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Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Klein

55 2019 Chairman of the Board

Rade Kovacevic

2019 President

Mark Zekulin

2019 Chief Executive Officer

Mike Lee

2019 Acting Chief Financial Officer

Ru Wadasinghe

2016 Chief Information Officer

Judy Hong

2019 Vice President

Phillip Shaer

2018 Chief Legal Officer

Mark Ware

2018 Chief Medical Officer

John Bell

2019 Director

Robert Hanson

56 2018 Independent Director

William Newlands

60 2018 Independent Director

Judy Schmeling

59 2018 Independent Director

Peter Stringham

2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Klein

Mr. David Eric Klein has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective 1/14/2020. Mr. Klein currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Brands, Inc. He has held numerous executive positions in the finance sector over the past 30 years, with a track record of excellence. Mr. Klein specializes in corporate strategy, all aspects of finance and accounting, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. He has served as a Director on Canopy Growth's Board since 2018.

Rade Kovacevic

Mark Zekulin

Mr. Mark Zekulin is no longer serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective 1/14/2020. He is the President of Tweed Inc. He is the CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation and has been with the Corporation in various roles since its inception, As CEO, he has led the Corporation’s growth into a world leading, multi-site, multi-platform organization. Mr. Zekulin has previously been in advisory positions providing legal, political and strategic advice to high- profile local and international corporate clients, most recently as Counsel at the Ottawa-Washington international trade law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent. Previously, Mr. Zekulin has served as a Senior Advisor to the Honourable Dwight Duncan, the Ontario Minister of Finance, and has worked internationally at the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo in Mathematics, the University of Ottawa in Law, and the University of Cambridge in International Law. In 2018, Mr. Zekulin was a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® award.

Mike Lee

Mr. Mike Lee is Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mike brings a wealth of experience from the consumer goods & beverages industry, having worked for companies such as E. & J. Gallo Winery, PepsiCo, and recently Constellation Brands, where he served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of their US$3 billion Wine & Spirits Division. He worked closely with Constellation Brands’ executive leadership to transform their premium Wine & Spirits business, applying financial rigor along the way with a true sense of urgency that translated strategy into action. Mr. Lee also led the business transformation agenda at Constellation Brands, focused on digital enablement and operating model design. Most recently, Mr. Lee has served in the role of Executive Vice President, Finance at Canopy Growth. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor's of Science from California State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. In addition to his degrees, Mr. Lee is a Certified Accountant (CPA), a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and is certified in Corporation Finance Management (CFM).

Ru Wadasinghe

Judy Hong

Ms. Judy E. Hong serves as Vice President of the Company. Judy has over 20 years of experience at Goldman Sachs & Co ("Goldman Sachs"), most recently serving as a Managing Director of its Global Investment Research Division covering the US beverage and tobacco sectors. She has covered many of the world's most prominent consumer product goods companies during her tenure at Goldman Sachs, and the consistently high quality of her work has been recognized by numerous industry surveys and publications including Institutional Investor, Fortune, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Judy will be based in New York City and will report directly to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Mike Lee .

Phillip Shaer

Mr. Phillip S. Shaer serves as Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Phil Shaer is responsible for Canopy Growth’s reporting obligations as a publicly-traded TSX and NYSE listed company as well as all the Corporation’s other legal needs. He is also intimately involved in the Corporation’s business development activities. Mr. Shaer joined Canopy Growth in 2016 after almost a decade as General Counsel at Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. (formerly MOSAID Technologies Inc.). Prior to that he worked at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Mr. Shaer obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Windsor in 2000, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (with a minor in French) from Université Laval. Mr. Shaer received the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Award in 2008, was a finalist in Lexpert®’s Rising Stars—Leading Lawyers Under 40, in 2011 and received the Canadian General Counsel Award in the Osler Purdy Crawford Deal Making category in 2019.

Mark Ware

Dr. Mark Ware is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Ware is an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University. Over a period of 20 years he has established himself as a dedicated researcher and thought leader in advancing the medical community's understanding of cannabis and cannabinoids. His research has focused on the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain and symptom management, and dates back well before the days of commercial cannabis production. He served for 10 years as executive director of the non-profit Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC), and is also a long-standing board member of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. In 2016, Dr. Ware served as vice-chair of the government of Canada's Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Dr. Ware will take a leave of absence from McGill University to pursue this opportunity.

John Bell

Mr. John K. Bell FCPA, FCA, ICD.D,, is Director of the company. he was Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is founded Shred-Tech and grew it into a global giant in the mobile document shredding and recycling industry. After selling Shred-Tech in 1995, he purchased Polymer Technologies and grew it from a local plastics manufacturer to a global auto parts company before exiting in 2007. John also served as interim CEO and director of ATS Automation (TSX), which operates 24 global manufacturing facilities, has 4,000 employees and $700 million in sales during a time of management and board renewal in 2007. John was the lead investor and Chairman of BSM Wireless (TSX-V). First investing in 2006, he led board and management renewal leading to substantial and profitable growth before successfully exiting in 2014. John also sits on the Board of Strongco Corp, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange as SQP and DelMar Pharmaceuticals, which is traded on OTCQX as DMPI.

Robert Hanson

Mr. Robert L. Hanson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robert Hanson is the Executive Vice President and President of the Wine + Spirits Division of Constellation Brands. Mr. Hanson oversees global sales, marketing and operations functions for the Wine + Spirits Division across the U.S., New Zealand and emerging markets. Mr. Hanson previously served as a member of Constellation Brands’ Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019 prior to his appointment as President of the Wine & Spirits division. Before joining Constellation Brands, Mr. Hanson served as Chief Executive Officer of John Hardy Global Limited, a luxury jewelry brand, from 2014 to 2019, where he helped evolve the company’s strategy by strengthening its presence in the U.S. market, developing a line of distinctive artisan-crafted luxury products that resonate with today’s high-end jewelry customers, and launching differentiated marketing campaigns and influencer programs that helped extend the brand’s reach and foster meaningful connections with new customers. He is currently the Chairman of John Hardy. Mr. Hanson has held several senior management roles throughout his career at leading CPG companies, including serving as Chief Executive Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, a leading global specialty retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care products, and Global Brand President at Levi Strauss & Co.

William Newlands

Mr. William A. Newlands serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. William Newlands is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Brands. Mr. Newlands is responsible for providing strategic leadership and working with the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He leads the executive management committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands. Mr. Newlands joined Constellation Brands in 2015 as Chief Growth Officer. In 2016, his role expanded to include leadership of the Wine + Spirits Division. In 2017 he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer and in 2018 his role expanded to include President. Mr. Newlands previously served as President, North America at Beam, Inc. Under his leadership, Beam became one of the fastest-growing companies in its category. Previous appointments include President, Beam Spirits U.S. (2008- 2010); President, Beam Wine Estates (2005-2007); President and of Chief Executive Officer, Allied Domecq Wines USA (2002-2005); Chief Executive Officer and director, wine.com (1999-2001); Managing Director, U.S. and Global Marketing Officer, LVMH Chandon Estates (1996 – 1999).

Judy Schmeling

Ms. Judy A. Schmeling serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Judy A. Schmeling currently serves on the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands. She also serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee and is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Constellation Brands. Ms. Schmeling serves on the Board of Directors of Casey’s General Stores, a Fortune 500 company that operates more than 2,000 convenience stores in 16 Midwestern states, where she serves on the Audit Committee and is Chairperson of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Schmeling most recently served as an Executive Officer of HSN, Inc., a publicly held retail and media company. From 2016 to 2017, she held dual roles as President of Cornerstone Brands, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of HSN, Inc. From 2013 until 2016, Ms. Schmeling held the dual roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of HSN, Inc. Ms. Schmeling helped to take the company public in 2008 and served as the Chief Financial Officer until 2016. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1994. Prior to joining HSN, Ms. Schmeling was Managing Director of Tunstall Consulting, Inc., a corporate financial planning firm, from 1986 to 1994. Ms. Schmeling began her career at Deloitte & Touche, an international public accounting firm, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility from 1982 to 1986. A native Floridian, Ms. Schmeling earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida State University. She was inducted into the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame in September 2018 and was the Commencement Speaker for the Winter 2017 graduates. She recently joined the board of the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She previously served on the Advisory Board for FM Global.

Peter Stringham

Mr. Peter E. Stringham is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peter E. Stringham retired in 2016 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Young & Rubicam Group of Companies, a marketing and communications company. Mr. Stringham served as the Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam, Inc. from February, 2007 to May, 2016. He served as Head of Global Marketing for HSBC Holdings plc. until March 2007. Mr. Stringham joined HSBC in 2001 and served for 6 years, where he was instrumental in positioning it as the ‘world’s local bank’ in a series of local advertising and marketing campaigns, and has helped build HSBC into one of the world’s most recognized brands. He consolidated HSBC’s advertising and marketing duties with a single lead worldwide marketing services group: WPP, to cover HSBC’s operations in 76 countries and territories.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Klein

--

Rade Kovacevic

2,518,210

Mark Zekulin

5,958,440

Mike Lee

--

Ru Wadasinghe

2,402,640

Judy Hong

--

Phillip Shaer

2,405,740

Mark Ware

--

John Bell

356,230

Robert Hanson

216,682

William Newlands

--

Judy Schmeling

225,015

Peter Stringham

321,646
As Of  31 Mar 2019