Unless authority is withheld, it is intended that the shares represented by a properly executed Proxy will be voted for the election of all of the nominees (Paul K. Willmott, Leland O. Erdahl
, George R. Ireland, David N. Clark and Terence J. Cryan) as directors.
...Leland O. Erdahl
...Leland O. Erdahl has served as a director since July 11, 1994.From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Erdahl served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Stolar, Inc., a high-tech company involved in the radio wave imaging of geologic media and underground radio transmission for voice and data.He was President and CEO of Albuquerque Uranium Corporation, a uranium mining company, from 1987 to 1991 and served as Vice President of AMAX Gold in 1997 and 1998.From January 2001 to September 14, 2001 Mr. Erdahl served as President of Nord Pacific Limited, a mining company with gold and copper interests in Australia and Papau, New Guinea.He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe.He is currently a director of Canyon Resources Corporation (a mining company whose primary business is the discovery and production of precious metals).Mr. Erdahl also serves on the compensation committee of Canyon Resources Corporation and is Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Mr. Willmott and Mr. Erdahl
attended each meeting and Mr. Ireland attended 15 of 18 meetings.
, Mr. Ireland and Mr. Cryan are independent directors under the requirements of the NASDAQ Global Market as determined by our Board of Directors.
...Leland O. Erdahl, George R. Ireland and Terence J. Cryan are currently members of the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Strategic Planning Committees.
...Mr. Leland O. Erdahl
has been designated as our audit committee financial expert.Mr. Erdahl serves as chairman of the audit committee and is independent of the management of the Company.Mr. Erdahl is a certified public accountant and has served on audit committees of other public companies as a member and, in several cases, as chairman.
The Board of Directors has adopted a written charter for the Audit Committee
, a copy of which can be found on the Company's Web site.
...Leland O. Erdahl (Chairman)