|John Cumming, B.A., L.L.B., L.L.M. (London)|
Mr. Cumming is Executive Vice-President, CFO., Secretary, General Counsel and a Director of Merrex Gold Inc.
Mr. Cumming also serves as CFO, General Counsel and a Director of Sniper Resources Ltd., as Executive Vice-President, CFO, Secretary, General Counsel and a Director of Atlantic Industrial Minerals Inc., and as a director of Elcora Resources Corp.
Mr. Cumming, a corporate, securities and mining lawyer and businessman, has been active in the Canadian securities markets and resource exploration sector for 37 years.
Mr. Cumming was the senior securities and mining law partner at the Vancouver law firm Boughton Peterson until 1992. Mr. Cumming was a founding shareholder of St. Philips Resources Inc. which, in joint venture with the Hunter Dickinson Group, found the Kemess Gold Copper Mine. Both joint venture companies were sold in 1996 in a $200 million take-over bid. The Kemess Mine was the principal asset of Northgate Minerals Corporation and produced 300,000 ounces of gold and 80 million pounds of copper annually.
Mr. Cumming holds Bachelor of Arts (1974) and Bachelor of Laws (1977) degrees from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Laws (1993) degree from King's College, University of London, where he graduated with a specialty in corporate and commercial law. Mr. Cumming has served as a director and officer of numerous public resource corporations since beginning his legal career in 1978.
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