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Geoff Burns – President & CEO

Mr. Burns has over 25 years of experience in the precious metals mining industry. He joined Pan American in 2003 after serving as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. Prior to this, Mr. Burns was the Chief Financial Officer of Prime Resources Group. Mr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Masters of Business Administration. A great deal of Mr. Burns' professional activities has concentrated on financial management and he has led numerous capital market transactions including equity, debt and convertible debt placements. In addition, he has extensive experience throughout North and South America in mine operations and project development. He has participated in numerous mine construction projects from feasibility study, through start-up and into continuous operation. Mr. Burns has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2004.

Steve Busby – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Busby is a Mineral Processing Engineer with nearly 30 years of experience in the precious metals mining business where he has participated in successful Mine Development and Mine Construction projects in Mexico, the United States, South Africa, Russia and throughout South America. Steve joined Pan American Silver Corp in 2003 and has provided project development and mine construction leadership that has lead to near tripling the Company's annual silver production to over 24 million silver ounces in 2010. Steve was promoted to his current position of Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and is responsible for the Company's operations, projects, safety, and corporate social responsibility with an organization of over 7,000 employees and contractors. Prior to joining Pan American Silver Corp in 2003, Steve held positions in a privately owned consulting firm, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp, Amax Gold Inc, Meridian/FMC Gold Company, and Nerco Minerals Company. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Processing Engineering and is a member of the Montana Tech Metallurgical Engineering Department Advisory Board.

Rob Doyle – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Doyle joined Pan American as Chief Financial Officer in January 2004. He brings to the role a strong background in financial management, particularly in the metals market, after 6 years as Senior Vice-President – Mining Finance and Metals Marketing with Standard Bank in New York. Mr. Doyle also has extensive accounting and audit experience in New York, London and South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst with a B.Bus.Sc (Honours) Finance degree from the University of Cape Town.

Robert Pirooz – General Counsel

Mr. Pirooz first joined Pan American Silver Corp. in 1998 and is currently General Counsel. His extensive legal and business experience includes the role of Vice-President and General Counsel for the BCR Group of Companies. Mr. Pirooz was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1990 after obtaining a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia and studying commerce at Dalhousie.

Michael Steinmann – Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Geology

Mr. Steinmann joined Pan American Silver in 2004 after more than 10 years working and residing in several South American countries such as Ecuador, Chile and Peru. His last assignment before joining Pan American was with Glencore in Perú, where he worked six years as Manager, Geology South America. He has extensive experience managing the geological function of a wide range of base and precious metal mines and green and brownfield exploration projects. He has evaluated mines and projects throughout South and Central America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Steinmann holds a Ph.D in Geology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Zurich.

Mr. Steinmann is responsible for production geology, resource and reserve estimations as well as for the greenfield and brownfield exploration programs of Pan American Silver. He is also involved in the Company’s business development activities.