Ernie Nutter of Toronto, Ontario joined the investment team at Los Angeles headquartered money manager Capital Group in June 2004. Prior to this Mr. Nutter spent almost 14 years with the Royal Bank of Canada group where he was Managing Director of RBC Capital markets, head of RBC’s Global Mining Research team and former Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities’ (now RBC Capital Markets) Strategic Planning Committee. He is both author and co-author of technical and financial publications dealing with mineral exploration, deposit types, and markets, has presented papers on mining finance and a variety of related mining topics to organizations throughout the world. He was ranked as a top mining analyst by institutional investors in each of the last 10 years in the brokerage business. Mr. Nutter is also Past Chairman and holds a BSc in Geology from Dalhousie University (1976).