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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alain Bouchard

2014 Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder

Brian Hannasch

2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jacques D'Amours

2014 Co-Founder, Director

Richard Fortin

2011 Co-Founder, Director

Real Plourde

2014 Co-Founder, Director

Claude Tessier

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Ina Strand

40 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Hans-Olav Hoidahl

47 2010 Executive Vice President, Scandinavia

Jorn Madsen

45 2010 Executive Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe

Kathleen Cunnington

2018 Senior Vice-President, Global Shared Services

Darrell Davis

2012 Senior Vice President - Operations

Geoffrey Haxel

2011 Senior Vice President - Operations

Timothy Miller

53 2016 Senior Vice President - Global Fuels

Dennis Tewell

2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Deborah Lefevre

2017 Chief Information Officer

Kevin Lewis

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Mathieu Descheneaux

2018 Vice President - Finance, IR Contact Officer

Melanie Kau

2018 Lead Independent Director

Nathalie Bourque

2012 Independent Director

Eric Boyko

2017 Independent Director

Jean Elie

1999 Independent Director

Monique Leroux

65 2015 Independent Director

Daniel Rabinowicz

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alain Bouchard

Mr. Alain Bouchard is Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder of the Company. On September 24, 2014, Mr. Bouchard took on a new role as Founder and Executive Chairman of the Corporation as he stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, a position he held for over 25 years. As founder of the companies from which originated Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Mr. Bouchard started his convenience store operations in 1980 with the opening of his first convenience store in Québec. Mr. Bouchard has more than 40 years of experience in the retail industry. Over the years he took part, along with his closest collaborators and all staff members, in Couche-Tard’s growth. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Inc. from 1997 to May 2009. Mr. Bouchard has received many personal awards that recognize his business excellence and his outstanding professional achievements throughout his career. The most recent one being in June 2017, when Mr. Bouchard was awarded an honorary doctorate in Consumer Sciences from the Université Laval in Québec City. He was also inducted to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in May 2017, and, in March 2017, he received the 2017 International Horatio Alger Award bestowed to individuals who have persevered through challenges to become successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. Mr. Bouchard has also received other distinguished awards in 2014 such as the Grand bâtisseur de l’économie du Québec from the Institute for governance, the T. Patrick Boyle Founder’s award from the Fraser Institute, Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and NACS Insight International Convenience Leader of the year.

Brian Hannasch

Mr. Brian P. Hannasch is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Hannasch served as Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2014. He joined the company in 2001 and during his 17 years with Alimentation Couche-Tard, has also served as Senior Vice-President, U.S. Operations (2008 to 2010), Senior Vice President, Western North America (2004 to 2008), Vice-President, Integration (2003 to 2004), and Vice President Operations, U.S. Midwest (2001 to 2004) where he was responsible for all aspects of U.S. operations. Mr. Hannasch was Vice President of Operations for Bigfoot Food Stores LLC, a 225-unit convenience store chain in the U.S. Midwest acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard in 2001, from 2000 to 2001. Prior to that, he was at BP Amoco from 1989 to 2000, and held various positions of increasing responsibility including Vice-President of Marketing for the U.S. Midwest Business Unit. Mr. Hannasch was named CEO of the year by The Globe and Mail in 2016. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) since 2016. Mr. Hannasch lives in Columbus, Indiana, United States. He has a master of business administration in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts in finance from Iowa State University..

Jacques D'Amours

Mr. Jacques D'Amours is Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Mr. Jacques D’Amours joined the company as a co-founder in 1980 and worked with his closest collaborators and all staff members to build Alimentation Couche-Tard into the business it is today. He served in a variety of roles during his 34-year career, including Manager of Technical Services, VicePresident of Sales and Vice-President of Administration and Operations. Mr. D’Amours retired from the company in 2014. Mr. D’Amours lives in Laval, Québec, Canada..

Richard Fortin

Mr. Richard Fortin is Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Richard Fortin is a co-founder and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011. He joined the company in 1984 and retired as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in 2008. He spent 13 years at several major financial institutions and was Vice-President of Québec for a Canadian bank wholly-owned by Société Générale (France) before joining Alimentation Couche-Tard. Mr. Fortin is a member of the Board of Directors of Transcontinental Inc. where he also serves as Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and National Bank of Canada where he also serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fortin also served on the board of Rona, Inc. from 2009 to 2013, and on the board of National Bank Life Insurance Company from 2005 to 2018 and as the Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Fortin lives in Boucherville, Québec, Canada. He has a bachelor of arts in management with a major in finance from Université Laval in Québec City

Real Plourde

Mr. Real Plourde is Co-Founder, Director of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Réal Plourde was Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2014. He joined the company in 1984 and served in a variety of roles, including Executive Vice-President from 2010 until his retirement in 2011, Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Development, Sales and Operations, and Manager of Technical Services. Mr. Plourde began his career working on various engineering projects in Canada and Africa. Mr. Plourde is a member of the board of directors of CIMA+ and serves on its Audit Committee and Governance and Ethics Committee. Mr. Plourde and his wife, Ariane Rioux, are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Seniors Medal (February 2018), for their sustained community-based volunteer work, especially at the Palliative Care Home in Laval. Mr. Plourde lives in Westmount, Québec, Canada. He has a master of business administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal, an engineering degree in applied sciences from Université Laval in Québec City, and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Claude Tessier

Mr. Claude Tessier is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, since 28 January 2016. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Tessier held the position of President of the IGA Operations Business Unit at Sobeys Inc. from 2012 to 2016 and was a member of Sobeys Inc. Executive Committee. He joined the management team of Sobeys Quebec Inc. in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning. Mr. Tessier has spent most of his professional career in the Food industry after serving in several finance positions. Prior to his position with Sobeys Inc., Mr. Tessier gained more than 15 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions with Fly Furniture, Provigo and Costco, including in CFO and Vice President roles. He has also held management positions in Mallette International and PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). Furthermore, he has been involved with various social and community organizations, most notably the Fondation Charles-Bruneau. He also participated in the fundraising campaign of the Fondation de l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec. Mr. Tessier holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1986) and has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.

Ina Strand

Ms. Ina Strand serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the company. Ms. Strand was previously Senior Vice-President of Special Projects since 2014, working on many global projects, including the development and introduction of the new global Circle K brand. Ms. Strand joined Statoil Retail Norway AS in 2003 as a People Development manager, and was later appointed Human Resources Director, Customer Offer Director and deputy Vice-President of Operations in Norway before she joined Statoil Fuel & Retail’s Executive leadership team as Executive Vice President of Market Development when the company was publicly listed October 1st, 2010. After the acquisition by Couche-Tard, Ms. Strand held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Europe until 2014. Prior to joining Statoil, Ms. Strand worked five years as analyst, consultant and project manager at the Norwegian office of UK based PA Consulting Group. Ms. Strand holds a Master of Science degree in industrial economics and technology management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

Hans-Olav Hoidahl

Mr. Hans-Olav Hoidahl is Executive Vice President, Scandinavia of the Company. Hans-Olav Høidahl joined Couche-Tard in June 2012 when it acquired Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA and has held the position of Executive Vice-President, Scandinavia since October 1, 2010. He was formerly Vice President for Energy Europe in the Statoil Group since 2006. He joined Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA in 1992 and has held a variety of positions including director for customer service in Norway, manager for regional sales in Scandinavia, sales director for Norway, country manager for energy in Norway and Vice President for energy operations. Mr. Høidahl holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Management.

Jorn Madsen

Mr. Jorn Madsen is Executive Vice President, Central & Eastern Europe of the Company. Jorn Madsen joined Couche-Tard in June 2012 when it acquired Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA and has held the position of Executive Vice-President, Ireland, Central & Eastern Europe since October 1, 2010. He was formerly Vice President for country operations in Statoil Energy & Retail ASA since 2007. He joined Statoil in 1990 and held several management positions including Vice President for retail operations Europe, director of retail operations in Denmark, director of retail operations in the Baltic countries, director of category management in the Baltic countries, regional manager of retail operations in Denmark, and controller in Denmark. Mr. Madsen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Copenhagen Business School.

Kathleen Cunnington

Ms. Kathleen K. Cunnington is appointed Senior Vice President Global Shared Services of the compnay in January 1st, 2018 after holding the position of Vice-President Shared Services North America since February 2013. In this role, she has oversight for the Accounting and Information Technology services supporting all global sites. She was formerly Vice-President Benchmarking and Administration from 2011 to 2013 and prior to that Director of Finance and IT, Midwest Shared Services. She has been with the Corporation since 2003 and has 18 years of experience in the convenience retail industry in various financial leadership positions. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. She is a Certified Public Accountant and spent her early career in public accounting with the firm of Ernst & Young and as internal auditor for a global fortune 500 corporation

Darrell Davis

Mr. Darrell Davis is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Previously, Mr. Davis had been Vice-President Operations, Florida since March 2011. He was previously Vice-President Operations, U.S. Midwest since December 2005. Previously, he has served Couche-Tard as Director of Operations, and later as Director of Marketing within the U.S. Midwest business unit. Mr. Davis joined Couche-Tard in 2002 when it acquired Dairy Mart, where he held the position of Vice-President, Operations of such corporation. Mr. Davis began his career in the convenience store industry over 30 years ago. He holds a bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Louisville

Geoffrey Haxel

Mr. Geoffrey C. Haxel is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. He was formerly Vice-President, Operations, U.S. Arizona Region since December 2003. Mr. Haxel served in a variety of operations and marketing positions since joining Circle K in 1988. Mr. Haxel began his career as a district manager trainee and also held the positions of sales manager, category manager and division manager. Prior to December 2003, Mr. Haxel served as Circle K’s Arizona Region Manager with responsibility for more than 600 sites in a four-state territory. Mr. Haxel has completed coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Timothy Miller

Mr. Timothy Alexander (Alex) Miller is Senior Vice President - Global Fuels of the Company. Previously, Mr. Miller had been Vice-President North American Fuels since October 2012. He joined Couche-Tard in January 2012 as Director of Operations Midwest. Prior to joining Couche-Tard, Mr. Miller was employed by Amoco Oil Corporation and BP plc. from August 1995 to November 2011, in various roles of increasing responsibility, both in Europe and the United States across retail operations, fuel supply and pricing, strategy and business development, and planning and performance management. His last role with BP plc. was Head of Strategy & Business Development for the US East of Rockies Downstream Fuel Value Chain. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. in Business Management from Southern Illinois University.

Dennis Tewell

Mr. Dennis J. Tewell is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Tewell held the position of Vice-President, Worldwide Franchise as he joined Couche-Tard in January 2011. In 1978, Mr. Tewell began his convenience industry career with Conna Corporation. He has served companies in the U.S. and the UK in a variety of marketing and operations positions, such as Conna Corporation, BP Oil (London, England), Dairy Mart, Swifty Services and recently at CVS/Caremark. These positions include Director of Franchising, Regional Director of Operations and Strategic Planning Coordinator, Vice-President of Operations, Vice-President of Franchising, Business Development, Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Area Vice-President. Mr. Tewell holds a MBA and a BA in Accounting from the Bellarmine University in Kentucky.

Deborah Lefevre

Ms. Deborah Hall Lefevre serves as Chief Information Officer in April 2017. She has a vast expertise of almost 30 years in senior information technology leadership. She began her career with Motorola in 1989 as Senior Manager, Information Technology and joined the McDonald's Corporation in 2002, where she held several upper management positions in the Information Technology including Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Segment and Corporate Vice President, Global Enterprise, Solutions and Business Transformation. Ms. Lefevre holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Computer Information Processing from Southern Illinois University

Kevin Lewis

Mr. Kevin Lewis serves as Chief Marketing Officer since July 2017 and is responsible for marketing, merchandising and category development activities worldwide. Mr. Lewis has held multiple executive roles in digital and physical retail and technology companies across the globe. He previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Total Wine & More. Previously, Kevin ran the digital, kiosk and subscription businesses while Senior Vice-President of Digital at Blockbuster Entertainment. From 2004 to 2008, Kevin was a member of the executive committee and Chief of Strategy and New Business for Philips Consumer Lifestyle, a division of Royal Philips Electronics. Earlier in his career, Kevin held multiple leadership positions during a ten-year career at the Boston Consulting Group focusing on CPG, retail and technology clients worldwide. Mr. Lewis is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Voltari, a real estate investment company. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD.

Mathieu Descheneaux

Melanie Kau

Mrs. Melanie Kau is Lead Independent Director of the Company. She previously held the position of Independent Director of the company. Mélaine Kau is a seasoned retailer and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in creating customer connections. Her past investments include Naturiste, a 67-store chain of natural supplements and vitamins. As President of Mobilia, a family business, from 1986 to 2011, she focused on building the brand and growing the retail network in Québec and Ontario. Ms. Kau is a member of the board of directors of Aéroports de Montréal and serves on its Governance and Human Resources Committee. She previously served on the board of directors of Investissement Québec. Ms. Kau is passionate about entrepreneurship. She serves as Governor of the Young Chamber of Commerce, where she mentors four young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. She has received several accolades for her business acumen and entrepreneurship, including Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction. Ms. Kau lives in Westmount, Québec, Canada. She has a master of business administration from Concordia and a master of journalism from Northwestern University.

Nathalie Bourque

Ms. Nathalie Bourque is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Nathalie Bourque is a consultant specializing in public relations, government relations and financial communications. She was Vice-President, Public Affairs and Global Communications at CAE Inc. from 2005 until her retirement in 2015. Ms. Bourque was a partner at NATIONAL Public Relations from 1996 to 2005, where she was responsible for numerous financial, biopharmaceutical, retail and entertainment clients. Prior to joining NATIONAL, she worked for various communications companies and also for accounting firms in marketing. Ms. Bourque is a member of the board of Héroux-Devtek Inc. and its Audit Committee. She is also a member of the board of Hydropothecary and its Audit Committee, and chairs its Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a former member of the Board of Financial Services of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. She also served as President of the MBA Association and Le Cercle Finance et Placement du Québec. Ms. Bourque lives in Dorval, Québec, Canada. She has a master of business administration from McGill University and a bachelor of arts from Laval University.

Eric Boyko

Mr. Eric Boyko serves as Independent Director of the company, Mr. Eric Boyko is a global entrepreneur who has nearly two decades of experience with start-ups and extensive expertise in early stage business innovations. He co-founded Stingray Digital Group Inc. and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Mr. Boyko founded and was President of eFundraising.com, an e-commerce success story that became a leading player in the North American fundraising industry. Mr. Boyko was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006. Mr. Boyko’s passion for extreme sports and world travel fuels his drive for business excellence. He serves on the board of directors of Stingray Digital Group Inc., Bouclair Inc. and Attraction Média Inc. He is an active participant in many philanthropic endeavours, and is a member of the Montréal Canadiens Children’s Foundation’s board of directors. Mr. Boyko lives in Verdun, Québec, Canada. He is a graduate with great distinction of McGill University, and has a bachelor of commerce with a specialization in accounting and entrepreneurship.

Jean Elie

Mr. Jean A. Elie is Independent Director of the Company. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Jean Élie has extensive business experience. He was the managing director of a Canadian bank whollyowned by Société Générale (France) from 1998 to 2002, and Vice-President and Manager, Corporate Services and Government Services of Burns Fry Limited (now BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.), a Canadian investment banking and brokerage firm, from 1981 to 1995. He was a member of the board of directors of Hydro-Québec from 1987 to 1997 and also served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He served as its Interim Chairman in 1996. Mr. Élie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal chapter of Institut des auditeurs internes du Canada and Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc., where he serves as the chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of its Human Resources Committee. He also served on the board of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and was a member of its Executive Committee, and served on the board of directors of Loto Québec and was a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Élie is a recipient of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award (Governor General Award) for voluntarism in the Performing Arts and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to the community. Mr. Élie lives in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has a master of business administration from the University of Western Ontario, a bachelor of civil law from McGill University and a bachelors ès art from the University of Montréal. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Québec Bar Association

Monique Leroux

Ms. Monique F. Leroux is Independent Director of the Company. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group from 2008 to 2016. nique Leroux is a corporate director and has extensive business experience. She is the Chair of the board of directors of Investissement Québec and the former Chair of the Québec government’s Advisory Council on the Economy and Innovation. From 2008 to 2016, Ms. Leroux was the Chair of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. Ms. Leroux serves as an independent director on the boards of BCE Inc. / Bell Canada, the Michelin Group and S&P Global. She also serves as Strategic Advisor at Fiera Capital Corporation. Ms. Leroux is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (France) and a Companion of the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. She has also received the Woodrow Wilson Award (United States), the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Québec CPA Order and the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award. Ms. Leroux gives her time and support to several not-for-profit organizations. She is a Prime Ministerial appointee to the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, a member of the board of the Rideau Hall Foundation for the Governor General of Canada and a member of the board of directors of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Leroux lives in Outremont, Québec, Canada. She has honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities

Daniel Rabinowicz

Mr. Daniel Rabinowicz is Independent Director of the Company. Daniel Rabinowicz is an independent marketing and business consultant. He was President of TAXI Montréal, an advertising agency, from 2004-2008, and then President of TAXI’s New York office until his retirement in 2009. Prior to that he was at Cossette Communication Group, where he rose to become President of Cossette Montréal and Co-President of Cossette Toronto. Mr. Rabinowicz started his career in advertising with Vickers & Benson in 1975, and acquired experience as a brand manager at Catelli Ltd. before joining Cossette Communication Group in 1985 as Director, Strategic Planning. Mr. Rabinowicz is a member of the board of directors of Reitmans Canada Limited where he serves on the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee, Wafu Inc. and the Montréal Holocaust Museum. He is the founder and former President of Bénévolat d’entraide aux communicateurs, a nonprofit organization that helps professionals in the communications industry deal with their personal, professional or financial problems, and remains on the organization’s management committee. Mr. Rabinowicz lives in Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada. He has a master of business administration and a bachelor of arts from McGill University.