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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. In addition to being our Chairman of the Board, David is also a member of both our Audit Committee and our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee.

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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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Ms. Allen has served as a member of our Board and as a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee since October 18, 2017. Ms. Allen brings expansive branding and innovation experience within the consumer health category globally, including North America, Europe and Asia. As Executive Vice President for Category Development at Reckitt Benckiser plc, she led a global brand portfolio transformation and managed a team of 1200+ people across continents. In addition to her focus on growth, Ms. Allen has managed risk in areas related to future innovation, product portfolio and digital communication.

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Louis J. Aronne has served as a member of our Board since April 22, 2014, and is a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee. 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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Ms. Potechin has served as a member of our Board and as a member of our Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee since October 18, 2017. Ms. Potechin has spearheaded general management, sales, and marketing as Vice President in several international assignments. Her early training and career as a dietitian led to over 25 years in various health based industries including pharmaceuticals, medical/healthcare and nutritional CPGs. During her career she has helped companies, including Bristol- Myers Squibb and Mead Johnson Nutrition accelerate growth and build shareholder value through disciplined execution of strategic business plans. Ms. Potechin currently serves on four other corporate boards including Diabetes Canada, the National Diabetes Trust Corp, Food for Life Canada, and Central West Specialized Development Services.

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Mr. Spooner has served as a member of our Board and as a member of our Audit Committee since October 18, 2017. Mr. Spooner brings over 32 years of experience negotiating, structuring, financing and integrating complex acquisitions, and has developed and executed strategies to transform companies to address business challenges and capitalize on changing market opportunities. As Chief Financial Officer for Mitel Networks, he possesses global responsibility for Finance, Legal, Information Technology, M&A and Investor Relations. Steve’s prior experience includes roles as CEO, COO and CFO of both emerging and established industry players including tenures at Digital, Wang, SHL Systemhouse, CrossKeys Systems, Stream Intelligent Networks and Wysdom.

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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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