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Cominar REIT (CUF_u.TO)

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15 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sylvain Cossette

61 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Heather Kirk

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Alain Dallaire

49 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Marie-Andree Boutin

2019 Executive Vice President - Retail Strategy and Operations

Wally Commisso

2017 Executive Vice President - Operations and Property Management

Jean Laramee

Executive Vice President - Development

Michael Racine

2015 Executive Vice President - Leasing - Office and Industrial

Carl Pepin

Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Manon Deslauriers

2015 Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary

Luc Bachand

62 2016 Independent Trustee

Paul Campbell

71 2018 Independent Trustee

Mitchell Cohen

62 2019 Independent Trustee

Zachary George

42 2019 Independent Trustee

Johanne Lepine

65 2013 Independent Trustee

Michel Theroux

71 2015 Independent Trustee

Rene Tremblay

64 2018 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Sylvain Cossette

Mr. Sylvain Cossette is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust since January 2018. Mr. Cossette joined the REIT in August 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was the REIT’s President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2016 until he was nominated as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Cominar, Mr. Cossette was a partner for almost 30 years at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and real estate. Mr. Cossette holds a B.C.L. from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and an L.L.M. in taxation from NYU School of Law. Areas of expertise: Real estate, strategy, executive leadership, finance and accounting, investment, risk management, and board and governance.

Heather Kirk

Ms. Heather C. Kirk is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective Dec. 3, 2018. She is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in real estate, capital markets, investment banking and equity research. Most recently Ms. Kirk was Managing Director Equity Research at BMO Capital Markets leading the Canadian Real Estate Equity Research team. Ms. Kirk's prior experience includes ten years in investment banking at an independent brokerage firm and National Bank Financial where she executed on equity raises, debt financings and advisory assignments for Canadian REITs and real estate corporations. Ms. Kirk has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and is a CFA Charterholder. Ms. Kirk has served as a Trustee of Cominar since May of 2018, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Minto Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

Alain Dallaire

Mr. Alain Dallaire is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Executive Vice President - Operations and Asset Management, Non-Independent Trustee of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Dallaire held the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations from 2008 to 2014. From 2005 to 2008, he was Executive Vice-President, Leasing and Commercial Operations of the REIT. He has extensive experience in real estate and expertise across the entire range of the REIT’s leasing activities. Mr. Dallaire has also been a member of the board of directors of Groupe Dallaire Inc. since June 30, 2005.

Marie-Andree Boutin

Ms. Marie-Andree Boutin is Executive Vice President - Retail Strategy and Operations of the Company. She earned her MBA from Concordia University and has extensive expertise in the retail industry. She has occupied several key roles where she has been called upon to define retail strategies related to leasing, development and adaptation to a digital environment. After beginning her career with Provigo, Steinberg and Cadillac Fairview, Ms. Boutin spent more than 20 years at Aldo, where she successfully headed up a corporate real estate portfolio of over 850 stores in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to these responsibilities, she oversaw the Bensadoun family's significant real estate investment portfolio for the past seven years.

Wally Commisso

Mr. Wally Commisso is Executive Vice President - Operations and Property Management of the Company. He was Vice President - Operations Canada of the Company. He joined the REIT in June 2007, and was previously Vice-President, Building Operations and Vice-President, Office and Industrial Leasing for the Alexis Nihon REIT.

Jean Laramee

Mr. Jean Laramee is Executive Vice President - Development of the Company. Previously, he served at Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., as Senior Vice President – Quebec Real Estate Capital between March 2013 and November 2014, Senior Vice President – East North America Portfolio between July 2011 and March 2013 and Senior Vice-President – Operations, East Region between March 2002 and July 2011

Michael Racine

Mr. Michael Racine is Executive Vice President - Leasing - Office and Industrial of the Company. Previously, he was Vice President - Leasing, Montréal of the Company.

Carl Pepin

Manon Deslauriers

Ms. Manon Deslauriers is an Vice President - Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Previously, she is a lawyer at Manon Deslauriers, avocate Inc. and Harvey Deslauriers, conseils s.e.n.c.r.l. from August 2011 to December 2014, was Director, Business relationships at Scotia Bank, from October 2012 to May 2013 and Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary at Atrium Innovations Inc. from January 2001 to August 2011.

Luc Bachand

Mr. Luc Bachand is Independent Trustee of the Company. He was Vice-Chairman and the Head of BMO Capital Markets in Québec from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Bachand joined BMO Financial Group in 1983 where he held several positions within the Capital Markets Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Mr. Bachand is an accomplished manager and respected investment banker, having a wide-ranging background in financing, mergers and acquisitions, investing, risk management and corporate governance. Mr. Bachand is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), the Fondation Jeunes en Tête, the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada, the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation as well as Morneau Shepell Inc. where he also sits on the Audit Committee and HR Committee.

Paul Campbell

Mr. Paul D. Campbell is Independent Trustee of the Company. He has over 45 years of leading real estate experience in Canada and abroad in the office and retail segments. In addition to his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Versacold Logistics, Mr. Campbell is also the Project Lead for KingSett Capital, a Canadian real estate private equity firm since 2014. Prior to joining KingSett Capital, Mr. Campbell held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at SITQ from 2001 to 2010 and remained as an advisor from 2010 until 2012. For the past 25 years, Mr. Campbell has held numerous board, senior leadership and advisory positions with several large real estate organizations, including KingSett, 20 Vic, SITQ, Bentall, Revenue Properties, Maron Properties, Oxford, Campeau Corporation, Trilea and Bramalea. From 2013 to this day, Mr. Campbell has been a member of the Real Estate Board of MaRS Discovery District, and is a Board Member of TWC Enterprises Limited (Clublink). With leading real estate experience in Canada and abroad in the office and retail segments, Mr. Campbell’s track record includes a number of successful ventures and major development projects in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. He has also played a key role in diversifying various portfolios in targeted urban centres. In 2012, Mr. Campbell was awarded the NAIOP Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the real estate industry.

Mitchell Cohen

Mr. Mitchell Cohen is Independent Trustee of the Company. He has serves as Chief Operating Officer of Westdale Construction Co. Limited since 2005. Mr. Cohen has also been President and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund Corp. since 2005 and has been a Director of this company since June 22, 2004. From January 2001 to February 2008, he served as an Executive Vice President of Woodcliffe Corporation. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Ryerson University, as well as a Certificate in Economics and a Certificate in Public Administration from Ryerson University. Areas of expertise: Real estate, investment, risk management, executive leadership, and board and governance.

Zachary George

Mr. Zachary R. George is Independent Trustee of the Company. He is a co-founder of FrontFour Capital Group Inc., an alternative investment manager. Mr. George has spent more than 15 years evaluating catalyst-based investment opportunities across the capital structure of North American companies with a focus on real estate assets. He has worked in a management capacity and with numerous corporate boards to turnaround operations, effect corporate action, and implement governance policies aimed at maximizing shareholder value. Mr. George served as the President and CEO of Huntingdon REIT and its successor entities from 2010-2013. He currently serves as a Director on the board of Trez Capital Junior MIC and previously served as the Chairman of the boards of FAM REIT and Huntingdon Capital Corp. and as the Lead Director of both Cornell Companies Inc. and PW Eagle, and on the boards of Allied Defense Group, and IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund. Mr. George is a Canadian citizen but originally from Houston, Texas. He earned a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia and a Juris Doctor in 2002 from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York. Areas of expertise: Real estate, investment, strategy, finance and accounting, human resources, risk management, executive leadership, board and governance, and corporate responsibility/sustainability. Member of the following Committees: Investment Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.

Johanne Lepine

Ms. Johanne M. Lepine is Independent Trustee of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust. She has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Parizeau since 2002. From 2011 to 2014, she held the position of Regional Director, Eastern Canada, where she was responsible for Aon Parizeau’s insurance brokerage operations and risk management for Ontario, Québec and the Atlantic provinces. Ms. Lépine is Executive Vice-President and Chair of the Board of Aon Reed Stenhouse since 2015 and was appointed to be a Director of the Montréal Port Authority as of June 2017. Ms. Lépine served on the board of La Senza Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Lépine is Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada and a Chartered Insurance Broker. In February 2016, she became an Institute-certified Director (ICD.D) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lépine was also a board member of the Foundation of Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the MarieVincent Foundation for several years. Areas of expertise: Board and governance, human resources, risk management, executive leadership, and corporate responsibility/sustainability.

Michel Theroux

Mr. Michel Theroux is Independent Trustee of the Company. He was President of Jas A. Ogilvy Inc., a retail company, from January 1988 to June 2012. He was also President of Equidev Inc., a real estate company, from 1988 to 1997. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Théroux was involved in the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (OCAQ) as a member of the Tax Committee. From 1995 to 1998, he was a member of the Business and Industrial CA Committee of which he became Chair in 1998 for a two-year term. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Bureau of the OCAQ and also serves on the Finance Committee for which he became Chair in 2000. That same year, he also became a member of the Executive Committee. In 2003, he was appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman of the Board of the OCAQ. From 2005 to 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of the OCAQ. Then, he joined the Government Relations Committee of the OCAQ as well as the Board of the Foundation of Québec Chartered Accountants. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) as the Québec representative and from 2013 to 2016 he served on the Board of Directors of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA). Since August 2014, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Optimum Group Inc. Since 2015, Mr. Théroux has been a member and treasurer of the Fondation Yvon Deschamps Centre-Sud. Mr. Théroux obtained a license in commerce and accounting from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in 1970. He became a chartered accountant in 1972 and obtained his FCA in 2004. He taught taxation at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montréal from 1972 to 1981, and accounting at the École Polytechnique de Montréal from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Théroux was a director and partner in the taxation department at the firm Samson, Bélair/Deloitte & Touche from 1972 to 1988.

Rene Tremblay

Mr. Rene Tremblay is Independent Trustee of the Company. His real estate industry career spans more than 35 years, during which time he has worked for a number of multinationals that own and operate properties in the shopping centre, office and industrial sectors. In 2017, Mr. Tremblay completed his last term as Chairman of the Board of Taubman Asia, the Asian arm of U.S. NYSE listed Taubman Centres, a leader in the shopping centre industry. From 2010 to 2016, he held the position of President at Taubman Asia, where he was responsible for driving Taubman’s shopping center expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Taubman, Mr. Tremblay was Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge from 1995 to 2009. He was also the Executive VicePresident of the Real Estate Group of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec during 2009 and 2010. Mr. Tremblay has served on various boards of directors, such as Ivanhoé Cambridge, Otéra Capital, Ancar Ivanhoé and SITQ Immobilier. Mr. Tremblay has also been a member of the Board of The Real Estate Roundtable, bringing together North American real estate companies and political leaders. In 2007 and 2008, he was elected “Worldwide Chairman” of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), having served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Canadian division. Mr. Tremblay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Université Laval. Areas of expertise: Real estate, strategy, human resources, investment, risk management, executive leadership, and board and governance.