NY01/SOLOJS/1427917.3   P.O. Box 1118 • 1200 American Flat Road • Virginia City, NV 89440 Direct (775) 848-5310 • Facsimile (775) 847-4762  Page 3 of 5 1986. Each member of the Committee shall also be an independent director within the meaning of the rules of such primary trading market or securities exchange on which the Corporation’s securities are then traded. A copy of such independence and related rules is attached to the charter of the Nominating and Governance Committee.  The Nominating and Governance Committee shall recommend directors to be elected or terminated as members of the Committee. The members of the Committee shall be elected by the Board at the annual organizational meeting of the Board or at such other times as the Board may determine. Each member of the Committee shall serve until the next annual organizational meeting of the Board or the earlier of his or her termination as a member of the Committee by the Board, the election of his or her successor as a member of the Committee or his or her death, resignation or removal. Unless a Chair is elected by the Board, the members of the Committee may designate a Chair by a majority vote.  III. Meetings  The Committee shall meet in regular sessions at least four times annually and in special sessions as circumstances warrant. Committee members are expected to attend meetings (which may include attendance by telephone) and to spend the time needed to properly discharge their responsibilities.  A majority of the members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of a majority of the members present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Committee.  The Committee shall keep minutes of its meetings and other proceedings.  IV. Procedures  The Committee shall determine its meeting schedule, the agenda for each meeting, the information to be provided to it before or at each meeting and all other matters relating to the conduct of its meetings and other activities.  The Chair of the Committee shall establish and distribute (or request the Secretary to distribute) to each Committee member prior to each meeting an agenda for the meeting. Each Committee member is free at any meeting, to raise subjects that are not on the agenda for that meeting.  Information that is important to understanding the business to be conducted at a meeting should generally be distributed to the Committee members at least one week (or, if that is not feasible, as soon as practicable) before the meeting, and Committee members should review these materials before the meeting.  It is the sense of the Board that, subject to Section V below, the activities and procedures of the Committee should remain flexible so that it may appropriately respond to circumstances.
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