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Information on Directors

Mr Rick Wayne Crabb

Mr Rick Wayne Crabb
(Non-executive Chairman)
Age 53
B. Juris (Hons), LLB, MBA, FAICD

Mr John Borshoff

Mr John Borshoff
(Managing Director/CEO)
Age 65
B.Sc., F.AusIMM, FAICD

Mr Sean Reveille Llewelyn

Mr Sean Reveille Llewelyn
(Non-executive Director)
Age 62
LL.B

Mr Donald Shumka

Mr Donald Shumka
(Non-executive Director)
Age 68
B.A., MBA

Mr Ian Urquhart Noble

Mr Ian Urquhart Noble
(Non-executive Director)
Age 69
BSc (Metallurgy), F.AusIMM, ARCST

Mr Peter Mark Donkin

Mr Peter Mark Donkin
(Non-executive Director)
Age 53
BEc, LLB

Ms Gillian Swaby

Ms Gillian Swaby
Company Secretary
Age 50
B.Bus, FCIS, FAICD

Mr Crabb holds degrees of Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Honours), Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He practised as a solicitor from 1980 to 2004 specialising in mining, corporate and commercial law. He has advised on all legal aspects, including financing, marketing, government agreements and construction contracts, of many resource development projects in Australia and Africa. Mr Crabb now focuses on his public company directorships and investments. He has been involved as a director and strategic shareholder in a number of successful public companies. He is also the non-executive chairman of Golden Rim Resources Ltd (since 2001), Ashburton Minerals Ltd (since 1999) and Otto Energy Ltd (since 2004). Mr Crabb is a councillor on the Western Australian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Crabb was appointed to the Paladin Board on 8 February 1994 and as Chairman on 27 March 2003.

Former directorships of listed companies in last three years

Royal Resources Limited from 2004 to 11 August 2009

Port Bouvard Ltd from 1996 to 30 March 2009

Special Responsibilities

Chairman of the Board

Member of Remuneration Committee from 1 June 2005

Member of Nomination Committee from 1 June 2005

Mr Borshoff is a geologist who has been involved in the Australian and African exploration and mining industry for over 30 years. Mr Borshoff worked for International Nickel and Canadian Superior Mining before joining a German mining group, Uranerz from 1976 to 1991. He became Chief Geologist/Exploration Manager during the period 1981-1986 and served as its chief executive from 1987 to mid-1991 when the German parent of Uranerz made the decision to close its Australian operations. The primary focus of the Uranerz Group was the search and development of uranium with the company operating extensively throughout Australia, North America and Africa.

Mr Borshoff has extensive knowledge of the uranium industry and experience in company management, strategic planning and administration. He serves on a number of industry organisations including the Board of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Board of the Australian Uranium Association of which he is the chairman of its Code of Practice working committee and a member of its Executive Committee.

Mr Borshoff founded Paladin and was appointed to the Paladin Board on 24 September 1993.

Special Responsibilities

Managing Director/CEO

Member of Nomination Committee from 1 June 2005

Mr Llewelyn originally qualified as a solicitor in Australia and England. He has subsequently worked in the finance and merchant banking industries for more than 20 years in Australia, the UK, the United States and South Africa. His considerable finance experience has been in derivatives, structured finance and early stage investment relating to the metal markets. He has been involved with the uranium industry for many years and has a comprehensive understanding of the uranium market.

Mr Llewelyn had a key role in the formation of a joint venture company between Anglo Gold and First Rand International to assume marketing responsibility for uranium on behalf of Nuclear Fuels Corporation of South Africa (Nufcor).

Mr Llewelyn was appointed to the Paladin Board on 12 April 2005.

Special Responsibilities

Member of Audit Committee from 12 April 2005

Chairman of Remuneration Committee from 26 November 2008 (member from 1 June 2005)

Chairman of Nomination Committee from 26 November 2008 (member from 1 June 2005)

Mr Shumka is Vancouver-based and is the President and Managing Director of Walden Management Ltd., a consulting firm specialising in natural resources. From 1989 to 2004, he was Managing Director, Investment Banking with CIBC World Markets and Raymond James Ltd. Prior to 1989, Mr Shumka was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., one of Canada’s largest forest products companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Harvard University.

Mr Shumka was appointed to the Paladin Board on 9 July 2007.

Special Responsibilities

Chairman of Audit Committee from 9 July 2007

Member of Remuneration Committee from 10 August 2007

Member of Nomination Committee from 10 August 2007

Mr Noble has more than 40 years’ experience covering the mining, chemical and nuclear industries with a strong emphasis in the mining and mineral processing fields. He is a consultant, specialising in hydrometallurgy and comminution, and has been involved in many of the major mining developments within Australia and overseas. He has held senior management positions with both Wright Engineers Australia Ltd and Fluor Australia and took a lead role in the design of Australia’s two major uranium processing plants.

Mr Noble’s initial involvement with uranium was with Wright Engineers Pty Limited on the Rabbit Lake project in Canada. In Australia, in 1976, he was Lead Engineer on the Ranger Uranium Feasibility Study, followed by a three year involvement in the design construction phase, initially as Process Engineering Manager, and then a period as Project Engineer for the hydrometallurgical plant, and finally a year on site as Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Manager. He was subsequently Lead Process Engineer for the design of Western Mining Corporation’s Olympic Dam Project.

Mr Noble was appointed to the Paladin Board on 29 June 2005. Mr Noble has informed Paladin that he intends to resign from the Paladin Board with effect from the next Annual General Meeting to be held on 25 November 2010.

Special Responsibilities

Member of Audit Committee from 29 June 2005

Member of Nomination Committee from 29 June 2005

Mr Donkin has 28 years experience in finance, of which the last 18 years have involved arranging finance in the mining sector. He was the Managing Director of the Mining Finance Division of Société Générale in Australia, having worked for that bank for 21 years in both their Sydney and London offices. Prior to that he was with the corporate and international banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada. His experience in finance has included structuring and executing transactions for mining companies, both in Australia and internationally in a wide variety of financial products, including project finance, corporate finance, acquisition finance, export finance and early stage investment capital. Mr Donkin holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sydney. He is also a director of Sphere Minerals Ltd, (appointed 9 March 2010).

Mr Donkin was appointed to the Paladin Board on 1 July 2010.

Ms Swaby has been involved in financial and corporate administration for listed companies, as both Director and Company Secretary covering a broad range of industry sectors, for over 25 years. Ms Swaby has extensive experience in the area of secretarial practice, management accounting and corporate and financial management.

Ms Swaby is past Chair of the Western Australian Council of Chartered Secretaries of Australia, a former Director on their National Board and a lecturer for the Securities Institute of Australia. Ms Swaby is the principal of a corporate consulting company and was a member of the Paladin Board for a period of 10 years.