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Village Farms International Inc (VFF.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McLernon

77 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael DeGiglio

2006 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Ruffini

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Director

Robert Cook

2016 Director

John Henry

52 2006 Independent Director

David Holewinski

2011 Independent Director

Christopher Woodward

2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McLernon

Mr. John R. McLernon is Independent Chairman of the Board of Village Farms International, Inc. Mr. McLernon is Honourary Chairman and Co-Founder of Colliers International (“Colliers”), a global commercial real estate services company operating from 250 offices in 65 countries. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers from 1977 to 2002, and as Chairman until December 2004. Mr. McLernon also serves as a director of several public and private companies as well as nonprofit organizations, and is Chairman of the A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund.

Michael DeGiglio

Mr. Michael A. DeGiglio is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Village Farms International, Inc. Mr. DeGiglio is a co-founder of Village Farms and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Village Farms since its inception in 1990. Mr. DeGiglio joined EcoScience (the former parent company of the Company) upon its acquisition of Agro Dynamics, Inc. (“ADI”) in November 1992, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EcoScience from July 1995 to 2001. Prior to co-founding ADI, Mr. DeGiglio served on active duty in the United States Navy as an officer and jet aviator from July 1976 through January 1983, and the Naval Air Reserves from 1983 to 2001, retiring at the rank of Captain with the United States Naval Reserve. Throughout his Naval career, he held various department head positions, completed a tour as commanding officer of a jet aviation squadron, performed multiple tours overseas, and has completed numerous senior advanced management courses. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Stephen Ruffini

Mr. Stephen C. Ruffini is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director and Corporate Secretary of Village Farms International, Inc. He has been appointed to the position of Director of the Company with effect from 16 June 2014. Mr. Ruffini joined Village Farms in January 2009. Mr. Ruffini came to Village Farms from Performing Brands, Inc. where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ruffini has 25 years of financial, operations, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions experience with international companies, including Hit Entertainment plc, Lyrick Corporation and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Ruffini is a Certified Public Accountant who holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas and a B.B.A. in Finance from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Robert Cook

Dr. Roberta Jeffrey Cook is Director of the Company. Dr. Cook currently is the co-operative extension marketing economist in the department of agriculture and resource economics (ARE) at the University of California, Davis. She conducts applied research and industry outreach programs focusing on the marketing and international trade of fresh fruits and vegetables, including North American fresh tomatoes, and trends in consumer demand and food distribution. She has a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. She serves on the board of directors of Ocean Mist Farms and has been a member of the board of Naturipe Farms and Sunkist, as well as numerous other board and advisory boards in the produce industry. For nearly a decade Dr. Cook was faculty director of the California Agribusiness Executive Seminar co-sponsored by UC Davis and Wells Fargo Bank. She has been honoured as one of the top 25 produce industry leaders in 2011 by The Packer.

John Henry

Mr. John P. Henry is Independent Director of Village Farms International, Inc. Mr. Henry has served as a director of the Company since 2006. From 1981 to 2000, Mr. Henry was employed by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (“Ocean Spray”), retiring as Senior Vice-President of Grower Relations and Chief Financial Officer in 2000. Ocean Spray grew from $400 million to $1.3 billion in revenues during his tenure. Mr. Henry also served as a Director of Nantucket Allserve Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Ocean Spray. From 1980 to 1981, he was Chief Financial Officer of Castle Toy Co, Inc., and prior to that, Mr. Henry was employed by Laventhol and Horwath providing auditing, consulting and tax services to large public and private companies. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Taxation degrees from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Mr. Henry is a non-practicing Certified Professional Accountant in the State of Rhode Island.

David Holewinski

Mr. David Holewinski is Independent Director of Village Farms International Inc. Mr. Holewinski is a Management Consultant. He served as a director of Agro Power Development Inc. (“APDI”) from 2004 until October 2006. Between 1995 and 2000, Mr. Holewinski also served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for APDI. Mr. Holewinski has co-founded two biotechnology companies and also cofounded a company with novel precast concrete technology for the construction industry. Between 1983 and 1988, Mr. Holewinski was a Manager of Business Development for ConAgra Foods Inc. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Christopher Woodward

Mr. Christopher Charles Woodward is Independent Director of Village Farms International, Inc. Mr. Woodward is the President of Woodcorp Investments Ltd., a venture-capital investment firm. He has represented a number of organizations as past chair, including Brentwood College School, The Nature Trust of British Columbia and Providence Health Care. He is a past member of the Judicial Council of British Columbia. He is currently Chair of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the Keg Royalties Income Fund. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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