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Management

Stephen Reid

President & CEOsreid@advantagecapital.ca

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 Officerjbell@advantagecapital.ca

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.

Ron Gratton

Interim Chief Financial Officerrgratton@advantagecapital.ca

Mr. Gratton is the President of Strathdale Investment Management Ltd., a private investment firm. He is also a director of the McCaig family office, which administers the McCaig family’s investment in the Trimac group of companies. From 2000 until 2010, Mr. Gratton was a Senior Tax Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior thereto, he held senior roles with Coopers & Lybrand as well as various public and private companies.

Mr. Gratton is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Amar S. Leekha, MBA

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Investmentsaleekha@advantagecapital.ca

Amar is actively involved with building and maintaining relationships to source investment opportunities, transaction related due diligence as well as leading capital raising initiatives. Prior to joining FA Capital, 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.

Harpreet Padda, MBA, CFA

Senior Vice President & Co-Head, Investmentshpadda@advantagecapital.ca

Harpreet is actively involved in leading the initiative of building and maintaining relationships to source investment opportunities, transaction related due diligence as well as overseeing the life cycle of acquisitions from sourcing to deal closing. Prior to joining FA Capital, Harpreet worked as a Vice President in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Commercial Banking team where he played a leading role in the credit approval process for financial sponsors and strategic operators. Harpreet also worked in Commercial and Corporate Banking with ATB Financial, as well as Investment Banking with BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets.

Harpreet holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BSc (Finance) from Canisius College, where he played NCAA Division I baseball.

Michelle Chambers, CPA, CA

Senior Vice President, Financemchambers@advantagecapital.ca

Michelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in financial accounting and reporting, auditing and management reporting. Prior to joining FA Capital, Michelle worked in a number of financial accounting lead roles, including most recently with Talisman Energy and Total E&P Canada Ltd. She also has experience working as a Corporate Controller for a TSXV listed entity.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the Haskayne School of Business and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

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