2021 Annual General & Special Meeting

Friday

June 11, 2021

2:00 pm PDT/5:00 pm EDT
Virtual live video webcast

Further Information

How to attend and vote at the virtual Meeting as a registered shareholder or duly appointed proxyholder:

Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders may virtually attend the Meeting using an internet connected device such as a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone. The meeting platform will be supported across browsers and devices that are running the most updated version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer. Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders attending the Meeting online must remain connected to the internet at all times during the Meeting in order to vote when balloting commences. It is your responsibility to ensure that you remain connected to the internet for the duration of the Meeting.

Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders wishing to attend and vote virtually at the Meeting should not complete or return the proxy form and should instead follow these steps:

  1. Log into https://web.lumiagm.com/431696046 on the Meeting date at least 15 minutes before the start of the Meeting. You should allow ample time to check into the virtual Meeting and to complete the related procedures.
  2. Click on "I have a login".
  3. Enter your 15-digit control number as your username (located on the form of proxy or in the email notification you received).
  4. Enter the Password: "b2gold2021" (case sensitive).

Shareholders who have duly appointed a proxyholder or themselves to attend and vote at the Meeting online MUST register the appointed proxyholder or themselves with Computershare by visiting http://www.computershare.com/B2Gold by no later than 2pm PDT/5pm EDT on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Computershare will ask for the appointed proxyholder's contact information and will send such appointed proxyholder a user ID number or username via email shortly after this deadline and then may proceed with the steps above to log into the virtual Meeting. Shareholders should note that if they participate and vote on any matter at the virtual Meeting, they will revoke any previously submitted proxy.

How to ask questions at the virtual Meeting:

Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders will have substantially the same opportunity to ask questions on matters of business before the Meeting as in past years when the annual meeting of shareholders was held in person. Upon shareholders logging into the virtual meeting platform, they will have the opportunity to start submitting questions prior to the Meeting and will continue to have the opportunity to submit questions during the Meeting. Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Meeting using the online Q&A tool on the meeting portal.

To ask a question, please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Tap on the icon and then type your question.
  2. Compose your question and then press the send to deliver your question to the Chair.
  3. Once you have pressed the send icon in step 2, confirmation that your question has been received by the Chair will appear.

Questions will be read by the Chair of the Meeting or a designee of the Chair and responded to by a representative of the Company as they would be at a shareholders meeting that was being held in person. As at an in-person meeting, to ensure fairness for all attendees, the Chair of the Meeting will decide on the amount of time allocated to each question and will have the right to limit or consolidate questions and to reject questions that do not relate to the business of the Meeting or which are determined to be inappropriate or otherwise out of order.

As part of the Meeting, the Company will hold a Q&A session during which the Chair and the Company's senior management intend to answer questions submitted during the Meeting.

How to attend the virtual Meeting as a guest:

  1. Log into https://web.lumiagm.com/431696046 on the Meeting date at least 15 minutes before the start of the Meeting. You should allow ample time to check into the virtual Meeting and to complete the related procedures.
  2. Click on "I am a guest".
  3. Enter the password: "b2gold2021" (case sensitive).

Dial-in and playback details:

In the unlikely event that your internet connection to the webcast is lost or interrupted, or as an alternative method to access the webcast, the Meeting will also be accessible by dialing +1 647-427-7450 (local – Toronto), +1 778-371-9827 (local – Vancouver) or +1 888-231-8191 (toll free – North America). However, participation through the conference line during the Meeting will only allow the attendees to listen in and you will not be able to vote or ask questions.

Presentation:

Once the Meeting is adjourned, there will be presentations from Clive Johnson, President & CEO, and other B2Gold senior executives. The presentations will provide a review of B2Gold's performance in 2020, a general corporate update of the first half of 2021, and will conclude with a Q&A session.

Agenda

TOPIC PRESENTER
Live Webcast Commences  
Annual General and Special Meeting Clive Johnson: President & CEO/Roger Richer: EVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Meeting Adjourned  
Presentation Commences  
Opening Remarks Clive Johnson: President & CEO
Financial Overview Mike Cinnamond: SVP, Finance & CFO
Operations Overview Bill Lytle: SVP, Operations
Exploration Overview Tom Garagan: SVP, Exploration
Sustainability Overview Bill Lytle: SVP, Operations
Q&A  

***Please note this schedule is subject to change***

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Speaker Bios

Clive Johnson

President, CEO & Director

Clive Johnson is a founding shareholder of B2Gold Corp. and has served as President, CEO and Director since its inception in November 2006, and leads the Company’s executive team.

From Northeast Russia to South Africa, Clive, through his leadership roles in B2Gold and predecessor company, Bema Gold Corporation (“Bema Gold”), has been involved in exploration and gold mining in 12 different countries.

Clive is recognized for combining his entrepreneurial business approach to the mining industry with one of the industry’s most experienced and successful teams of geologists and engineers. He is also well known for his commitment to corporate social responsibility. Based on his personal and professional credo of fairness, respect, transparency and accountability, Clive leads B2Gold’s commitment to improve the lives of all the Company’s employees and local communities worldwide.

Prior to B2Gold, Clive was a founder of Vancouver-based Bema Gold. He was appointed as CEO after the company was created through an amalgamation of three Bema group companies in 1988. Clive was a driving force behind Bema Gold’s dramatic transformation from a junior exploration company to an international 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 former management and technical teams of Bema Gold, B2Gold went public in December 2007 as a junior exploration company. Since then, B2Gold has grown into a low-cost international senior gold producer.

Clive is a past recipient of both the Viola MacMillan Developer’s Award from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada and the Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Mining & Metals, and most recently honored as Kitco Mining's CEO of the Year (Mining Category) for 2020.

Bill Lytle

Senior Vice President, Operations

Bill Lytle originally joined the team in 1998 with Bema Gold Corporation (“Bema Gold”) while working on the Company's Kupol and Julietta projects. He later became Vice President, HSES & Permitting for Bema Gold.

In 2011, Bill became the Country Manager for B2Gold Namibia and was ultimately promoted to Vice President, Africa for B2Gold and oversaw mine construction at the Fekola Project. In February 2016, he was promoted to the Senior Vice President, Operations for B2Gold. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, MSc in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer (Colorado, USA). 

Tom Garagan

Vice President, Exploration

Tom Garagan has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President, Exploration since March 2007. Tom is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s exploration, including the technical review of new acquisitions. He was with Bema Gold Corporation from 1991 to 2007 and appointed as Vice President, Exploration in 1996.

Tom is a geologist with over 35 years of experience and has worked in North and South America, East and West Africa and Russia. He has been instrumental in several discoveries, including the Cerro Casale in Chile and Kupol deposits in Russia. Tom has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Mike Cinnamond

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mike Cinnamond has served as B2Gold’s Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2014. Mike 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 the Company, he was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was the BC Resources Leader for the Mining, Forestry and Energy and Utilities practices.

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry sector. He is currently a director as well as Incoming-President Elect for 2023-2024 of the Canadian Institute of Mining. He is also a director of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and also holds an LL.B designation from the University of Exeter.

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If you have any queries about the B2Gold Annual General & Special Meeting, please contact:

Ian MacLean
Vice President, Investor Relations
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Katie Bromley
Manager, Investor Relations & Public Relations
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