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Metro Inc (MRU.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Real Raymond

69 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Eric La Fleche

57 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Francois Thibault

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Alain Champagne

President, Jean Coutu Group

Christian Bourbonniere

2015 Executive Vice President - Quebec Division Head

Carmine Fortino

2019 Executive Vice President, Ontario Division Head and National Supply Chain

Marc Giroux

2019 Executive Vice President, Quebec Division Head and eCommerce

Serge Boulanger

2012 Senior Vice President - National Procurement and Corporate Brands

Simon Rivet

2003 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mireille Desjarlais

2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Alain Tadros

2019 Vice President of Marketing

Genevieve Bich

2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Martin Allaire

2008 Vice President - Real Estate and Engineering

Marie-Claude Bacon

2018 Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications

Eric Legault

2019 Vice President - Technology Infrastructure

Frederic Legault

2015 Vice President - Information Systems

Gino Plevano

2015 Vice President - Digital Strategy and Online Shopping

Yves Vezina

2012 National Vice President - Logistics and Distribution

Francois Coutu

64 2018 Non-Independent Director

Michel Coutu

66 2018 Non-Independent Director

Maryse Bertrand

60 2015 Independent Director

Pierre Boivin

66 2019 Independent Director

Stephanie Coyles

52 2015 Independent Director

Marc DeSerres

65 2002 Independent Director

Claude Dussault

65 2005 Independent Director

Russell Goodman

66 2012 Independent Director

Marc Guay

61 2016 Independent Director

Christian Haub

55 2006 Independent Director

Christine Magee

60 2016 Independent Director

Marie-Jose Nadeau

65 2000 Independent Director

Line Rivard

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Real Raymond

Mr. Real Raymond serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Raymond is Chair of the Board of the Corporation since January 2015 and was Lead Director of the Corporation from 2010 to 2015. He spent his entire career at National Bank of Canada where he has held various positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2002 to May 2007. Mr. Raymond holds a Certificate degree in Administration from Université Laval and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Université du Québec à Montréal. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Until August 2017 he was a director and chair of the board of directors of Heroux-Devtek Inc. as well as a member of its Human Resources Committee and Governance Committee. He was also director of Sun Life Financial Inc. until May 2018 where he was a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance, Nomination and Investment Committee.

Eric La Fleche

Mr. Eric Richer La Fleche serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Corporation in 1991 and has since then held various management positions, including Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2008. Mr. La Flèche holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University (Harvard Business School). He is a director and member of the Risk Review Committee of the Bank of Montreal. Mr. La Flèche is involved with several not-for-profit organizations, including Centraide of Greater Montréal.

Francois Thibault

Mr. Francois Thibault serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Since 1999, Mr. Thibault has held various strategic positions with Bombardier and he was Vice-president, Finance of Bombardier Aerospace since 2009. Prior to 1999, Mr. Thibault held senior financial positions with companies in the printing and telecommunications industries. Mr. Thibault holds a Master of Science (Finance and International Business) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Universite de Sherbrooke.

Alain Champagne

Christian Bourbonniere

Carmine Fortino

Marc Giroux

Mr. Marc Giroux serves as Executive Vice President, Quebec Division Head and eCommerce of the Company. He will be responsible for corporate marketing, advertising, research and customer loyalty functions in Quebec and Ontario. Marc has an impressive track record in the telecommunications sector, where he held key management positions in business development, strategic partnerships, marketing and retail operations. Since 2005, he was Vice-President, Business Markets, for a Canadian telecommunications company. His experience and leadership will be great assets to the Metro brands in the company's quest to continuously meet the needs of the customers. He holds an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) de Montreal, with a major in Marketing and Information Technology. He also has a B.A.A. in Finance and International Commerce.

Serge Boulanger

Mr. Serge Boulanger serves as Senior Vice President - National Procurement and Corporate Brands of the Company. He will be responsible for all marketing and advertising functions for both the Quebec and Ontario ( A&P Canada) Divisions. He joined Metro in 1996 and has progressed through various management positions within the Company. Mr. Boulanger holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and is a CA (chartered accountant).

Simon Rivet

Mireille Desjarlais

Alain Tadros

Genevieve Bich

Ms. Genevieve L. Bich serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Bich, who has over 20 years of experience, will lead all human resources and labour relations functions across the company. As such, she will leverage her experience and leadership to support the company's continued growth. A graduate of McGill and Université de Montréal, Ms. Bich is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

Martin Allaire

Mr. Martin Allaire serves as Vice President - Real Estate and Engineering of the Company. Mr. Allaire is responsible for property management and engineering activities in Ontario, will now oversee all real estate development, in addition to his current similar responsibilities in Quebec. He joined Metro in 1992 and has since held positions of increasing responsibilities in engineering, construction and real estate. Mr. Allaire is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Universite de Montreal and holds a Master's degree in engineering from Concordia University.

Marie-Claude Bacon

Eric Legault

Frederic Legault

Gino Plevano

Yves Vezina

Francois Coutu

Mr. Francois Jean Coutu serves as Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coutu is President of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation. He has held various management positions within The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for more than 25 years, including President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2018 and has assumed various responsibilities as a member of the board committees. He also acted as chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) and was director of the board of Rite Aid Corporation. Mr. Coutu is a pharmacist by trade, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Samford University. He is a member of the board of directors of the School of Pharmacy of Samford University.

Michel Coutu

Mr. Michel Coutu serves as Non-Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coutu is President of MMC Consulting Inc. since 2010. He previously acted as President of the U.S. operations of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. and as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA, Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in the United States and is co-chair of the board of directors of Rite Aid Corporation. Mr. Coutu holds a degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from Université de Sherbrooke and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rochester (Simons School of Business). He is a Governor of the Faculty of Commerce of the Université de Sherbrooke. In 2005, he received a Degree Honoris Causa from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Maryse Bertrand

Ms. Maryse Bertrand serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bertrand is an advisor in corporate governance and risk management and a corporate director. She is a member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Canada, PSP Investments, and Gildan Activewear Inc. where she acts as chair or member of various board committees. From 2016 to 2017, she was Strategic Advisor and Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and, prior to that she was Vice-President, Real Estate Services, Legal Services and General Counsel at CBC/Radio-Canada, where she also chaired the National Crisis Management Committee and the board of directors of ARTV, a specialty channel. Prior to 2009, she was a partner of Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg LLP, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, and served on the firm’s National Management Committee. She was named as Advocatus emeritus (Ad. E.) in 2007 by the Québec Bar in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the legal profession. Ms. Bertrand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Risk Management from New York University (Stern School of Business).

Pierre Boivin

Mr. Pierre Boivin Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Boivin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Claridge Inc., a private investment firm. He is also a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Canada, the Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited and the CH Group Inc., which manages the activities of the Club de Hockey Canadien, Bell Centre, evenko and L’Équipe Spectra Inc. Since 2017, he has been involved in the development of artificial intelligence in Quebec and Canada. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Boivin was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Club de hockey Canadien Inc., the Bell Centre and evenko. He studied Commerce at McGill University. Mr. Boivin was named Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 2017.

Stephanie Coyles

Ms. Stephanie Lynne Coyles serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Coyles is a director and member of the Audit Committee and the Governance, Nomination and Investment Committee of Sun Life Financial Inc., as well as a director and member of the Audit Committee and of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Hudson’s Bay Company. She was a member of the board of directors of Postmedia Network Inc. in 2016. Prior to becoming a corporate director, Ms. Coyles was Chief Strategic Officer at LoyaltyOne Co. from 2008 to 2012 and, before that, spent most of her career as a management consultant and eventually as a partner at McKinsey & Company where she served clients in the area of advanced analytics, digital transformation and consumer marketing. She holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government). She is a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and completed a CERT certificate in cybersecurity oversight from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marc DeSerres

Mr. Marc DeSerres is no longer serves as Independent Director of the Company effective 1/28/2020. He has over 35 years of experience in the retail business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Concordia University. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. DeSerres was chair of the board of directors of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for which he also served as a member of its Corporate Governance and Audit committees from 2004 to 2012.

Claude Dussault

Mr. Claude Dussault serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeSerres has been President of Omer DeSerres Inc. since 1980. He has over 35 years of experience in the retail business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Concordia University. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. DeSerres was chair of the board of directors of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for which he also served as a member of its Corporate Governance and Audit committees from 2004 to 2012.

Russell Goodman

Mr. Russell Goodman CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company., since 2012. Mr. Goodman is a director, chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Gildan Activewear Inc. He is also a director, chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Northland Power Inc. and is chair of the Independent Review Committee of Investors Group Funds. He spent his business career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP until his retirement in 2011. From 1998 to 2011, he was Managing Partner of various business units in Canada and for the Americas and also held global leadership roles in the services and transportation industry sectors. Mr. Goodman is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, is a Fellow of the Order of Professional Chartered Accountants of Québec and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Sovereign’s medal for Volunteers. He is also a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

Marc Guay

Mr. Marc Guay serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Guay retired from PepsiCo Foods Canada Inc. in August 2015 after 29 years of service. He held the position of President of PepsiCo Foods Canada Inc. from 2008 to 2015 and President of Frito Lay Canada Inc. from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Guay is a trustee on the board of trustees of Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (the “Fund”) since 2018 and a member of the Audit Committee of the Fund and of Boston Pizza GP Inc., the general partner of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership, the administrator of the Fund, and a member of the Governance Committee of Boston Pizza GP Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Université de Montréal (École des Hautes Études Commerciales) and completed an Advanced Executive Program of the Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University). He is a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

Christian Haub

Mr. Christian Wilhelm Erich Haub serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haub is Chief Executive Officer of The Tengelmann Group (“Tengelmann”), a large German Corporation operating in the retail business, for which he manages its European and North American activities. From 1991 to 2012, he has held various executive positions (including chair of the board of directors) at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Tengelmann, until its divestiture in 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the Austrian University of Economics and Business Administration.

Christine Magee

Ms. Christine A. Magee serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Magee is co-founder and chair of the board of directors of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. where she also assumed the role of President from 1994 to 2014. Ms. Magee serves on the board of directors of TELUS Corporation where she is a member of the Audit Committee and also serves on the board of directors of different not-for-profit organizations (Trillium Health Partners, Plan International Canada, The Talent Fund and the University of Western Ontario Entrepreneurship Advisory Council). She was director of Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. where she acted as chair of the Audit Committee and of the Corporate Governance Committee and was a member of the Compensation Committee from 2014 to 2016. She was a director of Cott Corporation from 2004 to 2008 as well as of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited from 1999 to 2004. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (HBA) from Western University (Ivey Business School). She was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.

Marie-Jose Nadeau

Mrs. Marie-Jose Nadeau is no longer serves as Independent Director of the Company effective 1/28/2020. Mrs. Nadeau is Honorary Chair of the World Energy Council, an international organization which she chaired from 2013 to 2016. From 1993 to 2015, Mrs. Nadeau was a member of the senior executive team of Hydro-Québec as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Secretary General and served as Secretary of the Human Resources Committee for several years. She has developed a wide-ranging experience in strategic areas of a large corporation. Mrs. Nadeau is a director of the French public company, ENGIE Group, of which she chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee. She is a director of Trans Mountain Corporation, where she is a member of the Human Resources, Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. She is also Vice-President of the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute, based in the United States. Mrs. Nadeau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law and a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University of Ottawa. Mrs. Nadeau received the title of Advocatus Emeritus (Ad.E.) from the Québec Bar in 2009 in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the legal profession. She was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 for her contributions to the energy sector and as a citizen engaged in her community.

Line Rivard

Ms. Line Rivard serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rivard serves on the board of directors of Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. and is chair of its Investment Committee and member of its Human Resources Committee and Audit Committee. From 1989 to 2009, she has held various positions at BMO Capital Markets, including Vice-President and Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking – Montréal. From February 2014 to 2015, she acted as Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University (John Molson School of Business) and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).