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Aphria Inc (APHA.TO)

APHA.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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21 May 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Simon

60 2019 Chairman of the Board, interim Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director

Jakob Ripshtein

2018 President

John Cervini

48 2017 Co-Founder and VicePresident-Infrastructure and Technology, Director

Carl Merton

Chief Financial Officer

James Meiers

2019 Chief Operating Officer

Brett Marchand

2019 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Tim Purdie

2019 Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

MEGAN Mccrae

Vice President of Marketing

Maureen Berry

2019 Vice President, Corporate Human Resources

Shawn Dym

38 2017 Independent Director

David Hopkinson

2019 Independent Director

Renah Persofsky

59 2017 Independent Director

Walter Robb

2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Simon

Mr. Irwin David Simon is no longer as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Effective March 01, 2019. and he has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, interim Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of the company, Effective March 01, 2019. Mr. Simon currently serves as a Lead Director at MDC Partners Inc ., a provider of marketing, activation and communications solutions and services. He also serves on the board of directors of Barnes & Noble , was previously an independent non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited , a food and beverage company based in Singapore.

Jakob Ripshtein

Mr. Jakob Ripshtein is no longer as President of the Company. Effective June 07, 2019. Prior to joining Aphria, Mr. Ripshtein served as chief financial officer of Diageo North America. In his 10 years with Diageo, he also served as president of Diageo Canada and held a variety of finance and commercial roles in Canada, the United States and England. While serving as president of Diageo Canada, Mr. Ripshtein managed Diageo Canada's overall operations and resources and strove to continually improve Diageo's relationships with its critical stakeholders -- brokers, provincial liquor regulators, and provincial and federal authorities. Prior to Diageo, he oversaw business, sales and tax functions in the Canadian spirits, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.

John Cervini

Mr. John Cervini is Co-Founder and VicePresident-Infrastructure and Technology, Director of the company. Prior He served as Co-Chairman of the Board, Founder of the company, He is co-founder, comes from fourth generation growers in southwestern Ontario with hydroponic agricultural experience. Together with his father and brother, Mr. Cervini helped established Lakeside Produce, a of North America sales and marketing companies selling fresh produce from Canada to multinational retailers throughout North America. Mr. Cervini has significant experience in greenhouse growing technology and has also overseen greenhouse expansions to California and Mexico. Mr. Cervini’s focus on improved efficiencies, healthier quality and the latest research studies helped him create an industry leading food safety program. Mr. Cervini understands the need and importance of product safety, product traceability and standardized industry procedures. Mr. Cervini is the founding chair of the Ontario Greenhouse Marketing Association remains involved in the industry as part of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association

Carl Merton

Mr. Carl A. Merton is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has over 20 years of financial and business experience, having spent almost 12 years combined with Ernst & Young LLP and KPMG LLP prior to serving as Vice-President, Special Projects at Atlas Tube Canada ULC, Chief Financial Officer of Reko International Group Inc. (TSXV: REK) and Chief Financial Officer of Aphria Inc. Mr. Merton is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (the “CICBV”). As the Chief Financial Officer of Aphria, Mr. Merton is responsible for leading strategic discussions, acquisitions and divestitures, budgeting, financing, financial reporting and internal controls. Mr. Merton holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration from Laurentian University. In addition Mr. Merton, is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Motor City Community Credit Union, is the Chair of their Audit Committee, serves as an external member of the Audit Committee of the Greater Windsor & Essex County District School Board and has served as a past Chair of both the CICBV and the International Association of Professional Business Valuators.

James Meiers

Mr. James Meiers is Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Meiers joins Aphria Inc. from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading natural and organic products company with operations inNorth America,Europe,Asiaand theMiddle East, where he was a Senior Executive. Over his 14-year tenure at The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., he held various executive roles including President Celestial Seasonings, Hain Celestial Personal Care, CEO Hain Pure Protein and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Hain Grocery & Snacks. He has over 30 years of supply chain experience and general management for consumer-packaged goods companies, including H.J. Heinz and Kraft Food.

Brett Marchand

Mr. Brett D. Marchand is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company. Mr. Marchand carries a wealth of global experience across a broad base of industry sectors including transportation, oil and gas, dairy and the public sector. He began his career by joining the Canadian Armed Forces (" CAF ") as a Military Transportation Officer serving in bothCanadaandGermany. Upon retirement from the CAF, Mr. Marchand held leadership roles at Manitoulin Transport, The International Group, Maple Leaf Foods, and Lactalis American Group. He brings more than 35 years of strategic supply chain experience to his role at Aphria where he will be responsible for leading supply chain operations including demand forecasting, supply planning and inventory control.

Tim Purdie

Mr. Tim Purdie is Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of the company. With over 30 years of experience prior to joining Aphria Inc., Mr. Purdie held successive executive leadership positions as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Director, as well as other senior management positions in well-known international companies such as Xede Consulting Group, Sandvine, Research In Motion (Blackberry) and OpenText. In addition, Mr. Purdie holds designations as Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Supply Chain Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Rummler-Brache Process Improvement consultant.

MEGAN Mccrae

Maureen Berry

Ms. Maureen Berry is Vice President, Corporate Human Resources of the company. Prior to joining Aphria Inc., Ms. Berry spent 15 years as the Corporate Human Resources Executive at Canada Health Infoway. She's also held the roles of Vice-President, Human Resources for Certicom Corp., Vice-President of Human Resources for NRX Global Corp. and Vice-President Human Resources Consulting for Mainstream Access Corp. She has worked at the national and international levels in structuring and managing human resource corporate and consulting functions. Her experience includes consulting and professional services with Coopers and Lybrand/PwC as well as with other firms inCanada.

Shawn Dym

Mr. Shawn Dym serves Independent Director of the company. Mr. Dym is a managing director at York Plains Investment Corp. a private investment vehicle focused on maximizing absolute returns by investing in a wide array of asset classes, including successful cannabis related investments. He currently serves on the board of advisors for Green Acre Capital, Canada’s first private investment fund focused on the cannabis industry. He has extensive experience managing companies with high growth both at York Plains and as an entrepreneur. He currently serves on the board of directors at Wellpoint Health, Eddy Solutions and Minus Global Holdings. He graduated from York University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David Hopkinson

Mr. David Hopkinson is Independent Director of the Company. David Hopkinson serves as Real Madrid Club de Futbol's ("Real Madrid") Global Head of Partnerships. He joined Real Madrid in August 2018 and brings his 25 years of professional sports sales, marketing and leadership experience to Aphria. Mr. Hopkinson began his career in professional sports in Toronto, Canada where he ascended from an entry-level day one employee with the NBA's Toronto Raptors to Chief Commercial Officer of MLSE, who are owners of the Raptors as well as the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, MLS's Toronto FC, the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and the NBA2K league's Raptors Uprising Esports team. He also serves on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for McGill University in Montreal. In 2012, David was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada.

Renah Persofsky

Ms. Renah Persofsky serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Persofsky is a widely-respected entrepreneur, strategist, innovator and change agent with a distinguished track record of success in creating 27 start-up companies. She has a rich history of investing in early stage companies where she helps mentor CEOs in the art of bringing MVP products to market, and growing their business exponentially. She serves as Board Chair for mobile on-demand senior care and child care startup BookJane, advises award winning payment card and platform technology firm Dynamics Inc., and is a board member for retail/QSR automation software specialty firm MeazureUp Inc. She is presently an executive consultant in the Innovation Group at CIBC.

Walter Robb

Mr. Walter Robb is Independent Director of the Company. Walter Robb is an investor, mentor and advisor to next generation companies and as former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, he brings to Aphria a long and varied entrepreneurial history ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Mr. Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and in 2010 was named co-CEO, at which time he joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. In 2017, he transitioned his leadership focus to his role as a passionate advocate for greater food access in underserved communities, serving as Chairman of the Board for Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation. Mr. Robb also serves on the Board of Directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodMaven, HeatGenie and Apeel Sciences.

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