Qualifying Person - Timmins Gold Project

Mr. Richard W. Risto, and Watts, Griffis and McQuat

Plato Gold’s technical consultant, Mr. Richard W. Risto, M.Sc., PGeo., is an Exploration Geologist with over 25 years of experience in the mineral industry and has been an Independent Consultant since 1999. Prior to that time, he was a Senior Geologist with Watts, Griffis and McOuat where he has participated in many property valuations for gold and base metal prospects and has carried out ore reserve estimates for deposits throughout Canada and abroad. From 1977 to 1990, he was with H.E. Neal & Associates Ltd. where he was involved in numerous exploration programs throughout Canada.

He is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a member of the Association of Applied Geochemists and a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Mr. Risto holds a B.Sc. Honours Geology from Brock University and a M.Sc. Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University.