Mr. Francis Fournier: President and CEO of COREM,

I am pleased to announce the nomination of Ms. Sylvie Levesque, as Deputy CEO of Corem. In this role, Ms. Levesque will be responsible for the overall management of the administrative, operational and innovation departments, alongside the directors assigned to these functions. She will also contribute to the strategic development of the organization, together with the President and CEO and the Board of Directors, in a context of transformation and opportunity.

Ms. Levesque holds a master’s degree in geology and is recognized for her vision, diversified expertise, accomplishments and leadership.

Ms. Levesque has worked successively in exploration and geological mapping for more than 6 years and in 1998, she started her career at Corem as a mineralogist and then as head of the mineralogical and chemical laboratories. In 2020, she took on the role of Executive Director of Operations.

She is highly involved in the mining industry by sitting on the Board of Directors of the Women In Mining Quebec Chapter and on the Executive Committee of the EM4 Center, for which she is the industry representative. Finally, for several years, she has organized geometallurgy sessions at conferences, notably the annual Xplor conference.

With her experience, and in complementarity with our teams, this nomination will allow Corem to pursue its mission to meet the challenges and opportunities present in a transforming ecosystem.