such as bauxite and phosphate. At present, he is leading the team in the re-permitting of the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine.

Board of Directors

Paul Eagland
Director and Interim CEO

Paul Eagland is a merchant banker with more than 25 years experience in mining and transaction finance.

Derek Price, MBA, CA

Mr. Price has spent most of his career in the mining industry. He was Vice President, Finance and CFO of molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. from 2003 until his retirement in 2008. He was also Vice President, Finance and CFO of Glencairn Gold Corporation from 2003 to 2006. From 1996 to 2003, he was Vice President, Finance and CFO of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd (now Goldcorp Inc.). Prior to Wheaton River he spent four years as Vice President Finance of gold producer Granges Inc. and ten years in various roles with base metal producer Cominco Ltd. He is a member of both the Canadian and Australian Institutes of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Price holds a MBA from Griffith University in Australia, and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth has spent 25 years working in Commodity Trading. He started his career in London in 1986 working for Marc Rich + Co. For the past nine years, Mr. Forsyth has been based in Zug, Switzerland where he was Head Trader at Marc Rich & Co Investment AG for seven years. More recently he worked for the Trafigura Group where he was senior trader and at the end of 2010 he formed his own consultancy group Cliveden AG based In Zug. Mr Forsyth brings invaluable experience to Oracle Mining.

Alan Edwards

Alan Edwards has three decades of diverse mining industry experience, including leadership roles at a number of well-known mines. Included in his extensive career accomplishments are operations roles at P.T. Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg as Vice President of Surface Mines and then as Senior Vice President, Operations; and, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Apex Silver Mines Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning of the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia.

He served as CEO and President of Copper One Inc. from December 2009 to June 2011 and as CEO and President of Frontera Copper Corp. from September 2007 through February 2009. He is the former Vice President of Technical Services and Project Development and former Vice President of Operations of Kinross Gold Corporation. During the 1980s to mid-1990s, he served in various positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation, including General Manager of Operations at Chino Mines Company and Mine Superintendent at Phelps Dodge Morenci Inc.

Mr. Edwards holds a BSc in Mining Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Arizona.

Gregory K. Liller

Greg received his Bachelors in Geology from Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado in 1977 and has more than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and mine development. He has played a key role in turning seven projects into producing mines and in his career has led to the delineation of more than 11 million ounces of gold and more than 500 million ounces of silver in reserves and resources.

From 1993 to 2008, he served as an Officer and Director for a group of Canadian and Australian mining companies working in Mexico, including Gammon Lake, Mexgold, Santa Cruz and Genco. This work included the development and construction of the Lluvia de Oro Mine and the development of the Magistral Gold Mine. In 1999, he joined Gammon Lake Resources as Vice President of Exploration where he continued his exploration and development of the Ocampo Gold-Silver District. Mine construction at Ocampo began in March 2005 and the first gold pour occurred in January 2006. Concurrent with Ocampo, as Vice President of Exploration and a Director of Mexgold, he oversaw the acquisition of the El Cubo Mine complex and its subsequent increase in production from 2,000 gold equivalent ounces/month to 7,000 gold equivalent ounces/month in two years.

Michel Tardif

Michel Tardif is an investor involved in senior financial ventures. Mr. Tardif was formerly a financial analyst for brokerage firms in Montreal.

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