Governance

Statement of Corporate Governance Practices

Big Ridge Gold Corp. believes that strong governance improves corporate performance to the benefit of all stakeholders. National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (“NI 58-101”) establishes corporate governance requirements applicable to all public companies. The Company reviews its practices and endeavours to make meaningful improvements to achieve higher standards of corporate governance.

Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to supervise the management of the business and affairs of the Company. The Board is comprised currently of five directors, three of whom are independent of management.

View the Mandate of the Board of Directors

Committees of The Board of Directors

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the Company’s policies and practices relating to integrity of financial and regulatory reporting, and compliance with policies and laws. The audit committee is comprised of three directors, all of whom are financially literate, with the majority of the committee made up of independent directors.

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Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee

The Corporate Governance, Compensation & Nominating Committee assists the Board in overseeing Marathon’s policies and practices relating to:

  • Providing review, oversight and guidance over the Company’s corporate governance;
  • Development and management of the Company’s compensation strategies, policies, and practices; and
  • The composition of the Board of Directors relative to the competencies, experience and other characteristics needed for the Board to function effectively in its oversight role, including the identification of suitable director candidates

View the Mandate of the CGCN Committee

Technical and Sustainability Committee

The Technical and Sustainability Committee assists the Board in its oversight of operational and technical matters by providing review, oversight, and guidance for the Company’s geological, engineering, and operational activities; environmental, health and safety protocols; and corporate social responsibility activities and performance at the Company’s projects and properties and the communities in which the Company operates.

View the Mandate of the Technical and Sustainability Committee

Governance Policies

Code of Conduct

View the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics

Insider Trading

View the Insider Trading Policy

Advance Notice Policy

The Company’s Board of Directors has adopted an Advance Noice Policy which establishes a timetable for the nomination of director candidates by shareholders of the Company in advance of annual meetings of the Company’s shareholders.

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Majority Voting Policy

The Company’s Board of Directors has adopted a Majority Voting Policy for future nominees for election to the Board.

View the Majority Voting Policy


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