About Us

Company Overview

Trigon Metals, through its Namibian subsidiary Manila Investments, holds an 80% interest in five Mining Licenses in the Otavi Mountainlands, an area of Namibia particularly known for its high-grade copper deposits. Within these licenses are three past-producing mines including the Company’s flagship property: the Kombat Mine.

The Kombat Mine’s extensive infrastructure includes the Asis Far West 800 meter vertical shaft, which was completed in 2006, two other vertical shafts, three decline shafts with ramp systems, extensive underground workings, mine buildings, a tailings facility, a mill and concentrator. The Kombat Mine originally opened in 1962 and from 1962 to 2008 produced 12.46 million tonnes of ore grading 2.6% Cu.

Trigon Metals is uniquely positioned to create shareholder value due to our near term production potential, extensive existing infrastructure, low capital expenditure profile, and large underexplored mining licences with known copper mineralization.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION

History

1851

The first discovery of Copper in the Otavi Mountains was made by Sir Francis Galton.

1908 - 1925

Otavi Minen und Eisenbahn Gesellschaft carried out mining operations until 1925 when mining ceased due to excess underground water.

1947

Tsumeb Corporation Limited (TCL) acquired the assets

1962

Old shaft recommissioned, plant commissioned and mining and milling commenced at Kombat.

1963

Copper and lead smelter at Tsumeb commissioned

1964

3 Shaft sunk

1978

Development of newly discovered Asis West and West Shaft deepened.

1987

Goldfields of SA assumed control of TCL.

1988

Kombat Mine flooded and operations ceased for one year.

1995

Kombat Mine flooded again and operations ceased for 6 months.

1998

TCL liquidated

2000

Ongopolo Mining & Processing Limited took over the assets

2006

Weatherly International plc took over the assets and the newly sunk AFW shaft was commissioned.

2008

All operations ceased due to flooding.

2012

Trigon Metals (formerly Kombat Copper Inc, and prior to that Pan Terra Industries Inc.) took over the assets.

Corporate Strategy

Trigon Metals has assembled a management team with extensive international and African success and experience. Our team also includes strong business leaders with diversified international finance and operations experience.

The Company’s directive is to aggressively move towards development scenarios based on sound technical data and planning.

The ongoing objective is to formulate a Feasibility Study for the Kombat Mine complex that will determine the scheduling and costs of returning the mine back to commercial production at a level that will ensure adequate investment return.

Consideration is also being given to expanding the Company’s current land position in order to allow for the expansion of resources by exploration.

What will Trigon Metals do differently?

Analysis of extensive database of historic information to understand previous operating decisions, learn from mistakes made, and determine focus future areas and strategy.

Use of existing infrastructure to minimise capital cost and maximise return on investment.

Focus on multi pit surface mining for early revenue (vs previous strategy of mega pit).

Consider attacking the Gap Area from the Asis Far West shaft as well as existing infrastructure at Asis West (previously only from Asis Far West).

Increase production profile and concentrator capacity – economies of scale.

Develop a strategy for dewatering, and controlling water influx going forward.

Re-evaluate the potential of the Gross Otavi deposit.

Target a production profile of 15kt copper and become a mid-tier copper producer within the next 5 years.

Rejuvenate surface and underground production from the Kombat Mine.

Capitalize on exploration potential in the Kombat Trend.

Seek merger and acquisition opportunities in Namibia within various base and precious metals.

Board of Directors

Mark Eaton, Chairman

Mr. Eaton is a graduate from Hull University, England and is an experienced investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector. He has held the position of Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets and Manager of US Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets.Mr. Eaton is also a former Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd.

Stephan Theron, President & CEO

Mr. Theron brings 17 years of extensive management, capital project development and M&A experience within the mining industry. Prior to joining Trigon Metals, Mr. Theron was Managing Director at Liberty Metals & Mining, a private equity group based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Theron was also a strategic member on the board of directors of True Gold Mining.

Justin Reid

Mr. Reid is a geologist and capital markets executive with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively in the mineral resource space. Mr. Reid started his career as a geologist with SGS and Cominco Ltd after which he became a partner and senior mining analyst at Cormark Securities in Toronto. In 2009, Mr. Reid was named Executive General Manager at Paladin Energy, where he was responsible for leading all merger and

Robert Schafer

Mr. Schafer is a Registered Professional Geologist with more than 30 years’ international experience identifying, evaluating and structuring transactions for mineral deposits globally. Mr. Schafer has worked in more than 70 countries, including Russia, Australia, Afghanistan, China, central Asia, India, and most countries in Africa and South America

Management Team

Stephan Theron,
President and CEO

Mr. Theron brings 17 years of extensive management, capital project development and M&A experience within the mining industry. Prior to joining Trigon Metals, Mr. Theron was Managing Director at Liberty Metals & Mining, a private equity group based in

Malcolm Campbell,
COO

Mr. Campbell is a Professional Certified Mining Engineer with over 25 years’ industry experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Campbell was CEO of Buffalo Coal Corp. He previously spent more than 20 years with AngloCoal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglo

Stephen Woodhead,
CFO

Mr. Woodhead is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Woodhead has over 25 years of experience having worked for the South African Department of Finance and Trans Hex Group,

Janna Lusse, Site Operations Manager

Mr. Lusse has over 27 years of experience at the Kombat mine in a variety of capacities. He is currently the Site Operations Manager and is an invaluable resource to the team with his understanding of the area and his knowledge of the Kombat Mine’s history.

Fanie Müller
VP, Operations and Country Manager

Mr. Müller is a Professional Mining Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Mr. Müller has a wide range of commodity experience with a strong focus on development to production stage assets.

Sarah Roberts
VP, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions

Ms. Roberts is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with experience and expertise in the finance and mining industry. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Roberts was the Chief Financial Officer at Buffalo Coal Corp. after having spent nine years in the

Damian Lopez, Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel

Mr. Lopez is a corporate and securities lawyer with experience consulting to a number of public and private companies. He graduated with a Juris Doctor in Law from the Osgoode Hall Law School.

Corporate Governance

Management of the Company and the Board recognize the importance of corporate governance in effectively managing the Company, protecting employees and Shareholders, and enhancing Shareholder value.

The Board fulfills its mandate directly and through its committees at regularly scheduled meetings or as required. The directors are kept informed regarding the Company’s operations at regular meetings and through reports and discussions with management on matters within their particular areas of expertise. Frequency of meetings may be increased and the nature of the agenda items may be changed depending upon the state of the Company’s affairs and in light of opportunities or risks that the Company faces.

The Company believes that its corporate governance practices are in compliance with applicable Canadian requirements. The Company is committed to monitoring governance developments to ensure its practices remain current and appropriate.

Ethical Business Conduct

The Board is apprised of the activities of the Company and ensures that it conducts such activities in an ethical manner. The Board encourages and promotes an overall culture of ethical business conduct by promoting compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; providing guidance to consultants, officers and directors to help them recognize and deal with ethical issues; promoting a culture of open communication, honesty and accountability; and ensuring awareness of disciplinary actions for violations of ethical business conduct.

Code of Conduct

The Company has a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) for its directors, officers and employees. The Corporate Governance Committee has responsibility for monitoring compliance with the Code by ensuring all directors, officers and employees receive and become thoroughly familiar with the Code and acknowledge their support and understanding of the Code. Any non-compliance with the Code is to be reported to the CEO. In addition, the Board conducts regular audits to test compliance with the Code.

The Board takes steps to ensure that directors, officers and employees exercise independent judgment in considering transactions and agreements in respect of which a director, officer or employee of the Company has a material interest, which include ensuring that directors, officers and employees are thoroughly familiar with the Code and, in particular, the rules concerning reporting conflicts of interest and obtaining direction from the Company’s Directors and the Chairman and CEO regarding any potential conflicts of interest.

The Board encourages and promotes an overall culture of ethical business conduct by promoting compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations in all jurisdictions in which the Company conducts business; providing guidance to directors, officers and employees to help them recognize and deal with ethical issues; promoting a culture of open communication, honesty and accountability; and ensuring awareness of disciplinary action for violations of ethical business conduct.

Whistleblower Policy

The Company has a whistleblower policy which allows its directors, officers, consultants and employees who feel that a violation of the Code has occurred, or who have concerns regarding financial statement disclosure issues, accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters, to report such violations or concerns on a confidential and anonymous basis. Reporting a violation of the Code is made by informing anonymously to the Whistleblower hotline or URL or (if desired) to a member of the Audit Committee, who then investigates each matter so reported and takes corrective and disciplinary action, if appropriate. Reporting concerns regarding financial statement disclosure or other appropriate issues are to be forwarded in a sealed envelope to the Chairman of the Audit Committee who then investigates each matter reported and takes corrective and disciplinary action, if appropriate.

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