Eric Sprott

Chairman, Kirkland Lake Gold

Mr. Sprott, is a renowned and respected leader in the investment community and one of the world’s premiere gold and silver investors. After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Mr. Sprott entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch and Company Inc. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada’s largest independently owned institutional brokerage firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management LP., in December 2001 as a separate entity, Mr. Sprott divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.

Mr. Sprott recently resigned from his position as the lead portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management (a Toronto-based alternative asset manager) and remains as Chair of the board of Sprott Inc., (Sprott Inc. is an asset manager that provides investors with the opportunity to participate in the future growth of the Sprott Group of Companies which includes Sprott Asset Management).