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TSX:IMG: 2.43 -0.13 -5.08% Volume: 2,075,007 October 8, 2015
NYSE:IAG: 1.86 -0.10 -5.1% Volume: 10,671,560 October 8, 2015
GOLD PRICE: 1,139.95 -5.40 -0.47% Volume: October 8, 2015

Board of Directors

DONALD K. CHARTER , , , Chairman & Director IAMGOLD Corporation

Don became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAMGOLD CORP on May 11, 2015. He is an experienced corporate director currently serving on four public company boards which, in addition to IAMGOLD, include Lundin Mining, Dream Office REIT and Adrianne. Most recently Don was the President and CEO of Corsa Coal, a listed metallurgical coal mining company with operations in the US. After having successfully built Corsa from a non-operating startup to an established domestic and international supplier of US low vol metallurgical coal, Mr. Charter completed a transformational refinancing of the company with a US private equity firm and stepped down as CEO in August 2013. Mr. Charter has business experience in a number of sectors including mining (precious metals, base metals, iron ore, coal), real estate and financial services. He is a graduate of McGill University where he obtained degrees in Economics and Law. He began his career in Toronto where he built a successful commercial and M&A business law practice, becoming a partner in a national law firm. Mr. Charter left law and joined the Dundee group of companies as an Executive Vice President with a number of capital markets related responsibilities. He was the inaugural Chairman and CEO of the Dundee Securities group of companies, and oversaw its growth from a start up to a major independent financial services company. In 2006, Mr. Charter left this group and, in addition to Corsa, has focused his attention on consulting (he has had various consulting roles in the private, private equity and hedge fund sectors), his investment company and as a corporate director primarily in the resource sector. Mr. Charter has extensive corporate governance experience having been involved in several corporate boards and has sat on and chaired a number of audit, compensation, governance, special, independent and strategic committees in various corporate situations. He has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute.


Mr. Caldwell is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University, Ontario. He has over 30 years experience as a chief executive officer and chief financial officer of several publicly held companies. Mr. Caldwell has obtained significant experience in analyzing and evaluating financial statements as well as exposure to accounting and financial matters as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation (a global provider of advanced electronic manufacturing services) since 2003, as President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE Inc. (a flight simulation and training services company) for over 6 years, as Chief Financial Officer of CAE Inc. for 4 years and 12 years in various senior financial positions at a consumer products company. Mr. Caldwell is also a present and past member of the audit committee of a several of publicly traded companies. Mr. Caldwell has acquired through his education and experience, an understanding of accounting principles used by the Company to prepare its financial statements and the implications of said accounting principles on the Company’s results, as well as an understanding of internal controls and procedures for financial reporting.


Mr. Dengler retired in 2005 after working for 41 years in the mining industry. Mr. Dengler was President and CEO of Dynatec Corporation, a company he cofounded in 1980. Mr. Dengler holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1965) from Queen's University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Queen's University in 1988. Before cofounding Dynatec, Mr. Dengler was a partner and Vice-President & General Manager of J.S. Redpath Limited. Mr. Dengler has authored several technical publications on shaft sinking and Long Round Development®. Mr. Dengler has been a director of IAMGOLD since 2005, and a director of Denison Mines since 2004.


Mr. Hall was newly appointed a director of IAMGOLD on March 22, 2012. Mr. Hall brings nearly 40 years of exploration, development, mining and corporate experience. Mr. Hall currently serves as Chairman of Premier Gold, a position that he has held since 2010. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Minerals from July 2011 until October 2011 when Northgate was acquired by AuRico Gold. From 2008 until 2011 he held the position of Chairman of Grayd Resource Corporation when Grayd was acquired by Agnico Eagle in November 2011. He also served as a director and Chairman of the Special Committee of Creston Moly during its acquisition by Mercator Minerals in 2011. In addition to his Board activities, Mr. Hall acts as a mineral industry consultant to various companies. From 1999 to 2008 he served as President and CEO of Metallica Resources Inc., where he was involved in all aspects of the company's development including the financing, construction and commissioning of the Cerro San Pedro gold-silver mine in Mexico. While at Metallica, the El Morro deposit was discovered in Chile and was brought through to a final feasibility study in conjunction with Metallica's operating partner on the project, Xstrata Copper. In August 2008, Metallica was part of a $1.6 billion merger with Peak Gold Ltd. and New Gold Inc. to form what is now New Gold Inc. Previous to his tenure at Metallica, Mr. Hall held senior management positions with Dayton Mining Corporation and Pegasus Gold Corporation. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Geology and an MBA from Eastern Washington University. He has also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Minnesota.


Steve Letwin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD on November 1, 2010. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since joining the Company.

Specializing in corporate finance, operational management, and merger and acquisitions, Steve brings over 30 years of experience from the highly-competitive resource sector. Steve actively leads his executive management teams with a clear and pragmatic approach to driving business results, creating shareholder value, and achieving sustainable growth.

Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Steve was based in Houston, Texas, where he was the Executive Vice President, Gas Transportation & International, with Enbridge Inc. Steve was responsible for Enbridge’s natural gas operations, including overall responsibility for Enbridge Energy Partners, as the partnership’s Managing Director. In 1999, he joined Enbridge as President and Chief Operating Officer, Energy Services, based in Toronto, Canada.

Before joining Enbridge, Steve served as President & Chief Operating Officer of TransCanada Energy and was Chief Financial Officer, TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Numac (Westcoast Energy), and Encor Energy. Mr. Letwin holds an MBA from the University of Windsor, is a Certified General Accountant, a graduate of McMaster University (B.Sc., Honors), and a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Throughout his career, Steve has actively demonstrated his commitment to voluntary leadership. His most recent community affiliations have included Director, Corporate Campaign Committee of Texas Children’s Hospital; Patron, UNICEF Alberta, Canada; and Director, YMCA Calgary, Canada. For his commitment to the community, Steve was awarded the 2006 Alberta Centennial Medal.


Mr. Naik is a Chartered Accountant with mining and investment industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He practiced as a Chartered Accountant for nine years with a major Canadian accounting firm. As a Chartered Accountant, Mr. Naik has experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial statements, understands internal controls and procedures for financial reporting and understands the accounting principles used by the Company to prepare its financial statements as well as the implications of said accounting principles on the Company’s results. From 1990 to 1999, he was the Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD. He is also the Audit Committee Chairman for a TSX listed base-metals company and a Director of number of private companies.


Mr. Snider is the Chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital, LLC., a private equity company that invests in copper mining assets worldwide. He was formerly president and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, and it predecessor Phelps Dodge Corporation where he spent 38 years of his career. He is currently director of two public companies: IAMGOLD Corporation based in Toronto; and Cia. De Minas Buenaventura based in Lima, Peru. He was formerly a director of Compass Minerals based in Overland Park, Kansas where he served as chairman of the Compensation Committee. Snider is also involved in several non-profit organizations, including the University of Arizona's Institute for Mineral Resources (founding chairman), the Northern Arizona University Foundation Board, and the Mining Foundation of the Southwest. He was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame and received the Daniel C. Jackling Award and Robert H. Richards Award for innovation from SME.

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