Yves Rougerie, P.Geo. is a graduate of the University of Quebec (UQAM) in Earth Sciences and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the mining exploration and development business. Mr. Rougerie was named President and CEO of the Company in March 2007 and became Co-Chairman in September 2008. He has since negotiated an option and joint venture agreement for the Lavoie Uranium-gold property with AREVA and SOQUEM as well as the acquisitions of privately-owned explorer Central Uranium Corporation and of the Epsilon U-Au property. Throughout his career, Mr. Rougerie has worked for several companies, including AREVA from 1979 to 1985 and AUR Resources from 1986 to 1996, and has spent the last 14 years with Abitex. He played a significant role in the discovery, definition and development phases of Aur Resources' world-class Louvicourt Cu-Zn-Ag-Au Mine near Val-d'Or, and had previously participated in the initial discovery and definition of the “L” uranium-gold deposit in the Otish Mountains, Quebec. Mr Rougerie has acquired a wide range of experience in exploration techniques and project management pertaining to Uranium, narrow-vein Gold and VMS Cu-Zn deposits.