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Charter of the Audit Committee

Article 1. Mandate

The mandate of the Audit Committee (the "Committee") of the board of directors (the "Board") of the Company is to:
  1. assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in respect of:
    1. the quality and integrity of the Company's financial statements, financial reporting processes and systems of internal controls and disclosure controls regarding risk management, finance, accounting, and legal and regulatory compliance;
    2. the independence and qualifications of the Company's external auditors;
    3. the Audit Committee shall require the rotation of the audit partner every five years as required under Section 203 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and require that the External Auditor provide a plan for the orderly transition of audit engagement team members;
    4. the review of the periodic audits performed by the Company's external auditors and the Company's internal accounting department; and
    5. the development and implementation of policies and processes in respect of corporate governance matters;
  2. provide and establish open channels of communication between the Company's management, internal accounting department, external auditor and directors;
  3. prepare all filings and disclosure documents required to be prepared by the Committee and/or the Board pursuant to all applicable federal, provincial and state securities legislation and the rules and regulations of all securities commissions having jurisdiction over the Company;
  4. review and confirm the adequacy of procedures for the review of all public disclosure of financial information extracted or derived from the Company's financial statements, and to periodically assess the adequacy of those procedures; and
  5. establish procedures for:
    1. the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints or concerns received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters, including, but not limited to, concerns about questionable accounting or auditing practices; and
    2. the confidential, anonymous submission by employees of the Company of such complaints or concerns.
The Committee will primarily fulfil its mandate by performing the duties set out in Article 7 hereof. The Board and management of the Company will ensure that the Committee has adequate funding to fulfil its mandate. While the Committee has the responsibilities and powers set forth in this Charter, it is not the duty of the Committee to plan or conduct audits, or to determine that the Company's financial statements are complete and accurate or are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, accounting standards or applicable laws and regulations. This is the responsibility of Company's management, internal accounting department and external auditors. Because the primary function of the Committee is oversight, the Committee will be entitled to rely on the expertise, skills and knowledge of the Company's management, internal accounting department, external auditors and other external advisors and the integrity and accuracy of information provided to the Committee by such persons in carrying out its oversight responsibilities. Nothing in this Charter is intended to change or in any way limit the responsibilities and duties of Company's management, internal accounting department or external auditors.

Article 2. Composition

The Committee will be comprised of members of the Board, the number of which will be determined from time to time by resolution of the Board. The composition of the Committee will be determined by the Board such that the membership and independence requirements set out in the rules and regulations, in effect from time to time, of any securities commissions (including, but not limited to, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission) and any exchanges upon which the Company's securities are listed (including, but not limited to, the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange) are satisfied (the said securities commissions and exchanges are hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Regulators").

Article 3. Term of Office

The members of the Committee will be appointed or re-appointed by the Board on an annual basis. Each member of the Committee will continue to be a member thereof until such member's successor is appointed, or until such member resigns or is removed by the Board. The Board may remove or replace any member of the Committee at any time. However, a member of the Committee will automatically cease to be a member of the Committee upon either ceasing to be a director of the Board or ceasing to meet the requirements established, from time to time, by any Regulators. Vacancies on the Committee will be filled by the Board.

Article 4. Chairman

The Board, or if it fails to do so, the members of the Committee, will appoint a chairman from the members of the Committee. If the chairman of the Committee is not present at any meeting of the Committee, an acting chairman for the meeting will be chosen by majority vote of the Committee from among the members present. In the case of a deadlock in respect of any matter or vote, the chairman will refer the matter to the Board for resolution. The Committee may appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the Board or Committee.

Article 5. Meetings

The time and place of meetings of the Committee and the procedures at such meetings will be determined, from time to time, by the members thereof, provided that:
  1. a quorum for meetings will be two members, present in person or by telephone or other telecommunication device that permits all persons participating in the meeting to speak to and hear each other. The Committee will act on the affirmative vote of a majority of members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present. The Committee may also act by unanimous written consent in lieu of meeting;
  2. the Committee may meet as often as it deems necessary, but will not meet less than once annually;
  3. notice of the time and place of every meeting will be given in writing and delivered in pursuing or by facsimile or other means of electronic transmission to each member of the Committee at least 72 hours prior to the time of such meeting; and
  4. the Committee will maintain written minutes of its meetings, which minutes will be filed with the minutes of the meetings of the Board. The Committee will make regular reports of its meetings to the Board, directly or through its chairman, accompanied by any recommendations to the Board approved by the Committee.

Article 6. Authority

The Committee will have the authority to:
  1. retain (at the Company’s expense) its own legal counsel, accountants and other consultants that the Committee believes, in its sole discretion, are needed to carry out its duties and responsibilities;
  2. conduct investigations that it believes, in its sole discretion, are necessary to carry out its responsibilities;
  3. take whatever actions it deems appropriate, in its sole discretion, to foster an internal culture within the Company that results in the development and maintenance of a superior level of financial reporting standards, sound business risk practices and ethical behaviour; and
  4. request that any director, officer or employee of the Company, or other persons whose advice and counsel are sought by the Committee (including, but not limited to, the Company’s legal counsel and the external auditors) meet with the Committee and any of its advisors and respond to their inquiries.

Article 7. Specific Duties

In fulfilling its mandate, the Committee will, among other things:
  1. (i) select the external auditors, based upon criteria developed by the Committee; (ii) approve all audit and non-audit services in advance of the provision of such services and the fees and other compensation to be paid to the external auditors; (iii) oversee the services provided by the external auditors for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work; and (iv) review the performance of the external auditors, including, but not limited to, the partner of the external auditors in charge of the audit, and, in its discretion, approve any proposed discharge of the external auditors when circumstances warrant, and appoint any new external auditors. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Charter, the external auditor will be ultimately accountable to the Board and the Committee, as representatives of the shareholders of the Company, and those representatives will have the ultimate authority and responsibility to select, evaluate and, where appropriate, replace the external auditor (or to nominate the external auditor to be proposed for shareholder approval);
  2. periodically review and discuss with the external auditors all significant relationships that the external auditors have with the Company to determine the independence of the external auditors. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Committee will ensure that it receives, on an annual basis, a formal written statement from the external auditors that sets out all relationships between the external auditor and the Company, consistent with all professional standards that are applicable to the external auditors (including, but not limited to, those established by any securities legislation and regulations, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and those set out in the "Handbook of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants" and "Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1");
  3. evaluate, in consultation with the Company's management, internal accounting department and external auditors, the effectiveness of the Company’s processes for assessing significant risks or exposures and the steps taken by management to monitor, control and minimize such risks; and obtain, annually, a letter from the external auditors as to the adequacy of such controls;
  4. consider, in consultation with the Company's external auditors and internal accounting department, the audit scope and plan of the external auditors and the internal accounting department;
  5. coordinate with the Company's external auditors the conduct of any audits to ensure completeness of coverage and the effective use of audit resources;
  6. assist in the resolution of disagreements between the Company's management and the external auditors regarding the preparation of financial statements; and in consultation with the external auditors, review any significant disagreement between management and the external auditors in connection with the preparation of the financial statements, including management’s responses thereto;
  7. after the completion of the annual audit, review separately with each of the Company's management, external auditors and internal accounting department the following:
    1. the Company’s annual financial statements and related footnotes;
    2. the external auditors’ audit of the financial statements and their report thereon;
    3. any significant changes required in the external auditors’ audit plan;
    4. any significant difficulties encountered during the course of the audit, including, but not limited to, any restrictions on the scope of work or access to required information;
    5. the Company’s guidelines and policies governing the process of risk assessment and risk management; and
    6. other matters related to the conduct of the audit that must be communicated to the Committee in accordance with the standards of any regulatory body (including, but not limited to, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States));
  8. consider and review with the Company's external auditors (without the involvement of the Company's management and internal accounting department):
    1. the adequacy of the Company’s internal controls and disclosure controls, including, but not limited to, the adequacy of computerized information systems and security;
    2. the truthfulness and accuracy of the Company’s financial statements; and
    3. any related significant findings and recommendations of the external auditors and internal accounting department, together with management’s responses thereto;
  9. consider and review with the Company's management and internal accounting department:
    1. significant findings during the year and management’s responses thereto;
    2. any changes required in the planned scope of their audit plan;
    3. the internal accounting department's budget and staffing; and
    4. the internal auditor department’s compliance with the appropriate internal auditing standards;
  10. establish systems for the regular reporting to the Committee by each of the Company's management, external auditors and internal accounting department of any significant judgments made by management in the preparation of the financial statements and the opinions of each as to appropriateness of such judgments;
  11. review (for compliance with the information set out in the Company's financial statements and in consultation with the Company's management, external auditors and internal accounting department, as applicable) all filings made with Regulators and government agencies, and other published documents that contain the Company’s financial statements before such filings are made or documents published (including, but not limited to: (i) any certification, report, opinion or review rendered by the external auditors; (ii) any press release announcing earnings (especially those that use the terms "pro forma", "adjusted information" and "not prepared in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles"); and (iii) all financial information and earnings guidance intended to be provided to analysts, the public or to rating agencies);
  12. prepare and include in the Company’s annual proxy statement or other filings made with Regulators any report from the Committee or other disclosures required by all applicable federal, provincial and state securities legislation and the rules and regulations of Regulators having jurisdiction over the Company;
  13. review with the Company's management: (i) the adequacy of the Company's insurance and fidelity bond coverage, reported contingent liabilities and management’s assessment of contingency planning; (ii) management’s plans in respect of any changes in accounting practices or policies and the financial impact of such changes; (iii) any major areas in that, in management’s opinion, have or may have a significant effect upon the financial statements of the Company; and (iv) any litigation or claim (including, but not limited to, tax assessments) that could have a material effect upon the financial position or operating results of the Company;
  14. at least annually, review with the Company’s legal counsel and accountants all legal, tax or regulatory matters that may have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements, operations and compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  15. review and update periodically a Code of Ethics and Business Conduct for the directors, officers and employees of the Company; and review management’s monitoring of compliance with the Code of Ethics and the Business Conduct;
  16. review and update periodically the procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints and concerns by employees received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters, including, but not limited to, concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing practices, as set out in the Schedule attached to this Charter;
  17. consider possible conflicts of interest between the Company's directors and officers and the Company; and approve in advance all related party transactions;
  18. review policies and procedures in respect of the expense accounts of the Company's directors and officers, including, but not limited to, the use of corporate assets;
  19. review annually and update this Charter and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal, provincial and state securities legislation and the rules and regulations of Regulators having jurisdiction over the Company; and
  20. perform such other functions, consistent with this Charter, the Company’s constating documents and governing laws, as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate.

SCHEDULE
to CHARTER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED

(the "Company")

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

Procedures for the Submission of Complaints or Concerns regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls and Auditing Matters
  1. The Company has designated the Business Ethics Officer (“The Officer”) to be responsible for administering these procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints or concerns received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters in respect of the Company, including, but not limited to, concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing practices on behalf of the Audit Committee of its board of directors.

  2. 2. Any person including employee of the Company or third party may on a confidential and anonymous basis submit complaints or concerns regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters in respect of the Company by setting out such complaints or concerns in an e-mail or a letter addressed to the Business Ethics Officer with a legend on the envelope that indicates that the contents of the envelope are confidential (for example, "Confidential" or "To be Opened by the Business Ethics Officer Only"). If the complainant would like to discuss the matter directly with a member of the Committee, the complainant should include a telephone number at which he or she can be contacted in his or her submission to the Officer.

    All submissions to the Business Ethics Officer should be addressed as follows:

    Great Panther Silver Limited
    c/o Business Ethics Officer
    Attn: Mr. R.W. (Bob) Garnett, CA, ICD.D
    Suite 800, 333 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5A6
    Canada

    CONFIDENTIAL

    Or

    E-mail: ethics@greatpanther.com
  3. Any communications regarding complaints or concerns about accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters in respect of the Company submitted by employees to the Committee will be treated as confidential.

  4. Any complaints or concerns that are made directly to management, whether openly, confidentially or anonymously, shall be promptly reported to the Business Ethics Officer. The complaints will be investigated under the direction of the Audit Committee.

  5. If the complaint or concern is a serious matter with material impact on, or involving the Company’s Senior Management, the Officer will report the issue to the Audit Committee of Great Panther within 24 hours from the time it is received.

  6. The Officer shall determine what internal resources or professional assistance, if any, is required in order to conduct a full investigation with the Audit Committee’s approval.

  7. The Officer shall promptly investigate the complaint and shall report the result of the investigation in writing, to the Audit Committee at the end of each quarter.

  8. All whistleblower complaints or concerns must be retained by the Audit Committee for a period of seven (7) years.

  9. The Company will not tolerate any termination or retaliation by any person or group, directly or indirectly, against anyone who, in good faith, makes a complaint, raises a concern or provides assistance to the investigation.

  10. The investigation shall not reveal the identity of any person who makes a good faith complaint or concern and who asks that his or her identity remain confidential.

  11. Nothing herein shall be construed to protect a person from the consequences of their own wrongdoing however a person’s self disclosure or wrongdoing that is not independently discovered through investigation shall be taken into account when considering the consequences to such person.

  12. If an employee, officer or director of the Company legitimately and in good faith submits a complaint, the Company will not discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against him or her in the terms or conditions of employment because of that activity. However, since such allegation of impropriety may result in serious personal repercussions for the target person or entity, the employee, officer, or director making the allegations of impropriety should have reasonable and probable grounds before reporting such impropriety and should undertake such reporting in good faith, for the best interests of the Company and not for personal gain or motivation.

  13. In the event that the investigation reveals that the complaint was frivolously made or undertaken for improper motives or made in bad faith or without a reasonable and probable basis, appropriate disciplinary action may be taken.

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