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 seven directors, six of whom are independent of management.

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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 the company’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

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Governance Policies

Code of Conduct

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Whistleblower Policy and Reporting

The Company’s Whistleblower Policy establishes procedures for the submission of complaints or concerns about:

  • · Violation of any law or regulation that relates to corporate reporting and disclosure.
  • · Fraud or intentional acts of misstatement in the preparation, evaluation and review of the Corporation’s financial statements and other continuous disclosure documents.
  • · Fraud or deliberate error in the recording and maintenance of the Corporation’s financial records.
  • · Violations of the Corporation’s internal policies.
  • · False statements by or to a director, officer or employee of the Corporation with respect to matters reflected in the Corporation’s financial records and financial reporting, or other elements of the Corporation’s continuous disclosure.

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Insider Trading

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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.

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