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BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (BTB_u.TO)

BTB_u.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jocelyn Proteau

Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Michel Leonard

President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Jean-Pierre Janson

2016 Independent Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees

Benoit Cyr

2007 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Sylvie Laporte

2016 Vice President - Property Management

Paolo Valente

2018 Vice President - Leasing

Luc Lachapelle

2010 Corporate Secretary, Independent Trustee

Lucie Ducharme

2014 Independent Trustee

Sylvie Lachance

2014 Independent Trustee

Luc Martin

2015 Independent Trustee

Fernand Perreault

71 2010 Independent Trustee

Peter Polatos

2009 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Jocelyn Proteau

Mr. Jocelyn Proteau serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Company. Mr. Proteau has held senior management positions with various financial institutions. From March 1989 to June 2001, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des Caisses populaires Desjardins de Montréal et de l’Ouest du Québec. From 1990 to April 2005, he was a member of the board of Desjardins Venture Capital and he also acted as President of its Investment Committee from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Proteau has acquired an extensive experience as a director of several companies within the financial, service and retail fields. Since April 2005 he is a member of the board of Richelieu Hardware Ltd. and became its Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Proteau also sits on several other boards, including CO2 Solutions Inc. and Familiprix Inc. Mr. Proteau has been a member of the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB-CCRC) from June 2008 to March 2019. Mr. Proteau served on the board of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) from 2000 to December 2015. He also served on the board of 20-20 Technologies Inc. from July 2002 until September 2012, from November 2002 to January 2007 he was its Chairman of the Board and subsequently he became Vice Chairman and Senior Director until 2012. Mr. Proteau was a member of the Board of Standard Life Assurance Company PLC whose head office is located in Edinburgh, Scotland from August 2003 to May 2009. He was also a director of Standard Life Insurance Company of Canada from August 2003 to May 2009, and became Chairman from January 2005 to May 2009. Mr. Proteau studied Commercial Sciences at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal.

Michel Leonard

Mr. Michel Leonard serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of the Company. Mr. Léonard possesses more than 30 years of experience in the field of commercial real estate. He has often played a fundamental role in helping numerous organizations of regional and national scale with strategic planning, analysis, renegotiation assignments and the implementation of complex relocation. He joined Colliers International (Québec) Inc. as senior Vice-President in November 2004 until 2009. Mr. Léonard was one of the founders of Staubach Canada Inc. and held the position of President from 1989 to November 2004. Mr. Léonard is Chairman of the Board of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) and a former Chairman of the Board of the Fonds d’assurance professionnelle du courtage immobilier du Québec (FARCIQ). Since September 2016, Mr. Léonard is designated ASC (Administrateur de sociétés certifié) of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. Mr. Léonard has been a member of the Québec Bar Association since 1982. Mr. Léonard obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978 and a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1981, both from McGill University.

Jean-Pierre Janson

Mr. Jean-Pierre Janson serves as Independent Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Company. Mr. Janson has been Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee, National Wealth Management of Richardson GMP Limited since January 2005. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Janson has acted as Managing Director of CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services (Québec) Inc. (Eastern Canada). He held senior management positions with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Midland Walwyn Inc. Intensively involved in the Canadian financial community, he held many directorships for several organizations such as: Tri Origin Exploration Ltd (since May 2004), Midland Exploration Inc. (since February 2007), SIDEX (SIDEX is a limited partnership created by the Québec government and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ - since 2015) and lastly, Harfang Exploration Inc., since June 2017. Finally, from 2005 to 2008, Mr. Janson was a trustee of Opensky Capital.

Benoit Cyr

Mr. Benoit Cyr CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Cyr is a chartered accountant and he holds a MBA from HEC Montréal. He has a experience in the accounting and financial fields within a national accounting firm. Throughout his more than 30-year career, he has held positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration, within several companies, namely, Perfectly Natural Solutions Inc., from 2005 to 2007, Unicel Architectural Inc., from 2004 to 2005, Raymark Xpert Business Systems Inc., from 2001 to 2004 and Elix Inc. from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Cyr also acted as interim Chief Financial Officer of Saratoga Electronic Solutions Inc. (SAR) in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Cyr was a member of the firm Groupe Mallette Maheu, a national accounting and audit firm, for 19 years, eight of which as a partner. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer BTB Real Estate Investment Trust.

Sylvie Laporte

Mrs. Sylvie Laporte serves as Vice President - Property Management of the Company. She was Vice President, Property Management BTB Real Estate Investment Trust General Manager, Simon Property Group (Premium Outlets Montreal) (March 2014-July 2016) General Manager, Eastern Region Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust (October 2006-March 2014).

Paolo Valente

Mr. Paolo Valente serves as Vice President - Leasing of the Company. He was Vice President, Leasing BTB Real Estate Investment Trust Leasing Manager Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (February 2012 – March 2018).

Luc Lachapelle

Mr. Luc Lachapelle serves as Corporate Secretary, Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Luc Lachapelle is a corporate director and has close to 30 years of experience in the field of commercial real estate From February 2010 to November 2016, Mr. Lachapelle was President and Chief Executive Officer of Corlac Real Estate Inc. In October 1990, he joined Bombardier Inc., where he has been Vice-President, Real Estate Services up to January 29, 2010. Throughout his professional career, he has participated in all aspects of the development and redevelopment of industrial, commercial and residential projects in Canada, the United States and Europe. Before joining Bombardier Inc. Mr. Lachapelle was a partner in the law firm Pépin, Létourneau, where he specialized in the area of construction surety bonds. Mr. Lachapelle was President of the Chamber of Commerce of Saint-Laurent in 1995. Mr. Lachapelle obtained a Master’s Degree in Real Estate in 1990 from New York University and a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1975 from the University of Montréal. He has been a member of the Québec Bar Association since 1977.

Lucie Ducharme

Mrs. Lucie Ducharme serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mrs. Ducharme is a Corporate Director. From 2004 to June 2017, Mrs. Ducharme was Executive Vice President of Groupe Petra, a company which owns an important real estate portfolio comprising office, commercial and industrial buildings mainly located in Montréal. Prior to joining Groupe Petra, she held various management positions in the real estate industry for companies such as Canadian National Railway Company, Laurentian Bank, Banque Nationale de Paris as well as in the international transportation industry and the legal sector. Mrs. Ducharme holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Université du Québec and is a certified director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Sylvie Lachance

Mrs. Sylvie Lachance serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mrs. Lachance is since 2017 Managing Director of Tribal Partners Canada Inc., a company involved in the development of industrial and commercial buildings across Canada.From 2010 to April 2017, Mrs. Lachance was Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development for Sobeys Inc., a retail and food distribution company. Prior to joining Sobeys Inc., she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Capital Reality Inc., Canadian leader in the area of the neighborhood shopping centers. She previously held senior real estate positions with both regional and national grocery retailers. Mrs. Lachance holds a MBA from McGill University in addition to a law degree from Université Laval and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1982. She is a certified director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Luc Martin

Mr. Luc Martin CPA serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Martin is a corporate director and has over 30 years of experience in the field of finance, accounting and business management. From 2002 to November 2014, Mr. Martin was a partner at Deloitte where he held various positions, including managing partner of finance and operations for Deloitte Canada. In this capacity, he was responsible for all the office space of Deloitte in Canada. He was also responsible for external audit services offered to publicly traded and private companies. From 1979 to 2002, Mr. Martin worked at Andersen, where he was a partner from 1990 to 2002. He was a partner offering external audit services to publicly traded and private companies while holding various management positions for Andersen in Canada. Mr. Martin is a CPA and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (1979).

Fernand Perreault

Mr. Fernand Perreault J.D. serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. From 1995 to December 2009, Mr. Perreault held senior managerial positions at the Caisse de depôt et placement du Québec where he supervised real estate investments and coordinated activities of its real estate subsidiaries where he sat as Chairman of each subsidiary’s board of directors. From 1987 to 1995 Mr. Perreault was President and Chief Executive Officer of SITQ’s Real Estate group where he was instrumental in its growth, playing a key role in propelling it to the rank of leader in Quebec. He also spent several years at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Mr. Perreault studied at the University of Ottawa where he obtained a law degree.

Peter Polatos

Mr. Peter Polatos serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Polatos is, since 2007, President of IPC, a firm specialized in alternative financing for small businesses. He has also co-started and chaired two private equity funds offering alternative mortgage financing solutions to businesses and individuals. Mr. Polatos possesses nearly 35 years of experience in the field of commercial real estate. Upon the creation of BTB, he held the position of Vice President, Acquisitions and Assistant Secretary until March 31, 2009. He was until September 2005 Associate Vice-President at Colliers International (Québec) Inc. From November 2001 to July 2005, he acted as Vice-President, Business Development for Technoparc Saint-Laurent and from March 1996 to September 2001 he acted as a senior consultant for the National Bank of Canada. He has extensive experience in real estate including with respect to the reorganization, development, management, acquisition or sale of real estate. Mr. Polatos obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in March 1997 from Concordia University.

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