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Quarterhill Inc (QTRH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Paul McCarten

72 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Skippen

54 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Director

Robert Bramson

78 2008 Director

Michel Fattouche

60 2006 Director

Roxanne Anderson

55 2015 Independent Director

John Gillberry

60 2005 Independent Director

Ronald Laurie

75 2015 Independent Director

Richard Shorkey

70 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

W. Paul McCarten

Mr. W. Paul McCarten is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. McCarten is the Chairman of the Board and was a partner with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP from 1981 to his retirement from that firm on December 31, 2011. Mr. McCarten holds an LL.B. degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. McCarten was recently a member of the National Board of Directors of Start 2 Finish and is the former National Secretary of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Mr. McCarten is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. McCarten is an “independent” member of the Board, the Chairman of the Board, the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.

James Skippen

Mr. James Douglas Skippen is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Skippen has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer of WiLAN since June 2006. Prior to joining WiLAN, Mr. Skippen had more than 18 years’ legal experience in business management, patent licensing and technology transfer including more than 9 years as a Senior Executive with MOSAID Technologies Incorporated, experience as leader of the Ottawa Technology Practice of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP and more than 8 years as an associate and then partner with the law firm Borden & Elliot (now, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Skippen is a frequent speaker on patent monetization matters. Mr. Skippen holds an LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Skippen is a former member of the Board of the Canadian Diabetes Association, a former member of the Board of Governors of Elmwood School in Ottawa, Canada, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery and a former member of the Board of Icron Technologies Corporation (a Canadian technology company previously listed on the TSX Venture Exchange). Mr. Skippen is not an “independent” member of the Board because he is an executive officer of WiLAN.

Robert Bramson

Mr. Robert S. Bramson is Director of the Company. Since 1996, Partner, Bramson & Pressman, a technology licensing law firm.

Michel Fattouche

Dr. Michel Tewfik Fattouche is Director of the Company. Dr. Fattouche was one of the founders of WiLAN in 1992 and is an inventor of some of WiLAN’s original patents. Since July 1986, Dr. Fattouche has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. From May 1995 to October 2008, Dr. Fattouche held various other senior officer positions with Times Three Wireless Inc. (formerly “Cell-Loc Location Technologies Inc.”) and its predecessor, Cell-Loc Inc. Dr. Fattouche holds Ph.D. and Master of Applied Science degrees from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics degree from the University of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Dr. Fattouche is not an “independent” member of the Board because he received more than CDN$75,000 from WiLAN during the year ended December 31, 2015 for consulting services provided to WiLAN. Dr. Fattouche is a member of the Governance Committee.

Roxanne Anderson

Ms. Roxanne Anderson is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Anderson is the CEO of March Advisory Inc. which specializes in transformation and turnaround mandates. Ms. Anderson has over 25 years of corporate transformation and turnaround experience, including strategic reviews, financial and operational transformation, turnarounds, risk management and governance across a number of industries but with an emphasis on technology. From September 1985 to July 2012, Ms. Anderson was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she held various roles including Managing Partner of the National Federal Government Services Practice and Managing Partner of the Ottawa office. Since September 2006, Ms. Anderson has been on the Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and from 2012 to 2016 she was the Chair of that Board. Since May 2014, Ms. Anderson has been an Advisory Board Member of TruReach Health Inc., a mental wellness company. In May 2016, Ms. Anderson was appointed a member of the Departmental Audit Committee for Shared Services Canada, a department of the Government of Canada. Ms. Anderson holds B.Comm. and M.B.A. degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant in the Province of Ontario, Canada and a Chartered Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Anderson is an “independent” member of the Board and is a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee.

John Gillberry

Mr. John Kendall Gillberry is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gillberry has been a member of audit committees for a number of private and public companies and brings that experience to WiLAN as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Gillberry is the Founder and President of Bayfield Capital Group, a corporate finance advisory firm. Mr. Gillberry was a member of the board of GuestLogix Inc. from March 2015 to September 2016, and its interim Chief Executive Officer since September 2015 to September 2016. From March 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Gillberry was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of eSentire Inc. From May 2011, he has been the Executive Vice- President & Chief Financial Officer of QHR Technologies Inc. From December 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Gillberry was the Chief Executive Officer of Utilitran Corporation and from July 2005 to July 2009, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coreworx Inc. (formerly, Software Innovation Inc.). Mr. Gillberry holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Mr. Gillberry is an “independent” member of the Board, is a member of the Audit Committee and is the Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Ronald Laurie

Mr. Ronald Sheldon Laurie is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Laurie is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC, the first intellectual property investment bank, which provides patent brokerage and IP-driven M&A advisory services to technology companies and institutional investors. Prior to launching Inflexion Point in 2004, Mr. Laurie was a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of the Skadden Arps, Weil Gotshal and Irell & Manella law firms. At Skadden, Mr. Laurie founded the firm’s IP Strategy & Transactions practice group and led IP teams in some of the largest high-tech and life sciences M&A and joint venture deals ever done, worth over $50 billion in the aggregate. Mr. Laurie holds a J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco CA, USA, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley CA, USA and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Richard Shorkey

Mr. Richard J. Shorkey is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shorkey is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant in the Province of Ontario, Canada who has provided part-time and interim chief financial officer services to several technology companies since September 2002. Mr. Shorkey has more than 40 years of industry experience holding senior financial and general management roles in a number of public and private companies, all of which experience he brings to WiLAN as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Shorkey is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and of CPA Canada. Mr. Shorkey is an “independent” member of the Board, the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.