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James Kenny

James Kenny, B. Comm., M.B.S.,
Director and Chief Executive Officer

James Kenny has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master’s degree in finance (MBS) from University College, Dublin. He has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector as an executive, adviser and broker of various listed and private companies. Mr Kenny is Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Rare Earths and has played a key role in the development of the Company to date. Mr Kenny’s investment banking experience included senior roles with ABN AMRO, Rothschild, NatWest and Evolution Securities. Mr Kenny was previously Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Advisers Limited, a private Company which has provided management, financing and other services to the Frontier Rare Earths since it commenced its operational activities. Mr Kenny is also a director of Firestone Diamonds plc, a junior diamond producer, operating two kimberlite diamond mines in Southern Africa.

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Paul McGuinness

Paul McGuinness, B.Comm. M.Acc., ACA,
Director and Chief Financial Officer

Paul McGuinness holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters’ degree in accounting from University College, Dublin. Mr. McGuinness is a chartered accountant and qualified with Arthur Andersen in 1999 where he gained experience predominantly in the financial services, oil and gas and logistics sectors. Mr. McGuinness also has extensive experience in finance and investment banking, having worked with a number of international firms including Schroders, Collins Stewart and Salomon Smith Barney, where he worked as a corporate adviser to various financial institutions in the United Kingdom, and in Australia to various energy, mining and infrastructure companies. Since 2006 Mr. McGuinness has been Chief Executive of MG Capital Limited, a private consulting firm which provides advisory and financial control services to a number of clients, including Frontier. Mr.McGuinness was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2010.

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Philip Kenny

Philip Kenny, B.E., M.B.A.,

Philip Kenny is a graduate in mechanical engineering from University College, Dublin and holds postgraduate qualifications in engineering from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Boston College, Massachusetts. He has over 25 years of experience in the mining and oil and gas sectors in Southern Africa, Europe and the United States. Mr. Kenny was a co-founder of Firestone Diamonds plc, an emerging junior diamond mining and exploration company focused on Lesotho and Botswana and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. He was Chief Executive Officer of Firestone Diamonds from 1998 to 2011 and was Chairman from 2011 to 2012.

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Stuart Smith

Dr. Stuart Smith B.Sc., PhD.,
Vice-President, Exploration

Dr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science (Geochemistry, First Class Honours) and a Ph.D in geology from the University of Cape Town and has over 30 years experience in the minerals exploration with particular experience in rare earths, base metals, uranium and diamonds. Dr. Smith held a number of senior positions in the Geochemistry Research Unit of the University of Cape Town over a 13 year period and then worked for ten years as an exploration manager and operations director extensively across Southern Africa. Prior to joining Frontier, Dr. Smith worked as an independent consulting geologist since 2000, principally contracted to Fugro Survey, the international consulting group. Since joining the Company in 2007, Dr. Smith has managed the Company’s exploration activities at Zandkopsdrift and elsewhere.

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Derick DeWit

Derick De Wit
Vice-President, Project Development

Mr DeWit is a chemical engineer with considerable experience in the minerals industry, gained with GRD Minproc, Bateman Projects, De Beers Consolidated Mines and Venmyn Rand, and has been responsible for managing due diligence, scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, mineral asset valuations and independent technical reports for listed and private companies in accordance with NI 43‐101, SAMREC and JORC reporting codes. Over the past 15 years Mr de Wit has been involved in the preparation and/or management of more than 30 independent review, scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for minerals projects, both in Africa and Canada.

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Eamonn Grennan

Eamonn "Edward" Grennan B.Sc., M.Sc.,
Non-executive Director

Eamonn Grennan has over 40 years of experience as an exploration manager, geologist, consultant and senior lecturer. Mr. Grennan has worked on and managed exploration programmes on four continents for a range of international clients and his experience covers industrial minerals, aggregates, precious metals and base metals. His academic experience includes lecturing in a number of leading Irish third level institutions in applied geochemistry, mining engineering, economic geology and environmental science, including at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Grennan is a former president of the Irish Association for Economic Geology and a former member of the Consultative Committee of Irish Geological Survey and is currently an independent consultant geologist.

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Crispin Sonn

Crispin Sonn B.A., B.Comm.,
Non-executive Director

Crispin Sonn has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cape Town and an Honours degree in Business and Administration from the University of Stellenbosch. Since 2003, Mr. Sonn has held various positions at Old Mutual South Africa, a subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, the London listed and largest integrated financial services company in South Africa. Currently, Mr. Sonn is an executive director of Old Mutual South Africa with responsibility for corporate affairs, marketing and communications and is Chairman of the Old Mutual Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Old Mutual group. Mr. Sonn was the founding Chairman of FoodBank South Africa, a founding member of the FoodBank Foundation and also currently acts as a non-executive Director of CapeSpan (Pty) Ltd, the largest fresh produce sourcing and distribution company in South Africa, and Old Mutual Kotak-Mahindra, a joint venture in India. Mr. Sonn is a member of the Board of Advisers for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town and served on the Council of the University of Cape Town for eight years.

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Anu Dhir

Anu Dhir B.A., J.D.,
Non-executive Director (Chairman of the Audit Committee)

Anu Dhir holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States. Ms. Dhir has extensive experience in international business, operations and legal affairs in private equity and publicly-held companies in the mining, oil and gas and technology sectors. From January 2006 to October 2009, Ms. Dhir served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Company Secretary at Katanga Mining Limited, a TSX-listed company and is currently Managing Director of Miniqs Limited, a private group primarily interested in resource projects that have the capability to grow into major producing operations. Ms.Dhir is a non-executive director of Anooraq Resources Corporation, a South African platinum group metals producer listed on the TSX, NYSE Amex Equities and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and also serves as a non-executive director of Compass Asset Management headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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