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Roots Corp (ROOT.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Erol Uzumeri

48 2015 Chairman of the Board

James Gabel

56 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Almira Cuizon

44 2016 Vice President - Retail Operations

Karen Zuccala

2018 Vice President of Marketing

James Connell

42 2018 Chief E-Commerce and Customer Experience Officer

Dale Lastman

62 Lead Independent Director

Eric Zinterhofer

47 2015 Director

Gregory David

50 Independent Director

Richard Mavrinac

63 Independent Director

Joel Teitelbaum

51 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Erol Uzumeri

Mr. Erol E. Uzumeri is Chairman of the Board of the company. He is a Founding Partner of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., and is jointly responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. Mr. Uzumeri has served on our Board since December 2015. Mr. Uzumeri is currently Chairman of the board of M&M Food Market. Prior to co-founding Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Uzumeri was the head of Private Equity for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Uzumeri serves on the board of the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation. Mr. Uzumeri graduated from the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Industrial Engineering and received a Master of Science degree in Finance from the London Business School.

James Gabel

Mr. James A. Gabel is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company since February 2016. Effective upon closing the Offering, Mr. Gabel will also be appointed to the Board. Mr. Gabel has more than 25 years’ experience in the footwear and apparel industry. Prior to joining Roots, Mr. Gabel served as the president of The Performance Group and an officer of Wolverine World Wide from 2014 to 2016, where he oversaw the brands of Saucony, Merrell and Chaco and had global responsibility for U.S.$1 billion in revenue. Prior to that, Mr. Gabel held a number of senior executive roles at adidas Group from 2008 to 2014, including president of adidas Group Canada and president of Reebok North America. Mr. Gabel currently sits on the boards of directors of Keg Restaurants Ltd. and the Terry Fox Foundation. Mr. Gabel received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Almira Cuizon

Ms. Almira Cuizon is Vice President - Retail Operations of the company since December 2016. Ms. Cuizon was recruited by Roots from the position of vice president, sales strategy and business development at Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited, a position she held from May 2016 to December 2016 and, prior to that, she worked at Guess Inc. from 2007 to 2016 where she held various positions, including director of stores for Guess and Marciano Canada. Ms. Cuizon has more than 25 years of experience in leading retail operations. Ms. Cuizon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University.

Karen Zuccala

Ms. Karen Zuccala is Vice President of Marketing of the Company. Ms. Zuccala has more than 18 years of strategic, client, agency and creative experience in the sport and fashion industries, at both a national and global level. She has joined Roots from Nike, where she was the Brand Marketing Director - Brand Experiences managing a US and Canadian portfolio. Prior to that, she held various domestic and international marketing roles at the adidas Group, and also led the global go-to-market strategy for Diesel at the company headquarters in Italy. She received her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and Business from McMaster University and the University of Leeds in the U.K. and holds a Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Windsor.

James Connell

Mr. James Connell is Chief E-Commerce and Customer Experience Officer of the Company. James Connell, Vice President, e-Commerce and Marketing, has been promoted to Chief e-Commerce and Customer Experience Officer. Under this newly created role, in addition to continuing to lead the Company's global e-Commerce business, Mr. Connell is responsible for amplifying customer experience at Roots, both in-store and across digital platforms, with a focus on new store formats, technology innovation and engaging consumer experiences.

Dale Lastman

Mr. Dale H. Lastman is Lead Independent Director of the company. He is the chair and a partner at Goodmans LLP. He practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. He is a director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. and serves as an Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA and a Governor of the Toronto Argonauts for the CFL. Mr. Lastman also sits on the boards of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and the CAMH Foundation. He has been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service and was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy in 2014. Mr. Lastman previously served on our Board from December 2015 to March 2017.

Eric Zinterhofer

Mr. Eric Louis Zinterhofer is Director of the company. He is a Founding Partner of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., and is jointly responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. Mr. Zinterhofer has served on our Board since December 2015. Mr. Zinterhofer serves on the boards of One Sixty Over Ninety LLC, General Communications, Inc., Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., Liberty Cable Vision of Puerto Rico and TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc. In addition, Mr. Zinterhofer currently serves on the board of Charter Communications, Inc. as Lead Independent Director. Prior to co-founding Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Zinterhofer was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. in New York. Mr. Zinterhofer graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Honours Economics and European History and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Gregory David

Mr. Gregory David is Independent Director of the company. He is the chief executive officer of GRI Capital Inc., a private investment management firm, and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies. Previously, he worked at Claridge Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and at McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. David also currently serves on the board of Dollarama Inc., a position he has held since 2004. Mr. David received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Civil law degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Richard Mavrinac

Mr. Richard P. Mavrinac is Independent Director of the company. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of George Weston Limited and Executive Vice President of Loblaw Companies Limited from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Mavrinac began his career with Loblaw Companies Limited in 1982 and held a variety of senior financial positions. In 1996, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Finance for George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited. Mr. Mavrinac is currently a member of the board of TerrAscend Corp. Mr. Mavrinac has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a chartered professional accountant.

Joel Teitelbaum

Mr. Joel Teitelbaum is Independent Director of the company. He is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of iStore Inc., a retail and wholesale licensor of personal electronics and tech accessories, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Teitelbaum was the president of La Senza International, now a subsidiary of L Brands Inc., from 1998 to 2010. In 1994, Mr. Teitelbaum launched the La Senza brand in the UK where he remained managing director until 1998. Earlier in his career, Mr. Teitelbaum held various senior management positions at Dylex Limited, including at their Club Monaco division. Mr. Teitelbaum has served on our Board since April 2017. Mr. Teitelbaum received a degree in general studies from Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec. He also studied for a B.A. in Economics at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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