Our Secretary, has been a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Asarco LLC since December 2009. Since October 2015 he also holds the position of General Counsel of Americas Mining Corporation, both subsidiaries of Grupo Mexico S.A.B. de C.V., the Company’s parent company. Mr. Lazalde was the General Counsel of Asarco Inc, the predecessor of Asarco LLC, from September 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Lazalde received his law degree from the Instituto Autónomo de México, known as ITAM, and holds degrees from the Universidad Panamericana in two specialties: tax law and commercial law.