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Cott Corp (BCB.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Gibbons

74 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jerry Fowden

61 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jay Wells

55 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Harrington

60 2016 President Services and Chief Executive Officer - DSS Business Unit

Ron Hinson

62 2017 Chief Executive Officer - S & D Business Unit

Steve Erdman

55 2017 Senior Vice President Global Human Resources

Jason Ausher

44 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Marni Poe

48 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Eric Rosenfeld

60 2008 Lead Independent Director

Stephen Halperin

68 1992 Independent Director

Betty Hess

69 2004 Independent Director

Kenneth Keller

50 2017 Independent Director

Gregory Monahan

44 2008 Independent Director

Mario Pilozzi

71 2008 Independent Director

Graham Savage

68 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Gibbons

Mr. David T. Gibbons serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prior to joining Cott, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo Company, a manufacturer of retailer brand over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products, from 2000 to 2006, and from 2003 to 2007, he also held the role of Chairman of that company. Mr. Gibbons has served on the board of directors of Perrigo and Robbins & Myers, Inc., a manufacturer of fluid management products. He has served on Cott’s board since April 2007, and is currently the Chairman of the board. The board nominated Mr. Gibbons to be a director because he has an extensive consumer products background, with leadership experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, operational improvements and international operations, as well as extensive board and corporate governance experience from serving as a director and committee member on public, private and non-profit boards

Jerry Fowden

Mr. Jerry Fowden serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Prior to this appointment, he served as President of Cott’s international operating segment, Interim President North America and Interim President of Cott’s UK and European business from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Cott, Mr. Fowden served as Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group and was a member of the Guardian Media Group plc’s board of directors from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this time, Mr. Fowden served in a variety of roles at multiple companies, including global Chief Operating Officer of ABInBev S.A. Belgium, an alcoholic beverage company, Chief Executive Officer of Bass Brewers Ltd., a subsidiary of AB InBev S.A. Belgium, Managing Director of the Rank Group plc’s Hospitality and Holiday Division and member of the Rank Group plc’s board of directors, Chief Executive Officer of Hero AG’s European beverage operations and various roles within PepsiCo Inc.’s beverage operations and Mars, Incorporated’s pet food operations. Mr. Fowden currently serves on the board of directors of Constellation Brands Inc., a premium alcoholic beverage company and is a member of its Corporate Governance Committee and Chair of its Human Resources Committee, and on the board of directors of the American Beverage Association. Mr. Fowden previously served as a member of the board of directors of the British Soft Drinks Association and as a member of the advisory board of Tchibo Coffee International Ltd, a premium coffee company. The board nominated Mr. Fowden to be a director because he is Cott’s Chief Executive Officer and because he has lived and worked in multiple countries and has extensive international business turnaround experience. Under Mr. Fowden’s leadership, Cott has become a more valuable and highly cash generative business with higher margins in growing “Good For You” beverage categories predominantly distributed through its own route based infrastructure to multiple channels with a reduced dependence on large format retailers.

Jay Wells

Mr. Jay Wells serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Cott, Mr. Wells held various senior finance positions with Molson Coors from 2005 to 2012, including Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Canada, a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and Global Vice President, Treasury, Tax, and Strategic Finance of Molson Coors Brewing Company. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Wells held several positions within Deloitte and Touche LLP, including partner.

Thomas Harrington

Mr. Thomas Harrington serves as President Services and Chief Executive Officer - DSS Business Unit of the Company. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Harrington served in various roles with DS Services from 2004 to 2014, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, West Division President, and Senior Vice President, Central Division. Prior to joining DS Services, Mr. Harrington served in various roles with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. including Vice President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Enterprises New York and Chicago divisions. He also served in various sales and marketing roles with Pepperidge Farm from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Harrington currently serves on the board of directors of the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the International Bottled Water Association and the Water Quality Association.

Ron Hinson

Mr. Ron Hinson is Chief Executive Officer - S & D Business Unit of the Company. Ron Hinson has been Chief Executive Officer of S&D Coffee and Tea since 2000, and he continued in that role after the closing of the S&D Acquisition. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Hinson served in various roles with S&D over a 39 year period, beginning his career in the sales organization and working his way up to Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of S&D in 2010. Mr. Hinson currently serves on the board of directors of the National Coffee Association and the Tea Association.

Steve Erdman

Mr. Steve Erdman is Senior Vice President Global Human Resources of the Company. From 2004 to 2017, Mr. Erdman served in various roles with DS Services, including Director of Human Resources, Vice President – Human Resources, Vice President and Chief People Officer, and Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Prior to joining DS Services, Mr. Erdman was the Group Director – Human Resources with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Jason Ausher

Mr. Jason R. Ausher serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the company. Prior to this appointment, from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Ausher served as the Company’s VP Treasurer, Corporate Development. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Ausher served as the Company’s Corporate Controller and from 2008 to 2010 he held the position of Controller for the Company’s U.S. Business Unit. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ausher held numerous positions with Walter Industries, Inc. and Mueller Water Products Inc. (a water infrastructure business and spin-off of Walter Industries, Inc.), including the position of Vice President of Finance. Prior to this, from 1996 to 2002, Mr. Ausher was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Marni Poe

Ms. Marni Morgan Poe serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Poe served as Corporate Counsel of the Company from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Poe was a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 2000 to 2006 and an associate of the law firm from 1995 to 2000.

Eric Rosenfeld

Mr. Eric Stuart Rosenfeld serves as Lead Independent Director of the company. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for 14 years. Mr. Rosenfeld currently serves as a director for CPI Aerostructures Inc., a company engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft parts, for which he also serves as Chairman, Absolute Software Corp., a leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultraportable devices and Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd., a logistics and shipping company that merged with Quartet Merger Corp., a blank-check company, for which he served as Chairman and CEO. He is also a director of Aecon Group Inc., a Canada-based construction and infrastructure development company, and NextDecade Corp., a liquefied natural gas development and project management company that merged with Harmony Merger Corp., a blank-check company for which he served as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Rosenfeld has also served as a director for numerous companies, including Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation, Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation and Trio Merger Corp., all blank check companies that later merged with Hill International, Primoris Services Corporation and SAExploration Holdings Inc., respectively, where he continued as a director. He also served on the board of directors of Sierra Systems Group Inc., an information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm, SAExploration Holdings Inc., a seismic data services company, Emergis Inc., an electronic commerce company, Hill International, a construction management firm, Matrikon Inc., a company that provides industrial intelligence solutions, DALSA Corp., a digital imaging and semiconductor firm, GEAC Computer, a software company.

Stephen Halperin

Mr. Stephen H. Halperin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is counsel at the law firm of Goodmans LLP. He was a partner with Goodmans from 1987 until his retirement from the partnership at the end of 2017. He also serves as a director of Gluskin Sheff + Associates, Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed wealth management company and is a member of the Board of Governors of McGill University and the audit committee of that board. Mr. Halperin served on the board of trustees of KCP Income Fund, a custom manufacturer of national brand and retailer brand consumer products and has served on the boards of five other publicly listed issuers. He has served on Cott’s board since 1992. The board nominated Mr. Halperin to be a director because he is an expert in Canadian corporate law, with over 30 years of experience counseling boards and senior management regarding corporate governance, compliance, disclosure, international business conduct, capital markets, corporate strategy and other relevant issues. Mr. Halperin is a Canadian resident.

Betty Hess

Ms. Betty Jane (BJ) Hess serves as Independent Director of the company. She was Senior Vice President, Office of the President, of Arrow Electronics, Inc., an electronics distributor listed on the NYSE, for five years prior to her retirement in 2004. At Arrow Electronics, Inc., Ms. Hess was responsible for global operations and led or participated in the integration of 62 acquisitions in the Unites States, Europe and Asia over a 20 year period. She served on the board of directors of the ServiceMaster Company, a company providing home maintenance and lawn care services, and Harvest Power, a firm specializing in the management of organic waste. Ms. Hess is the subject of case studies at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management on integration strategy and operational excellence in the supply chain at Arrow Electronics, Inc. She has served on Cott’s board since 2004. The board nominated Ms. Hess to be a director because it believes that her executive experience, integration expertise, leadership and communication skills are valuable assets to the board.

Kenneth Keller

Mr. Kenneth C. Keller is Independent Director of the Company. He was recently Global President of William Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of privately held Mars, Inc., and a producer and distributor of confectionary products in the United States and internationally, and has held various other positions with the company since 2011. He is currently transitioning into a new role of Chief Portfolio Officer of the newly integrated Mars Wrigley Confectionary business. Prior to Mr. Keller’s time with Wrigley, he was with Alberto Culver, a manufacturer of hair and skin beauty care products, from 2008 to 2011, where he was President of the U.S. region, responsible for leading the U.S. business to deliver sales and profit growth. Mr. Keller currently serves as a director of Winona Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, acquisitions, growth capital and lower middle-market investments. He has served on Cott’s board since October 2017. The board nominated Mr. Keller to be a director because it believes he possesses significant international and route based delivery experience alongside a track record of driving top line and earnings growth

Gregory Monahan

Mr. Gregory R. Monahan serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Senior Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment firm, since December 2014. Prior to December 2014, he served as Managing Director of Crescendo Partners and has held various positions at Crescendo Partners since May 2005. He is also a Managing Member and Portfolio Manager for Jamarant Capital, LP, a private investment firm. Previously, he was co-founder of Bind Network Solutions, a consulting firm focused on network infrastructure and security. Mr. Monahan is currently on the board of directors of Absolute Software Corp., a leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultra-portable devices. He also serves on the board of directors of BSM Technologies Inc., a global commercial fleet telematics provider. He previously served on the board of directors of COM DEV International Ltd., a supplier of space equipment and services, SAExploration Holdings Inc., a seismic data services company, ENTREC Corporation, a heavy haul and crane services provider, Bridgewater Systems, a telecommunications software provider, and O’Charley’s Inc., a multi-concept restaurant company. Mr. Monahan has served on Cott’s board since June 2008.

Mario Pilozzi

Mr. Mario Pilozzi serves as Independent Director of the company. He was, until January 2008, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Canada. He joined Wal-Mart Canada in 1994 as Vice-President of Hardline Merchandise and was promoted to Senior Vice-President of Merchandise and Sales, and later Chief Operating Officer, before serving as President and CEO. Prior to joining Wal-Mart Canada, Mr. Pilozzi held a broad range of positions with Woolworth Canada spanning more than 30 years, including the positions of Vice-President of Hardline Merchandise, Administrator of Store Openings, District Manager, Store Manager and several other key roles in Woolworth’s variety and discountstore divisions. Since his retirement in 2008, Mr. Pilozzi has served as a consultant for Wal-Mart’s businesses in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, China and Japan. Mr. Pilozzi has served on Cott’s board since June 2008.

Graham Savage

Mr. Graham William Savage serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a corporate director. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Savage served as the Chairman of Callisto Capital L.P., a Toronto-based private equity firm. Prior to this, since 1998, Mr. Savage was Managing Director at Savage Walker Capital Inc., Callisto Capital L.P.’s predecessor. Between 1975 and 1996, Mr. Savage was with Rogers Communications Inc. in various positions culminating in being appointed the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held for seven years. In addition, Mr. Savage serves on the boards of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Sears Canada Inc. (“Sears”) and is Chairman of the latter. He has also served on the boards of Canadian Tire Corporation, Rogers Communications Inc., Alias Corp., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Royal Group Technologies Limited, among others. Mr. Savage has served on Cott’s board since February 2008.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Gibbons

218,500

Jerry Fowden

6,188,730

Jay Wells

1,617,950

Thomas Harrington

3,123,370

Ron Hinson

2,232,380

Steve Erdman

--

Jason Ausher

--

Marni Poe

1,302,660

Eric Rosenfeld

121,000

Stephen Halperin

81,000

Betty Hess

81,000

Kenneth Keller

20,250

Gregory Monahan

81,000

Mario Pilozzi

81,000

Graham Savage

98,500
As Of  30 Dec 2017