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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andre Choulika

52 2010 Chairman of the Board

Federico Tripodi

40 2016 Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Corkal

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Saluri

50 2017 General Counsel, Executive Vice President – Corporate Development

Daniel Voytas

54 2010 Chief Scientific Officer

Glenn Bowers

64 2015 Vice President - Breeding

Michel Arbadji

52 2015 Director of Business Development

Manoj Sahoo

42 2017 Chief Commercial Officer

Laurent Arthaud

54 2017 Director

Alain Godard

71 2017 Director

Philippe Dumont

66 2017 Independent Director

Anna Kozicz-Stankiewicz

42 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andre Choulika

Dr. Andre Choulika, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of the company since August 2010. Dr. Choulika is one of the founders of Cellectis and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Cellectis since the company’s inception in 1999. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cellectis since 2011. Since December 2014, Dr. Choulika has served as Chief Executive Officer of Cellectis, Inc. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Choulika worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was one of the inventors of nuclease-based genome editing technologies and a pioneer in the analysis and use of meganucleases to modify complex genomes. After receiving his Ph.D. in molecular virology from the University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie), he completed a research fellowship in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics. His management training is from HEC (Challenge +). Based on Dr. Choulika’s deep knowledge of our company and scientific experience, we believe Dr. Choulika has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Federico Tripodi

Mr. Federico A. Tripodi is Chief Executive Officer of the company since May 2016. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University’s Olin Business School, as well as an agronomic engineering degree from Buenos Aires University, and has gathered extensive experience in agricultural R&D and product development during his nearly two-decade career in the agriculture biotechnology and seeds industry. Prior to joining Calyxt, Mr. Tripodi worked as General Manager for Monsanto Company’s Sugarcane Division in Brazil for nearly three years. He held other roles for Monsanto in Saint Louis, Missouri, spanning Corporate Strategy (2011– 2013), Omega-3 Program Lead (2009 – 2011), Oilseeds Global Quality Management Lead (2008 – 2009) and multiple other roles that involved managing multidisciplinary research teams in the technology organization between 2001 and 2008. During his tenure at Monsanto, Mr. Tripodi led or participated with early discovery and late commercialization phase product launches across the Americas, which included biotech consumer traits (improved composition soybean oils) and farmer traits (high yield, drought tolerance, insect protection and herbicide tolerance). Mr. Tripodi started his career in Argentina in 1998 in field research of biotechnology traits and chemistry formulations until he moved to Saint Louis in 2001. Mr. Tripodi also has experience as a director of a startup and served on the board of directors for a not-for profit.

Bryan Corkal

Mr. Bryan W. J. Corkal is Chief Financial Officer of the company since December 2016. He received his MBA from York University in Toronto, Canada and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Mr. Corkal is a CFA charter holder and is a CPA in the state of Missouri. Mr. Corkal brings extensive finance and commercial experience in the seeds and traits agricultural sector having worked over 17 years at Monsanto in a variety of finance and strategy roles including the acquisition and integration of several companies. Prior to joining Calyxt, Mr. Corkal was the North America Supply Chain Finance Lead at Monsanto, a business with a total annual product cost of over $2 billion. Mr. Corkal’s career at Monsanto also included roles as Director of Investor Relations and Director of Finance (regional CFO) for the Latin America North division, a region covering 30 countries throughout the Americas, where he managed the controllership, credit and collections, tax, payroll, treasury, pension plan and financial planning and analysis functions. Early in his career, Mr. Corkal worked for Ernst & Young and Delcan Corporation as a consultant on a number of projects throughout Canada and Latin America.

Joseph Saluri

Mr. Joseph B. Saluri, J.D., is General Counsel, Executive Vice President – Corporate Development of the company since May 2017. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School and a B.S.B.A. in investment finance from Drake University. Mr. Saluri has over 20 years of legal and business experience in in the global seeds and biotechnology industry, having served as Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Business Development for Stine Seed Company, the largest supplier of soybean genetics in the U.S. market, together with its affiliates and related entities. Mr. Saluri was responsible for managing all legal matters related to the Stine Companies. He has a broad depth of experience in litigation, licensing, intellectual property, acquisitions, corporate and regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Saluri also executed successful business development strategies at Stine that included the acquisitions of seed trait technologies, seed genetics and other ag-biotech technologies. He was involved in the execution and project management of major collaboration projects with various multinational agri-business corporations. Mr. Saluri has served on the public Board of Directors of Newlink Genetics Corporation since 2010, serving on the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees and on the Board of Directors of KemPharm, Inc. since 2014, where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. Previous to his employment at Stine, Mr. Saluri was an attorney and solicitor at law with Nicholas Critelli & Associates, PC, in Des Moines and London.

Daniel Voytas

Prof. Daniel F. Voytas, Ph.D., is Chief Science Officer of the company since May 2010. Dr. Voytas graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1984 and received his Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard Medical School in 1990. He is one of our co-founders and one of the inventors of the TALEN technology. He continues to optimize the use of TALEN for the targeted modification of plant genomes. In addition to his role at Calyxt, Dr. Voytas is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota (UMN), which he joined in 2008, and Director of the UMN’s Center for Genome Engineering. In 1992, Dr. Voytas joined the faculty at Iowa State University. Prior to this, he conducted postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Voytas is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Glenn Bowers

Mr. Glenn Bowers, Ph.D., is Vice President of Breeding of the company since December 2015. He is responsible for breeding, field trialing and seed production for all crops. Dr. Bowers has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology with a focus on breeding and genetics of resistance. He spent 17 years managing a soybean breeding program with Texas A&M University, followed by a year doing the same at Purdue University. He then spent 16 years with Syngenta, first managing a soybean breeding program and then as global head of soybean breeding. He has extensive experience in Argentina and Brazil, in addition to North America. He is also a certified project manager (PMP). Dr. Bowers has extensive experience in delivering products, both global and stateside, through effective collaboration with marketing and supply chain. He is skilled in creating, developing, and managing diverse and globally dispersed teams. He has a deep knowledge of and experience in field trialing, disease phenotyping, and agronomy.

Michel Arbadji

Mr. Michel Arbadji is Director of Business Development of the company since July 2015. Mr. Arbadji manages the external supply chain operations. Mr. Arbadji received his degree in Agriculture Engineering and M.A. in Economics and Agriculture Machinery from the Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon in Paris, France. Prior to joining us, he headed the European and Middle East Operation for Signature Control Systems, build and managed the distribution network, EU marketing and sales. During that period he managed as project manager the new business development of the golf Irrigation division in Europe at John Deere with over 440 accounts. Mr. Arbadji started his career at the Toro Company EMEA, where he held several positions in business development, sales and marketing. Over his 27 years career he successfully built several pioneering businesses from R&D to large scale distribution channels set up. He participated as well in several product launches on the international market. In his career at Cellectis he served as CEO for Sceil the stem cells project (2013 – 2015). He is skilled in negotiation, communication and in delivering complex tasks.

Manoj Sahoo

Mr. Manoj Sahoo is Chief Commercial Officer of the company since March 2017. He holds a MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. Mr. Sahoo has more than two decades of experience working in a variety of roles covering commercial, strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions for global corporations in agriculture, food, energy and materials fields. Prior to joining us he was Assistant Vice President for Food Ingredients and Bio-industrial Enterprise at Cargill. At Cargill, he was responsible for revenues of over $1 billion, leading the commercial enterprise team to triple its earnings from bio-based products and managing relationships with large institutional customers. His prior roles at Cargill included Business Development Director for Starches and Sweeteners North America as well as serving as an investment team member with the Emerging Business Accelerator, a group structured along corporate venture capital groups, to invest in white space opportunities for Cargill; he also worked in the Corporate Strategy & Development Group. Mr. Sahoo has also served on the boards of both Calysta Inc. and Rivertop Renewables as a Cargill representative. He was responsible for leading Cargill’s equity investments in the industrial biotechnology space including co-investment in real assets with institutional financial investors to build a $600 million commercial-scale aquaculture nutrition plant. He also serves on Industry Advisory Board of Larta Institute which assists the USDA, NIH and NSF with the commercialization assistance program.

Laurent Arthaud

Mr. Laurent Arthaud is Director of the company since July 2017. He has served as a member of Cellectis’ board of directors since 2011. Mr. Arthaud has been the Managing Director of Life Sciences and Ecotechnologies for Bpifrance Investissement (formerly CDC Enterprises, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts) since 2012. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Kurma Life Sciences Partners, TxCell, Adocia and Sparinvision. From 2006 to 2016, he served on the board of directors of Emertee Gestion. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Arthaud held the position of Deputy CEO at CDC Entreprises. Since 2009 Mr. Arthaud has also directed InnoBio, an investment fund managed by Bpifrance Investissement as part of the FSI France Investissement program. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Aventis Capital, an investment subsidiary of the pharmaceuticals group Aventis, and as President of Pharmavent Partners from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Arthaud is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale de Statistique et d’Administration Économique.

Alain Godard

Mr. Alain Godard is Director of the company since July 2017. He is a member of Cellectis’ board of directors since 2007. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse and began his agronomy career in 1967 in Africa as a researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour les Huiles et Oléagineux. He joined in 1975 the French chemical group Rhône-Poulenc where he held various management positions in France and abroad before becoming CEO of the agrochemical subsidiary in 1991. In 1999 he was directly involved in the merger of Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst to create Aventis and was appointed CEO of the Aventis CropScience subsidiary with a significant involvement in seeds and agricultural biotechnology. He left Aventis in 2002 to create a consulting company, SARL Godard & Co., specialized in agriculture and biotechnology, where he has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Until 2016, Mr. Godard also served on the board of directors of Fermentalg S.A.

Philippe Dumont

Mr. Philippe Dumont is Independent Director of the company since July 2017. Mr. Dumont retired in December 2012 from Bayer CropScience, where he was employed since May 2002. At Bayer he held the position of Head of Technology Management, Seeds, and was responsible for supervising globally the Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Science functions, Stewardship, Public and Governmental Affairs and Communication impacting GMOs and seeds. Until 2006 Mr. Dumont also supervised the Legal and Intellectual Property functions in the seed business. Mr. Dumont also held the same responsibilities at Aventis Crop Science from December 1998 until April 2002. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Dumont was General Counsel of Rhône-Poulenc Agrochimie. Prior to moving to France in 1987, Philippe held positions as an associate at Cravath Swaine & Moore (1975 – 1981), international legal counsel at Gulf Oil Corporation (1981-1983) and as solo practitioner in Washington D.C. from 1983 – 1986. Philippe is retired from the New York and District of Columbia Bars and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (JD 1975) and Columbia University (BA, magna cum laude 1972). Since June 2013 he has been serving as a director of Association Française des Biotechnologies Végétales, responsible for international relations, where he tries to promote public and governmental understanding of new breeding techniques and related regulatory issues. Based on his leadership and regulatory experience in the plant biotechnology industry, we believe Mr. Dumont has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Anna Kozicz-Stankiewicz

Ms. Anna Ewa Kozicz-Stankiewicz is Independent Director of the company since July 2017. Mrs. Kozicz received a BA in Math and Economics from Columbia College and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She started her career in 1996 at Credit Suisse First Boston in its Financial Institutions Group before moving to Goldman Sachs in 2000 where she held multiple positions, including Managing Director, and spent most of her time in the Principal Strategies Group with a focus on the global agricultural sector. She moved to Caxton Associates in 2009 to work as an equity Portfolio Manager before moving to BlackRock in 2012 where she worked as Head of US Strategy and Corporate Development as well as a private assets Portfolio Manager. During her time at BlackRock, she served as a director on the board of a New York-based federal credit union (PSFCU). She left BlackRock in 2017 to start a new investment platform, Anthelion Capital, focused on sustainability in agriculture, energy and transportation services.