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Officers

George Burns joined Eldorado on February 1, 2017 and assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer on April 28, 2017. Prior to joining us, George was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldcorp. He also held the Goldcorp positions of Senior Vice President, Mexican Operations and Vice President, Canada and United States respectively. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc.

George has over 30 years of experience in the mineral sector including executive, operations, development and engineering leadership roles in gold, copper and coal operations. George has served in various capacities for Asarco LLC including Vice President of Mining as well as numerous capacities for Cyprus Minerals Corporation. He began his career with Anaconda Company in 1978.

George Burns , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

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Philip Yee was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2018. He is responsible for overseeing Eldorado's financial strategy, planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, as well as its tax and treasury functions. Phil has extensive experience in the mining industry, financial management and reporting, financial and operational recovery, M&A, international risk management and strategy development. He most recently held the position of EVP & CFO at Kirkland Lake Gold and was SVP & CFO with Lake Shore Gold between 2013 and 2016. Mr. Yee holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Phil has served on the Board of Directors for Kumtor Operating Company, the Eurasia Foundation Central Asia and the American Chamber of Commerce Bishkek.

Philip Yee , , , Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

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Joseph Dick joined Eldorado in December 2019 and assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on December 16, 2019. Prior to joining Eldorado, Joe was SVP, Latin American Operations at Goldcorp, where he was responsible for four operating units, which produced an average of over 800,000 oz annually 2017-2018. Prior to Goldcorp, he held progressively senior roles for Barrick Gold Corporation, including General Manager for the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic, during its transition from construction to operations and General Manager of the Cortez District during the Cortez Hills expansion. He has also held management roles with Rio Tinto in Utah and Alaska. Joe has over 35 years of mining experience, including executive, safe operations, projects, engineering and production support roles in gold, silver and base metals operations. He holds a BS, Mining Engineering from the University of Montana.

Joseph Dick , , , Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

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Timothy Garvin was appointed Executive Vice-President and General Counsel in 2018. He is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the Company. He has extensive international experience in legal management roles advising companies in mining and oil and gas. Mr. Garvin holds Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Alberta, and is admitted to practice law in Canada and England and Wales.

Timothy Garvin , , , Executive VP and General Counsel

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Jason Cho was appointed EVP and Chief Strategy Officer in April 2019. He joined Eldorado in March 2013 as Manager, Business Development, was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2014, and subsequently appointed EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development in November 2017. He is responsible for driving the global corporate and strategic initiatives for the Company. Mr. Cho holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and is a registered Professional Engineer and Geoscientist in British Columbia and Ontario. He has over 25 years of mining and related industry experience, including engineering, investment banking and M&A, corporate finance and corporate development focused largely on the mining and materials sector. Prior to joining Eldorado, he was previously with Merrill Lynch, TD Newcrest and UBS Securities in various capacities and AMEC PLC as a geotechnical engineer.

Jason Cho , , , Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer

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Lisa Ower was appointed EVP, People and External Affairs in November 2020. She joined Eldorado in August 2018 as Vice President, Human Resources. Lisa is responsible for overseeing external affairs, government relations, corporate HR strategy, organizational design, and talent management solutions in order to maximize engagement and support business strategy and operational plans. Lisa has over 20 years of global experience in human resources having previously most recently been Vice President People, Culture and Communications at Enerplus and Vice President People and Corporate Services at Veresen. Lisa holds a Master of Science in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from College of Saint Rose, NY.

Lisa Ower , , , Executive VP, People and External Affairs

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Management

Cara Allaway joined Eldorado in April 2019 as Vice President, Finance. She is responsible for overseeing the Company's accounting, financial reporting and planning and analysis functions. Cara previously held similar roles at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and Dominion Diamond Mines; and prior to that, spent 12 years at PwC in the Assurance groups in Halifax and Toronto, and in the Capital Markets Group in Russia. Cara is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mount Allison University, and a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting from the University of Toronto.

Cara Allaway , , , VP, Finance

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Christos Balaskas joined Eldorado on October 9, 2017 as VP and General Manager, Greece. Prior to joining Eldorado, Christos was the General Manager of the Athens Natural Gas Supply & Distribution Company, a position he held since 2009. Christos has over 25 years of experience in the Downstream Oil & Gas sector mostly with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies and BG Group where he held various managerial positions in Greece and in the UK. Christos is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer by training from the National Technical University of Athens. He also holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham and an MBA in Engineering Management from Cass Business School, City, University of London.

Christos Balaskas , , , VP and General Manager, Greece

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Sam Houston joined Eldorado in March 2020 as VP, Capital Projects & Engineering. He is responsible for the strategic oversight and guidance for the engineering and execution of major capital projects at Eldorado. Sam has extensive experience in global mega-projects from across diverse sectors, including mining, oil & gas and infrastructure. He has previously held similar roles, most recently at Jacobs (previously CH2M Hill), based in London as Major Projects lead, and before that, BHP Billiton, based in Toronto as Head of Project Services, Potash Projects. Sam is a Full Member of the Association for Project Management, holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Central Queensland University and is a candidate for an MSc. in Business and Strategic Leadership from Cranfield University.

Sam Houston , , , VP, Capital Projects & Engineering

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Dr. Peter Lewis joined Eldorado in May 2009 as Vice President, Exploration. He is responsible for the technical oversight and strategic planning of the Company’s exploration programs, including project generation, early to late stage exploration projects, and minesite exploration. Peter holds a Doctorate in Geology from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Stanford University. He brings to the Company over 20 years of experience in mineral exploration, including 15 years as an independent consultant specializing in structural controls on ore deposits.

Peter Lewis , , , VP, Exploration

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Lincoln Silva joined Eldorado as Maintenance and Engineering Manager, a position he held with Gencor Group when Sao Bento Gold Mine was acquired by Eldorado in 1996. In 1998 he was appointed General Manager of Sao Bento and on July 1, 2012, Lincoln was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Brazil. He also currently holds the position of Director- President of Eldorado's Brazilian subsidiaries: Unamgen and Brazauro. Lincoln has over 35 years' experience in developing, constructing and operating gold and iron mines. He holds an Engineering Degree from the Institute Polytechnic of Catholic University in Brazil and is a Member of the Engineering Regional Council.

Lincoln Silva , , , VP and General Manager, Brazil

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Nicolae Stanca was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Romania on July 1, 2012. Prior to this, he was President of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Deva Gold SA and General Manager of Minvest S.A., the Romanian national company for copper, gold and iron. He also acted as the appointed Prefect of Hunedoara County (Romania) between 1998 and 2000. Nicolae graduated from the University of Petrosani as a Mining Engineer and has over 40 years' experience in the mining industry. He has extensive knowledge of the development and operation of open pit and underground mines.

Nicolae Stanca , , , VP and General Manager, Romania

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Mehmet Yılmaz was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Turkey, on March 11, 2020. Prior to this role, he was Chairman of Tüprag Metal Madencilik A.Ş., a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold. Mr. Yılmaz first joined the company in 1987 as a field geologist. Mehmet graduated from the Geological Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara and has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. Mr. Yılmaz is a Member of Chamber of Geological Engineers (Turkey), serves as a Board Member of the Turkish Mining Development Foundation, Vice President of the Turkish Miners Association by 2018, and recognized as a Competent Person (CP), National Resources and Reserves Reporting Committee (UMREK).

Mehmet Yilmaz , , , VP and General Manager, Turkey

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