Sienna Gold has granted a total of 2,600,000 incentive stock options to Mr. Maher, Mr. Wood and Ms. Kimberly Ann Arntson, pursuant to the Company's stock option plan. The options are exercisable for a period of five (5) years at a price of $0.26 per share and shall vest as to 50% on the date of grant and 50% one year from the date of the option grant.
Biographies of Mr. Maher, Mr. Wood, Ms. Kimberly Ann and Mr. Benavides are below:
Mr. Brian Maher, President, CEO and Director: Mr. Maher is an economic geologist with over 34 years of experience in the international mining and exploration industry. Most recently, Mr. Maher was the President, CEO and Director of Prodigy Gold Inc. Mr. Maher received his BA degree (Geology) from the California State University, Chico in 1980 and his MSc. degree (Economic Geology) from Colorado State University in 1983, where he held a Colorado State Fellowship. Between 1979 and 1982, he worked at various positions for Homestake Mining Company, focusing on integrating new technologies with existing exploration programs and operations. In 1982, Mr. Maher began a 16-year career with ASARCO Inc. Mr. Maher initiated, designed and supervised exploration programs for gold and copper deposits in a variety of geologic environments throughout North and South America, resulting in the discovery of significant gold and base metal resources. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Maher operated a successful geologic consulting business, emphasizing geologic modeling, resource estimation and business planning, to multiple junior, mid-size and large mining organizations. Between 2002 and 2004 Mr. Maher was Project Manager for Metallic Ventures Gold Inc., supervising underground and surface exploration, mine development and operations at an underground gold mine in Nevada. In 2005, Mr. Maher joined Hochschild Mining PLC. At Hochschild, Mr. Maher was involved in all aspects of the company's North American exploration program, serving as the Exploration Manager for the US, Canada and Mexico. Responsibilities at Hochschild included supervision of exploration and mine development programs, economic analysis of acquisition candidates and developing new corporate strategies.
Mr. Tony Wood, CFO: For over fifteen years Mr. Wood has held executive positions in finance and operations with a number of publicly traded international mining and exploration companies. Most recently, Mr. Wood was CFO for Prodigy Gold Inc., helping the company grow from a $25M market cap company to an eventual buy-out by Argonaut Gold for $341M. Diverse expertise in all aspects of compliance, corporate governance and operations, Tony's experience covers projects in North and South America and Europe, across a wide range of targets that include precious and base metals, diamonds and uranium. His past roles have encompassed responsibility for planning and execution of mining and exploration projects, the development of corporate cultures that embrace strong financial and regulatory compliance and he has been a key component in corporate development and financing activities. Mr. Wood received his Chartered Accountant designation while with KPMG, in the City of London and then again in Canada, having previously attained a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management Sciences from Lancaster University, England, in 1989.
Ms. Kimberly Ann, Vice President - Corporate Development: Ms. Kimberly Ann is a corporate development and communications specialist with over 20 years marketing experience in branding, investor relations and finance. In the past three years, Kimberly Ann has assisted in raising over $90M in equity financing and directed three major junior mining rebranding projects. While at Prodigy Gold, Kimberly Ann was responsible for all aspects of the company's corporate communication program, facilitating equity financings, generating analyst coverage, participating in key aspects of corporate M&A activities and generating widespread recognition of the company's successful transition from explorer to mine developer. Kimberly Ann has broad experience in coordinating and leading road shows, managing portfolio manager and analyst contacts, and building company recognition by presenting concise, growth-oriented business plans. Kimberly Ann attended the University of Washington, majoring in Business and Marketing.
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