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Cott Corp (BCB.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jerry Fowden

62 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Kitching

56 2018 Executive Chair - Route Based Services

Thomas Harrington

61 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jay Wells

56 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Ron Hinson

63 2017 Chief Executive Officer - S & D Business Unit

Jason Ausher

45 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

William Jamieson

2019 Global Chief Information Officer

Marni Poe

49 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Shayron Barnes-Selbyas

2019 Vice President of Government Affairs and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Programs

Eric Rosenfeld

61 2008 Lead Independent Director

Britta Bomhard

49 2018 Independent Director

Stephen Halperin

69 1992 Independent Director

Betty Hess

70 2004 Independent Director

Gregory Monahan

45 2008 Independent Director

Mario Pilozzi

72 2008 Independent Director

Graham Savage

69 2008 Independent Director

Steven Stanbrook

61 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jerry Fowden

Mr. Jerry Fowden is the Executive Chairman of the Board 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.

Steven Kitching

Mr. Steven Kitching is the Executive Chair for Route Based Services of the Company. From 2008 to 2018, Mr. Kitching has served in various roles with Cott, including Executive Chairman of Aimia Foods/Decantae Mineral Water, President of Cott’s North America Business Unit and President of Cott’s United Kingdom/Europe Business Unit. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Kitching held several positions with InBev UK, including Managing Director-On Trade Sales and Managing Director-Commercial and Field Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Kitching held several positions with Interbrew and Whitbread Beer Company from 1986 to 2005, including General Manager Netherlands of Interbrew from 2004 to 2005.

Thomas Harrington

Mr. Thomas J. Harrington is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was appointed chief executive officer of the Company’s DS Services of America, Inc. (“DSS”) business unit upon the Company’s acquisition of DSS in December 2014 and was appointed President of the Company’s Route Based Services reporting segment in July 2016. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Harrington served in various roles with DSS from 2004 to 2014, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, West Division President, and Senior Vice President, Central Division. Prior to joining DSS, 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 previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the International Bottled Water Association and the Water Quality Association.

Jay Wells

Mr. Jay Wells is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. 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.

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.

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.

William Jamieson

Mr. William Jamieson is Global Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Jamieson brings 25 years of IT experience supporting enterprise IT organizations for companies that were high growth and in transition. His experiences span specialty retail, manufacturing, wholesale, international and digital business models. He has expertise in leading organizations through transformational change, aligning IT to the needs of the business and driving cost savings. Before joining GNC, Mr. Jamieson was VP - IT Service Delivery for Charming Charlie where he oversaw corporate IT services, store systems, marketing systems and financial systems for the company. Prior to joining Charming Charlie, Mr. Jamieson spent almost 10 years with Chico's FAS supporting the company's rapid growth and expansion.

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.

Shayron Barnes-Selbyas

Ms. Shayron Barnes-Selbyas is Vice President of Government Affairs and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Programs of the Company. Shayron was formerly the Vice President, Government Affairs and Quality Services at DS Services, a Cott Corporation subsidiary, where she represented and promoted the interest of DS Services with regulators and legislators at the state and federal levels and oversaw compliance with applicable bottled water regulations. Shayron has dedicated over 30 years of service to the bottled water industry starting with her tenure as the Quality Assurance Manager at Triton Water Company inBurlington, NC. Shayron served as the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) Chairwoman from 2016 to 2017 and is a current member of the IBWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In 2018 Shayron was inducted into the IBWA Bottled Water Hall of Fame.

Eric Rosenfeld

Mr. Eric Stuart Rosenfeld is an 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.

Britta Bomhard

Ms. Britta Bomhard is an Independent Director of the Company. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Church & Dwight, Inc. a producer of household, personal care, and specialty products, and has held that position since 2016. She previously held the role of General Manager of Europe at Church & Dwight from 2013 to 2016. From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Bomhard served in a variety of marketing and general management roles across Europe at Energizer Holdings, Inc. Prior to Energizer, Ms. Bomhard worked for Wella AG and GlaxoSmithKline in their marketing organizations. Ms. Bomhard has served on Cott’s board since November 2018. The board nominated Ms. Bomhard to be a director because she is a current executive of an international business with extensive experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing and operational improvements.

Stephen Halperin

Mr. Stephen H. Halperin is an 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 is an 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.

Gregory Monahan

Mr. Gregory R. Monahan is an 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 an 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.

Steven Stanbrook

Mr. Steven P. Stanbrook is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a corporate director, currently serving on the board of directors for Imperial Brands PLC, a multinational company listed on the London Stock Exchange, Vee Pak, Inc., a contract manufacturer of personal and beauty care products and The Vollrath Company, LLC, a commercial and institutional foodservice equipment supplier. Mr. Stanbrook previously served on the board of directors of Hewitt Associates, Inc., a provider of human capital and management consulting services, and Chiquita Brands International, Inc., a producer and distributor of fresh fruit and produce, fruit ingredients and other processed foods, both listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1996 to 2015, Mr. Stanbrook served in various roles at S.C. Johnson & Son, a global manufacturer of consumer products, including Chief Operating Officer, International Markets. Prior to S.C. Johnson & Son, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Bakery

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