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New Found Gold Corp is actively exploring district size gold exploration projects in Newfoundland and Ontario.

From inception, our mandate has been to stake and acquire highly prospective projects with a focus on large scale, district size projects. With a significant footprint in Newfoundland and Ontario, New Found Gold Corp. is able to explore in mining friendly jurisdictions, with an emphasis on gold. We look for projects with historic work, drill date and/or a defined resource, as well as projects with low acquisition and holding costs. Our strategy is to find the next major gold belt.

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Largest land holder in Newfoundland with over 900 Km2 of prospective land

New Found Gold corp. set out to assemble a strong portfolio of exploration stage projects in safe mining friendly jurisdictions in North America. We have identified one core project in the famed Abitibi region of Ontario and our flagship project in the emerging mining district of Newfoundland, Canada.

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Collin Kettell founder & executive chairman

Collin is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Palisades Goldcorp Ltd., Canada’s newest resource focused merchant bank. He comes from a family with deep ties to the mining, including co-founding AuEx Ventures, the company responsible for discovering the Long Canyon deposit, a project ultimately acquired by Newmont for $2.3B. Collin is the Founder & Executive Chairman of New Found Gold Corp., which is currently exploring its flagship Queensway Project in Newfoundland; Co-Founder & CEO of Victory Metals (TSX-V:VMX); Co-Founder of Goldspot Discoveries (TSX-V:SPOT).

DENIS LAVIOLETTE Founder & President

More than 10 years of experience in mining and capital markets; Worked with Timmins, Kirkland Lake, and Red Lake; Managed all aspects of a mining operation in Ghana; Previously a mining analyst with Pinetree Capital; Founder and CEO of Goldspot Discoveries Inc.

Craig Roberts, P.Eng Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting and investment banking experience. Includes work on feasibility studies for numerous mining projects worldwide, investment banking/ due diligence roles in over 200 institutional equity financings. Significant experience advising management and boards on merger and acquisition transactions.

John Anderson Director

Over 25 years of capital market experience specializing in the resource sector; A founder and financier of many start-up companies with experience on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ, London AIM and Swiss Stock Exchange; Founder of Deep 6 PLC, American Eagle Oil and Gas,Inc as well a founding general partner in Aquastone Capital LLC; Executive Chairman of Triumph Gold Corp. and Chairman of EXM Farming Corp.

Greg Matheson, P.Geo. Chief Operating Officer

A professional geologist with over 12 years managing grass roots exploration through to advanced exploration projects; former exploration manager of Northern Gold Mining, senior project manager for Oban Mining and Osisko Mining. Responsible for the discovery and delineation of the >2.0M oz. Garrison Gold project in NE Ontario managing exploration from early stage through trial production mining.

Ken Rattee V.P. Exploration

Brings over 36 years’ experience in base and precious metal mineral exploration in various management roles; former chief geologist for Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa Mine with extensive experience developing, supervising and implementing exploration campaigns for several corporations, including Lac Minerals, Kirkland Lake Gold, Kinross Gold and Barrick Gold.

Michael Kanevsky, CPA Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Professional Accountant with nine years of post- designation professional experience working with public and private companies. Expertise in corporate reporting, financial processes and risk management. Began his professional career in the audit and assurance practice at Deloitte.

Cal Everett, B.Sc. Advisor

Geologist with more than 14 years of surface and underground exploration experience with senior mining companies. Moved to the financial sector in 1990, and spent 12 years with BMO Nesbitt Burns focused on resource equities, and seven years with PI Financial Corp. in senior resource institutional sales and capital markets. From 2008 to 2015, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Axemen Resource Capital. Everett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University New Brunswick.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Ph.D. Advisor

Economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Led exploration for Gold Canyon Resources at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold asset that was recently sold.

Paul Matysek, M.Sc. Advisor

Serial entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004 as CEO or Chairman, Matysek has primarily focused on the exploration, development and sale of five publicly listed companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion. Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp. which was sold to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited (“Nextview”) for $265 million in cash. Awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Mining & Resources in September 2018.

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