June 8, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia – June 8th, 2021 – Exploits Discovery Corp. (“Exploits” or the “Company”) (CSE: NFLD) (OTCQB: NFLDF) (FSE: 634-FF) announces, effective June 7th, 2021, the appointment of Ms. Siri C. Genik as a Director of the Company and announces the implementation of corporate governance policies to guide Exploits in its pursuit to acquire and develop gold projects in Canada’s Newfoundland.
Significant unanimous decisions of the Exploits Board of Directors include:
- The formation of an Executive Search Committee to actively and aggressively seek a permanent Chief Executive Officer for the Company;
- The formal approval of a Code of Conduct; a Corporate Disclosure & Insider Trading Policy; ESG Principles; and Environment, Health & Safety Principles all of which will be posted on the corporate website;
- The formation of a Governance & Nominations Committee; a Compensation Committee, and an Investment Committee all of which include Board-approved Charters and are filled by a majority of independent Directors;
- The addition of one new Board seat which will be filled by Ms. Siri C. Genik.
William M. Sheriff, Interim Chief Executive Officer said ”On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish to welcome Ms. Genik to the Exploits Board of Directors. Her global expertise in governance and sustainability will serve the Company immensely. I also want to thank the collective shareholders, specifically New Found Gold and Mr. Eric Sprott, for their complete support and endorsement of the Company going forward as we implement new corporate governance and swift actions to uphold and respect the rights of all shareholders. Exploits Discovery has an incredible land position, a great team and with drilling presently underway, we all look forward to an exciting 2021 exploration season.”
Siri C. Genik, Director
Ms. Genik is the principal of BRIDGE© and during the course of her career has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects, from the Americas to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Eurasia. Her experience lies primarily in Non-technical Risk Assessments and Strategic Planning, ESG and Sustainability, Stakeholder Relations and External Affairs. Siri also has extensive experience in negotiating agreements and mediation. Her focus has been developing strategies that bring together the business solution with the governmental policies, socioeconomic concerns and community priorities. Siri builds bridges between the boardroom, the project world and the teams on the ground, focusing on providing long-term value and achieving cost-driven results.
Ms. Genik presently serves as a Director of the Board for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC); Co-Chair of the Sustainability and Lands & Regulations Committees (PDAC); Director, Imperial Mining Group & Chair of the Audit Committee and Governance Committee. She is a CIM Distinguished Lecturer – CSR (2018-2019); Director of the Canada-Mongolia Chamber of Commerce and previously served as Vice President, Women-in-Mining-Canada (2015- 2021).
Ms. Genik holds a Mediation certification (Canada), is a member of the Bar of the Province of Québec; holds her LL.L from the Université de Montréal plus holds both a Business Administration Certificate and B.A., Political Science and Economics from McGill University. Siri perfectly tri-lingual (English, French and Spanish).
William M. Sheriff, Interim Chief Executive Officer: Declaration of Interests
William M. Sheriff, Interim Chief Executive Officer also wishes to formally advise of his Declaration of Interests in Newfoundland & Labrador. Mr. Sheriff, who also serves on several corporate boards as identified on the Exploits Discovery Board of Directors page, is also a well known prospector. Prior to assuming the Interim Chief Executive Officer position at Exploits he, through his private company, Platoro West Inc, staked significant land holdings in Newfoundland and also entered into formal agreements with several Newfoundland/Labrador-based prospectors. Mr. Sheriff also owns The Rock Gold Corp, a private Newfoundland/Labrador corporation. Mr. Sheriff has ceased all activities relating to these holdings while serving as Chief Executive Officer.