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Board of Directors

W. John Bennett

Chairman of the Board
New Look Vision Group Inc.

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Antoine Amiel

President & Chief Executive Officer
New Look Vision Group Inc.

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Richard Cherney

Secretary
New Look Vision Group Inc.
Senior Partner
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

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Denyse Chicoyne

Board of Directors Member
New Look Vision Group Inc.

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M. William Cleman

Management Consultant
Cleman Consulting Inc.

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Paul S. Echenberg

President et Chef Executive Officer
Schroders Associates Canada

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Pierre Matuszewski

Administrator
New Look Vision Group Inc.

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C. Emmett Pearson

Director
New Look Vision Group Inc.

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W.John Bennett

Chairman of the Board
New Look Vision Group

W. John Bennett is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Look Vision Group, a position he has held since 2010. From 2001 to 2010, he was Chairman of the various predecessor entities, including New Look Eyewear, the Benvest New Look Income Fund and Benvest Capital Inc. His principal occupation during this period and to the present date has been as Chairman of the Board and Chief executive Officer of Benvest Holdings Limited, an investment holding company. He is an experienced merchant banker and private investor and is an active philanthropist. Mr. Bennett had a long and distinguished career as an executive and investment banker at Scotia McLeod Inc. (now Scotia Capital Inc.). Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Scotia McLeod Inc. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Bennett was President and Chief Executive Officer of a financial holding company owned by a major Canadian conglomerate. He has been a director of many Canadian public and private companies. Mr. Bennett also serves as trustee of several Canadian charitable and educational foundations. He has an Honours B.A. (1967) from the University of Toronto, an L.L.B. (1970) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

M. Bennett is Chairman of the Board and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee as well as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group

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Antoine Amiel

President
New Look Vision Group Inc.

Antoine Amiel joined New Look Vision Group Inc. as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2012 at which time he was also appointed to the Board of Directors. He was appointed President in May 2015. He is an experienced international executive from the optical lens industry. Between 2009 and 2012, Mr. Amiel held executive positions within Nikon-Essilor Co. Ltd. ("Nikon-Essilor"), a Tokyo-based joint venture between Nikon Corporation and Essilor International which manufactures and distributes Nikon ophthalmic lenses worldwide. From 2005 to 2012, he was Executive Officer, Vice-President International Subsidiaries and CEO of Nikon Optical USA, Canada and United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Amiel was Managing Director (CEO) of Nikon Optical UK Ltd. From 1999 to 2002, he was Nikon Essilor's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his time with the joint venture he held several finance and marketing positions in Asia-Pacific and North America. Mr. Amiel has a master in Corporate Finance from the Université de Paris IX Dauphine.

Mr. Amiel is a member of the Board of directors and the Executive Commmittee of New Look Vision Group.

 

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Pierre Matuszewski

CEO Canadian operation
Socitété générale

Pierre Matuszewski is a senior executive with over 37 years’ experience in the Canadian financial services industry. He was CEO of the Canadian operations of Société Générale, a global bank with operations in 76 countries based in Paris from 2009 to 2018. Prior to that time since 1997, he had major executive responsibilities with the bank. From 1979 to 1997, he held a number of senior management positions, including finance and treasury at other financial groups including National Bank of Canada, Laurentian Group Corporation and Scotia McLeod Inc. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and various committees of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, a national organization connected with the Canadian securities industry, a member of the Board of Directors of Export Development Canada and Chairman of its Business Development and Strategy Committee and a member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Finance Committee of McGill University. Mr. Matuszewski has a long record of service in professional, industry and community organizations. Mr. Matuszewski is a graduate of McGill University (MBA) and Laval University (BA Economics). From 1973 to 1977, he served as a Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve). Mr. Matuszewski became a certified executive coach in 2017.

Mr. Matuszewski is a member of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of New Look Vision.

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C. Emmett Pearson

Director
New Look Vision Group Inc.

C. Emmett Pearson, CPA, CA, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of New Look Eyewear Inc. upon Benvest Capital Iinc. acquiring control in May 2001, which position he held until December 31, 2007. Mr. Pearson benefits from over 25 years of retail and business experience prior to joining Benvest. From 1989 to 1995, he was Senior and then Executive Vice- President of Continental Pharma Cryosan Inc. ("CPCI"), a multi-divisional public healthcare company, where he was a key member of management that turned around that company. CPCI had 3,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Europe. While at CPCI's home health division which delivered medical services in 13 states, Mr. Pearson acquired valuable experience in operating a retail business in a medically regulated environment. From 1969 to 1989, Mr. Pearson held several positions at a large hardware and furniture retailer with operations in Quebec and Ontario, culminating as Vice- President, Finance and director and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Pearson became a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 1968.

Mr. Pearson is a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of both the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group.

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Denyse Chicoyne

Board of Directors Member
Groupe Vision New Look Inc.

Denyse Chicoyne has been a corporate director since 2004. She has been a member of the Board of Directors and of the Human Resources Committee of Richelieu Hardware Ltd. since April 2005. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors, the Investments Committee and the Human Resources Committee of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Mrs. Chicoyne was also a member of the Board of Directors, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Governance Committee and the Rules and Policies Committee of TMX Group Limited from 2008 to 2018 after having been a member of the Board of Directors, the Human Resources Committee and the Audit Committee (Chair) of the Montréal Exchange from 2004 to 2008, which was acquired by TMX Group Limited. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Canada Post Corporation and chair of its Pension Committee from 2005 to 2012. Prior to that, Mrs. Chicoyne was Vice-President and Managing Director at BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. from 1991 to 2003. She was a top ranked securities analyst covering the retail sector. Mrs. Chicoyne has a Master in Business Administration from McGill University and obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1986. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Director (ICD) and the CFA Institute.

Mrs. Chicoyne is a member of the Executive Committee of New Look Vision.

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M. William Cleman

Management Consultant
Cleman Consulting Inc.

M. William Cleman is an experienced operating and financial executive in the retail and real estate sectors. Mr. Cleman is a corporate director and consultant. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bouclair Inc., a Montreal-based retail chain in the home furnishings sector, in 2003. Previously, Mr. Cleman had held senior positions at Bouclair since 1994. From 1989 to 1994, he was a partner in Cleman Ludmer Steinberg Inc., a merchant bank. From 1971 to 1989, Mr. Cleman had a successful career at Steinberg Inc., a major food retailer and real estate company. His title at the time of his departure in 1989 was Executive Vice President, Steinberg and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Inc. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University (1970) and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario (1972). He was a director of Benvest Capital Inc. from 2004 until the creation of Benvest New Look Income Fund in 2005 and thereafter a trustee of the Fund and a director of New Look Eyewear Inc. until the conversion of the Fund into the current corporation in March 2010.

M. Cleman is a member of the Board of Directors as well as the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee and Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group.

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Paul S. Echenberg

President and Chief Executive Officer
Schroders Associates Canada

Paul S. Echenberg is an experienced operating and financial and private equity executive. Mr. Echenberg joined Schroders & Associates Canada Inc. in 1996 as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1970 to 1989, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Twinpak Inc. and Executive Vice President of CB Pak Inc., two companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of plastic, glass and paper packaging products, with combined sales in excess of $1.3 billion in North America and Europe. In 1989, Mr. Echenberg founded Eckvest Equity Inc., which was involved in Mergers & Acquisitions activities, debt restructuring and strategic planning. With two other professionals, he founded BDE & Partners in 1991 to provide specialized investment banking and strategic advisory services. He served as Chairman of the Board of EZEM Inc. (AMEX) and he served as Chairman of the Board of Angio Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq). He also sits on the board of directors of several other public and private companies. He is a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc., Great Distinction, 1964) and of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA, Distinction, 1967). He was a director of Benvest Capital Inc. from 1991 until the creation of Benvest New Look Income Fund in 2005 and thereafter a trustee of the Fund and a director of New Look Eyewear Inc. until the conversion of the Fund into the current corporation in March 2010.

M. Echenberg is member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group.

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William R. Ferguson

President
Eric T. Webster Foundation

William R. Ferguson, CPA, CMA, is a private investor and served as a director on many corporate boards. Mr. Ferguson has had a long and distinguished career working for the late Howard Webster at The R. Howard Webster Foundation as a trustee and Vice President. Prior to his retirement in 1993 as Chief Executive Officer of the Imperial Trust Company, he oversaw the management and control of several U.S. and Canadian companies for 25 years. Those companies were involved in real estate, security investments and newspaper holdings. Mr. Ferguson also served as a director and past Chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. He is presently involved in several Canadian venture capital investments. Mr. Ferguson also is an active trustee of the Quebec Labrador Foundation and Charlottetown Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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Richard Cherney

Secretary
New Look Vision Group Inc.
Managing Partner
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Richard Cherney is an attorney and is co-managing director of the Montreal office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. He has a varied practice, representing public and private companies in various industrial and commercial sectors. As well, he represents a number of national investment dealers in connection with financings of many Canadian corporations, and sits on the board of directors of public and private companies. Mr. Cherney completed his B.A. (1979) at Concordia University and his L.L.B. (1984) at McGill University. He was a director of Benvest Capital Inc. from 1998 until the creation of Benvest New Look Income Fund in 2005 and thereafter he was a trustee of the Fund and a director of New Look Eyewear Inc. until the conversion of the Fund into the current corporation in March 2010.

M. Cherney is New Look Vision Group's secretary and member of the Board of Directors as well as member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He is also a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee of New Look Vision Group.