B2Gold Analyst Day 2020

A Low-Cost International Senior Gold Producer

B2Gold Analyst Day 2020
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October 22, 2020

10:00am – 12:35pm PDT


Opening Remarks/Corporate Strategy Clive Johnson
Operations Overview/ESG/COVID Bill Lytle
Q&A -
Exploration Overview Tom Garagan
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Financial Overview Mike Cinnamond
Q&A -
Government Relations Overview Neil Reeder
Q&A -
Closing Remarks Clive Johnson
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Speaker Bios

Clive Johnson

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Clive Johnson is a founding shareholder of B2Gold and has served as Director, President and CEO since its inception in November 2006. Previously, Clive was a founder of Vancouver-based Bema Gold Corporation. He was appointed as CEO after the company was created by the amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988. Clive was a driving force behind Bema Gold’s dramatic transition from a junior exploration company to an intermediate gold producer. Bema Gold was acquired by Kinross Gold Corporation for C$3.5 billion in 2007.

Founded as a private company by the management and technical teams of Bema Gold, B2Gold went public in December 2007 as a junior exploration company. Since then, B2Gold has grown to be the world’s new senior gold producer and is scheduled to produce approximately one million ounces of gold in 2019.

In In 2004, Clive received the Viola MacMillan Developer’s Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and in 2013 he received the Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Mining and Metals

Mike Cinnamond

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mike Cinnamond has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2014. He oversees the financial reporting, cash management and tax planning of B2Gold as well as financial compliance and reporting to the regulatory authorities. Prior to joining B2Gold, Mike was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was the British Columbia Resources Leader for the Mining, Forestry and Energy and Utilities practices.

Mike has 19 years’ experience in the mining industry sector, and is currently a Director of the Canadian Institute of Mining and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Mike holds an LLB designation from the University of Exeter.

Bill Lytle

Senior Vice President, Operations

William (“Bill”) Lytle spent the first 12 years of his mining career with Bema Gold Corporation as the HSES Manager, between 1998 until 2003, and as Vice President, HSES & Permitting, from 2003 until 2006. During which time, he was predominantly involved in the construction and operation of the Company’s Julietta and Kupol mines in Russia.

In December 2010, Bill subsequently joined B2Gold as Country Manager, Namibia where he played an integral part in the construction transition – ahead of schedule – and operation of the Otjikoto Mine, and was ultimately promoted to Vice President, Africa in 2011, where he was responsible for overseeing mine construction of the Company’s world-class Fekola Project. In February 2016, Bill was then promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations and led the transition of the Company’s fifth and largest mine from construction to commercial production in November 2017, ahead of schedule and on budget. Today, Bill continues to be responsible for coordinating the development and construction of projects and operations for the Company worldwide, as well as managing B2Gold’s HSE, CSR and security logistics.

Bill is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, USA, with more than 21 years of experience in the mining sector across 24 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. 


Tom Garagan

Senior Vice President, Exploration

Tom Garagan has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President, Exploration since March 2007, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s exploration, including technical review of new acquisitions. Tom is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience and was with Bema Gold on a consulting and full time basis from 1986 to 2007 and was appointed Vice President, Exploration in 1996.  He has worked in North and South America, throughout Africa, Asia and Russia and was instrumental in several discoveries, including the Cerro Casale and Kupol Deposits.

Tom currently serves as a Director of Vanadian Energy Corporation and BeMetals and holds an Honours BSc degree in Geology from the University of Ottawa.

Neil Reeder

VP, Government Relations

Neil Reeder joins B2Gold following a distinguished government career of over 35 years with Global Affairs Canada. He helped advance Canada's trade, foreign policy and development agenda during seven different diplomatic postings overseas and in increasingly senior positions in Ottawa. Most recently, he served as Canada's Ambassador to the Philippines. His previous ambassadorial postings include serving as Canada's High Commissioner to Brunei and as Canadian Ambassador to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. He has also served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University. He speaks three languages.


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