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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Abe Schwartz

2012 Chairman of the Board

Brian Pedlar

2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Danny Brannagan

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Valerio DiTizio

2004 Chief Scientific Officer

Kim Crooks

Vice President - Operations

John Hands

Senior Director - Global Marketing

Elinor Caplan

2014 Director

Martin Bernholtz

2012 Independent Director

Ian Brindle

2014 Independent Director

Joseph Cordiano

2008 Independent Director

Jeffrey Mandel

2011 Independent Director

Murray Miller

2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Abe Schwartz

Mr. Abe Schwartz serves as Chairman of the Board of Covalon Technologies Ltd. effective December 6, 2012. Mr. Schwartz is the founder and President of Schwartz Technologies Corporation, which is actively involved in the financing, development and managing of healthcare and information technology companies. He has served as an advisor to the Covalon Board of Directors and is a shareholder of Covalon stock. Mr. Schwartz has held executive positions in various public and private companies, including among others, President and CEO of Cedara Software Corporation, a publicly-traded medical imaging company where Mr. Schwartz led a turnaround between 2002 and 2005. Mr. Schwartz worked closely at Cedara with Covalon's Chief Executive Officer, Brian Pedlar.

Brian Pedlar

Mr. Brian E. Pedlar is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd. He was Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 9, 2013. He has been member of the Board of Directors since January 14, 2010. Previously, Mr. Pedlar was President of Pedlar Ventures Limited, a private venture investment and consulting firm based in Oakville, Ontario. He has served in senior executive positions with public companies including temporary CFO, Cygnal Technologies Corp., October 2007; President, Cedara Software Corp., 2005 to 2006; Chief Financial Officer, Cedara Software Corp., 2004 to 2005; and Director of Finance, Cedara Software Corp., 2000 to 2004. Mr. Pedlar has also held senior executive positions with Merge Healthcare and IMAX Corporation. Mr. Pedlar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University, a post-graduate diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.

Danny Brannagan

Mr. Danny Brannagan is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Brannagan has been managing Covalon's finance team since joining the company in November, 2014. Mr. Brannagan is a chartered accountant and certified professional accountant, and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Queen's University. Prior to joining Covalon, Mr. Brannagan spent several years with PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP in the tax and assurance groups advising public and private companies on taxation and financial accounting matters. Prior to joining PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP, Mr. Brannagan was a professional football player with the Toronto Argonauts where he became the first Canadian-born quarterback to play for the Argonauts since 1969.

Valerio DiTizio

Dr. Valerio DiTizio serves as a Chief Scientific Officer of Covalon Technologies Ltd., since December 21, 2004. Dr. DiTizio is a co-inventor of Covalon technologies and a co-founder of the company. He has degrees in science from the University of Toronto as a Biochemistry Specialist. Dr. DiTizio completed his Master's degree in liposome drug delivery. His graduate research involved the application of polymer chemistry and drug delivery in pursuit of novel materials and processes that currently comprise the core of Covalon’s intellectual property. Dr. DiTizio holds several US and European patents.

Kim Crooks

Mr. Kim Crooks serves as a Vice President - Operations of the company.

John Hands

Mr. John Hands serves as a Senior Director, Global Marketing of the company.

Elinor Caplan

Honourable Elinor Caplan serves as the Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd., with effect from 16 June 2014. She has been the Chief Executive Officer at Canada Strategies Inc. since 2004. Ms. Caplan business career began in 1972 as President of Elinor Caplan & Associates, a real estate title searching and conveyance firm. She served as a Member of Provincial Parliament in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1997 having served in two cabinet posts: Health Minister and Chair of Management Board. Ms. Caplan served as a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004. She served in the cabinet of the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien as Minister of Citizenship & Immigration from 1999 to 2002 & Minister of National Revenue from 2002 to 2003. She served on the Board of the Canadian Public Health Initiative (CIHI) until 2014. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at Closing The Gap Healthcare Group, Inc. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Panacea Global, Inc. She was a member of a World Health Organization (WHO) International expert project Team.

Martin Bernholtz

Mr. Martin C. Bernholtz, CPA, is an Independent Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd. He has been a chartered accountant since 1983 and has held the position of Vice President Finance at Kerbel Group Inc., an integrated real estate developer, since 1988. He has served as a director and officer of various public, private and condominium corporations over the past 20 years. Mr. Bernholtz previously spent eight years with Laventhol & Horwath in the Litigation Support and Business Valuation area. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1981.

Ian Brindle

Dr. Ian Brindle is an Independent Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd., with effect from 16 June 2014. Dr. Brindle is the former Vice President of Research, former Dean of Chemistry and has held other academic postings at Brock University since 1968. Dr. Brindle is a professor of Chemistry, holds a Chancellor’s Chair in Research Excellence, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and is author of more than 70 publications in analytical chemistry. The University of Manchester awarded Dr. Brindle the degree of Doctor of Science for belonging to that group of scientists who “have distinguished themselves as authorities in the field by their substantial and original contributions to the advancement of knowledge.” He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Manchester University and a Masters of Science from Brock University.

Joseph Cordiano

Mr. Joseph Cordiano is an Independent Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd., since March 7, 2008. He joined Cityzen Development Group as a principal in 2006, where he is responsible for the sales and marketing as well as new business development of its Greater Toronto Area projects. During his 21 years of public service as a Member of the Ontario Provincial Legislature, he served as the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, GTA Regional Minister, and as a member of the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet. A graduate of the University of Toronto and The University of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Cordiano holds an MBA with a specialty in marketing.

Jeffrey Mandel

Mr. Jeffrey A. Mandel is an Independent Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd., since August 24, 2011. Mr. Mandel is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitec Technologies Inc., formerly Mitec Telecom Inc. (MTM.h, TSXV). Mitec exited the telecom and satellite and communications area in 2012 and is currently involved in development of technology that addresses certain security and privacy risks associated with electronic data transfer. He has been involved in the high-tech, communications, healthcare and retail industries over his 30 year career and has led capital development activities as well as identified and executed various successful commercialization strategies for companies for which he has been active.

Murray Miller

Dr. Murray Miller is an Independent Director of Covalon Technologies Ltd., since January 14, 2010. He is the managing director of Trillium Imaging Inc., which operates medical imaging centres in Mississauga and Toronto. Dr. Miller is a practicing radiologist in Mississauga and Toronto. He served as Chief Radiologist at the Queensway Hospital from 1996 to 1998, and has been an active member of the medical staff at Trillium Health Centre since 1988. Dr. Miller served on the Board of Trillium Health Centre from 2001 to 2005 and on the Trillium Health Centre Foundation Board from 2000 to 2006. He has been a consultant to the medical industry, including medical device manufacturers and medical imaging vendors.