Gerald Panneton is a geologist with over 25 years in mineral exploration and development. Mr. Panneton has been President and Chief Executive Office of Detour Gold Corporation since its incorporation in July 2006. He was also President and CEO of Continental Minerals Corporation from January 2006 to December 2007. Since January 2008, Mr. Panneton has been focusing all his time on Detour Gold. From 1994 to 2006, Mr. Panneton was with Barrick Gold Corporation where, for the final six years, he was Director of Advanced Projects and Evaluations for the exploration and corporate development group. He was instrumental in Barrick’s acquisition of Pangea Goldfields, a Canadian company with Tanzanian assets, and played a key role in advancing the Tulawaka and Buzwagi gold projects through feasibility and permitting. Prior to Barrick, he worked for Lac Minerals, Placer Dome Exploration and Vior-Mazarin Group. Mr. Panneton received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology at University of Montreal and his Master of Science degree in geology from McGill University.