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Neo Performance Materials Inc (NEO.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Constantine Karayannopoulos

55 2017 Chairman of the Board

Geoffrey Bedford

49 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rahim Suleman

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Morris

48 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Hogan

2016 Executive Vice President

Shannon Song

2016 Executive Vice President - Magnequench

Greg Kroll

2015 Senior Vice President - Marketing Magnequench

Frank Timmerman

2016 Senior Vice President - Rare Metals

Eric Noyrez

55 2017 Lead Independent Director

Nicholas Basso

2017 Director

Brook Hinchman

2017 Director

Aman Kumar

2017 Director

Edgar Lee

41 2017 Director

Emily Stephens

42 2017 Director

Claire Kennedy

51 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Constantine Karayannopoulos

Mr. Constantine Efthymios Karayannopoulos is Chairman of the Board of the company. He has been Chairman and Director of Neo C&O LLC (“Neo C&O”) since August 31, 2016. He is also the Chairman of the board of directors of Neo Lithium Corp. since February 9, 2016. Previously, he was Chairman and Director of Molycorp since December 2013 which followed his earlier role of Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Molycorp from December 2012 to December 2013. He was Vice-Chairman and Director of Molycorp from June 2012 to December 2012. Mr. Karayannopoulos served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of NEM until Molycorp acquired NEM in June 2012.

Geoffrey Bedford

Mr. Geoffrey R. Bedford was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neo Cayman on August 31, 2016. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molycorp since December 2013, which followed his earlier roles of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Molycorp’s Rare Earths and Magnetics segment from June 2012. Mr. Bedford served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NEM until Molycorp acquired NEM in June 2012. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of the Performance Materials Division of NEM from 2005 to 2011, and as Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, from 1999 to 2005.

Rahim Suleman

Mr. Rahim Suleman is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Neo Cayman since January 2017, when he replaced the retiring Chief Financial Officer of Neo Cayman. Previously, Mr. Suleman was Chief Financial Officer at Stackpole International since 2010. From 2009 to 2010, he was Global Finance Manager with GE Digital Energy Protection and Control.

Kevin Morris

Mr. Kevin D. Morris is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Neo Cayman since August 31, 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Molycorp since May 2016 which followed his earlier roles of Executive Vice President of Rare Metals and Administration from February 2015 and Senior Vice President of Rare Metals and Administration from June 2012. He joined Molycorp as Senior Vice President Administration in November 2011.

Jeffrey Hogan

Mr. Jeffrey (Jeff) R. Hogan is Executive Vice President - Chemicals and Oxides of the company. He has been Executive Vice President, C&O since August 31, 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Resources of Molycorp since April 2013 which followed his earlier role as Vice President & General Manager, C&O of Molycorp since June 2012. Mr. Hogan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Performance Materials division of NEM until Molycorp acquired Neo in June 2012. He joined NEM in June 1999.

Shannon Song

Ms. Shannon Y. Song is Executive Vice President - Magnequench of the company since August 31, 2016. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President, Magnequench of Molycorp since June 2012. Ms. Song served as Executive Vice President, Magnequench of NEM since September 2005 until Molycorp acquired NEM in June 2012.

Greg Kroll

Mr. Greg Kroll is Senior Vice President of Marketing Magnequench of the company since January 2015. Previously, he served as Director Sales and Marketing, Magnequench since April 2010. Mr. Kroll joined Magnequench in 2000 and has served in various marketing and business development capacities with Magnequench in Singapore since 2002.

Frank Timmerman

Mr. Frank Timmerman is Senior Vice President - Rare Metals of the company since August 31, 2016. Previously, he served as Vice President, Rare Metals of Molycorp since June 2012. Mr. Timmerman served as General Manager, Rare Metals of NEM until Molycorp acquired NEM in June 2012.

Eric Noyrez

Mr. Eric Noyrez is Lead Independent Director of the company. He has been an independent director of Neo C&O since August 31, 2016. The board of directors of Neo C&O acts as an advisory board to Neo Cayman. Since 2014, he shares his business activities as a board member and advisor. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Lynas Corporation, an integrated rare earth mining and separation company, from March 2013 to June 2014, President from March 2011 to March 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from February 2010 to March 2013.

Nicholas Basso

Mr. Nicholas Basso is Director of the company. He has been a director of Neo C&O since August 31, 2016. Mr. Basso is Senior Vice President in the Strategic Credit group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree Capital Management”), an affiliate of the Selling Shareholder. Previously, he spent two years as an investment professional in the Opportunities Funds group of Oaktree Capital Management where he worked closely with senior professionals across various industries. Prior to which, Mr. Basso spent two years as an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Citigroup in New York, where he was responsible for advising clients on acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alternatives and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Basso received a B.S. degree summa cum laude in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Brook Hinchman

Mr. Brook Hinchman is Director of the company. He has been a director of Neo C&O since August 31, 2016. Mr. Hinchman is an investment professional in the Opportunities Funds group of Oaktree Capital Management, where he is Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Oaktree Capital Management in 2010, Mr. Hinchman spent four years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently in the Merchant Banking division. Mr. Hinchman received a B.B.A. degree in finance from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, where he was valedictorian

Aman Kumar

Mr. Aman Kumar is Director of the company. He is an investment professional in the Strategic Credit group of Oaktree Capital Management, where he is Vice President. Prior to joining Oaktree Capital Management in 2014, Mr. Kumar spent three years at Deutsche Bank in London working with the global credit team, most recently as a Vice President on the European high yield trading desk. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from King’s College London.

Edgar Lee

Mr. Edgar Lee is Director of the company. He has been a director of Neo C&O since August 31, 2016. Mr. Lee serves as the Portfolio Manager for the Strategic Credit group of Oaktree Capital Management. He was also an investment professional within the Opportunities Funds group of Oaktree Capital Management and has led a number of the group’s investments in the media, technology and telecom industries. Prior to joining Oaktree Capital Management in 2007, Mr. Lee worked within the Investment Banking division at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for advising clients on a number of debt and preferred stock restructurings, leveraged financings, buy-side and sell-side M&A, mezzanine financings and recapitalizations. Before that, he was employed within the Fixed Income division at Lehman Brothers Inc. Prior experience also includes work at Katzenbach Partners LLP and the Urban Institute. Mr. Lee received a B.A. degree in Economics from Swarthmore College and an M.P.P. with a concentration in Applied Economics from Harvard University. Previously, Mr. Lee served on the boards of Nine Entertainment Company Holdings Ltd. and Charter Communications Inc.

Emily Stephens

Ms. Emily Stephens is Director of the company. She has been a director of Neo C&O since August 31, 2016. Ms. Stephens is Managing Director in the Opportunities Funds group of Oaktree Capital Management. She is involved with analyzing credit agreements and indentures and advising on legal issues related to restructurings/bankruptcies and platform/ joint venture investments. Prior to joining Oaktree Capital Management in 2006, Ms. Stephens served as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Trust Company of the West. Prior to that, Ms. Stephens spent five years as a Corporate Associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Ms. Stephens graduated with a B.A. degree in Government cum laude from Dartmouth College. She then went on to receive a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was a member of the Texas Law Review and Order of the Coif. Ms. Stephens is a member of the state bars of California and Texas.

Claire Kennedy

Ms. Claire M.C. Kennedy is Independent Director of the company. She joined the Board in October 2017 and has been appointed to the Audit Committee. Ms. Kennedy was a member of the board of directors of NEM from February 2010 to June 2012 and sat on the Audit Committee. Ms. Kennedy has been a Partner in the Toronto office of Bennett Jones LLP since 2009, where she provides corporate tax and transfer pricing advice to clients. Ms. Kennedy is a director of the Bank of Canada, the nation’s central bank, and she serves on the Audit & Finance and Human Resources committees, and is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. She is also a director of Alamos Gold Inc., which is listed on the TSX and NYSE. Claire received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and she has completed the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program at Harvard Business School. Ms. Kennedy is currently enrolled in the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Claire is also Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Rotman.