Management Team for Namibia Rare Earths Inc.

Donald M. Burton, MSc., P.Geo. - President
Mr. Burton is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of international experience in exploration. During the period 1994-2010 he was responsible for the development of all of the exploration projects of Etruscan Resources Inc. (now Endeavour Mining Corp.) ("ERI”) in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Namibia. During this period, two projects evolved into operating gold mines and a third project which was taken to feasibility entered into commercial production in 2014. He initiated ERI's entry into Namibia in 2005 and has overseen the development of the Lofdal Rare Earths Project. Prior to his dedicated time in Africa, Mr. Burton was Exploration Manager and later Vice President Exploration with NovaGold Resources Inc. from 1987 to 1998. Prior to this, he had worked throughout northern Canada in gold, uranium and base metal exploration and as a Research Scientist for the Province of New Brunswick. Mr. Burton holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo (1978) and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick (1984) and is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia.

Richard Surratt, MBA, CPA - VP Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives
Mr. Surratt has over 25 years’ experience in executive finance and corporate development positions including as CFO of Independence Air (NASDAQ: FLYI), ProQuest (NYSE: PQE), and Arbitron (NYSE: ARB). Prior to that, Mr Surratt spent nine years at Mobil Oil Corporation primarily in the Exploration & Producing Division, in the roles of Director, Major Transactions Group; Treasurer, Latin America; Senior Associate–Global Capital Markets; and Senior Financial Analyst. Mr Surratt was also a board member of Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ: ABCD) from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Surratt received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from The George Washington University, and a B.S. Marine Engineering Systems from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York.

Teri Anderson, CA - Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Anderson is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience and has been providing contract services to both public and private companies, including a number of resource companies, for the past 15 years. Prior to this, she held several management positions in the corporate finance group of Emera Inc. (formerly Nova Scotia Power), a TSX-listed energy company, including corporate accounting, budgeting, and investor relations. Prior to this, she practiced public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Anderson holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Acadia University (1986), a Chartered Accountant designation (1991), and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University (1994). Ms. Anderson is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Janice A. Stairs, LLB, MBA - General Counsel and corporate secretary
Ms. Stairs has over 25 years’ experience working with companies involved in the resource sector. Ms. Stairs is currently General Counsel to Namibia Rare Earths Inc., a TSX listed explorer focused in Namibia. Prior to joining Namibia Rare Earths in September 2011, Ms. Stairs was General Counsel to Endeavour Mining Corporation, a position she assumed in September 2010 after Endeavour acquired Etruscan Resources Inc. where Ms. Stairs had held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel since 2004. Prior to 2004, Ms. Stairs was a partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper (formerly Patterson Palmer) located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and she continues to act as counsel to the firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for almost 20 years specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs is a director of NovaCopper Inc. (TSX; NYSE-MKT) where she sits on the Compensation, Corporate Governance and Corporate Communications committees and chairs the Finance Committee. Ms. Stairs is a director of AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX;AMI) and a director and Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Business Inc., a Nova Scotia crown corporation established to promote economic development in Nova Scotia.


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