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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Chen

63 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Palma

2019 President, Chief Operating Officer

Steven Capelli

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Stuart McClure

2019 President - BlackBerry Cylance

Carl Wiese

2015 President - Global Sales

Nita White-Ivy

71 2014 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Sai Yuen Ho

2014 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions

Mark Wilson

2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Randall Cook

2018 Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

V. Prem Watsa

68 2013 Lead Independent Director

Laurie Alsup

65 2015 Independent Director

Michael Daniels

73 2014 Independent Director

Timothy Dattels

60 2012 Independent Director

Richard Lynch

70 2013 Independent Director

Barbara Stymiest

62 2013 Independent Director

Wayne Wouters

68 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Chen

Mr. John S. Chen is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry Limited. Mr. Chen has served as Executive Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen was the Chief Executive Officer of Sybase Inc. from 1998 to 2012 and the Chairman of Sybase from 1998 to 2010. Prior to Sybase, Mr. Chen held executive positions at Siemens AG, Pyramid Technology Corp. and Burroughs Corp. He started his career as a design engineer with Unisys Corp. Mr. Chen has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Mr. Chen holds several honorary degrees and has received awards and honors for his leadership in building U.S.-Asia relations. Mr. Chen was appointed to serve on the President’s Export Council in 2005 and was appointed as co-chair of the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee in 2006. He has also chaired the U.S-China Policy Advisory Roundtable for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Chen is a trustee of Caltech and has also served as a Special Advisor to Silver Lake, a private investment firm.

Bryan Palma

Mr. Bryan Palma is President, Chief Operating Officer of the company. Palma comes to BlackBerry with nearly 20 years' experience delivering rapid growth at some of the world's largest and respected organizations such as Cisco, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, PepsiCo and the United States Secret Service. Most recently, he was Cisco's Senior Vice President and General Manager of customer experience for the Americas where his team helped customers design, build, and operate a global portfolio of network, security, collaboration, IoT, data center, and cloud services. Prior to Cisco, Palma was the Vice President of Cyber and Security Solutions at Boeing, where he was responsible for the cyber security solutions portfolio, which included offensive cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security software, and managed security services. Palma holds a bachelor's degree from theUniversity of Richmond, and master's degrees from Duke University's Fuqua Schoolof Business and the University of Maryland.

Steven Capelli

Mr. Steven M. Capelli is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective October 1, 2016. Most recently, Capelli was President of Worldwide Field Operations at Sybase with responsibility for $1 billion in annual revenue. Capelli also led international operations at Sybase as General Manager with responsibility for sales, operations, finance, customer support, marketing and human resources. Prior to Sybase, Capelli was Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Pyramid. Earlier in his career, he served in controller roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, Unisys Corporation and WR Grace and Company. Capelli currently serves on numerous corporate boards with representation on audit, compensation and governance committees. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from The College of New Jersey and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University.

Stuart McClure

Carl Wiese

Mr. Carl James Wiese is no longer President - Global Sales of the Company. Mr. Wiese is President, Global Sales, responsible for driving BlackBerry’s go-to-market strategy and advancing the company’s global sales efforts to drive growth. Prior to BlackBerry, Carl spent more then a decade at Cisco in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President leading the company’s global collaboration business, directing sales and go-to-market strategy. He also served as Vice President of U.S. & Canada Advanced Technologies, focused on driving sales and deployment processes for new and emerging technologies that represented some of the company’s highest potential growth segments. Carl has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, services, and product management for high-technology companies. Previously, Carl held executive positions at Apple, Avaya, Lucent and Texas Instruments. Mr. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.

Nita White-Ivy

Ms. Nita White-Ivy is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of BlackBerry Limited. She was Chief People Officer, SuccessFactors (an SAP company) (from December 2012 to December 2013); Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Sybase, Inc./SAP (from January 1998 to December 2012).

Sai Yuen Ho

Mr. Sai Yuen (Billy) Ho is Executive Vice President - Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions of BlackBerry Limited. He was retired (2013) as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Sybase Inc. (2009 to 2012).

Mark Wilson

Randall Cook

V. Prem Watsa

Mr. V. Prem Watsa is Lead Independent Director of BlackBerry Ltd. He served as a director of the Company from January 2012 to August 2013 and has been the Lead Director of the Board and Chair of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee (the “CNG Committee”) since November 2013. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India and obtained his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Watsa is currently Chairman and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (“Fairfax”) since 1985. Mr. Watsa is also the Chairman of the boards of directors of Fairfax India Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation, Fairfax’s publicly-traded subsidiaries. He is also Vice President of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, a subsidiary of Fairfax. Prior to joining Fairfax, he held various positions with Confederation Life Insurance Company and GW Asset Management. In addition to the public boards indicated below, Mr. Watsa is a member of the board of trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the Richard Ivey School of Business, a member of the board of directors of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto.

Laurie Alsup

Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup, M.D,, is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Limited. She has served as a director of the Company since June 2015. She has a BA from Fordham College and an MD from Yale University, where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology. Dr. Smaldone Alsup is Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer of NDA Group AB, a leading drug development consulting company (which recently merged with PharmApprove, where Dr. Smaldone Alsup was President and Chief Scientific Officer). She was previously Chief Executive Officer of Phytomedics Inc., prior to which she held clinical and regulatory leadership roles at Bristol Myers Squibb, including Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Science and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Risk Management. Dr. Smaldone Alsup serves as a director of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. and served as a director of Kalobios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has also served with numerous professional and charitable organizations including the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Conference Board Strategic Risk Management Council and the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.

Michael Daniels

Mr. Michael A. Daniels is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Limited. Mr. Daniels has served as a director of the Company since October 2014. Mr. Daniels currently serves on the board of directors of Mercury Systems, Inc. and CACI International Inc. and as Chairman of Two Six Labs, LLC. Mr. Daniels also currently serves as a director of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. He also leads the National Advisory Board of the American Enterprise Institute Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy. Mr. Daniels previously held various senior management positions at Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”) from 1986 to 2004. While at SAIC, Mr. Daniels identified and acquired Network Solutions, Inc. and served as Chairman from 1995 until 2000 when the company was acquired by VeriSign, Inc. Mr. Daniels was Chairman and CEO of Mobile 365, Inc. from 2005 until the sale of the company to Sybase Inc. in 2006. He then served as a director of Sybase from 2007 to 2010. He has also served as Chairman of GlobalLogic Inc., Invincea, Inc. and the Logistics Management Institute, and as a director of VeriSign, Inc., Apogen Technologies, Inc. and Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

Timothy Dattels

Mr. Timothy Dattels is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Limited. Mr. Dattels has served as a director of the Company since July 2012. Mr. Dattels serves as the Managing Partner for TPG Asia based in Hong Kong and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Dattels served as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he advised several of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs and governments as head of Investment Banking for all Asian countries outside of Japan from 1996 to 2000. In addition, he served on the firm’s Management Committee in Asia. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, with Honors, from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Dattels serves or has served on the boards of directors of Parkway Holdings, Shangri-La Asia Ltd., Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd., Primedia, Inc., SFJazz, the Jackson Laboratory, and is a member of Northstar Equity Partners’ investment committee.

Richard Lynch

Mr. Richard J. Lynch is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Ltd. Mr. Lynch has served as a director of the Company since February 2013. Mr. Lynch has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts) and post-graduate executive education from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Mr. Lynch is President of FB Associates, LLC, which provides advisory and consulting services at the intersection of technology, marketing and business operations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Lynch served as Executive Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. He is a Life Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and currently serves as Chairman of Ribbon Communications and as a director of VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., iconectiv and Cohere Technologies, Inc. Mr. Lynch was a director of Ruckus Wireless Inc. from 2012 to 2016 and has also served on a number of professional organizations including the GSM Association, the CDMA Development Group, the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Committee and the Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council. Mr. Lynch has been honored with the President’s Award by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association and has also been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation’s Hall of Fame.

Barbara Stymiest

Ms. Barbara G. Stymiest is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Ltd. Ms Stymiest has served as a director of the Company since March 2007 and as Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee since November 2013. Ms. Stymiest was Chair of the Company from January 2012 until November 2013. She has an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and an FCA, FCPA from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Ms. Stymiest is currently a corporate director. From 2004 to 2011, Ms. Stymiest was a member of the Group Executive of the Royal Bank of Canada which is responsible for the Bank’s overall strategic direction. Prior to that, she held positions as Chief Executive Officer at TMX Group Inc., Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at BMO Capital Markets and Partner of Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Stymiest currently serves as a director of George Weston Limited, Sun Life Financial Inc. and the University Health Network, and as Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Wayne Wouters

The Hon. Wayne Gordon Wouters is an Independent Director of BlackBerry Limited. Mr. Wouters has served as a director of the Company since October 2015. Mr. Wouters has an honours bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in economics from Queen’s University. He is a Strategic and Policy Advisor to McCarthy Tétrault LLP and a director of Champion Iron Limited and Dexterra, and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Wouters was the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and, in that capacity, held the roles of Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service. Prior to his tenure as Clerk, Mr. Wouters was Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada and served in deputy ministerial and other senior positions in the Canadian public service. Mr. Wouters has received numerous awards, including Honorary Doctorates of Laws from the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the André Mailhot Award for lifetime achievement from the United Way Canada. He was inducted by the Prime Minister as a member of the Privy Council in 2014 and was invested into the Order of Canada as a member in 2017.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Chen

109,580,000

Bryan Palma

--

Steven Capelli

4,214,340

Stuart McClure

29,376,200

Carl Wiese

1,828,400

Nita White-Ivy

1,494,380

Sai Yuen Ho

1,595,740

Mark Wilson

--

Randall Cook

1,724,180

V. Prem Watsa

221,696

Laurie Alsup

206,406

Michael Daniels

206,406

Timothy Dattels

206,406

Richard Lynch

206,406

Barbara Stymiest

225,518

Wayne Wouters

206,406
As Of  28 Feb 2019