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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bradley Wechsler

63 2009 Chairman of the Board

Larry O'Reilly

52 2015 President, Executive Vice President and Strategic Sales

Richard Gelfond

60 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Sparacio

55 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Greg Foster

53 2013 CEO - IMAX Entertainment, Senior Executive Vice President - IMAX Corporation

David Keighley

67 2011 Chief Quality Officer; & Executive Vice President, President of David Keighley Productions 70MM Inc.

Mark Welton

51 2011 President - IMAX Theatres

Brian Bonnick

58 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

38 2012 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Jason Brenek

43 2015 Executive Vice President, President of IMAX Home Entertainment

Andrew Cripps

55 2012 Executive Vice President; President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, IMAX International Sales Corporation

Jeffrey Vance

43 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller

Jessica Kourakos

2015 Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

G Ruby

57 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

Eileen Campbell

55 2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Lister

46 2012 Chief Legal Officer, Chief Business Development Officer

Darren Throop

48 2015 Director

Neil Braun

62 2003 Independent Director

Eric Demirian

56 2010 Independent Director

David Leebron

60 2003 Independent Director

Michael Lynne

73 2013 Independent Director

Michael MacMillan

58 Independent Director

Martin Pompadur

79 2010 Independent Director

Dana Settle

2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bradley Wechsler

Mr. Bradley J. Wechsler is Chairman of the Board of IMAX Corporation, since April 1, 2009 and has been a director since March 1994. Mr. Wechsler assumed the role of Managing Partner, Elysium LLC in January 2015. Elysium manages the business affairs of a high net worth private family. Mr. Wechsler served as Co-Chairman of the Company with Mr. Gelfond from June 1999 to March 2009 and Co-Chief Executive Officer with Mr. Gelfond from May 1996 to March 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Wechsler served as Chairman of the Company. Mr. Wechsler serves on the boards of Math for America and Apollo Investment Corporation. He served on the board of Assay Healthcare Solutions from 2010-2014. Mr. Wechsler also serves on the board of the NYU Langone Hospital and Medical Center, where he is a Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Wechsler is a Member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Larry O'Reilly

Mr. Larry O'Reilly is President, Strategic Sales and Executive Vice President of IMAX Corporation. Previously, Mr. O’Reilly held the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and President, Worldwide Sales in October 2011. Mr. O’Reilly held the position of Executive Vice President, Theatre Development from September 2004 to October 2011 and has held various other positions within the Company including Manager, Business Development, Film; Director, Strategic Partnerships; Director, Commercial Marketing: The Americas; Vice President, Sales, The Americas; and Senior Vice President, Theatre Development and Film Distribution.

Richard Gelfond

Mr. Richard L. Gelfond is Chief Executive Officer and Director of IMAX Corporation. Mr. Gelfond served as Co-Chairman of the Company with Mr. Wechsler from June 1999 to March 2009 and Co-Chief Executive Officer with Mr. Wechsler from May 1996 to March 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Gelfond served as Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Gelfond serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., which is affiliated with Stony Brook University. He is also a Member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Gelfond served as the Chairman of the Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust Steering Committee, which was established in co-operation with NASA to support the families of the seven crew members of the STS-107 mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which came to a tragic end on February 1, 2003.

Joseph Sparacio

Mr. Joseph Sparacio is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IMAX Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sparacio served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the programming company iN Demand L.L.C. from June 2002 until his employment with the Company. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Sparacio served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Sparacio served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of Loews Theater Management Corp., and from 1990 to 1994, he served as Controller. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Sparacio spent eight years with Ernst & Young. Mr. Sparacio is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Greg Foster

Mr. Greg Foster is CEO, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation. Mr. Foster held the position of Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment from September 2004 to January 2013. In January 2013, Mr. Foster’s title changed to Chairman and President, IMAX Entertainment as a result of a change in the title of the Filmed Entertainment department. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Foster was Executive Vice-President of Production at MGM/UA. Prior to that, Mr. Foster held other senior positions, including Senior Vice-President of Motion Picture Marketing Research, during his 15 years at MGM/UA. In 1999, Mr. Foster founded uMogul, a financial services company and held the position of Chairman, Co-Founder and President. Mr. Foster is a member of the board of directors of TCL-IMAX Entertainment Co., Ltd., a joint venture of TCL Corporation and the Company.

David Keighley

Mr. David B. Keighley is Chief Quality Officer and Executive Vice President of IMAX Corporation and President, David Keighley Productions 70MM Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Previous to that, Mr. Keighley held the position of Executive Vice President of the Company since July 2007 and Senior Vice President from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Keighley is President of David Keighley Productions 70MM Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Keighley is responsible for motion picture and digital post-production and image quality assurance.

Mark Welton

Mr. Mark Welton is the President - IMAX Theatres of IMAX Corp., since October 3, 2011. He joined the Company in July 1997 as Director. Previous to that, Mr. Welton held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate and Digital Development & Theatre Operation since April 2007 and has held various other positions within the Company including: Senior Vice President, Business Affairs; Senior Vice President, Theatre Operations; and Executive Vice President, Theatre Operations & General Manager, Digital. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Welton was an associate lawyer at the law firm Stikeman, Elliot from 1994 until his employment with the Company.

Brian Bonnick

Mr. Brian Bonnick is Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of IMAX Corporation, since October 2011. Previous to that, Mr. Bonnick held the position of Executive Vice President, Technology since June 2006 and held the position of Senior Vice President, Technology from August 2001 to June 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bonnick was Vice President, Engineering and Operations for Electrohome Corporation. Prior to that Mr. Bonnick was Vice President and General Manager at TSB International Inc., a telecommunications company. Mr. Bonnick is registered as a professional engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

Ms. Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources of IMAX Corp., since May 2012. She joined the Company in May 2011 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources in May 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs was Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Courtyard Group from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs held various positions at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) from 2001 to 2007 including Head of Human Resources, Amicus (President's Choice Financial Banking) and concurrently Director, Human Resources, International Retail and Wealth Management. Ms. Lindzon-Jacobs is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Jason Brenek

Mr. Jason Brenek is the Executive Vice President of the company and serves as President, IMAX Home Entertainment where he oversees a series of global initiatives designed collectively to translate elements of The IMAX Experience® to the home setting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brenek was Senior Vice President, International In-Home Distribution for the Walt Disney Studios beginning in 2010. In 2014, he added the role of Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, which he held until 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Brenek held various positions at Walt Disney Studios beginning in 2003 including Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Cinema and Cinema Programming and Vice President, Distribution Strategy.

Andrew Cripps

Mr. Andrew Cripps is the Executive Vice President of the company, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa(EMEA), IMAX International Sales Corporation a subsidiary of IMAX Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cripps was President, Paramount Pictures International from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Cripps held various positions at UIP, a joint venture distribution company between Paramount and Universal from 1986 to 2007 including President and Chief Operating Officer; Vice-President, Sales, South East Asia; Senior Vice President, International Sales; and Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Japan. Mr. Cripps is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mr. Cripps was a member of the Operating Committee and the Compensation Committee of United International Pictures from January 2007 to December 2011.

Jeffrey Vance

Mr. Jeffrey Vance is the Senior Vice President, Finance & Controller of IMAX Corporation, since March 2011. He joined the Company in October 2004 as Manager, Business Operations and was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller in March 2011. Previous to that, Mr. Vance served as Vice President, Finance and Controller since February 2008 and has held various other positions within the Company including Co-Controller and Director, Finance and Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vance was employed in the Audit and Business Advisory Division at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1994 to 2002, most recently as Audit Manager, and was the Assistant Director, Financial Administration at FedEx Trade Networks Transport and Brokerage (Canada) Inc. from 2002 to 2003 and Eastern Region Controller and Manager of Administration at Comstock Canada Ltd. from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Vance is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Jessica Kourakos

Ms. Jessica Kourakos is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations of IMAX Corporation. Kourakos brings more than 20 years of investor relations and financial analysis experience to IMAX. She joins the Company from CBS Corporation, where she served as Vice President of Investor Relations for five years. Previous to this role, Kourakos was the Vice President of Investor Relations for two international software companies, Intuit and Synopsys Inc. She also held senior equity analyst positions with leading Wall Street financial services firms Goldman Sachs and UBS. Kourakos graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

G Ruby

Ms. G. Mary Ruby is the Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary of IMAX Corporation. She joined the Company in October 1987 as Associate General Counsel and was appointed Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary in March 2011. Previous to that, Ms. Ruby held the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Services (Legal, Human Resources and Administration) & Corporate Secretary since January 2008 and has held various other positions within the Company including Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration; Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & Corporate Secretary; and General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Ruby is also Deputy General Counsel and acts as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. In November 2004, Ms. Ruby was appointed by the Company’s Audit Committee as Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for oversight of the Company’s Whistle Blower Program. Ms. Ruby is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Eileen Campbell

Ms. Eileen M. Campbell is the Chief Marketing Officer of IMAX Corp. Prior to joining the Company, from 2007 to 2013 Ms. Campbell was the Global Chief Executive Officer for the brand building consulting agency, Millward Brown, and held various other executive positions at Millward Brown from 2000 to 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Campbell led Angus Reid Group’s market research and global expansion divisions. Ms. Campbell was employed at NFO Research from 1979 to 1996, most recently as Senior Vice President. Ms. Campbell is the former Chair of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations.

Robert Lister

Mr. Robert D. Lister is the Chief Legal Officer & Chief Business Development Officer of IMAX Corporation, since January 2012. He joined the Company in May 1999 as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, and was appointed Chief Legal Officer & Chief Business Development Officer in January 2012. Previous to that, Mr. Lister held the position of Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel since December 2007 and has held various other positions within the Company including Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Corporate Communications & General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs & General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lister was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Clearview Cinemas, a film exhibitor, from March 1998 until his employment with the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Lister served as Associate General Counsel of Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, a behavioral healthcare company, from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Lister is a member of the Board of Directors of 3net, a joint venture of Sony, Discovery Communications, and the Company. Mr. Lister is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Darren Throop

Mr. Darren D. Throop is an Director of the Company. Throop is President & CEO of Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) (LSE: ETO), a leading independent entertainment group, which produces and acquires entertainment content rights for distribution across all consumer media worldwide. Throop has a 20-year track record of successfully building and managing entertainment companies. In 1991, he founded an independent chain of retail music stores. Building and acquiring several music distribution ventures over ten years, he was named CEO of ROW Entertainment in 2001. Throop took the company public in 2003 and changed the company name to Entertainment One. With a comprehensive distribution network in the U.S. and Canada, Throop began aggressively acquiring the rights for specialty content. In 2007, to fund expansion into independent feature film and television distribution and rights ownership, Throop orchestrated the movement of Entertainment One to London's Alternative Investment Market in a $200 million IPO. Shortly after the listing, Entertainment One acquired a series of leading Film and Television producers and distributors around the globe. Stepping up to the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2010, Entertainment One was confirmed as a FTSE 250 entrant in the FTSE UK Index Series in 2013.

Neil Braun

Mr. Neil S. Braun is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since June 2003. He is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and a member of the University Operating Committee. Mr. Braun held the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Carbon Neutral Company from 2008 to June 2010 and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The GreenLife Organization from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Braun held the position of President, Distribution & Marketing of Starz Media after it acquired IDT Entertainment in August 2006, President, Feature Films and Television of IDT Entertainment from 2005 to 2007 and the President of Vanguard Animation, LLC from 2001 to 2005. He was the President of Vast Video Inc. prior to this and was President of iCast Corporation a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMGI, Inc. during 1999. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Braun was President of NBC Television Network. Mr. Braun also sits on the Share our Strength and Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center boards of directors, both non-profit organizations. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Share our Strength and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Prior to 1994, Mr. Braun was the Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, the COO of Imagine Films Entertainment and Senior Vice President of Home Box Office Inc. Mr. Braun has received his Certificate of Director Education through the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a member of KPMG Audit Committee Institute. Mr. Braun is a former director of the GreenLife Organization (2007-2008) and The Carbon Neutral Company (2008-2010).

Eric Demirian

Mr. Eric A. Demirian, CPA is the Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since September 28, 2010. He is President of Parklea Capital Inc., a boutique financial advisory and strategy firm and is President of Demicap Inc., a private investment firm. Prior to Mr. Demirian’s position at Parklea Capital he held the position of Executive Vice President of Group Telecom from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Demirian’s previous positions include, Partner and head of Information and Communication Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (1983-2000) and Internal Auditor at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (1980-1983). Mr. Demirian serves on the boards of Descartes Systems Group, Enghouse Systems Ltd. and Redline Communications Inc. Mr. Demirian is a former director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Leisure Canada Inc. (2010–2011), Menu Foods Income Fund (2005-2010) and Keystone North America Inc. (2007–2010). Mr. Demirian is a member of the Advisory Council for the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant and a Certified General Accountant. Mr. Demirian serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company and is a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Demirian is a Canadian citizen.

David Leebron

Mr. David W. Leebron is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since September 2003. He has been the President of Rice University since July 2004. Prior to July 2004, Mr. Leebron held the position of Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law since 1996 and Professor of Law since 1989. Mr. Leebron is on the Council on Foreign Relations, and the board of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Board of Governors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Michael Lynne

Mr. Michael Lynne is the Independent Director of IMAX Corporation since July 24, 2013. Mr. Lynne is a Principal of Unique Features LLC, a film and television production company. Prior to the launch of Unique Features, Mr. Lynne was Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of New Line Cinema Corporation and was an Executive Producer of New Line’s historically successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mr. Lynne is also on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art and Citymeals-on-Wheels and chairs the Museum Committee of Guild Hall of East Hampton. Mr. Lynne is a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and is a long-time trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation. He has also been a member of the board of the publicly traded REIT, Vornado Realty Trust, since 2005 and serves as chair of the compensation committee. Mr. Lynne also served as the Time Warner, Inc. representative on the Time Warner Cable Board from 2006 until 2008 and chaired their Compensation Committee. Mr. Lynne is a member of the New York Bar.

Michael MacMillan

Mr. Michael MacMillan is the Independent Director of IMAX Corp. He is Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ant Media, a Canadian media company which he co-founded in 2011. Blue Ant has an ownership interest in eight Canadian specialty television channels, as well as digital media properties and magazines. Mr. MacMillan was Chairman and/or CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications from 1998 to 2007. Mr. MacMillan co-founded Atlantis Films Limited in 1978 which acquired Alliance Communications in a reverse takeover in 1998 and the company subsequently became Alliance Atlantis Communications. Mr. MacMillan retired from Alliance Atlantis in 2007 after selling the company to Canwest Communications and Goldman Sachs. In 2007, he also co-founded, and serves as Chair of Samara, a think tank that works to strengthen political engagement in Canada through innovative research and educational programs. Mr. MacMillan is a director of Knowledge First Financial. Additionally, Mr. MacMillan is co-founder and co-owner of Closson Chase, a vineyard and winery in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. He has additionally volunteered with numerous community and industry organizations over many years, and is currently involved with Open Roof Films, Human Rights Watch, Civix and the Toronto East General Hospital, amongst other organizations. Mr. MacMillan is a Canadian citizen.

Martin Pompadur

Mr. Martin Pompadur is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since September 2010. Mr. Pompadur is the Chairman of Metan Development Group (“Metan”). Metan was created to develop and distribute entertainment content for the Chinese market and also to develop and distribute entertainment content in China for global audiences. In June 1998, Mr. Pompadur joined News Corporation as Executive Vice President of News Corporation, President of News Corporation Eastern and Central Europe and was a member of News Corporation’s Executive Management Committee. He was appointed Chairman of News Corp. Europe in January 2000, a position he held until 2008. Mr. Pompadur was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RP Companies from 1982 to 2007. He has held executive positions at several other media companies including American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Mr. Pompadur is the principal owner of Montana Coffee, a wholesale coffee company in Russia. Mr. Pompadur serves on the board of Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. and Truli Media Group, Inc. He is also Global Vice Chairman Media and Entertainment, Macquarie Capital Advisors.

Dana Settle

Ms. Dana Settle is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Settle is a Founding Partner with Greycroft, a venture capital fund based in New York City and Los Angeles focused on investments in the Internet and mobile markets. She fills a vacancy on the Company’s board.
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