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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hugh Riley

67 2008 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Edward Kennedy

57 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Rex Wilhelm

2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

John King

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Craig Gilpin

2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christie Frazier-Coleman

2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Daniel McConnell

2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Michael Beaulieu

Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division

David Chatyrbok

2009 Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division

Paulina Hiebert

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Denise Allen

Vice President, Business Lead Merchandise & Store Systems IT Project

Steven Boily

2016 Vice President - Information Services

J.Robert Cain

2017 Vice-President, Logistics and Distribution (International Operations)

Leanne Flewitt

2013 Vice-President, Project Enterprise

Craig Foster

2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Matt Johnson

2014 Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing

Laurie Kaminsky

2014 Vice President - NWC Health Products & Services

Brett Marchand

2016 Vice President - Logistics & Distribution, Canada

Scott Mckay

Vice President - General Merchandise Procurement & Marketing

Chris Santschi

2017 Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division

James Walker

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Wholesale Operations

Walter Pickett

2017 Vice-President and General Manager, Alaska Commercial Company

Christine Reimer

2017 Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division of Giant Tiger

Glenn Revet

2015 Vice President - Sales and Operations of Giant Tiger

Frank Coleman

63 1999 Independent Director

Wendy Evans

66 2005 Independent Director

Stewart Glendinning

52 2014 Independent Director

Robert Kennedy

67 2003 Independent Director

Annalisa King

51 2014 Independent Director

Violet Konkle

63 2014 Independent Director

Gary Merasty

52 2011 Independent Director

Eric Stefanson

66 2012 Independent Director

Victor Tootoo

52 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hugh Riley

Mr. Hugh Sanford (Sandy) Riley, J.D., is the Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of the company. Mr. Riley has been President and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited since 2003. He held the positions of Chairman of Investors Group Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and President and CEO of Investors Group Inc. from 1992 to 2001. He is a former director of GMP Capital Inc. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. In addition to the public company directorships set out below, Mr. Riley is the Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. Mr. Riley was appointed to the Order of Canada in July, 2002.

Edward Kennedy

Mr. Edward S. Kennedy is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the company. Mr. Kennedy, who joined North West in 1989, was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of North West in 1997. He is currently a Director of United Grocers Inc., the Canada West Foundation and Canada’s History Society. Mr. Kennedy has received several retail industry and community leadership recognitions, both locally and nationally.

Rex Wilhelm

Mr. Rex Allen Wilhelm is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Wilhelm joined Alaska Commercial Company in 1984. In a 25 year career with the company, Rex has held a number of management roles including small store and large store manager, regional operations manager, food category manager, and Vice-President of Operations. He was promoted to President and COO of ACC in April of 2005. With the acquisition of Cost-U-Less in December of 2007, he was promoted to his current role of President and COO The North West Company (International) Inc. Rex holds a BS in Agricultural Economics and an MA in Agribusiness Management from Washington State University.

John King

Craig Gilpin

Christie Frazier-Coleman

Ms. Christie Frazier-Coleman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the company. Prior to joining the Company Ms. Frazier-Coleman worked for over 20 years at Bashas’ Supermarkets, a US$2.0 billion privately held grocery chain in Arizona starting as a Category Manager and moving into various senior roles in Loyalty Marketing, Brand Marketing, then Sales and Merchandising. She then worked at Revionics a lifecycle pricing software company as Vice-President of Business Consulting, working with many different retailers implementing business and pricing strategies.

Daniel McConnell

Michael Beaulieu

Mr. Michael T. Beaulieu is the Vice President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division of the company. He joined the Company in 1993 as a Management Associate. He advanced to Store Manager and to Regional Store Management positions before joining Procurement and Marketing as a Director. In January 2013, Mr. Beaulieu was promoted to Vice-President, NWC Services and in December 2016 was named Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, Central Division.

David Chatyrbok

Mr. David M. Chatyrbok is the Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division of the company. He k joined the Company in June 2000 and held various management positions, including Senior Category Manager and Director within the procurement and marketing division during this time. In March 2007, Mr. Chatyrbok was promoted to Vice-President of Marketing for the Alaska Commercial Company and in March 2009 was promoted to Vice-President, Grocery, Procurement & Marketing for the Company. In December 2016, Mr. Chatyrbok was named Vice-President, Canadian Sales & Operations, Northern Canada Retail, NorthMart/Major Markets Division.

Paulina Hiebert

Denise Allen

Ms. Denise Allen is the Vice President, Business Lead Merchandise & Store Systems IT Project of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Allen held the position of CMO & SVP Supply Chain Operations at Liquidation World. She is a seasoned retail executive with a breadth of experience across a number of Canadian retailers including Sobeys, Sears and most recently Liquidation World.

Steven Boily

Mr. Steven J. Boily is the Vice President - Information Services of the company. Mr. Boily has held a number of progressively senior IT roles with various retailers including Chief Information Officer at United Farmers of Alberta, in addition to senior IT roles with both Canadian Tire and Hudson's Bay Company.

J.Robert Cain

Mr. J.Robert Cain is the Vice President - Logistics and Distribution (International Operations) of the company. Robert joined Cost-U-Less in April 1998 as logistics manager prior to becoming vice president of logistics on August 7, 2000. Previously, Mr. Cain had a 23-year career with Sea-Land Service (now Horizon Lines) involving a wide variety of management positions in regulatory affairs, carrier pricing & marketing, inter-modal and sales.Mr. Cain earned a bachelor of science degree in transportation from the University of Tennessee in 1975. When The North West Company (International) concluded the purchase of Cost-U-Less, Robert became the VP Logistics with responsibilities for the logistics of the international group (Alaska Commercial, Cost-U-Less, Span Alaska and Frontier.)

Leanne Flewitt

Ms. Leanne G. Flewitt is the Vice-President of Project Enterprise of the company. She joined the Company in May 1993 as Associate Buyer in the Food Marketing group. Ms. Flewitt progressed through roles in Procurement and Marketing and Supply Chain, holding the positions of Inventory Manager, Category Manager, Senior Category Manager, Project Business Lead and Director of Supply Chain Services. In January 2013, Ms. Flewitt was promoted to Vice-President, Merchandise Performance Services and in January 2017 was named Vice-President, Project Enterprise.

Craig Foster

Mr. Craig A. Foster is the Vice President - Human Resources of the company. Mr. Foster was previously with Canadian Tire where he held progressive Human Resources Executive roles with Canadian Tire Financial Services, Mark's Work Wearhouse and Canadian Tire Corporation.

Matt Johnson

Mr. Matt D. Johnson is the Vice President - Fresh/Food Service Procurement & Marketing of the company. Mr. Johnson had previously been with the Company as a Meat Assistant Category Manager and over six years progressed to Category Manager Meat/Seafood/Deli/Food Service. In 2010, Mr. Johnson joined Price Chopper in upstate New York and was promoted to the position of Vice-President, Meat Merchandising. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Johnson had most recently been with Ahold USA.

Laurie Kaminsky

Ms. Laurie J. Kaminsky is the Vice President - NWC Health Products & Services of the company. She joined the Company in 2010 as Senior Manager Retail Pharmacy. In 2011, she became Director, Pharmacy Retail and Hospital. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kaminsky had 20 years of experience in retail pharmacy management, most recently with Walmart Canada. In September 2014, Ms. Kaminsky was promoted to Vice-President, NWC Health Products & Services.

Brett Marchand

Mr. Brett Marchand is the Vice President - Logistics & Distribution, Canada of the company. Mr. Marchand had previously been with Lactalis, the worlds largest dairy products producer where he was Vice-President, Supply Chain and Milk Procurement USA. Prior to Lactalis, Mr. Marchand held a number of supply chain roles with Maple Leaf Foods, ultimately becoming Corporate Vice-President, Six Sigma. He also served in the Canadian Military as a logistics officer.

Scott Mckay

Mr. Scott A. Mckayis the Vice President of General Merchandise - Procurement and Marketing of the company. He joined the Company in 2004 as Vice-President and General Manager of Giant Tiger, West Store Division. In May 2014, he became the Vice-President, General Merchandise Procurement & Marketing for the Company. Prior to this appointment Mr. Mckay had been the VicePresident, General Merchandise Procurement and Marketing for The North West Company (International) Inc. since 2011. He has many years of retail experience from Eaton's, Toys R Us Canada, Plug-Ins Electronix in Dubai, UAE and Intrawest Retail Group Inc. in Denver, Colorado.

Chris Santschi

Mr. Chris Santschi is the Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division of the company. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Santschi spent the past six years with Sears Canada, where he worked as a Director with the western Canadian store operations team and also as a District Manager overseeing corporate stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. His retail operations background also includes store operations roles with WMI International, Winners/Homesense and FGL Sports.

James Walker

Mr. James W. Walker is the Vice-President and General Manager, Wholesale Operations of the company. Jim began his career with Alaska Commercial Company as the Grocery Manager in Barrow. Over the next six years he served as Branch Manager for the AC Value Centers in Kotzebue, Dutch Harbor, and Kodiak. In 2007, he accepted the position of General Manager at Frontier Expeditors, the wholesale division of Alaska Commercial Company. In 2008, following the acquisition of Span Alaska Enterprises he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager. Seeking adventure and a company that fostered an entrepreneurial spirit Jim left his 16-year career with Safeway's Eastern Division in 2001 where he had served in every position from Courtesy Clerk to Store Manager.

Walter Pickett

Christine Reimer

Ms. Christine D. Reimer is the Vice President - Canadian Sales and Operations, Northern Canada Retail, National Division of Giant Tiger company. She joined the Company in August 2001 as a Store Manager for Giant Tiger. Ms. Reimer was appointed Vice-President and General Manager, Giant Tiger, West Store Division in 2011 and Vice-President, Canadian Sales and Operations in January 2013. She held several management positions with Giant Tiger West Store Division, including Merchandising Specialist and Director of Stores. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Reimer held management positions with GAP Inc., Old Navy Canada, Suzy Shier and Smart Set.

Glenn Revet

Mr. Glenn Revet is the Vice President - Sales and Operations of Giant Tiger Company. He joined the Company in February 2015 as Vice-President, Canadian Sales and Operations, Giant Tiger. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Revet held progressively senior roles with Wal-Mart Canada and most recently Loblaw Companies Ltd. where he was a Senior Director supporting Real Canadian Superstores.

Frank Coleman

Mr. Frank J. Coleman is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Coleman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Coleman Group of Companies since 1991. He is a past Director of the Distribution Council of Canada, The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador Holdings Incorporated., Fishery Products Ltd., and Newfoundland Power (a subsidiary of Fortis). He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Consulting Economists Ltd., Humber Valley Paving Ltd. and Humber Valley Aggregates and Asphalt Ltd. He is currently the Honorary Lieutenant Col. of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Battalion 2.

Wendy Evans

Ms. Wendy F. Evans is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. Evans is President of Evans and Company Consultants Inc., which she founded in 1987. The company provides international marketing, financial and management services to clients across North America. She is also an Associate of Cambridge Corporate Development, an M&A firm, and since 1992, an Adjunct Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. She is currently a Director of the Canadian Executive Services Organization, Director of the City Living Foundation, and author of ‘‘Border Crossings, Doing Business in the U.S.’’ Ms. Evans has served as a director on a number of boards, including Sun Life Financial Trust, the Ontario Retail Sector Strategy Advisory Board, Dean’s Council in the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Stewart Glendinning

Mr. Stewart F. Glendinning, J.D., is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Glendinning has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors International since 2016. Since joining Molson Coors in 2005, he has also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors UK; Global Chief Financial Officer, Molson Coors Brewing Company; President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors UK and President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors Canada. Before joining Molson Coors, Mr. Glendinning worked with KPMG and The Hackett Group, both professional services companies where he held various senior audit and consulting roles, working with a broad array of multinational clients. He has also served with various organizations within the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Robert Kennedy

Mr. Robert J. (Bob) Kennedy is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Kennedy has been the Chief Executive Officer and founder of WiBand Communications Corp. since 1999. He was an acquisition consultant for IBM Corporation from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kennedy was President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of PBSC Computer Training Centres from 1985 to 1997 and President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of ComputerLand Stores Western Canada from 1978 to 1987.

Annalisa King

Ms. Annalisa King is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. King is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Canada Ltd., serving in this position from 2008 through 2016. Prior to that, Ms. King was Senior Vice President of Business Transformation for Maple Leaf Foods Inc. She has also held senior positions, primarily in finance, throughout her career at consumer packaged goods companies, Kraft and Pillsbury Canada. In addition to the public company directorship set out below, Ms. King is a director of the Vancouver Airport Authority and a director of the Templeton DOC General Partnership Ltd.

Violet Konkle

Ms. Violet A.M. Konkle is the Independent Director of the company. Ms. Konkle is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick Ltd. Prior to joining The Brick in 2010 as President of Business Support; she held a number of positions with Walmart Canada, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Ms. Konkle also held a number of senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Ltd., including Executive Vice President, Atlantic Wholesale Division. Ms. Konkle is a director of Dare Foods, Bailey Metal Products and Elswood Investment Corporation. She is also on the advisory Board of Longo’s Fruit Markets Inc. She is a past director of The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity.

Gary Merasty

Mr. Gary Merasty is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Merasty is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Des Nedhe Development, an English River First Nation owned group of companies which operates a comprehensive business portfolio. He previously held the positions of Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications for Cameco Corporation, Member of Parliament for the Desnethe Missinippi Churchill River Riding, the Grand Chief for the Prince Albert Grand Chief Council in Northern Saskatchewan, Chief of Staff of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation and the Educational Coordinator for Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. He is a director for the Canada West Foundation, Meadow Lake Tribal Council Industrial Investments and Chairperson for Northern Career Quest. He previously held the position of Chairman and Director for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. He is also a former director of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, the Northern Lights Community Development, Westwind Aviation Ltd., and the Saskatoon Airport Authority. Mr. Merasty has received the numerous local and national awards for his achievements.

Eric Stefanson

Mr. Eric L. Stefanson is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Stefanson was the managing partner of the Central Canada Region for BDO Canada LLP Chartered Accountants and Advisors from 2004 to 2009. He also held various positions with Assante Canada, including the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Stefanson was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1990 to 2000 and held various portfolios, including the position of Finance Minister and Chair of the Treasury Board from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Stefanson was a Winnipeg City Councillor from 1982 to 1989 and served as Deputy Mayor. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Via Rail Canada from 2007 to 2016 (serving as Chair of the Audit Committee and as Interim Chairman). Mr. Stefanson is the former Chair of the Audit Committee for FWS Holdings Ltd., the former Chair of the Investment Committee of the Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program, the former Chair of the Audit Committee for the Winnipeg Foundation and the former Chair of the Board for the Health Sciences Centre Foundation. In 2000, Mr. Stefanson received the Icelandic Order of the Falcon from the President of Iceland. In 2013, Mr. Stefanson was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Manitoba.

Victor Tootoo

Mr. Victor Tootoo is the Independent Director of the company. Mr. Tootoo is the Vice President of NVision Insight Group, which specializes in strategy, budgeting and reporting for local development projects with all levels of government and Inuit organizations in Northern Canada. He is also the President of Northern Allied Nunavut Travel, a travel management company which caters to corporations in Northern Canada; the President of Kivallingmiut Aviation, which provides helicopter and charter services in Northern Canada; and President of Nahanni Nunavut Construction, which provides civil project management and general contractor services. Prior to launching his commercial career, Mr. Tootoo held numerous positions with various governments in the North. Mr. Tootoo holds a Certified General Accounting designation, and also attended Assiniboine Community College where he obtained a Diploma in Business Administration, Management and Operations.