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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CRYSTALLEX BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert A. Fung - Executive Chairman & CEO

Mr. Fung is the former founding chairman of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, a corporation established by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto to lead the $17 billion renewal of Toronto’s waterfront. Mr. Fung is a member of the advisory body to the Capital Markets group at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada. He was the former Deputy Chairman of a predecessor company to Macquarie Capital Markets Canada. Mr. Fung is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of private, public and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of Crystallex International Corporation, Tonbridge Corporation, Tonbridge Power Corporation and Deputy Chairman of Kingsway International Holdings. He is also as a Director of Mount Sinai Hospital, Export Development Canada and GLOBE Foundation of Canada. He is on the Advisory Board of Marsh Canada as well as the former Vice-Chairman of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He is a member of the Province of Ontario’s BioCouncil and former Chairman of Smart Toronto. He was a member of the Prime Minister of Canada's Advisory Committee on Asia Pacific Economic Corporation, as well as a member of the Government of Canada's Department of Industry International Trade and Agriculture Team Canada Inc. Advisory Board, which provided advice to the Government of Canada in setting strategic direction and performance objectives for Canada's International Business Development. From 1980 to 1998, he was Vice-Chairman and a Director of Gordon Capital Corporation. He was a senior member of the team that built that company into one of Canada’s most innovative independent investment dealers at the time, participating in many of Canada's largest corporate transactions. From 1998 to 2001 he joined independent investment dealer Capital West as a Senior Partner. From 1967 to 1978, he was Vice-President and a Director of Dominion Securities Limited with responsibilities for its investment activities in Asia and the Middle East. He began his career in the investment industry in 1964 with Wood Gundy.

 

Harry J. Near - Designated Director
Mr. Near is President of the Government and public affairs consulting company, Earnscliffe Strategy Group. Mr. Near advises companies regarding government policies and regulatory matters. His previous experience as both a Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor with the Canadian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Resources and as Advisor to former Canadian Prime Minister, offer valuable insights to our Board.


Robin Shah - Director
Mr. Shah founded Tenor Capital when the firm was spun off from Putnam Lovell NBF (PLNBF) in July 2004. Mr. Shah joined PLNBF in July 2003, from JP Morgan, to establish a proprietary trading relative value convertible arbitrage effort. At J.P. Morgan, Mr. Shah was a senior trader in the proprietary Convertibles and Relative Value Group.  Prior to joining the Convertibles and Relative Value Group, Mr. Shah was a member of the Equity Derivatives Research team, the Fixed Income Derivatives Trading team, and the Fixed Income proprietary trading group at J.P. Morgan.


David Kay - Director
Mr. Kay joined Tenor in October of 2009.  Previously, Mr. Kay worked at Jefferies & Company as a senior associate in the Restructuring and Recapitalization Group and at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as an attorney in the Financial Restructuring Group


Marc J. Oppenheimer - Director
Mr. Oppenheimer served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of Crystallex, from February 1995 to September 2003. Recently, Mr. Oppenheimer joined the Board of Directors of IDT Corp., a multi billion dollar telecommunications company. Mr. Oppenheimer had a varied and impressive business career before joining KRY. Previously he worked in commercial banking at Chase Manhattan Bank, and Midlantic National Bank. He successfully negotiated a number of mergers and acquisitions; both national and international. The focus of much of the direct lending business was the commodities and mining industry. He has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a multi-national, publicly traded company. Immediately before joining KRY, Mr. Oppenheimer was engaged in merchant banking activities, and was a consultant to the Company.

 

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CRYSTALLEX ADVISORY PANEL

Johan van't Hof - Advisory Panel
Mr. van't Hof was President of Tonbridge Corporation, a Toronto based infrastructure fund manager. Mr. van’t Hof is the former COO of a North American electronics auto parts manufacturer. He has held several senior Accounting and Financial positions including Partner and Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Inc., Project Finance & Privatization, from 1991 to 2001, and Corporate Finance Partner and Partner in Charge of the National Office, Grant Thornton and its predecessor firms, from 1983 to 1991. Mr. van’t Hof was seconded to the Corporate Finance Department, Ontario Securities Commission, in 1982 and 1983. Mr. Van’t Hof is a chartered accountant.


Michael Brown - Advisory Panel 
Mr. Brown is a 30-year veteran of mining finance and analysis and is President of Capital Markets Advisory. Previously, Mr. Brown held positions with Macquarie Bank of Australia, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie North America, and then as Vice Chairman. He and his team are credited with winning a number of cross-border merger and acquisition mandates and mining advisory assignments for Macquarie, which is highly recognized in the mining industry. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was a Managing Partner with Gordon Capital Corporation, responsible for coordinating and marketing Gordon Capital's investment banking services to the mining industry. He was a founder of McLean McCarthy's equity research in 1973, and continued as mining analyst and Managing Director of Research after the firm was acquired by Deutsche Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown also held positions in mining corporate finance and analysis with Rio Algom and then with investment dealer, Harris & Partners Limited. Mr. Brown served for 14 years as a member of the TSX Stock List Committee and was a Governor of the Exchange for two years. He is past President of the Mineral Resources Analysts Group, a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and registered Professional Engineer. We welcome Mr. Brown aboard.


Harry J. Near - Advisory Panel
Mr. Near is President of the Government and public affairs consulting company, Earnscliffe Strategy Group. Mr. Near advises companies regarding government policies and regulatory matters. His previous experience as both a Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor with the Canadian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Resources and as Advisor to former Canadian Prime Minister, offer valuable insights to our Board.