People: Bank of Montreal (BMO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Robert Prichard

66 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

William Downe

62 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Flynn

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Jean Ares

2013 Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Franklin Techar

59 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Joanna Rotenberg

2013 Chief Marketing Officer & Head - Strategy

Darryl White

2014 Group Head, BMO Capital Markets

Robert Astley

69 2004 Independent Director

Janice Babiak

57 2012 Independent Director

Sophie Brochu

51 2011 Independent Director

George Cope

53 2006 Independent Director

Christine Edwards

62 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Farmer

64 2003 Independent Director

Eric La Fleche

53 2012 Independent Director

Bruce Mitchell

69 1999 Independent Director

Philip Orsino

60 1999 Independent Director

Martha Piper

69 2006 Independent Director

Don Wilson

2008 Independent Director

Andrew Chin

Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J. Robert Prichard

Mr. J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont., is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Bank of Montreal. He is Chairman of the Board of Bank of Montreal, having been appointed to this position effectiveMarch 20, 2012. He is the non-executive Chair of Torys LLP, a Canadian law firm. Before joining Torys LLP in September 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Metrolinx. Metrolinx is the regional transportation agency and operator for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mr. Prichard also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation, a leading Canadian media company from 2002 – 2009. Mr. Prichard is President Emeritus of the University of Toronto where he served as President from 1990-2000 and previously served as dean of law and as a professor specializing in law and economics. He also serves as Chairman of Metrolinx, a Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children and a member of Ontario’s Economic Advisory Panel. He studied honours economics at Swarthmore College, received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and earned law degrees at the University of Toronto and Yale University. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

William Downe

Mr. William A. Downe is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Bank of Montreal. He is Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group, a role he has held since 2007. Mr. Downe serves on the Board of Directors of BMO Nesbitt Burns Holding Corporation and BMO Financial Corp. (both subsidiaries of the Bank). Mr. Downe is a Director of ManpowerGroup Inc. and a member of their Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee. He is currently a member of the Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees, and is a member of their Development and Compensation and Human Resources Committees. Mr. Downe is a Director of Catalyst Inc., a member of their Audit Committee and Chair of Catalyst’s Canadian Advisory Board. In Canada, he is a Director on the Board of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) as well as their Governance and Nominating Committee and is currently a Director on the Board of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation and a member of the Campaign Executive for The Campaign for the University of Toronto. He serves as Vice Chair, Business on the National Executive Committee of the 2015 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference, and is also a member of the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Additionally, Mr. Downe is a Board member of the International Monetary Conference (IMC), a member of their Nominating Committee and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Mr. Downe holds an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Thomas Flynn

Mr. Thomas E. Flynn is Chief Financial Officer of Bank of Montreal. He was appointed to this position in March 2008. From October 2007 to March 2008, he served as Acting Chief Financial Officer and served as Executive Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer since December 2004. He joined BMO Financial Group in 1992 and went on to serve in a number of roles within the BMO Capital Markets business, including serving as Head of the Financial Services Corporate and Investment Banking Group. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.

Jean Ares

Mr. Jean Michel Ares is a Chief Technology and Operations Officer of Bank of Montreal. He was Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at The Coca-Cola Company.

Franklin Techar

Mr. Franklin J. Techar is Chief Operating Officer of Bank of Montreal effective November 1, 2013. Mr. Techar has overall accountability for BMO’s Personal & Commercial and Wealth businesses as well as the bank’s retail distribution channels, which serve more than 9 million customers. He is also accountable for overseeing aspects of marketing, technology and operations to deliver a category-defining customer experience and respond appropriately to market conditions, trends and technologies. Mr. Techar began his career with BMO Financial Group in the Corporate Banking Division in 1984 and held a variety of senior management positions in Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. He led the bank’s U.S. Personal and Commercial business from 2002 to 2006, as President and CEO of BMO’s Chicago-based Harris Bankcorp, Inc., now BMO Harris Bank. In 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of the Personal and Commercial banking businesses in Canada. Mr. Techar is an active member of the civic and business communities where he has worked and lived. He is a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s Board of Trustees and served on the Campaign Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. He has also chaired the annual giving campaign for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. He is a director of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and has been named a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mr. Techar is also a member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Techar earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Princeton University in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Denver in 1983.

Joanna Rotenberg

Ms. Joanna Rotenberg is Chief Marketing Officer & Head - Strategy of Bank of Montreal. Ms. Rotenberg, who before July 2010 was a principal at McKinsey & Company.

Darryl White

Robert Astley

Mr. Robert M. Astley was Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Clarica Life Insurance Company, a life and health insurance company headquartered inWaterloo, Ontario, and former President of Sun Life Financial Canada, comprising the Canadian life and health insurance and management operations of Sun Life Financial Inc. In 1999, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Life of Canada, he led the organization and its stakeholders through demutualization, an initial public offering and a corporate name change to Clarica Life Insurance Company.With the combining of the operations of Clarica and Sun Life Financial Services of Canada Inc. in 2002, Mr. Astley was appointed President of Sun Life Financial Canada, a position he held until his retirement in September 2004. Mr. Astley is Chairman and a director of the CPP Investment Board. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Honours degree in Science and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Janice Babiak

Ms. Janice M. Babiak is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Ms. Babiak, a Corporate Director, is a former Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), an accounting firm. From 1982 until the end of 2009, and based in the United Kingdom from 1990 onwards, she held a number of roles including global assurance and advisory P&L leadership roles in Technology Security and Risk Services and Regulatory and Public Policy; and she founded and led their global Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. She also served on EY’s management board for Northern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Her current portfolio includes sitting on the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. where she chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Finance Committee. She also sits on the board of Experian plc. She is a Council member for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A from Baldwin Wallace University and holds international information systems security and control, as well as US and UK accounting, qualifications.

Sophie Brochu

Ms. Sophie Brochu is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Ms. Brochu holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro, a diversified energy company. Ms. Brochu is a graduate in Economics from Université Laval in Quebec City where she specialized in the energy field. She sits on the Board of Gaz Métro as well as on the Boards of Bell Canada and BCE. Ms. Brochu is involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal and is cofounder of 80, ruelle de l’Avenir project, which aims to combat school dropout in the Centre-Sud and Hochelaga Maisonneuve neighbourhoods. Ms. Brochu also sits on the Board of La Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.

George Cope

Mr. George Alexander Cope is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, leading the transformation of Bell, Canada’s largest communications company, with a competitive strategy of unmatched investment in advanced broadband networks, improved service and new content development. A seasoned Canadian communications executive, Mr. Cope has served in public-company chief executive roles in the industry for more than 25 years. He has earned a reputation as an innovative strategist and builder of high-performance teams during his career as CEO with Bell, Telus Mobility and Clearnet Communications. Under Mr. Cope’s leadership, Bell announced the Bell Let’s Talk initiative in 2010, the largest-ever corporate commitment to Canadian mental health. Bell has now committed more than $67.5 million in funding to support mental health research, workplace best practices, care and access initiatives, and high-profile anti-stigma programs such as Bell Let’s Talk Day and Clara’s Big Ride. He also served as Chair of United Way Toronto’s record-breaking 2013 campaign. Mr. Cope holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Ivey School. Mr. Cope has been awarded honorary doctorates by his alma mater and the University of Windsor, and was named Ivey Business Leader of the Year in 2013. Awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on Bell Let’s Talk, Mr. Cope was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Christine Edwards

Ms. Christine A. Edwards is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Ms. Edwards is a Capital Partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Winston & Strawn, an International law firm headquartered in the US. Ms. Edwards Chairs the firm’s Bank Regulatory Practice Group. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn in 2003, she was Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer at several Fortune 250 Financial Services Companies including Bank One Corporation and Morgan Stanley. In those roles she had responsibility for each Company’s law, compliance, regulatory and government relations functions. Ms. Edwards is ranked nationally in the area of Financial Services and Securities Regulation by Chambers USA and America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; was named an Illinois Super Lawyer from 2008 through 2013 and is listed in The Legal 500. Ms. Edwards serves on the Board of Trustees, Executive and Nominating Committees, and Chairs the Audit Committee for Rush University Medical Center, a leading academic medical center in Chicago. Ms. Edwards serves in Washington D.C. on the Leadership Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. Ms. Edwards received a B.A. in English and Education from the University of Maryland and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Ronald Farmer

Mr. Ronald Harold Farmer is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Farmer is Managing Director of Mosaic Capital Partners, a Toronto-based management and holding company with interests in several private companies. Prior to joining Mosaic in 2003, he spent 25 years with McKinsey & Company, serving as the Managing Partner for the Canadian practice from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Farmer is director of Integran Technologies, PowerMetal Technologies and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from The University of Western Ontario.

Eric La Fleche

Mr. Eric Richer La Fleche is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Mr. La Flèche is President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Inc., food retailer and distributor, since April 2008. He joined Metro in 1991 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2008. Mr. La Flèche holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a civil law degree from the University of Ottawa. He is involved with several charities in Quebec including Centraide of Greater Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.

Bruce Mitchell

Mr. Bruce H. Mitchell was Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Mr. Mitchell is founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Permian Industries Limited, a management and holding company with interests in the North American food growing, processing, distribution and technology industries. He is a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a Trustee of the Ridley College Foundation and has served on the Board of Trustees and Council of Queen’s University and the Board and executive committees of Ridley College and UNICEF Canada. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Philip Orsino

Mr. Philip S. Orsino, O.C., F.C.A., is Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. Mr. Orsino has a B.A. from University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeld-Wen Inc., a global integrated manufacturer of building products. He was formerly President and CEO of Masonite International Corporation until October 2005, which was listed on the TSX and NYSE. Mr. Orsino was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004 and received the 2003 Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Award.

Martha Piper

Dr. Martha C. Piper, O.C., O.B.C., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. She is a Corporate Director, was President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia from 1997 to June 2006. Prior to this, she was Vice-President Research and External Affairs at The University of Alberta. She has served on the Board of the Advisory Council on Science and Technology, the British Columbia Progress Board and the National University of Singapore Council. In 2001, she served as Campaign Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Dr. Piper is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia. She was named Educator of the Year by the Learning Partnership in 2004 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Don Wilson

Mr. Don M. Wilson, III., is an Independent Director of Bank of Montreal. He is a Corporate Director, retired from JP Morgan Chase & Co., a U.S. bank, in 2006 where he had served as the bank’s first Chief Risk Officer. He was also a member of the bank’s Executive Committee and Operating Committee. Mr. Wilson’s career experiences at JPMorgan included major divisional management responsibilities in New York, London, and Tokyo in corporate finance, investment banking, and capital markets. He graduated from Harvard University in 1970 (AB cum laude) and from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1973 (M.B.A.).

Andrew Chin

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