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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Beaudoin

52 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Laurent Beaudoin

76 2015 Chairman Emeritus

Alain Bellemare

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. R. Bombardier

72 1978 Vice Chairman of the Board

Jean-Louis Fontaine

75 1988 Vice Chairman of the Board

John Di Bert

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Benoit Brossoit

2016 President - Bombardier Transportation's Americas division

David Coleal

47 2015 President - Business Aircraft

Frederick Cromer

2015 President - Commercial Aircraft Unit

Jean Seguin

2014 President - Bombardier Aerostructures & Engineering Services

Laurent Troger

2015 President, Chief Operating Officer - Bombardier Transportation

Daniel Desjardins

2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Peter Likoray

2015 Senior Vice President of Sales

John Macdonald

2008 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Public Affairs

Nico Buchholz

2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

Peter Bromby

2016 Regional Vice President of Pre-Owned Aircraft

Mike Fahey

2016 Vice President - Learjet Aircraft Sales

Mike Nadolski

2016 Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs

Louis Veronneau

2015 Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

Jean Monty

68 2014 Lead Independent Director

Joanne Bissonnette

53 2012 Director

Martha Brooks

56 2009 Independent Director

L. Denis Desautels

71 2003 Independent Director

Sheila Fraser

65 2012 Independent Director

Daniel Johnson

70 1999 Independent Director

Vikram Pandit

58 2014 Independent Director

Patrick Pichette

52 2013 Independent Director

Carlos Represas

71 2004 Independent Director

Heinrich Weiss

71 2005 Independent Director

Patrick Ghoche

2016 Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Beaudoin

Mr. Pierre Beaudoin is Executive Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pierre Beaudoin joined the Marine Products division of Bombardier in 1985. In October 1990, he was appointed Vice President, Product Development of the Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo division. From June 1992 to January 1994, he was Executive Vice President of the Sea-Doo/ Ski-Doo division of Bombardier and he acted as its President from January 1994 until April 1996. From April 1996 to January 2001, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Recreational Products. In February 2001, he was appointed President of Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft and he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace in October 2001. On December 13, 2004, in addition to his duties as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Bombardier and he also then became a member of the Board of Directors of Bombardier. On June 4, 2008, he took over the responsibilities of President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier and on February 13, 2015, he handed over said responsibilities to Mr. Alain Bellemare and was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Power Corporation of Canada.

Laurent Beaudoin

Mr. Laurent Beaudoin is Chairman Emeritus of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Laurent Beaudoin is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Fellow Chartered Accountant. He launched his career in 1961 by founding a chartered accountants firm in Quebec City. He joined Bombardier in 1963 as Comptroller, became General Manager in 1964 and President and Chief Executive Of cer in 1966. In June 2008, he handed over his responsibilities as Chief Executive Of cer to Mr. Pierre Beaudoin, and remained Chairman of the Board of Directors until February13,2015, the date on which he handed over said responsibilities to Mr. Pierre Beaudoin (who became Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors) and was given the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus. He holds honorary doctorates from various universities and he received many awards and honours as a business leader, including Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s International Executive of the Year. Since December 2003, he is the Chairman of the Board of BRP Inc., since October 2010, he is President of First Robotics Quebec and since June 2014, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of each of Gestion McInnis Inc. and Ciment McInnis Inc.

Alain Bellemare

Mr. Alain M. Bellemare is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Alain Bellemare is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems (supplier of aerospace and defense products), a position he held from July 2012 to January 15, 2015. He began his career with UTC at Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1996 as Vice President of Manufacturing. He held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at UTC including President of Pratt & Whitney Canada in 2002, President of Hamilton Sundstrand in 2009 and Chief Operating Officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems in 2011. In these roles, he had global operating business development and strategic planning responsibility for these large aerospace business units. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

J. R. Bombardier

Mr. J. R. Andre Bombardier is Vice Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Bombardier joined Bombardier in 1969 as Vice President, Industrial Division. He successively held the positions of Vice President, Research and Development, Ski-Doo Division (1970), Assistant to the President and in charge of new products (1973), Vice President of Marketing, Marine Products Division (1975) and President of Roski Ltd., a subsidiary of Bombardier (1976). He became Vice Chairman in 1978. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BRP Inc.

Jean-Louis Fontaine

Mr. Jean-Louis Fontaine is Vice Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Fontaine began his career with Bombardier in 1964 as Vice President, Production, of its Ski-Doo division and rose through the ranks to become Vice President, Transportation Products in 1974. He was named Vice President, Corporate Planning in 1977, a position he held until he became Vice Chairman in 1988. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Héroux-Devtek Inc.

John Di Bert

Mr. John Di Bert is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Bombardier Inc. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Di Bert spent the past 14 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), most recently as Vice President, Customer Service. Previously, he was Vice President, Finance from 2007 to 2013. In this position, he designed, developed and implemented various company-wide initiatives that helped maintain sound financial performance while P&WC was launching critical strategic investments. He notably oversaw a balance sheet optimization plan that drove sustainable annual cash flow performance over a seven-year period. Despite the impact of the recent financial crisis, he also contributed to building a healthy, well-funded pension plan as Chairman of the P&WC Pension Committee. Additionally, as Corporate Controller, John Di Bert elaborated a foreign currency hedging policy and program that integrated risk management, cash management, financial planning and financial accounting requirements. Earlier in his career, he worked at Rolls-Royce Canada as Manager, Financial Accounting and Reporting from 1999 to 2001 and at KPMG as Senior Auditor for major clients including manufacturing, retail and distribution companies from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Di Bert is a chartered accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University in Montreal (Canada).

Benoit Brossoit

Mr. Benoit Brossoit is President - Bombardier Transportation's Americas division., effective April 11, 2016. Mr. Brossoit joins Bombardier Transportation from United Technologies Corp. in the United States, where he held the position of senior vice-president, operations. His career spans more than 25 years in various leadership roles and includes companies like General Motors and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Mr. Brossoit has a very strong record of leading large organizations through periods of transformation in very complex environments. He has successfully spearheaded comprehensive optimization programs with a relentless focus on operational excellence and exceeding customer expectations. Mr. Brossoit graduated from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University) in Michigan. He holds a degree in industrial engineering and has completed the business management program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business in Charlottesville.

David Coleal

Mr. David M. Coleal has been appointed as President - Business Aircraft of Bombardier Inc., effective June 15, 2015. Before he first joined Bombardier in 2008, Mr. Coleal was president and chief operating officer of Cirrus Design Corp. He also held various management positions at McKinsey and Company, Caterpillar, and New United Motor Manufacturing. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology from California State University, Sacramento, and an MBA in management science from CSU, East Bay.

Frederick Cromer

Mr. Frederick S. Cromer has been appointed as President - Commercial Aircraft Unit of Bombardier Inc., with effect from 9 April 2015. Mr. Cromer was most recently president of aircraft lessor International Lease Finance Corp.

Jean Seguin

Mr. Jean Seguin is President - Bombardier Aerostructures & Engineering Services of the Company. Jean Seguin joined Canadair in 1981 as a Composites Material Engineer. Throughout a successful career spanning more than 30 years, he has held several managerial positions at Bombardier Aerospace, including Vice President, Operations; Vice President, Engineering and Supply Chain; and Vice President, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and New Programs. Mr. Seguin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University.

Laurent Troger

Mr. Laurent Troger has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer - Bombardier Transportation of the Company. Throughout his 25-year career in the rail industry, Mr. Troger has delivered profitable growth across all the divisions that he led, from equipment to rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure, turnkey systems, and services. He joined Bombardier Transportation in November 2004 as Vice President, Services for Europe. In 2008, he was appointed to the position of President, Services, where he oversaw a turnaround. In 2013, his role was expanded to include the rolling stock businesses in the United Kingdom, France and Benelux, and he later became President, Division Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Then, in 2015, he was successively appointed Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation, assuming responsibility for operational performance, integration between the divisions and core functions as well as for the implementation of OneBT. Previously, Laurent Troger worked for 15 years at Alstom Transport, where he held several leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Transportation Systems and Vice President, Transportation Information Systems. He also spent two years working for Sagem as a Telecoms Engineer. Mr. Troger holds a degree in engineering from Ecole nationale superieure de techniques avancees (ENSTA) in France and spent two years in the French Navy, specializing in system engineering of embedded weapon systems.

Daniel Desjardins

Mr. Daniel Desjardins is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Bombardier Inc. Before that date he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since October 1, 2003.

Peter Likoray

John Macdonald

Mr. John Paul Macdonald is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Public Affairs of Bombardier Inc. Prior to that date, he was Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of Bombardier since January 20, 2005.

Nico Buchholz

Mr. Nico Buchholz is Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Bombardier Inc. In this new position, Mr. Buchholz will lead the corporation's supply chain activities and closely manage relations with suppliers across the global value chain. With his team, he will ensure that goods and services purchased by Bombardier's four business segments meet the highest standards in terms of quality, on-time delivery and cost-efficiency. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Buchholz spent 14 years at Lufthansa, first as senior vice-president, corporate fleet, and then as executive vice-president, fleet management, Lufthansa Group. In this second role, he managed a portfolio of approximately 700 aircraft, was responsible for fleet planning, commercial and technical evaluation, procurement of airframes and engines, as well as specifications, accounting and disposition of used aircraft for all airlines within the group. He notably led the purchase of a large fleet of wide-body aircraft in 2013, representing the biggest single private-sector investment in the history of German industry. Previously, Mr. Buchholz was head of customer business and marketing (civil, corporate and military) at Rolls-Royce, where he managed several strategic accounts, including Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream. Prior to that, he worked for Airbus for nearly 10 years, initially as senior engineer, product marketing, and later as regional director, sales, for Europe. Mr. Buchholz holds degrees in aeronautical engineering (aircraft design, operation and flight simulation) from the Technical University of Berlin and in air transport management from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He is currently a visiting professor at several European universities.

Peter Bromby

Mr. Peter Bromby is Regional Vice President of Pre-Owned Aircraft of the company. Bombardier Business Aircraft today reaffirmed its commitment to the success of the Learjet product family by announcing the creation of a dedicated, worldwide sales team with the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft as its singular focus.

Mike Fahey

Mr. Mike Fahey is Vice President - Learjet Aircraft Sales of the company. He began his career in 1981 as Sales Director for South East Asia and was assigned positions of increasing responsibility over the years. In 2010, he was appointed Vice President of Sales for Learjet and Pre-Owned aircraft.

Mike Nadolski

Mr. Mike Nadolski is Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs of the Company. He brings more than 20 years of corporate experience to Bombardier, including leading the global communications function for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), whose brands include Otis Elevators, Carrier Air Conditioners, Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines and UTC Aerospace systems. During his tenure at UTC, he oversaw the development and execution of the communications, media and marketing strategies in support of numerous government policy initiatives and multi-billion dollar transactions, including the acquisition of Goodrich Corporation. Prior to serving as Vice President of Communications for UTC, he held a number of leadership positions, including serving as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Legal Counsel at UTC's Pratt & Whitney division.

Louis Veronneau

Mr. Louis G. Veronneau is Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions of the Company. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Veronneau was managing director, investment banking, at TD Securities. In this role, he advised Canadian companies and institutions on the manufacturing, infrastructure, power and natural resources sectors on the full range of their corporate finance needs, from equity and debt financings to mergers and acquisitions.

Jean Monty

Mr. Jean C. Monty is Lead Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. On April 24, 2002, Mr. Jean C. Monty retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE Inc.), following a 28-year career. Prior to joining BCE Inc., he was Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nortel Networks Corporation. He joined Nortel in October 1992 as President and Chief Operating Officer, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in March 1993. He began his career at Bell Canada in 1974 and held numerous positions in the BCE group. In recognition of his achievements, he was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 1997. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent SA and a member of the Boards of Directors of Fiera Capital, DJM Capital and Centria.

Joanne Bissonnette

Ms. Joanne Bissonnette is Director of Bombardier Inc. Ms. Bissonnette is a Corporate Director for various private entities.

Martha Brooks

Ms. Martha Finn Brooks is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Ms. Brooks was, until her retirement in May 2009, President and Chief Operating Officer of Novelis, Inc., a global aluminium rolling company owned by Mumbai-based Hindalco Industries Ltd., which had earlier been spun off by Alcan Inc. in 2005. From 2002 to 2005, she served as Corporate Senior Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Rolled Products, Americas and Asia. Prior to joining Alcan, she was a Vice President at engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Jabil Circuit Inc. and Algeco Scotsman Holding S. à r.l.

L. Denis Desautels

Mr. L. Denis Desautels is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Desautels was Auditor General of Canada from April 1, 1991 until March 31, 2001. As Auditor General of Canada, he was responsible for conducting examinations of the operations of the Government of Canada and of its numerous Crown corporations and agencies, as well as those of Canada’s three territorial governments. At the time of his appointment, he was a senior partner in the Montreal Office of Ernst & Young. In his 27 years with Ernst & Young, he served the firm in various capacities and in a number of offices, namely Montréal, Ottawa and Québec. He was Chairman of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants from 2010 to 2012 and a member of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. and he also sits on the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa.

Sheila Fraser

Ms. Sheila Sarah Margaret Fraser is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Ms. Fraser served as Auditor General of Canada from 2001 to 2011. Prior to joining the Office of the Auditor General as Deputy Auditor General in 1999, Ms. Fraser was a partner of Ernst & Young for 18 years, in the Québec City office. She has been named as trustee to the IFRS Foundation, the oversight body of the International Accounting Standards Board. She also sits on the Boards of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.

Daniel Johnson

Mr. Daniel Johnson, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. A former Premier of the Province of Québec, Mr. Daniel Johnson was a member of the National Assembly of Québec for more than 17 years and held numerous offices in the Government of Québec from 1985 to 1994. He is a director of Eze ow Inc., IGM Financial Inc., The Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. He is also Honorary Consul of Sweden in Montréal.

Vikram Pandit

Mr. Vikram S. Pandit is the Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pandit is the Executive Chairman of TGG. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Inc. (multinational financial services corporation), a position he held from December 2007 until he resigned in October 2012. Prior to that, he had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Alternative Investments in 2007, after Old Lane, LLC, a hedge fund of which he was a founding member and Chairman of the members committee since 2006, was acquired by Citigroup Inc. Mr. Pandit began his career at Morgan Stanley as an associate in 1983 and became President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s institutional securities and investment banking businesses in 2000. Mr. Pandit received his Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University in 1986.

Patrick Pichette

Mr. Patrick Pichette is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pichette is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Google Inc. He has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the telecommunications sector, including seven years at Bell Canada, which he joined in 2001 as Executive Vice President of Planning and Performance Management. During his time at Bell Canada, he held various executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer from 2002 until the end of 2003. Prior to joining Bell Canada, Mr. Pichette was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was a lead member of McKinsey’s North American Telecom Practice. He also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a Canadian telecommunications company.

Carlos Represas

Mr. Carlos Eduardo Represas is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Represas was Chairman of Nestlé Group Mexico from 1983 to 2010. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc., Swiss Re Group and Swiss Re America Holding-USA. He is a member of the Latin American Business Council (CEAL). He is Trustee of the National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico and President of the Mexico Chapter of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1994 to 2004, he was Executive Vice President and also President of the Americas of Nestlé, S.A. In July 2004, he retired from his executive responsibilities at Nestlé where he worked during 36 years (1968-2004) in seven different countries.

Heinrich Weiss

Dr. Heinrich Weiss is Independent Director of Bombardier Inc. Dr. Weiss is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Deutsche Bahn AG, DB Mobility Logistics AG and Voith AG. He is Chairman of the Foreign Trade Advisory Council to the Secretary of Economics and Technology of Germany, a member of the Board of the Asia Pacific Committee of German Business as well as a member of the Board of the East-West Trade Committee.

Patrick Ghoche

Mr. Patrick Ghoche is Vice President of Investor Relations of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Ghoche spent nine years in investment banking at CIBC World Markets and at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to joining Bombardier, he was Managing Director, Corporate Finance at KPMG since 2013, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital within consumer and industrial markets. Patrick Ghoche, who is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), started his career at KPMG, first as Senior Auditor and then as Manager, Corporate Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a graduate diploma in Public Accounting from HEC Montreal.