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Our board of directors believes that it is important to have regular and constructive engagement directly with shareholders to allow and encourage shareholders to express their views on governance and other matters directly to the board outside of the annual meeting. The board also encourages shareholders to participate at our annual meetings and to contact our independent directors through the office of the Chairman.

John Cassaday

Director since: 1993

John Cassaday was appointed as Chairman of the Board on May 4, 2018. Mr. Cassaday was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment Inc., a position he held since its inception in 1999 until his retirement on March 31, 2015. Prior to Corus, Mr. Cassaday was Executive Vice President of Shaw Communications, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTV Television Network and President of Campbell Soup Company in Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Cassaday also serves on the board of Irving Oil Ltd. (non-public company).

Mr. Cassaday is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto as well as an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Mr. Cassaday also sits on the following public company boards:

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.:? 2015-present

Sysco Corporation, 2004-present

Roy Gori

Director since: 2017

As a champion for diversity and inclusion, Roy is the Chair of Manulife’s D&I Council. He is also a passionate advocate for health and wellness, promoting the benefits of behavioural insurance through award-winning products like Manulife Vitality and Manulife MOVE.

Roy joined Manulife as President and Chief Executive Officer for Asia in 2015. In that role, he was responsible for operations in 12 markets across Asia, driving Manulife’s rapidly growing business in the region. Roy started his career at Citibank in 1989, where he held progressively senior roles and was finally responsible for the company’s Asia Pacific retail business, which included its insurance and wealth management business.

Roy holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from The University of New South Wales, and an MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney. He serves on the Board of the Business Council of Canada and is a member of the Geneva Association. A native Australian, Roy has worked and lived in Sydney, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong, and is now based in Toronto.

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Nicole S. Arnaboldi

Director since: 2020

Nicole Arnaboldi has held a 35-year career with Credit Suisse, a global financial services company and its predecessor Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation, holding a number of senior roles in their wealth and asset management businesses. She currently serves as a director on the boards of Commonfund and Merit Hill Capital.

Ms. Arnaboldi holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Guy Bainbridge

Director since:?2019

Mr. Bainbridge is a former partner with KPMG LLP. He has acted as the key audit leader of several of the UK and world’s largest financial institutions and served on KPMG’s UK and Europe boards.

Mr. Bainbridge also serves as the audit committee chair of each of Yorkshire Building Society and ICE Clear Europe Limited (non-public companies). Mr. Bainbridge is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge.

Joseph Caron

Director since:?2010

Joseph Caron is the former Principal and Founder of Joseph Caron Incorporated, a consulting business established in 2010 to provide strategic counsel to Asian businesses seeking to grow in Canada and Canadian businesses and organizations focused on development in Asia. His experience includes four years with HB Global Advisors Corporation, the international consulting firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP (2010 to 2013), and almost four decades with the Government of Canada where he served in a number of key diplomatic posts, including Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2001 to 2005), Ambassador to Japan (2005 to 2008) and High Commissioner to the Republic of India (2008 to 2010).

Mr. Caron holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. He holds honorary degrees from York University and Meiji Gakuin University, and has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation and an Honorary Research Associate of the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research.

Susan Dabarno

Director since:?2013

Susan Dabarno has been a corporate director since 2011. She has extensive wealth management and distribution expertise and served from 2009 to 2010 as Executive Chair, and from 2003 to 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer, of Richardson Partners Financial Limited, an independent wealth management services firm. Before joining Richardson Partners Financial Limited, Ms. Dabarno was President and Chief Operating Officer at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.

She is a former director of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (government funded organization) and Bridgepoint Health Foundation (not-for-profit).

Ms. Dabarno is a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) and holds a Class II Diploma from McGill University.

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Ms. Dabarno also sits on the following public company board:

Cenovus Energy Inc.:?????????????? 2017-present

Julie Dickson

Director since:?2019

Ms. Dickson is a former Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada’s main financial services regulator. She currently serves on the Canadian Public Accountability Board, and the boards of the Dubai Financial Services Authority and the Global Risk Institute. Ms. Dickson is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters degree in Economics from Queens University.

Sheila Fraser

Director since:?2011

Sheila Fraser is currently a corporate director. Ms. Fraser served as Auditor General of Canada from 2001 to 2011 and, prior to joining the Office of the Auditor General in 1999 as Deputy Auditor General, she was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP for 18 years.

Ms. Fraser’s contributions to the accounting and auditing profession include her former role as a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and as a Director on the Canadian Public Accountability Board. She has also chaired two committees of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions as well as the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and, until December 31, 2013, was a member of the International Federation of Accountants-International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

She also serves on the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (not-for-profit) as well as the board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Ms. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario et de l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Tsun-yan Hsieh

Director since: 2011

Tsun-yan Hsieh is Chairman of LinHart Group PTE Ltd., a firm he founded in 2010 to provide leadership services internationally.

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Mr. Hsieh, a resident of Singapore, has extensive consulting experience in business strategy, leadership development and corporate transformation. Mr. Hsieh joined McKinsey & Company in 1980 and was elected a director from 1990 to 2008, when he retired. During his tenure, he served as Managing Director of Canada and ASEAN practices and led McKinsey’s Organization and Leadership Practice globally.

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Mr. Hsieh currently holds non-public board roles with respect to LinHart Group PTE Ltd., Manulife US Real Estate Management Pte Ltd., the Singapore Institute of Management and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He also serves as Provost Chair Professor at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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Mr. Hsieh has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mr. Hsieh also sits on the following public company board:

Singapore Airlines:????????????????? 2012-present

Donald Lindsay

Director since: 2010

Donald Lindsay is President and CEO of Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, a position he has held since 2005.

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Mr. Lindsay’s experience includes almost two decades with CIBC World Markets Inc., where he ultimately served as President after periods as Head of Investment and Corporate Banking and Head of the Asia Pacific Region.

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Mr. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mr. Lindsay also sits on the following public company board:

Teck Resources Limited:???????????????????? 2005-present

John Palmer

Director since: 2009

John Palmer was Chairman and a founding director of the Toronto Leadership Centre, an organization focused on leadership in financial supervision, until June 2018. Mr. Palmer was the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada from 1994 to 2001, following his career at KPMG LLP (Canada) where he held senior positions, including Managing Partner and Deputy Chairman. He was also the Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and has advised other regulators including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

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He serves on the boards of the following non-public companies: Sageco Advisory Services Inc. and Tenaugust Properties Inc.

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Mr. Palmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Jim Prieur

Director since: 2013

James Prieur has been a corporate director since 2011 and, prior to that time, Mr. Prieur served as Chief Executive Officer and director of CNO Financial Group, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. CNO Financial Group is a life insurance holding company focused on the senior middle income market in the U.S. Prior to joining CNO Financial Group, Mr. Prieur was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Financial, Inc. from 1999 to 2006 where he had previously led operations in Asia, Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom.
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He serves on the board of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation which is a Crown corporation of the Province of Alberta.
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Mr. Prieur is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School at Western University and a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Military College of Canada.

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Mr. Prieur also sits on the following public company board:

Ambac Financial Group, Inc.:????????????? 2016-present

Andrea Rosen

Director since: 2011

Andrea Rosen has been a corporate director since 2006. Prior to January 2005, her experience includes more than a decade with TD Bank Financial Group, where she ultimately served as Vice Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust. Earlier in her career, she held progressively senior positions at Wood Gundy Inc. and was Vice President at Varity Corporation.

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She serves on the board of the Institute of Corporate Directors (not-for-profit).

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Ms. Rosen has an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.

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Ms. Rosen also sits on the following public company boards:

Element Fleet Management Corp.??? 2019-present

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2018-present

Emera Inc.:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?2007-present

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