COPPER: THE RED METAL WITH THE GREEN FUTURE

The world has shifted, the transition to sustainable energy is no longer a discussion, but a global movement of commercial and industrial investment. Technology has bridged the gap from feasible, to proven, and the race to build the future is on. In parallel with this direction, C3 Metals is exploring for the raw materials required to sustain this industrial revolution; Copper, instrumental to electric motors, sustainable electric generation and transmission, is in dwindling supply and projected to be unable to meet global industry demands. Copper is truly the red metal with the green future. Recognizing that dwindling copper resources must be replaced, C3 Metals is focussed on the discovery of large copper projects in Peru, a proven mining jurisdiction and one of the world’s leading copper producers.

OVERVIEW

C3 Metals Inc. is an ambitious exploration company focused on creating shareholder wealth through the identification, acquisition, and exploration of large scale copper-gold exploration opportunities in mining friendly jurisdictions. Over the past two years C3 has strategically positioned itself for success coming into a rising copper market through the following key corporate initiatives:

    • Acquired the Jasperoide Project in Peru,  a potential company maker asset which is drill ready and has a clear pathway to discovery
    • Assembled a new highly experienced board and management team with an extensive track record of value creation
    • Built a solid supportive share register of predominantly long term value driven shareholders 
    • Commercialised non-core projects for cash and shares

DIRECTORS

TONY MANINI
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Tony Manini is a geologist with over 30 years of diverse experience in the resource industry. His background covers a wide range of commodities in more than 20 countries and includes technical, commercial, senior management and executive roles in exploration, project evaluation, business development, strategy and operations with Rio Tinto, Oxiana – OZ Minerals, Tigers Realm Group and EMR Capital.

Tony is a founder and CEO of private incubator company, Tigers Realm Group and a co-founder of resource private equity firm, EMR Capital. Tigers Realm Group has listed three highly successful exploration companies, each of which has made a major discovery and is in studies and/or development stage (Tigers Realm Coal – ASX; Nexgen Energy – TSX and Asiamet Resources – AIM). He is currently Executive Chairman of Asiamet Resources Limited and an Executive Director of EMR Capital.

He has been closely involved in the discovery and development of the Sepon copper and gold mines in Laos, the early stage acquisition and development of the Prominent Hill IOCG copper-gold mine in South Australia, brownfields discoveries in the Golden Grove VHMS district in Western Australia and the discovery of the Okvau IRG gold district in Cambodia.

KEVIN TOMLINSON
DIRECTOR

Kevin Tomlinson is a Canadian/Australian Structural Geologist and Investment Banker with over 35 years’ experience in the exploration, development and financing of mining projects globally, and particularly the North American, Australasian and European capital markets. Kevin’s diverse career commenced with 15 years in technical and senior exploration management roles predominantly at Plutonic Resources followed by several years as the Managing Director and CEO of ASX listed junior Austminex, and as Head of Research for Hartleys stockbroking in Australia.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Tomlinson has been a very effective Resources Investment Banker, M&A advisor and Company Director for some of the most successful junior exploration and development companies globally including Centamin Plc, Orbis Gold, Medusa Mining, Cardinal Resources and Bellevue Gold.

As Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus from 2006-2012 Kevin was involved in many financings and listings for growing junior and mid-tier resource companies across the TSX, ASX, LSE and AIM markets including Centamin, SolGold, Allied Gold and Trelawney.

Between 2015-2017 Mr. Tomlinson was a senior consultant to Maxit Capital leading the merger of Gryphon Minerals with Teranga Gold and introducing SolGold to the firm as a corporate client. Kevin’s most recent M&A role has been as Chairman with Cardinal Resources during the delineation and development of its Tier 1, 5.1 Moz gold deposit in Ghana and the takeover of the company. Kevin is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Bellevue Gold and Non-Executive Director of Kodiak Copper.

Mr. Tomlinson holds a BSc (Hons) and an MSc degree in Structural Geology and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a Liveryman for the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK).

KIMBERLY ANN
DIRECTOR

Ms. Kimberly Ann is a mining executive who has founded multiple Junior Mining companies and served in a variety of senior executive positions including CEO, President, CFO and Board Member. In the past twelve years, Kimberly Ann has raised over $210M in project financing and collaborated on three Junior Mining M&A projects. While at Prodigy Gold, Kimberly Ann was responsible for all aspects of the company’s corporate communication program, facilitating equity financings, generating analyst coverage, participating in key aspects of corporate M&A leading to the $340M buyout of Prodigy by Argonaut Gold. Kimberly was CFO and VP Corporate Development at PPX Mining Corp, successfully bringing the high-grade Callanquitas gold-silver underground mine into production in Northern Peru.  In 2017, Kimberly founded Latin America Resource Group (“LARG”), building Jasperoide from two small concessions into a 57 square kilometre strategic project in the heart of Peru’s most prolific copper-gold mineralized belt.  In 2020, LARG merged with Carube Copper Corp. to create C3 Metals Inc., setting the stage for value creation throughout C3’s project portfolio. Kimberly is also the Managing Partner of KA Gold LLC, a private company with a portfolio of advanced gold-silver exploration projects in Nevada. Kimberly attended the University of Washington, majoring in Business and Marketing.

STEPHEN HUGHES
DIRECTOR

Mr. Hughes is an economic geologist with over 20 years technical and management experience covering exploration, development and mine geology. Specializing in porphyry copper-gold, skarn and epithermal systems he has lead the discovery-delineation and development of more than 2 billion tonnes of copper-gold resources in the Asia-Pacific region since 1999. Steve’s experience includes 12 years with PT Freeport Indonesia at the giant Grasberg mine, both in the open pit and as manager of the underground mine geology and exploration groups and 14 years as Exploration Manager – Indonesia for Oxiana Limited and VP – Exploration for Tigers Realm/Asiamet Resources where his roles have focused on managing the acquisition, exploration and development of Company making Cu-Au opportunities. Recent successes include the acquisition and development of the Beutong porphyry Cu-Au deposit and discovery and development of the BKM copper and BKZ polymetallic deposits in Indonesia, all of which are currently being advanced through resource delineation and/or feasibility studies. Stephen holds an honours degree in geology from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia.

ZIMI MEKA
DIRECTOR

Zimi Meka is one of the founding directors of Ausenco Limited and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director in 1999. Mr. Meka’s background includes senior roles in engineering and operations companies prior to the formation of Ausenco in 1991. He has over 25 years’ experience in the design, construction and operation of a wide range of processing plants and infrastructure in the minerals industry in Australia and internationally. He is the Queensland University of Technology’s 2008 Alumnus of the Year, was awarded the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s 2009 Institute Medal and is one of Australia’s top 100 most influential engineers as awarded by Engineers Australia. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

FERNANDO PICKMAN
DIRECTOR

Fernando Pickmann is a partner in Dentons’ Lima office and has negotiated multiple transfer, assignment and mining option contracts. He has led numerous listing and financing processes through the securities market in the risk capital sector segment of the Lima Stock Exchange for clients including, AQM Minerals, Rio Alto Mining, Zincore Metals, Rio Cristal Resources, Candente Gold, Tahoe Resources, and Regulus Resources.

Fernando participated in the negotiation process of the Joint Venture Zafranal comprised of AQM and Teck, the acquisition of Siderperu by the company Gerdau, negotiation of the Civil Works Contract for La Arena Project, amalgamation of Southern Legacy Resources Inc. and Regulus Resources Inc., consolidation of the Rio Alto and Tahoe Resources business, among others.

YALE SIMPSON
DIRECTOR

Yale Simpson was previously the Co-Chairman of Exeter Resource Corporation was acquired in 2017 by Goldcorp in a transaction valued at approximately $247 million. He is a professional geologist with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Geological Engineering) from the University of British Columbia. Yale has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior geologist, exploration manager and CEO of companies involved in precious metals projects in Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. Those companies include Pennzoil Company, Chevron Exploration, Australmin Holdings, Argosy Gold Mines and Black Swan Gold Mines Ltd.

He was Co-chairman of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd., a successful spinout from Exeter, which was bought by Yamana Gold Ltd. in 2012. His particular expertise is in strategic resource planning, financing and corporate communications. Yale is currently a director of Rugby Mining Limited, and Chairman of Adamera Minerals Corp.

MANAGEMENT

KEVIN TOMLINSON
PRESIDENT & CEO

Kevin Tomlinson is a Canadian/Australian Structural Geologist and Investment Banker with over 35 years’ experience in the exploration, development and financing of mining projects globally, and particularly the North American, Australasian and European capital markets. Kevin’s diverse career commenced with 15 years in technical and senior exploration management roles predominantly at Plutonic Resources followed by several years as the Managing Director and CEO of ASX listed junior Austminex, and as Head of Research for Hartleys stockbroking in Australia.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Tomlinson has been a very effective Resources Investment Banker, M&A advisor and Company Director for some of the most successful junior exploration and development companies globally including Centamin Plc, Orbis Gold, Medusa Mining, Cardinal Resources and Bellevue Gold.

As Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus from 2006-2012 Kevin was involved in many financings and listings for growing junior and mid-tier resource companies across the TSX, ASX, LSE and AIM markets including Centamin, SolGold, Allied Gold and Trelawney.

Between 2015-2017 Mr. Tomlinson was a senior consultant to Maxit Capital leading the merger of Gryphon Minerals with Teranga Gold and introducing SolGold to the firm as a corporate client. Kevin’s most recent M&A role has been as Chairman with Cardinal Resources during the delineation and development of its Tier 1, 5.1 Moz gold deposit in Ghana and the takeover of the company. Kevin is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Bellevue Gold and Non-Executive Director of Kodiak Copper.

Mr. Tomlinson holds a BSc (Hons) and an MSc degree in Structural Geology and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a Liveryman for the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK).

JOHN McNEICE, CA, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. McNeice is a Chartered Professional Accountant registered in Ontario, Canada. Mr. McNeice provides financial consulting and chief financial officer services to emerging private and junior public companies. Presently Mr. McNeice is also CFO of Aura Resources Inc. (TSX-V: AUU) and Northern Graphite Corp. (TSX-V: NGC) where he is responsible for financial and regulatory reporting as well as day-to-day financial management.

From September 2005 to May 2007, Mr. McNeice was Chief Financial Officer of Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX: URE), a uranium exploration and development company. He was a key member of the management team completing the initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. During Mr. McNeice’s tenure, Ur-Energy raised an aggregate of $150 million in a series of private placements, the IPO and several secondary financings which funded the development and eventual production of uranium at the Lost Creek Project in Wyoming, USA.

Mr. McNeice holds a B.Com. from McMaster University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario).

STEPHEN HUGHES
VP EXPLORATION

Mr. Hughes is an economic geologist with over 20 years technical and management experience covering exploration, development and mine geology. Specializing in porphyry copper-gold, skarn and epithermal systems he has lead the discovery-delineation and development of more than 2 billion tonnes of copper-gold resources in the Asia-Pacific region since 1999. Steve’s experience includes 12 years with PT Freeport Indonesia at the giant Grasberg mine, both in the open pit and as manager of the underground mine geology and exploration groups and 14 years as Exploration Manager – Indonesia for Oxiana Limited and VP – Exploration for Tigers Realm/Asiamet Resources where his roles have focused on managing the acquisition, exploration and development of Company making Cu-Au opportunities. Recent successes include the acquisition and development of the Beutong porphyry Cu-Au deposit and discovery and development of the BKM copper and BKZ polymetallic deposits in Indonesia, all of which are currently being advanced through resource delineation and/or feasibility studies. Stephen holds an honours degree in geology from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia.

ALEC ROWLANDS
VP INVESTOR RELATIONS

Mr. Rowlands has over 25 years’ experience in mining finance. He is the former managing director of First Marathon Securities (London) and former Head of Sales for Gordon Capital (NYC). Since 1999, Mr. Rowlands has held several senior finance positions, including with Yorkton Securities, Westwind Partners, Jennings Capital and PowerOne Capital Markets Ltd.

Mr. Rowlands has been an active investor and founding shareholder in several mining ventures, notably Auryx Gold, which was acquired by B2Gold for its Otjikoto project in Namibia in 2011. He is currently Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Cardinal Resources Inc. (TSX: CDV).

JEFFREY ACKERT, BSc.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Ackert began his career as a regional geologist with St. Joe Minerals, Bond Gold Canada and LAC Minerals in the 1980s. In 1990 he became mine geologist at LAC Minerals’ Golden Patricia Mine (Barrick Gold Corp after 1994) where he specialized in production and exploration. In 1996 he was appointed VP Exploration for Orezone Resources Inc. focusing on West Africa and was subsequently named VP Technical Services in 2005. During his time at Orezone, its market cap increased from $2M to over $300M due to resource development of various projects in West Africa including Essakane, Sega and Bondigui in Burkina Faso. Since 2007, Mr. Ackert has been the sole principal of JSA International Geoconsulting and since early 2008 a Director of Advance Gold Corp.

Mr. Ackert holds a BSc. in Geology from the University of Toronto.

CHRIS IRWIN, B.A., LL.B
CORPORATE SECRETARY

Mr. Irwin is a principal of Irwin Lowy LLP, a Toronto based law firm specializing in Corporate and Securities Law. Between 2004 and 2006, he was associated with Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. From 1998 to 2004, he was associated initially with Boyle & Company and subsequently with Power Budd LLP. Presently Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of several public companies. Mr. Irwin was Corporate Secretary for Kinbauri Gold Corp. from 2004-2009.

Mr. Irwin received his Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec in 1990 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1994. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1996.

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Corporate Address

C3 Metals Inc.

161 Bay Street,

27th Floor

Toronto, ON

Canada, M5J 2S1

Phone: +1 (647) 953-5924

Fax: +1(647) 953-5946

Toll Free: +1 (888) 416-6560

Email: info@C3Metals.com

Officers

Kevin Tomlinson: President & CEO

John McNeice: CFO

Stephen Hughes: VP Exploration

Alec Rowlands: VP Investor Relations

Chris Irwin: Corporate Secretary

Transfer Agent

TSX Trust

301 – 100 Adelaide Street West
Toronto ON M5H 4H1

Phone: +1(416) 361-0930

Fax: +1(416) 361-0470

Toll Free: 1 (866) 600-5869

Investor Inquiries: tmxeinvestorservices@tmx.com

Attorneys

Irwin Lowy LLP

217 Queen St. West, Suite 401

Toronto, ON

Canada, M5V 0R2

Phone: +1 (416) 361-2515

Fax: +1 (416) 361-2519

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