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Management

Stephen Reid

President & CEO

Stephen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Group West Corporation, an investment company founded by Stephen since January 1996. Stephen served as Senior Vice President of Business Development of Alaris Royalty Corp. from July 2008 until March 2015. His role with Alaris was to create and build relationships with all sources of investment leads. In 2004, Stephen co-founded Alaris IGF Corp., the general partner of Alaris Income Growth Fund L.P., which invested in a diversified portfolio of private businesses in exchange for royalties or distributions from the portfolio companies, with the principal objective of generating stable and predictable cash flows for dividend payments to its securityholders. From 2004 to 2008, Stephen oversaw the business development efforts of Alaris IGF Corp. and increased the company’s presence among the advisory referral networks across North America. In July 2008, Alaris Royalty Corp. acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding units of Alaris Income Growth Fund L.P. and all of the outstanding shares of Alaris IGF Corp.

Stephen holds an Honours degree in Business Administration.

James Bell

Chief Operating Officer

James is a corporate and securities lawyer with over 15 years of experience. James has served as General Counsel for Olympia Financial Group Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company (a non-deposit taking trust company) for the last six years and was a partner of an international law firm prior thereto. In addition, James serves as a director of Paramount Resources Ltd. (a publicly-traded energy company).

James holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Amar S. Leekha, MBA

Senior Vice President

Amar leads FAC’s investor relations and capital raising initiatives, participates in transaction related due diligence and helps build and maintain relationships to source investment opportunities. Prior to joining FAC, Amar worked in Investment Banking with Scotiabank’s Diversified Industries Group where he had senior roles on the execution of numerous mandates with both strategic operators and financial sponsors across debt and equity financings and Mergers & Acquisitions. Amar also spent several years in Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking and Corporate Credit with both Royal Bank of Canada and ATB Financial.

Amar holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Finance & International Business) from Simon Fraser University.

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