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Rob McEwen - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board (BA, MBA):

Rob has been associated with the resource industry for 29 years. His career began in the investment industry, then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG TSX:G), where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $10 billion. During this time Goldcorp’s shares achieved an annual compounded growth rate of 31.26%. Rob is US Gold's largest shareholder, owning over 21% of the outstanding shares.

Throughout Rob's career his efforts have been recognized with awards such as Canadian Business magazine's "Most Innovative CEO", The Northern Miner's "Mining Man of the Year", Ernst & Young's 2002 Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Developer of the Year.

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Rob McEwen - Executive Chairman, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer:

Mr. McEwen is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor. A leading Canadian mining industry entrepreneur, with active exploration underway in Mexico and Nevada, Mr. McEwen was the founder, former chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc. He built Goldcorp from an investment company with a $50 million market capitalization to one of the largest gold-mining companies in the world with an $8 billion market capitalization by the time he retired from the company. Mr. McEwen is the chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Gold.

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Rob McEwen - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer:

Rob McEwen is Chairman and CEO of US Gold and Lexam Explorations. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp, which is the world's lowest cost million ounce gold producer. Rob followed his father into the investment industry and developed a passion for gold. In 1990 Rob jumped into the mining industry, where he transformed Goldcorp from a collection of small companies into a mining powerhouse. Since 1993, when Rob started restructuring Goldcorp, its market capitalization has grown from US$50 million to over $10 Billion and Goldcorp's share price has increased at a 28% compound annual growth rate.

Since July 2005, when Rob became US Gold's largest shareholder and shortly thereafter the company's Chairman and CEO, its share price has increased by approximately 1,170% as the company pursues its goal of becoming Nevada's premier exploration company.

Throughout Rob's career his efforts have been recognized with the following awards:

  1. June 2007: Order of Canada

  2. May 2007: Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Lifetime Achievement Award

  3. April 2007: St. George's Society's - Award of Merit For Community Service

  4. March 2007: Schulich School of Business - Alumni Recognition Award Outstanding Executive Leadership

  5. October 2006: Tiffany & Co. - 2006 Tiffany Mark Award

  6. October 2006: Canadian Business magazine's "Most Innovative CEO"

  7. February 2005: "Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree", York University

  8. February 2005: Sigma Chi Fraternity - Significant Sig Award

  9. May 2004: Canadian Museum Association - "Outstanding Achievement Award" Philanthropy Category

  10. January 2003: The Northern Miner's - "Mining Man of the Year Award for 2002"

  11. September 2002: Ernst & Young's 2002 Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Energy Category

  12. August 2002: Canadian Business Magazine - Annual Board Survey - 16th Best Board of Directors in Canada

  13. March 2002: Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) "2001 Viola R. MacMillan Award for Developer of the Year."

  14. March 2002: Fast Company Magazine "The Fast 50, Champion of Innovation." - First Annual Global Readers' Challenge

  15. February 2002: Investor Relations Magazine 2002 Awards - Best Senior Management Communications in Canada - nominated for three other awards.

  16. September 2000: Business Week Magazine "Web Smart 50" One of the 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide.

Rob holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Rob is a passionate innovator and marketer and an avid recreational competitor. He is also a member of the World Presidents' Organization (WPO) and the Dean's Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business.

His community efforts are designed to encourage excellence and innovation in health care and education. Rob has donated in excess of $26 million over the past four years including: $20 million to establish the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital; $2.5 million to Schulich School of Business, Toronto; $1.0 million to the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital and the balance to secondary schools, museums and a church.

* This Biography is accurate as of June, 2007.
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