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Mark Hornick is our Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since June 2014. During his tenure, he has led his team in implementing a new vision and growth strategy for Jamieson, which has resulted in rapid sales and profit growth. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Hornick drove advances in innovation and new business development in his role as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fiera Foods Company, a multinational bakery operation based in Toronto. Mr. Hornick was also Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation of Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, and General Manager of Reckitt Benckiser Scandinavia. He has spent significant time in senior management roles in Europe and began his career in Canada in Procter and Gamble’s marketing group. Mr. Hornick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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David Williams is the Chairman of our Board. Mr. Williams has extensive board experience, including as chair or lead director. He is currently on the boards of Mattamy Homes Limited, Mitel Networks Corporation, President’s Choice Bank and Morrison Lamothe, Inc. and has previously served on the boards of Toronto Hydro, Aastra Technologies Limited, Shopper’s Drug Mart Corporation, Canadian Apartment Properties REIT, Centerplate, Inc., CFM Corporation and Associated Brands Income Fund. Prior to this, Mr. Williams had spent almost 22 years at George Weston Limited and its affiliates in senior executive and finance roles, including as Executive Vice President of the George Weston Group, President of National Grocers Wholesale, and Chief Financial Officer of Loblaw Company. Mr. Williams received his Certified General Accountant designation in 1972 and gained his board certification from the ICD Corporate Governance College in 2006.

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Douglas Cahill has served as a member of our Board since February 2014 and also has served as our Vice President since February 2014 and as Vice-Chairman of Jamieson Laboratories since December 2015. Mr. Cahill has been a Managing Director of CCMP since July 2014, a member of CCMP’s Investment Committee since March 2013, and was previously an Executive Advisor to CCMP. Prior to this, Mr. Cahill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Oreck Corporation, the manufacturer of upright vacuums and cleaning products. Prior to joining Oreck, Mr. Cahill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Doane Pet Care Company, a private label manufacturer of pet food and former CCMP portfolio company that he lead the sale of to the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Fund and then subsequently to Mars Incorporated, where he was named President of Mars North American Pet Food Group. Prior to Doane, Mr. Cahill spent 13 years at Olin Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of metal and chemicals, where he served in a variety of managerial and executive roles. Mr. Cahill serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He also serves on the board of Badger Sportswear, The Hillman Group and Shoes for Crews. Mr. Cahill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green University.

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Joseph Scharfenberger has served as a member of our Board since February 2014. Mr. Scharfenberger has been a Managing Director of CCMP since July 2009 and is a member of CCMP’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining CCMP, Mr. Scharfenberger worked at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking. Prior to joining Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, Mr. Scharfenberger worked in the private equity division at Toronto Dominion Securities. Mr. Scharfenberger serves on the board of directors of Badger Sportswear, The Hillman Group, Jetro Cash & Carry, Shoes for Crews and Truck Hero. Mr. Scharfenberger was selected to serve on our Board due to his financial, investment, and business experience. Mr. Scharfenberger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Vermont.

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Richard Zannino has served as a member of our Board since February 2014. Mr. Zannino has been a Managing Director of CCMP since July 2009 and is a member of CCMP’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining CCMP, Mr. Zannino was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Dow Jones & Company. Mr. Zannino joined Dow Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2001 before his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in July 2002 and to Chief Executive Officer and Director in February 2006. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Mr. Zannino was Executive Vice President in charge of strategy, finance, M&A, technology, and a number of operating units at Liz Claiborne. Mr. Zannino joined Liz Claiborne in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer. In 1998, Mr. Zannino served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Signal. From 1993 until early 1998, Mr. Zannino was at Saks Fifth Avenue, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zannino is currently a member of the board of directors of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ), Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE), IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NYSE), and the following CCMP portfolio companies: Badger Sportswear, The Hillman Group, Pure Gym, Shoes for Crews and Truck Hero. Mr. Zannino is also a trustee of Pace University. Mr. Zannino was selected to serve on our Board due to his financial, investment, and business experience. Mr. Zannino holds a Bachelor of Science from Bentley University and a Masters of Business Administration from Pace University.

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Louis J. Aronne has served as a member of our Board since April 22, 2014. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill-Cornell Medical College where he directs the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program. He has been on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 1986. Dr. Aronne is also CEO and a director of BMIQ, a cloud-based weight management system that is delivered by health care providers and an independent director of Myos Rens Corporation. Dr. Aronne is current Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and former president of the Obesity Society. Since 2001 he has been ranked in Castle-Connelly’s Top Doctors in NY directory as a specialist in obesity and internal medicine. Dr. Aronne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and with a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Kaiser Foundation Fellowship at Weill Cornell.

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Angela Holtham has served as a member of our Board, and Chair of our Audit Committee since September 1, 2017. Ms. Holtham has over 35 years of experience supporting finance functions, operations, intellectual property portfolio management and mergers and acquisitions across various roles within the health and wellness and consumer products industries. She spent eight years as CFO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she was responsible for overseeing traditional finance functions. Ms. Holtham also held a number of financial positions over a 19-year career with the $1 billion Canadian subsidiary of Nabisco Inc., rising to Senior Vice President and CFO in 1997. Over her many years in financial leadership roles, in addition to overseeing the finance functions, Ms. Holtham led SickKids’ commercial services operations including their Shoppers Drug Mart and Tim Hortons franchises. She also oversaw the finance functions for Nabisco Canada, as well as the management of a pension master trust with assets in excess of $400 million. She currently serves on the Boards of Oncolytics Biotech, Inc., Ontario Financing Authority and Compute Canada. Ms. Holtham obtained a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1972, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto in 1982. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Canada, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Jason Tafler has served as a member of our Board and Audit Committee since September 26, 2017. Mr. Tafler has over 18 years of experience leading business strategy, development, operations and digital within the media, marketing services, technology, and telecommunications industries. Currently, Mr. Tafler is the Chief Executive Officer at Unyte Health Inc., a Toronto-based technology company he founded in 2017 that specializes in finding effective, evidence-based solutions in the natural health world for consumers.

From 2011-2016 he was Chief Digital Officer, followed by Executive Vice President, Customer Experience, at Rogers Communications in Toronto. In these roles, he led a 500-person team responsible for enterprise-wide customer experience and digital strategy, user experience and design, customer data and intelligence, and digital channels. He also oversaw a strategic program that leveraged new functionality, cross-channel collaboration and artificial intelligence to enhance digital engagement and self-service, leading to increased customer satisfaction and significant annual cost savings. Prior to Rogers, he was Chief Executive Officer of a leading U.S.-based digital advertising technology company.

Mr. Tafler obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business in 1998, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and a member of the Innovation Advisory Council at the Baycrest Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, both in Toronto.

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