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Pierre Lassonde , Chairman

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Pierre Lassonde is the independent Chair of the Board. Mr. Lassonde formerly served as President of Newmont from 2002 to 2006 and as a director and Vice-Chair of Newmont until November 30, 2007. Previously, Mr. Lassonde served as a director and President (1982 to 2002) and Co-Chief Executive Officer (1999 to 2002) of Old Franco-Nevada. Mr. Lassonde also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euro-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited from 1985 to 1999, prior to its amalgamation with Old Franco-Nevada. Mr. Lassonde served as a director of Normandy from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Lassonde is past Chair and a past director of the World Gold Council, Chair of the Quebec National Art Museum and the Canadian Council for the Arts and a director of New Gold Inc. and Enghouse Systems Limited. Mr. Lassonde received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in 1984, a P. Eng (Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario) in 1976, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah in 1973, a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from Ecole Polytechnique in 1971 and a B.A. from Seminaire de St. Hyacinthe/Université de Montréal in 1967. Mr. Lassonde was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002, was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2013 and was appointed Chair of the Canadian Council of the Arts in 2015.

David Harquail , President & Chief Executive Officer

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David Harquail is President and Chief Executive Officer and is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Harquail served as Executive Vice President of Newmont (2006 to 2007) and previously served as President and Managing Director of Newmont Capital, the merchant banking division of Newmont (2002 to 2006). Prior to the acquisition by Newmont of Old Franco-Nevada in 2002, Mr. Harquail was with Old Franco-Nevada for a period of 15 years with the final position of Senior Vice President responsible for the metals royalty division and corporate development. Mr. Harquail is the current Chair of the World Gold Council and has also held roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of Redstone Resources Inc., as a director of Inco Limited, Echo Bay Mines Limited, Kinross Gold Corporation and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and as a task force advisor to the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Harquail holds a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Tom Albanese

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Tom Albanese is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Albanese was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Vedanta Resources plc from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Albanese was also Chief Executive Officer and a director of Vedanta Limited (formerly known as SesaSterlite Ltd.), a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Albanese was Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto plc. Mr. Albanese previously served on the boards of Ivanhoe Mines Limited, Palabora Mining Company and Turquoise Hill Resources Limited. Mr. Albanese holds a Master’s of Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Economics both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Derek Evans

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Derek Evans is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pengrowth Energy Corporation (an oil and natural gas company), and is a director of Franco-Nevada. From May to September 2009, Mr. Evans was President and Chief Operating Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust. Mr. Evans served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Focus Energy Trust from May 2002 until March 2008. Mr. Evans has over 30 years of experience in a variety of operational and senior management positions in the oil and gas business in Western Canada. Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. Mr. Evans is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Graham Farquharson

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Graham Farquharson is President of Strathcona Mineral Services Limited (a mining consulting firm) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Farquharson previously served on the boards of Placer Dome Inc., Cambior Inc., St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. and several other mining companies. In addition, Mr. Farquharson is the Chair of the Canadian Mineral Industry Education Foundation. Mr. Farquharson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. Mr. Farquharson was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2010.

Dr. Catharine Farrow

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Dr. Catharine Farrow is Chief Executive Officer and a director of TMAC Resources Inc. (a gold exploration and mining company) and President of FarExGeoMine Ltd. (a private consultancy) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. In addition, Dr. Farrow is also a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Dr. Farrow previously served as Chief Operating Officer of KGHM International Ltd. (formerly FNX Mining Company Inc.). Dr. Farrow is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum, a fellow member of the Society of Economic Geologists and is an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University. She holds a Doctorate in Earth Sciences from Carleton University, a Masters degree in Geology from Acadia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Mount Allison University.

Louis Gignac

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Louis Gignac is Chair of G Mining Services Inc. (a private consultancy) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Gignac previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cambior Inc. from its creation in 1986 until its acquisition by IAMGOLD Corporation in 2006. Mr. Gignac previously held management positions with Falconbridge Copper Company and Exxon Minerals Company and has served as a director of several companies including St Andrew Goldfields Ltd., Marengo Mining Limited and Gaz Metro Inc. Mr. Gignac also served as a professor in mining engineering at Laval University from 1979 to 1981. Mr. Gignac serves as a director of Domtar Corporation and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Mr. Gignac holds a Doctorate of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla, a Master’s degree in Mineral Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University. Mr. Gignac was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2016.

Randall Oliphant

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Randall Oliphant is a director of New Gold Inc. (a gold mining company) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Oliphant is a member of the advisory board for Metalmark Capital LLC and serves as a director of WesternZagros Resources Ltd. and Newmarket Gold Inc. Mr. Oliphant was Chairman of the World Gold Council from 2015 to 2017 and has also served on the boards and advisory boards of a number of companies and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Oliphant held positions with Barrick Gold Corporation from 1987 to 2003 and served as Barrick’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Oliphant received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984 from the University of Toronto and his Chartered Professional Accountant, CA designation in 1986.

Hon. David R. Peterson

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David Peterson is Chairman Emeritus of the law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and is a director of Franco-Nevada. He was the Premier of the Province of Ontario from 1985 to 1990. He was the founding Chair of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and was the Chair of the successful Toronto Bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games and was the Chair of the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee. Mr. Peterson also serves as a director of Rogers Communications Inc. and VersaPay Corporation. Mr. Peterson is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Toronto and a director of St. Michael’s Hospital. Mr. Peterson holds an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1969, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980 and summoned by Her Majesty to the Privy Council in 1992.