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Board of Trustees

Our trustees represent the interest of all Choice Properties stakeholders. Through its oversight of the management of the REIT and its affairs, the trustees actively demonstrate Choice Properties’ commitment to the principles of transparency, accountability and sound corporate governance.

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Galen G. Weston , Chairman

Mr. Weston is the Executive Chairman of Loblaw and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weston. He is the former Chairman of the Trust and served as a trustee of the Trust between 2013 and 2017. He previously held several senior executive positions with Loblaw and its subsidiaries, including as President. Prior to joining Loblaw, he was an investment banking analyst for Salomon Brothers in the U.K. Mr. Weston graduated from Harvard University with a B.A and from Columbia University with an M.B.A. Mr. Weston is Chairman and director of President's Choice Bank and a director of Weston, Loblaw and Wittington Investments, Limited.
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Kerry D. Adams , Trustee

Ms. Adams serves as President of K. Adams & Associates Limited. She is a member of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s Master Trust and Pension Investment and Administration Committees. Ms. Adams is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a B.A. (Honours Economics) from Queen’s University. Ms. Adams is an Institute-certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to her public board experience, Ms. Adams served as a Commissioner and Director of the OSC (1996 to 2003), and Chair of its Investor Education Fund (2000 to 2006), and was a member of the IIROC board and governance committee from 2008 to 2011. Ms. Adams has also served as a Director of Walmart Canada Bank, President of Widcor Limited and Widcor Financial and she was a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.

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Christie J.B. Clark , Trustee

Mr. Clark, a corporate director, is former Chief Executive Officer and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to being elected as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clark was a National Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Clark graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Comm. and the University of Toronto with an M.B.A. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Clark is on the Board of Directors for Air Canada. Mr. Clark is also Chair of the board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation, Chair of the Finance Committee of Alpine Canada and a member of the Advisory Council of Queen’s University School of Business. He is a former director of Brookfield Office Properties Inc., IGM Financial Inc. and Hydro One Limited/Hydro Inc.

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Graeme Eadie , Trustee

Mr. Eadie is a corporate director. He is the former Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Assets the for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Prior to joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Mr. Eadie held multiple positions at Cadillac Fairview, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President. Mr. Eadie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Comm. and Master of Science, Business Administration. Mr. Eadie is a trustee trustee of Morguard Corporation and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a former director of the Ontario Realty Corporation and Aliansce Shopping Centers S.A.

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Anthony R. Graham , Trustee

Mr. Graham is Vice Chairman and a director of Wittington Investments, Limited and also President and Chief Executive Officer of Sumarria Inc. He is a former Vice Chairman and director of National Bank Financial. Mr. Graham was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Brock University. Mr. Graham is on the Board of Directors for Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial Corporation. In addition to his public board memberships, he is a director of Graymont Limited, Grupo Calidra, S.A. de C.V. and Wittington Properties Limited. Mr. Graham is also a former Chairman and Director of President’s Choice Bank, George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited. He is currently Chairman of the Ontario Arts Foundation, the Charter for Business, Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Shaw Festival Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Council of Business and the Arts in Canada. He is also a director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Luminato Festival, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Trans Canada Trail Foundation.

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Karen A. Kinsley , Trustee

Ms. Karen A. Kinsley is currently a corporate Director. She is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMCH”). Prior to that she was Vice President of Finance of CMHC. Ms. Kinsley is a member of various Board Committees including Audit, Risk and Human Resources Committees. Ms. Kinsley is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and has received the Certified Director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. Kinsley is the Board of Directors for Saputo Inc. and National Bank of Canada.

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R. Michael Latimer , Trustee

Mr. R. Michael Latimer is President and Chief Executive Officer of OMERS. As CEO, Mr. Latimer is responsible for the overall leadership and performance of OMERS. Mr. Latimer was formerly the Chief Investment Officer of OMERS. Prior to joining OMERS, Mr. Latimer was responsible for Oxford Properties Group, a wholly owned real estate entity of OMERS and the former President and CEO of Primaris Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Latimer previously served on the Board of Trustees of a Canadian REIT, is a past director of McMaster University’s Board of Governors and has served on a number of charitable boards.

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Nancy H.O Lockhart , Trustee

Ms. Lockhart, a corporate director, is the former Chief Administrative Officer of Frum Development Group and a former Vice President of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation. In addition to her public board memberships below, Ms. Lockhart is a director of The Royal Conservatory of Music and a member of the Sotheby's Canada Advisory Board. Ms. Lockhart is also Chair of the Crow's Theatre Company. She is a former Chair of the Ontario Science Centre, former President of the Canadian Club of Toronto and former Chair of the Canadian Film Centre. Ms. Lockhart is also a former director of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation and the Loran Scholars Foundation. Ms. Lockhart has an Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D certification.
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Dale R. Ponder , Trustee

Ms. Ponder is the Co-Chair of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP ("Osler LLP"), a law firm, and also serves on the firm's Partnership Board. She is the former Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Osler LLP. Ms. Ponder's practice experience as a Partner of Osler LLP focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations and corporate governance. Ms. Ponder has had extensive experience throughout her career leading transactions relating to public and private mergers and acquisition matters and advising boards of public companies. Ms. Ponder graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a LL.B. In addition to her public board membership, Ms. Ponder is a member of the boards of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, the Governor's Council of St. Michael's Hospital Foundation and the Caldwell Partners Top 40 Advisory Board. She is also Chair of the Canadian Business Growth Fund.
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Paul R. Weiss , Trustee

Mr. Paul R. Weiss, a corporate director. He spent his career with KPMG LLP Canada serving as a member of the Management Committee and as a member of the International Global Audit Steering Group, and is also the former Managing Partner for KPMG LLP Canada’s Canadian Audit Practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weiss was responsible for KPMG LLP Canada’s real estate practice. Mr. Weiss graduated from Carleton University with a B.Comm. and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Weiss is on the Board of Directors for Bell Canada, BCE Inc. and Torstar Corporation. In addition to his public board memberships, Mr. Weiss is a director of Empire Life Insurance Company. Mr. Weiss is a former director of ING Bank of Canada. Mr. Weiss is past Chairman and director of Soulpepper Theatre Company and past Chairman of Toronto Rehab Foundation

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