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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bradley Wechsler

67 2009 Chairman of the Board

Richard Gelfond

63 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrick McClymont

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jiande Chen

63 2011 Chief Executive Officer - IMAX China Holding, Inc

Mark Welton

55 2011 President - IMAX Theatres

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

42 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Craig Dehmel

50 2016 Executive Vice President, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation

Brian Bonnick

62 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Megan Colligan

46 2019 President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation

Robert Lister

50 2018 Chief Legal Officer and Senior Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Vance

47 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller

Denny Tu

42 2017 Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation

Kenneth Weissman

47 2011 Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary

Bruce Markoe

62 2016 Senior Vice President of Post Production, Operations and DMR

Neil Braun

66 2003 Independent Director

Eric Demirian

60 2010 Independent Director

Kevin Douglas

56 2016 Independent Director

David Leebron

64 2003 Independent Director

Michael MacMillan

62 Independent Director

Dana Settle

46 2015 Independent Director

Darren Throop

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bradley Wechsler

Mr. Bradley J. Wechsler is a Chairman of the Board of IMAX Corporation, since April 1, 2009 and has been a director since March 1994. Mr. Wechsler has been sole Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since April 2009. Mr. Wechsler assumed the role of CEO and Managing Partner, Elysium LLC in January 2015. Elysium manages the business affairs of a high-net-worth private family. Mr. Wechsler served as Co-Chairman of the Company with Mr. Gelfond from June 1999 to March 2009 and served as Co-Chief Executive Officer with Mr. Gelfond from May 1996 to March 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Wechsler served as Chairman of the Company. Mr. Wechsler serves on the board of Apollo Investment Corporation. He also serves on the board of Math for America. Mr. Wechsler also serves on the board of the NYU Langone Hospital and Medical Center, where he is a Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Wechsler served on the board of Assay Healthcare Solutions from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Wechsler is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Richard Gelfond

Mr. Richard Lewis Gelfond is a Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Gelfond has been sole Chief Executive Officer of the Company since April 2009. Mr. Gelfond served as Co-Chairman of the Company with Mr. Wechsler from June 1999 to March 2009 and served as Co-Chief Executive Officer with Mr. Wechsler from May 1996 to March 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Gelfond served as Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Gelfond has also been the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Company’s subsidiary, IMAX China Holding, Inc., since May 27, 2015, and has been a director of IMAX China Holding, Inc. since 2010. Mr. Gelfond serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., which is affiliated with Stony Brook University. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mr. Gelfond serves on the International Advisory Board of the Turkana Basin Institute, a non-profit initiative focusing on field research in the Lake Turkana Basin of Kenya. Mr. Gelfond served as the Chairman of the Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust Steering Committee, which was established in co-operation with NASA to support the families of the seven crew members of the STS-107 mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which came to a tragic end on February 1, 2003.

Patrick McClymont

Mr. Patrick S. McClymont is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President and leads IMAX’s global financial operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McClymont was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sotheby’s, where he led select P&L activities, corporate strategy, regional Finance Directors in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and investor relations functions. Prior to Sotheby’s, he was Partner and Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he spent 15 years. Mr. McClymont is a member of the Board of Directors of Standard Motor Products, Inc., (“SMP”) and is a member of the SMP Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.

Jiande Chen

Mr. Jiande Chen is a Chief Executive Officer, IMAX China Holding Inc, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Chen joined the Company in August 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Chen was previously the Senior Vice President, Chief Representative and General Manager of Sony Pictures Entertainment, China from 2000 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was a Vice President of Allied Signal (China) Holding Corp., an aerospace, automotive and engineering company, a Vice President of Boeing China Inc., and a Vice President of DDB Advertising/PR Corp. in Seattle. Mr. Chen is a member of the Board of Directors of IMAX China Holding, Inc., and a member of the board of TCL-IMAX Entertainment Co., Limited, a joint venture of TCL Corporation and the Company.

Mark Welton

Mr. Mark Welton is the President - IMAX Theatres of the Company. He joined the Company in July 1997 as Director, Business Affairs and was appointed President, IMAX Theatres in October 2011. Previous to that, Mr. Welton held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate and Digital Development & Theatre Operation since April 2007. Mr. Welton has held various other positions within the Company including: Senior Vice President, Business Affairs; Senior Vice President, Theatre Operations; and Executive Vice President, Theatre Operations & General Manager, Digital. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welton was an associate lawyer at the law firm Stikeman, Elliot from 1994 until his employment with the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Welton was an associate accountant at Ernst & Young. Mr. Welton is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and of the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

Ms. Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs is a Executive Vice President, Human Resources of the Company. She joined the Company in May 2011 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources in May 2012. In March 2017, Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs was Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Courtyard Group from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs held various positions of increasing scope and responsibility at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) from 2001 to 2007. Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs is a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) Member of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Craig Dehmel

Mr. Craig Dehmel is Executive Vice President, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation. He joined the Company in September 2016 as Executive Vice President, Head of Global Distribution, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation. Mr. Dehmel manages the global theatrical release planning and execution of Hollywood, local, documentary, and special content releases to IMAX screens worldwide. Prior to joining the Company, he managed the theatrical release planning and execution of all 20th Century Fox-distributed titles in over 100 countries, worldwide, during his sixteen-year career with Fox. Mr. Dehmel is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mr. Dehmel has been a guest lecturer at the Anderson School of Business (UCLA) for the past 15 years, teaching a seminar on the fundamentals of the worldwide theatrical business. He is also a regular guest speaker at the Annenberg School of Communications and Peter Stark Producing Program, both at USC. Mr. Dehmel has a B.A. in History from Colgate University and an MBA in Entertainment Management and Strategy from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Brian Bonnick

Mr. Brian Bonnick is a Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in January 1999 as Vice President, Research & Technology and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in October 2011, and has held the position of Executive Vice President, Technology since June 2006. Previous to that, Mr. Bonnick held the position of Senior Vice President, Technology from August 2001 to June 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bonnick was Vice President, Engineering and Operations for Electrohome Corporation. Before his role at Electrohome Corporation, Mr. Bonnick was Vice President and General Manager at TSB International Inc., a telecommunications company. Mr. Bonnick is registered as a professional engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Megan Colligan

Ms. Megan Colligan has been appointed President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation of the Company effective February 19, 2019. She joined the Company in February 2019 as President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Colligan served in executive roles at Paramount Pictures from 2006 to 2017, most recently as Worldwide President of Marketing and Distribution. She spearheaded the marketing and distribution efforts for many of Paramount’s most successful franchise properties and oversaw Paramount’s Home Entertainment division, a $1 billion annual business for the studio. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ms. Colligan was also the winner of the 2013 Sherry Lansing Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. She has served on the organization’s Board since receiving the honor. She chairs the marketing committee and serves on the executive committee and fund development committee. She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in American history and African American studies.

Robert Lister

Mr. Robert D. Lister is a Chief Legal Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of the Company, He joined the Company in May 1999 as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and currently serves as Chief Legal Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corporation. Mr. Lister has held numerous positions at the Company, including Chief Legal Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Corporate Communications and General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lister was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Clearview Cinemas, a film exhibitor, from March 1998 until his employment with the Company. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Lister served as Associate General Counsel of Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, a behavioral healthcare company. Mr. Lister serves on the Board of Directors of the Company’s Ireland entity, IMAX Theatres International Limited, and also serves on the Board of TCL-IMAX Entertainment Co., Limited, a joint venture of TCL Corporation and the Company, and until March 2016, served as its Chairman. Mr. Lister is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Jeffrey Vance

Mr. Jeffrey Vance is a Senior Vice President, Finance & Controller of the Company. He joined the Company in October 2004 as Manager, Business Operations and was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller in March 2011. Previous to that, from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Vance served as Vice President, Finance and Controller. Mr. Vance has held various other positions within the Company including Co-Controller and Director, Finance and Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vance was employed in the Audit and Business Advisory Division at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1994 to 2002, most recently as Audit Manager, and was the Assistant Director, Financial Administration at FedEx Trade Networks Transport and Brokerage (Canada) Inc. from 2002 to 2003 and Eastern Region Controller and Manager of Administration at Comstock Canada Ltd. from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Vance is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Denny Tu

Mr. Denny Tu is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation of the Company. He joined the Company in August 2017 as Executive Vice President, Global Brand & Creative and Senior Vice President, IMAX Corporation and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in February 2019. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Tu was Head of Strategy, Brand & Creative at Sky, Europe’s largest entertainment, media, & technology company. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director/Senior Vice President at Autonomy, an advertising & creative agency. A dual UK and U.S. citizen, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Ditch The Label, a leading global anti-bullying charity.

Kenneth Weissman

Mr. Kenneth Ian Weissman is Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in October 2011 as Vice President, Legal Affairs, and has held the position of Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs since 2015. In December 2017, Mr. Weissman was appointed Corporate Secretary, and was also appointed by the Company’s Audit Committee as Chief Compliance Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Weissman was Senior Corporate Counsel at Sony Corporation of America, where he held various positions from 2004 through 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Weissman was an associate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York. Mr. Weissman is Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of TCL-IMAX Entertainment Co., Limited, a joint venture of TCL Corporation and the Company. Mr. Weissman is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Bruce Markoe

Mr. Bruce Markoe is Senior Vice President of Post Production, Operations and DMR of the Company. He joined the Company in July 2015 as Senior Vice President of Post Production, Operations and DMR. Prior to joining the Company, and starting in 2011, Mr. Markoe was Senior Vice President of Post Production at Marvel Studios. Before his role at Marvel Studios, Mr. Markoe was Senior Vice President of Post Production at Overture Films, and starting in 2007, Executive Vice President of Post Production at Revolution Studios. Mr. Markoe is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Sound Branch. He has been a featured speaker and mentor over the years at post production industry and educational events.

Neil Braun

Mr. Neil S. Braun is an a Independent Director of IMAX Corporation. Mr. Braun has been the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business since July 2010 and is also a member of the University Operating Committee. Mr. Braun held the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Carbon Neutral Company from 2008 to June 2010 and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The GreenLife Organization from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Braun held the position of President, Distribution & Marketing of Starz Media after it acquired IDT Entertainment in August 2006. He was President, Feature Films and Television of IDT Entertainment from 2005 to 2007 and the President of Vanguard Animation, LLC from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Braun was the President of Vast Video Inc. prior to this and was President of iCast Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMGI, Inc., during 1999. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Braun was President of NBC Television Network. Prior to 1994, Mr. Braun was the Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, the COO of Imagine Films Entertainment and Senior Vice President of Home Box Office Inc. Mr. Braun also sits on the Board and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Share our Strength, a non-profit organization. Until April 2017 he served for 20 years on the Board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and served terms as President of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Braun received his Certificate of Director Education through the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a member of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. Mr. Braun is a former director of the GreenLife Organization (2007-2008) and The Carbon Neutral Company (2008-2010).

Eric Demirian

Mr. Eric A. Demirian is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been President of Parklea Capital Inc., a boutique financial advisory and strategy firm since 2003, and is President of Demicap Inc., a private investment firm. Prior to Mr. Demirian’s position at Parklea Capital, he held the position of Executive Vice President of Group Telecom, Inc. from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Demirian’s previous positions include, partner and head of Information and Communication Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (1983 - 2000) and Internal Auditor at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (1980 - 1983). Mr. Demirian serves as non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Descartes Systems Group. He also serves on the boards of Enghouse Systems Ltd. and Redline Communications Inc. Mr. Demirian is a former director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Leisure Canada Inc. (2010 - 2011), Menu Foods Income Fund (2005 - 2010) and Keystone North America Inc. (2007 - 2010). Mr. Demirian has also served as a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Accounting & Finance at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, advisor to the Accounting Standards Board of CPA (Canada) and as Director and Treasurer for the Parkinson Foundation of Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified General Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University.

Kevin Douglas

Mr. Kevin Douglas is a Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chairman and Founder of Douglas Telecommunications, a family investment office through which Mr. Douglas manages the Douglas family investment portfolio since 1995. Prior to Douglas Telecommunications, he was Chairman of the Board at Rural Cellular Management Corporation. Mr. Douglas has served on the board of KSR International Co. since 1985 and was formerly on the board of Stamps.com from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Douglas is IMAX Corporation’s largest individual investor and has been a shareholder since 2007. In 2014, the Company partnered with Mr. Douglas and his spouse, Michelle Douglas, to donate an IMAX® theater to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre and Immersive Media Lab serves as a research and teaching facility for students to learn IMAX filmmaking as well as other immersive entertainment experiences. Mr. Douglas’ long association with the Company has given him a broad understanding of the Company’s business, its products and the markets in which it operates. Mr. Douglas’ investment and business experience with technology and other companies, together with his expertise in identifying new opportunities for investment and growth, are valuable resources for the IMAX Board.

David Leebron

Mr. David W. Leebron is an a Independent Director of the Company. He has been the President of Rice University since July 2004. Prior to July 2004, Mr. Leebron held the position of Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law since 1996 and Professor of Law since 1989. Mr. Leebron is on the Council on Foreign Relations, and the board of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Board of Governors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Mr. Leebron brings his broad legal experience, leadership and management skills as President of Rice University and former Dean of Columbia Law School to the Board which makes him well suited to assess legal risks and other challenges faced by the Company, as well as to apply his experience to governance issues faced by the Company and the Board.

Michael MacMillan

Mr. Michael MacMillan is an a Independent Director of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ant Media, a Canadian media company which he co-founded in 2011. Blue Ant has an ownership interest in eight Canadian specialty television channels, as well as digital media properties and magazines. Mr. MacMillan was Chairman and/or CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications from 1998 to 2007. Mr. MacMillan co-founded Atlantis Films Limited in 1978 which acquired Alliance Communications in a reverse takeover in 1998 and the company subsequently became Alliance Atlantis Communications. Mr. MacMillan retired from Alliance Atlantis in 2007 after selling the company to Canwest Communications and Goldman Sachs. In 2007, he also co-founded, and serves as Chair of Samara, a think tank that works to strengthen political engagement in Canada through innovative research and educational programs. Mr. MacMillan is a director of Knowledge First Financial. Additionally, Mr. MacMillan is co-founder and co-owner of Closson Chase, a vineyard and winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. He has additionally volunteered with numerous community and industry organizations over many years, and is currently involved with Open Roof Films, Human Rights Watch, Civix and the Toronto East General Hospital, amongst other organizations.

Dana Settle

Ms. Dana Settle is an a Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Settle has been a Partner and Co-Founder of Greycroft Partners, a venture capital fund based in New York City and Los Angeles focused on investments in the internet and mobile markets since March 2006. Throughout her career, Ms. Settle has played a key role in the success of many technology startups. Prior to Greycroft, where she heads the firm’s West Coast arm in Los Angeles, Ms. Settle spent several years as a venture capitalist and adviser to startup companies in the Bay Area. Ms. Settle currently serves on the boards of Greycroft’s investments in AppAnnie, EBTH.com, Thrive Market, Steelhouse, TheRealReal, Clique, RocketJump and WideOrbit. She also managed the firm’s investments in Maker Studios (sold to Disney), Trunk Club (sold to JWN), Viddy (sold to FullScreen), AwesomenessTV (sold to Dreamworks), Digisynd (sold to Disney), ContentNext (sold to Guardian Media), Pulse (sold to LinkedIn) and Sometrics (sold to American Express). Ms. Settle’s additional experience includes business development at Truveo (AOL), investment banking at Lehman Brothers and international business development at McCaw Cellular Communications (AT&T).

Darren Throop

Mr. Darren D. Throop is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and CEO of Entertainment One Ltd., a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content, since July 2003. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Throop was Chief Executive Officer, Records on Wheels Group Partner. Previously, Mr. Throop was the owner of Urban Sound Exchange between 1991 and 1999. Mr. Throop has over 20 years of executive management experience in the entertainment industry. Mr. Throop serves on the Board of Directors of Entertainment One Ltd. He is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.