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Board of Directors and Officers

James Longshore

B.A. Economics, Bowdoin College, Maine

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xtra-Gold and Managing Director of Ghanaian subsidiaries, Xtra-Gold Mining Limited and Xtra-Gold Exploration Limited since 2009. Mr. Longshore oversees the mining project and exploration activities of the Company. Mr. Longshore has more than 25 years’ business investment experience in resource companies.

Yves Clement


Vice-President, Exploration since May 2006. Oversees all exploration and drilling activities, prepares all work programs and cost budgets. His expertise contributes to further maximization of the value of our existing portfolio of exploration projects and the advancement of our growth strategy through key acquisitions. More than 30 years’ international experience in the generation, evaluation and development of mineral projects in Canada, South America and Africa. Former Senior Project Geologist for Lake Shore Gold Corp. and Aurora Platinum Corp.

Victor Nkansa

B.A. Economics and MBA, University of Ghana, and Chartered Accountant since 1995

Chief Financial Officer since June 2015 and Vice-President since December 2009. Also, Director of Ghanaian subsidiaries, Xtra-Gold Mining Limited and Xtra-Gold Exploration Limited since November 2005. More than 30 years' business experience including 15 years' experience in the mining industry.

Peter Minuk

Master Certificate in Project Management, Schulich School of Business, York University

Director since 2007. More than 26 years' experience in finance and investment and project management. Formerly with the Bank of Montreal (1990 to 2006).

James H. Schweitzer

Director since 2011. More than 55 years’ experience in the investment industry in Canada, in particular, in the securities sector. Former Registered Representative of Haywood Securities Inc. (from 2003 to 2011), primarily focused in resource stocks.

Denis Laviolette

B.Sc. Earth Sciences (Geology), Brock University, Ontario

Director since 2015. More than 10 years' international experience in exploration and mining operations, and has worked with Kirkland Lake Gold and Red Lake in Northern Ontario. He is working currently as CEO of Goldspot Discoveries Inc. focused in mineral exploration business by utilizing artificial intelligence (“AI”).

Hans Morsches

B.A. Liberal Arts, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, M.A. International Management, American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona

Director since 2015. Mr. Morsches is the Senior Market Manager of Unum at its Kansas City and St. Louis regional offices in Missouri (since May 1999) and is a 30 year plus insurance industry veteran. He was National Vice President for Sales for Unum Canada (September 1989 to May 1999). Unum is a Fortune 270 insurance company and has been an employee benefits market leader for 35 years generating US$10.5 billion annual revenue.

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