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Northern Dynasty Minerals

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April 12, 2023 at 11:10 AM (CEST)|Park Hyatt, Zürich

Mike Westerlund

Vice President, Investor Relations

Mike Westerlund was appointed Vice President – Investor Relations of our Canadian subsidiary, Hecla Canada Ltd. in February 2013. Prior to joining Hecla, Mr. Westerlund was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. from 2010 to 2012. Concurrently, he served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Peregrine Metals Ltd. (copper, gold), which was acquired by Stillwater Mining Co. in 2011. Mr. Westerlund was Director, Corporate Development for Polaris Minerals Corporation (construction aggregates) from 2006 to 2010. He also held the position of Manager, Investor Relations for Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. (diamonds) from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Westerlund began his investor relations career at Ballard Power Systems (fuel cell technology), where he served as Senior Investor Relations and Treasury Associate from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Westerlund also held several positions with TD Bank from 1992 to 1999.


Cautionary & Forward Looking Information

This presentation includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and under applicable provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws. All statements in this presentation, other than statements of historical facts, which address permitting, development, production for the Pebble Project and the ability of the Company to successfully complete the full royalty financing transaction announced on July 27, 2022 (the “Royalty Financing”) are forward-looking statements. These include statements regarding (i) the mine plan for the Pebble Project, (iii) the political and public support for the permitting process, (iv) the ability to successfully appeal the negative Record of Decision and secure the issuance of a positive Record of Decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the ability of the Pebble Project to secure all required federal and state permits, (v) the status of the EPA Final determination and the actions of the EPA with respect to its Final Determination with respect to the Pebble Project; (vi) (viii) exploration potential of the Pebble Project, (ix) future demand for copper, gold and other metals, (x) the potential addition of partners in the Pebble Project, (xi) (xii) the successful completion of the full Royalty Financing.

Although NDM believes the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements should not be in any way be construed as guarantees that the Pebble Project will secure all required government permits, establish the commercial feasibility of the Pebble Project, achieve the required financing or develop the Pebble Project.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by NDM as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Assumptions used by NDM to develop forward-looking statements include the assumptions that (i) the Pebble Project will obtain all required environmental and other permits and all land use and other licenses without undue delay, (ii) any feasibility studies prepared for the development of the Pebble Project will be positive, (iii) NDM’s estimates of mineral resources will not change, and NDM will be successful in converting mineral resources to mineral reserves, (iv) NDM will be able to establish the commercial feasibility of the Pebble Project, (v) NDM will be able to secure the financing required to develop the Pebble Project, including the full Royalty Financing, and (vi) the EPA’s Final Determination will ultimately not be successful in restricting or prohibiting development of the Pebble Project.
The likelihood of future mining at the Pebble Project is subject to a large number of risks and will require achievement of a number of technical, economic and legal objectives, including (i) obtaining necessary mining and construction permits, licenses and approvals without undue delay, including without delay due to third party opposition or changes in government policies, (ii) finalization of the mine plan for the Pebble Project, (iii) the completion of feasibility studies demonstrating that any Pebble Project mineral resources that can be economically mined, (iv) completion of all necessary engineering for mining and processing facilities, (v) the inability of NDM to secure a partner for the development of the Pebble Project, and (vi) receipt by NDM of significant additional financing, including the full Royalty Financing, to fund these objectives as well as funding mine construction. NDM is also subject to the specific risks inherent in the mining business as well as general economic and business conditions, such as the current uncertainties with regard to COVID-19. Investors should also consider the risk factors identified in its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2021, as filed on SEDAR ( and included in the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed by the Company with the SEC on EDGAR (, as well as the risk factors set out in the Company’s subsequent public continuous disclosure filings available on SEDAR and EDGAR.

The National Environment Policy Act Environmental Impact Statement process requires a comprehensive “alternatives assessment” be undertaken to consider a broad range of development alternatives, the final project design and operating parameters for the Pebble Project and associated infrastructure may vary significantly from that currently contemplated. As a result, the Company will continue to consider various development options and no final project design has been selected at this time.

The technical information contained in this presentation has been reviewed and approved by qualified persons who are not independent of NDM. Information on geology, drilling and exploration potential was reviewed by James Lang, PGeo., Mineral Resources by David Gaunt, PGeo., and engineering by Stephen Hodgson, PEng.

For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at


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