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Maple Leaf Foods Inc (MFI.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Emerson

72 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael McCain

59 1999 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Deborah Simpson

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Frank

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Bentley Brooks

2015 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Poultry

Iain Stewart

2017 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Pork Complex

Christopher Compton

2014 Senior Vice President, Foodservice Sales and Marketing

Adam Grogan

Senior Vice President - Marketing and Innovation

Rocco Cappuccitti

2014 Senior Vice-President and Corporate Secretary

Ian Henry

2014 Senior Vice President - People

Lynda Kuhn

2017 Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Purpose Champion

Rory McAlpine

2015 Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations

Richard Young

2015 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain & Purchasing

Andreas Liris

Chief Information Officer

Michael Rawle

2015 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Rene Mclean

2014 Vice President - Business Finance

Stephen Elmer

2013 Vice President and Corporate Controller

Jennifer Postelnik

2017 Vice President - Investor Relations & Capital Markets

Scott Bonikowsky

2016 Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs

Glen Gratton

2017 Vice President - Maple Leaf Agri-Farms

Randall Huffman

2017 Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer

William Aziz

61 2014 Independent Director

William Beattie

58 2008 Independent Director

Ronald Close

59 2015 Independent Director

Jean Fraser

70 2014 Independent Director

John Lederer

62 2016 Independent Director

James Olson

68 2011 Independent Director

Carol Stephenson

67 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Emerson

The Hon. David L. Emerson serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., since May 2, 2012. Mr. Emerson is a Corporate Director and Public Policy Advisor. Nationally, he has held senior positions in the Government of Canada including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Industry. In British Columbia, Mr. Emerson was the Province’s Deputy Minister of Finance, Secretary to Treasury Board, Deputy to the Premier and Secretary to Cabinet. His leadership roles in the private sector included President and CEO of Canfor Corporation, President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority and Chairman and CEO of Canadian Western Bank. Mr. Emerson currently serves on the board of Deloitte Canada and is the Chair of the Board of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Mr. Emerson holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Alberta and Doctorate in Economics from Queen’s University.

Michael McCain

Mr. Michael H. McCain serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. McCain is President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods. He joined the Corporation in April 1995 as President and COO and was appointed CEO in January 1999. Prior to joining Maple Leaf, Mr. McCain spent 16 years with McCain Foods in Canada and the United States, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA. He is a director of McCain Capital, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation and MaRS Discovery District. Mr. McCain is a member of the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board and the Business Council of Canada. He is a director and the Honourary Chair of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, a registered Canadian charity.

Deborah Simpson

Ms. Deborah K. Simpson serves as Chief Financial Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. She was President Maple Leaf Business Services (February 2013 to May 2014) and Senior Vice President, Finance (March 2011 to February 2013). She joined Maple Leaf in 2007 and is responsible for Financial Reporting, Compliance, Treasury, Risk Management and operational finance oversight. Ms. Simpson has more than 20 years of knowledge in Canadian and international finance, accounting and treasury. Prior to joining Maple Leaf, she was Vice President and Treasurer for Vincor International Inc., which she joined in 2000 as Director of Corporate Finance after moving to Canada from Scotland. During her tenure at Vincor she was responsible for Financial Reporting and Investor Relations, Treasury and Taxation as well as working on M&A activities. Her previous corporate finance experience in Scotland included progressively senior roles with a number of companies including Highland Distillers Brands Ltd. and John Menzies PLC. Ms. Simpson began her career with Ernst & Young and obtained her professional designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1991. Ms. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accountancy as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Curtis Frank

Mr. Curtis E. Frank has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective October 1, 2018. Mr. Frank was Vice President and General Manager, Customer Business Development (February 2012 to May 2014) and Senior Director, Customer Business Development (September 2010 to February 2012).

Bentley Brooks

Mr. Bentley A. Brooks serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Poultry of the Company. Mr. Brooks was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fresh Poultry (May 2014 to April 2015), Senior Vice President, Fresh Poultry (January 2014 to May 2014) and Vice President, Complexity Management (March 2011 to December 2013).

Iain Stewart

Mr. Iain W. Stewart serves as Senior Vice President, General Manager - Pork Complex of the company. He was Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fresh Pork (January 2014 to June 2017) and Senior Vice President, Fresh Meats, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (February 2010 to January 2014); Mr. Stewart is focused on leading the operations and growth of Maple Leaf’s value-added domestic and international pork business. Mr. Stewart’s career in the food industry spans more than 25 years. He joined Maple Leaf Consumer Foods in 1997 as a Pricing Manager. In 1998, he was promoted to Director of Finance, Sales & Marketing. In 2000, Mr. Stewart became Director of Financial Analysis and he was promoted to Vice President, Foodservice in 2001. In 2005, Mr. Stewart was appointed Vice President, Six Sigma and in 2008, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Transformation. In 2010, Mr. Stewart was appointed to Senior Vice President, Fresh Meats, where he led both the Pork & Poultry Operations, a position he held prior to assuming his current role. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. Stewart worked for Swift/Gainers where he progressed through a series of increasingly responsible roles in the areas of Distribution, Sales and Office Management.

Christopher Compton

Mr. Christopher P. Compton serves as Senior Vice President, Foodservice Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Compton was Senior Vice President, Foodservice (2005 to May 2014).

Adam Grogan

Rocco Cappuccitti

Mr. Rocco Cappuccitti serves as Senior Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. In 1988, Mr. Cappuccitti joined Maple Leaf Mills Limited as Manager of Taxation and was soon after appointed Corporate Secretary. In 1990, Maple Leaf Mills Limited merged with Canada Packers Inc. to form Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Mr. Cappuccitti was appointed the Vice President and Corporate Secretary. He assumed his current role in 2001 where his responsibilities include corporate secretarial, legal, taxation, insurance, real estate, as well as merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cappuccitti spent seven years at Arthur Andersen & Co. in their Toronto and Calgary offices, mostly in the tax group. Mr. Cappuccitti graduated from the University of Toronto in 1980 with Bachelor of Commerce degree and is Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and Tax Executives Institute as well as other organizations.

Ian Henry

Mr. Ian V. Henry serves as Senior Vice President - People of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. Henry was was Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President (August 2013 to May 2014) and Vice President Labour Relations and Corporate Human Resources (2011 to August 2013).

Lynda Kuhn

Ms. Lynda J. Kuhn serves as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Purpose Champion of the company. She was Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs (May 2014 to June 2017) and Senior Vice President, Communications (April 2010 to May 2014).

Rory McAlpine

Mr. Rory A. McAlpine serves as Senior Vice President - Government & Industry Relations of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. McAlpine has overall responsibility for building and effective relationships with government and industry stakeholders to develop a coordinated and proactive government and industry relations program across Maple Leaf Foods. Mr. McAlpine has more than 20 years of experience in government, trade and agribusiness. Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, he was Deputy Minister of the B.C Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, a position he held from 2002 to 2005. Previously, he obtained experience with the Federal Government as Executive Director and Director General, International Trade Policy Directorate; Director Grains and Oilseeds Division; and Deputy Director Multilateral Trade with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He was also the former Executive Director of the National Farm Products Council, and was a Trade Commissioner with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with postings in Kuwait, Bangkok, Brussels, Edmonton and Ottawa. Mr. McAlpine is a member of the strategic advisory committee to the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. He is also on the advisory committee to the Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ontario 4-H Foundation. Mr. McAlpine holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Richard Young

Mr. Richard J. Young serves as Senior Vice President - Supply Chain & Purchasing of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. Yong was Senior Vice President, Transformation (May 2014 to February 2015) and Executive Vice President, Transformation, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (February 2010 to May 2014).

Andreas Liris

Mr. Andreas Liris serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. A. Liris was Vice President Information Solutions (2010 to 2014).

Michael Rawle

Mr. Michael R. Rawle serves as Vice President - Finance and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Rawle was Vice-President, Treasurer, Uranium One Inc. (July 2013 to June 2015) and Managing Director, African Barrick (Barbados) Corp. (May 2010 to July 2013).

Rene Mclean

Mr. Rene Richard Mclean is Vice President - Business Finance of the Company. He was was Senior Vice President Finance, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (2008 to 2014).

Stephen Elmer

Mr. Stephen L. Elmer serves as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. S.L. Elmer was Vice President Finance, Information Services, Maple Leaf Foods (January 2009 – December 2010).

Jennifer Postelnik

Ms. Jennifer Postelnik is Vice President - Investor Relations & Capital Markets of the Company. She was Senior Director, Operations & Supply Chain (July 2014 to December 2016) and Vice President Finance, Reporting & Controls (October 2011 to June 2014).

Scott Bonikowsky

Mr. Scott Bonikowsky is Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs of the Company. Mr. Bonikowsky is Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs (June 2016 to date) and was Senior Vice President, Communications, Government and Public Affairs, Scotiabank (September 2015 to June 2016); President, ReputationCorp. (January 2015 to September 2015); and, Senior Vice President, Corporate, Government and Public Affairs, Tim Hortons (August 2007 to December 2014).

Glen Gratton

Randall Huffman

Dr. Randall D. Huffman serves as Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Dr. Huffman was Chief Food Safety Officer (December 2008 to June 2017), Senior Vice President, Operations (May 2014 to June 2017) and Senior Vice President, Quality & Six Sigma (June 2012 to May 2014)

William Aziz

Mr. William Elias Aziz, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Through BlueTree Advisors, Mr. Aziz is currently providing his services as Chief Restructuring Officer to New Walter Energy Canada Holdings, Inc. during its restructuring. He is a member of the Leadership Council at the Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School at Western University, from which he is a graduate in Honors Business Administration. Mr. Aziz is Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee of the $95 billion Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (“OMERS”). Mr. Aziz is also a Court-appointed inspector in the winding-up of Coventree Inc. and a member of the Advisory Board for Fengate Real Assets. Mr. Aziz is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Governance College at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto and is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada

William Beattie

Mr. William Geoffrey Beattie serves as Independent Director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. Beattie is Chief Executive Officer of Generation Capital and Chair of Relay Ventures. Mr. Beattie is a director of the General Electric Company, Royal Bank of Canada, Maple Leaf Foods and Acasta Enterprises Inc. Mr. Beattie served as Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited from 1998 through 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Beattie was a partner in the Toronto office of the law firm Torys LLP and was a vice president at Wood Gundy from 1987 to 1990. The Woodbridge Company Limited is a privately held investment holding company for the Thomson family of Canada and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Corporation), where Mr. Beattie served as Deputy Chair. Mr. Beattie received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1984.

Ronald Close

Mr. Ronald Gordon Close serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since 2017, Mr. Close is the President of RGC & Associates Inc., a privately-held consulting company. He was recently the CEO of Pelmorex Media (The Weather Network) and was Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Ivey School of Business, and at MaRS Discovery District. He has been a director on several boards including Pelmorex, The Globe and Mail, Canada Media Fund, CTVglobemedia, and MaRS Innovation. Mr. Close has had a distinguished career as a senior executive at several companies, from smaller start-ups (co-founder/CEO of Netcom Canada) to large corporations (at BCE he was President, Bell New Ventures, also overseeing Sympatico-MSN). Mr. Close holds an HBA degree from the Ivey School of Business (1981). He is past-Chairman of the Ivey Entrepreneurship Council and pastChairman of Ability Online, a charitable organization for children with disabilities. Mr. Close is a director of MaRS Discovery District and the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company. He is also Managing Director of Portag3 Ventures and works with several start-ups in Fintech. He is past-Chairman of the Toronto Chapter of Young Presidents Organization and is a current member of World Presidents Organization.

Jean Fraser

Ms. Jean M. Fraser serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Fraser is a retired partner of one of Canada’s leading law firms who has advised public and private companies on corporate/governance matters, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) and debt and equity financings. She has provided governance advice to boards of directors and board committees of numerous public companies regarding strategic and sensitive matters. Her M&A experience includes public take-over bids, asset acquisitions and divestures, privatizations and corporate restructurings. Ms. Fraser’s financing experience includes domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of debt and equity, initial public offerings and infrastructure financings. Ms. Fraser is a director and member of the Human Resources Committee and the Audit and Conduct Review Committee of Aviva Canada Inc. She is also a director of Lithium Americas Corp. and serves on that company’s Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation and Benefits Committee. Ms Fraser is also a former managing partner and executive committee member of her law firm.

John Lederer

Mr. John Anthony Lederer serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lederer is currently a Senior Advisor with Sycamore Partners. In this capacity, he serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc. and its newly formed and independent United States and Canadian businesses. Mr. Lederer is currently a director of US Foods, Inc., a leading U.S. food distributor, and was its President and CEO from 2010 to 2015. He has been a director of US Foods since 2010. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Chairman and CEO of Duane Reade, a privately held chain of retail pharmacies located primarily in the New York City area. Prior to Duane Reade, he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest grocery retailer and wholesale food distributor. Mr. Lederer held a number of leadership roles at Loblaw, including President from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Lederer is a director of The Walgreens Company, the largest drug retailing chain in the United States (since 2015). He has previously served on the boards of Restaurant Brands International Inc., Tim Horton’s Inc. and Duane Reade Holdings, Inc.

James Olson

Mr. James P. Olson serves as Independent Director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Mr. Olson has 35 years of executive experience in the food and beverage industry in senior roles at major global food and beverage manufacturers. From 2002 to 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa division of PepsiCo International where he was responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, purchasing and engineering. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Vice President, Operations of Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery, one of the largest global wine production companies, where he was responsible for all vineyards, procurement, production, bottling and distribution operations. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Olson was Vice President of Operations for Frito-Lay Canada. Mr. Olson is a former director of Winn-Dixie Stores from 2006 to 2011. Additionally, he was a director of Snack Food Ventures Europe from 2003 to 2005, a PepsiCo/General Mills joint venture in Western Europe, and the European Snack Food Association. He was a director and member of the executive committee of the United Way of Forsyth County, North Carolina from 2014 to 2017. In 2011, Mr. Olson was awarded and maintains the National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow Certificate for completion of a rigorous suite of ongoing courses covering board and committee governance best practices.

Carol Stephenson

Ms. Carol M. Stephenson serves as Independent Director of the Company. From 2003 to 2013 Ms. Stephenson was the Dean of the Ivey Business School at Western University. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Canada from July 1999 to February 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Stephenson held a number of executive positions with Bell Canada and BCE Media. From 1995 to 1999 she was Chief Executive Officer of Stentor Resource Centre. Ms. Stephenson is a Director of Intact Financial Corporation, and General Motors Company. Ms. Stephenson was the 2010 Chair of the United Way Campaign for London & Middlesex, Ontario and also served on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Ms. Stephenson is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She completed the Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of California and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. She holds honorary doctorates from Ryerson Polytechnic University and Western University. and in 2009 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Ms. Stephenson was named one of the 2016 National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship 100, a list of notable and current directorships.