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Management Team

Denis Larocque

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Larocque joined Major Drilling in 1994 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on September 11, 2015, having held the office of Chief Financial Officer since 2006. Previously, Mr. Larocque was Major’s VP Finance after rising in a series of roles with the Company. Through the period of geographic expansion for Major Drilling that saw it grow from a privately owned Canadian company to a publicly traded multinational, Mr. Larocque was involved in acquisitions and branch office setups in countries on every continent. Mr. Larocque holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Laval University and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991.

Ian Ross

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ross joined Major Drilling in 2011 as the Director of Tax and most recently held the position of Corporate Controller. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant having also completed the CICA In Depth Tax program. He holds a bachelor of commerce with a major in accounting from Mount Allison University. Prior to joining Major Drilling, he worked in the public accounting industry.

Ashley Martin

VP Operations - Latin America

Mr. Martin has worked exclusively in the drilling services industry since graduating from the Mineral Technology Program at CNA in 1995. Mr. Martin has held various technical positions with Voisey’s Bay Nickel (INCO/Vale) before joining Major Drilling Group in 2001. For the past 17 years, he has held various management positions within the company including General Manager of Canadian Operations. Most recently, he held the role of Regional Manager for South America as he transitioned into his current position as VP Operations – South America.

Marc Landry

VP Technology & Logistics

Mr. Landry joined Major Drilling in 2005 and held the position of Corporate Controller prior to his current role. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Université de Moncton. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Landry worked in public accounting and in the manufacturing industry.

Andrew McLaughlin

VP Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Mr. McLaughlin joined Major Drilling in 2015 after nine years with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. He served as a diplomat in the Canadian Embassies in Mexico and Cuba, and as a lawyer in the International Law Branch. Prior to joining the foreign service, Mr. McLaughlin worked as a lawyer in private practice. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters in International Business Law from the University of London (UCL/QMUL).

John Ross (JR) Davies

VP Operations - Australasia & Africa

Mr. Davies has worked in the drilling industry continuously since 1989 after completing mechanical and engineering studies in Perth, Western Australia. He has held various field and management positions in several different countries globally gathering hands on knowledge of a very diverse range of drilling services. Initially starting with Pontil Pty Ltd before it was acquired by Major Drilling in 1996; his most recent position with Major Drilling was Regional General Manager - Asia.

Ben Graham

VP HR & Safety

Mr. Graham joined Major Drilling in 2007 after 10 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked in a variety of positions and was most recently the Global Human Resource & Environmental Health and Safety Director. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Goddard School of Business and Economics at Weber State University and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

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September 12, 2022

Major Drilling Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 12, 2022) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”) (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector, is pleased to announce that all director nominees listed in…
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September 6, 2022

Major Drilling Announces First Quarter EBITDA up 80%

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 6, 2022) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”) (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector, today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023,…
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June 27, 2022

Major Drilling announces Kim Keating to become Board Chair; David Tennant to Retire from the Board at the 2022 AGM

MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 27, 2022) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today announces that Ms. Kim Keating will be appointed as…
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June 7, 2022

Major Drilling Announces Q4 EBITDA up 240% with Strong Revenue Growth

MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 7, 2022) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for the year and fourth quarter of…
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March 3, 2022

Major Drilling Reports Seasonally Strong Third Quarter Profits

MONCTON, New Brunswick (March 3, 2022) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022,…
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December 2, 2021

Major Drilling Reports Strong Results – Revenue up 50%, Net Earnings Double

MONCTON, New Brunswick (December 2, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022,…
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September 8, 2021

MAJOR DRILLING ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 8, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (“Major Drilling” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: MDI) is pleased to announce that all director nominees listed in the Management Information Circular dated July 5, 2021 (the “Circular”) were…
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September 1, 2021

Major Drilling Reports Revenue of $151 Million and Net Earnings of $11.1 Million

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 1, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022,…
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June 14, 2021

Major Drilling Announces Annual and Fourth Quarter Results

MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 14, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for the year and fourth quarter of…
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June 1, 2021

Major Drilling Completes the Acquisition of McKay Drilling PTY Limited

MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 1, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI) (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of privately-held…
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May 17, 2021

Major Drilling Announces Acquisition of Leading Australian Speciality Drilling Contractor

MONCTON, New Brunswick, Canada (May 17, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI) (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares…
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March 4, 2021

Major Drilling Announces Results for Q3 2021

MONCTON, New Brunswick (March 4, 2021) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year…
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December 10, 2020

Major Drilling Announces Strong Results for Q2 2021

MONCTON, New Brunswick (December 10, 2020) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI), a leading provider of specialized drilling services to the mining sector (“Major Drilling” or the “Company”), today reported results for its second quarter of fiscal year…
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September 14, 2020

MAJOR DRILLING ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS – JULIANA L. LAM JOINS MAJOR DRILLING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 14, 2020) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (“Major Drilling” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: MDI) is pleased to announce that all director nominees listed in the management information circular dated July 20, 2020 (the “Circular”) were…
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September 8, 2020

Major Drilling Reports Profitable First Quarter

MONCTON, New Brunswick (September 8, 2020) – Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI) today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2021, ended July 31, 2020.