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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bradley Wechsler

62 2009 Chairman of the Board

Richard Gelfond

58 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Sparacio

54 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Greg Foster

51 2013 CEO - IMAX Entertainment, Senior Executive Vice President - IMAX Corporation

David Keighley

66 2011 Chief Quality Officer; President of David Keighley Productions 70MM Inc.

Mark Welton

50 2011 President - IMAX Theatres

Larry O'Reilly

67 2011 Executive Vice President - World Wide Sales

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

37 2012 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Andrew Cripps

54 2012 Executive Vice President; President, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Jeffrey Vance

42 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller

Brian Bonnick

57 2011 Chief Technology Officer

G. Mary Ruby

56 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

Eileen Campbell

55 2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Lister

45 2012 Chief Legal Officer, Chief Business Development Officer

Michael MacMillan

57 Director

Neil Braun

61 2003 Independent Director

Eric Demirian

55 2010 Independent Director

Garth Girvan

65 1994 Independent Director

David Leebron

59 2003 Independent Director

Michael Lynne

72 2013 Independent Director

Martin Pompadur

78 2010 Independent Director

Marc Utay

1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bradley Wechsler

Mr. Bradley J. Wechsler is Chairman of the Board of IMAX Corporation, since April 1, 2009. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company with Mr. Gelfond from May 1996 to March 2009. From March 1994 to June 1999, Mr. Wechsler served as Chairman of the Company and served as Co-Chairman with Mr. Gelfond from June 1999 to March 2009. Mr. Wechsler serves on the boards of Math for America, the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools, Apollo Investment Corporation and Assay Healthcare Solutions. Mr. Wechsler also serves on the board of the NYU 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 & Science. Mr. Wechsler’s long service as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as his financial, legal and capital markets expertise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the business and operations of the Company are valuable assets to the Board. Due to Mr. Wechsler’s long-time leadership role in the Company and in the marketplace, he brings to the Board a practical understanding of the organization, its processes, strategy, risk management and the optimal methods to drive change and growth. In addition, Mr. Wechsler brings particular expertise in board leadership and governance given his long service as Co-Chairman of the Board.

Richard Gelfond

Mr. Richard L. Gelfond is Chief Executive Officer and Director of IMAX Corporation. He 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. Mr. Gelfond is a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Counsel. He is also a Member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Science. 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. Mr. Gelfond’s long service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company (formerly Co-Chief Executive Officer), as well as his marketing, financial, legal and capital markets expertise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the business, operations and domestic and international markets of the Company and his relationships with studios, exhibitors and senior management with the Company, are valuable assets to the Board. Due to Mr. Gelfond’s long-time leadership role in the Company and in the marketplace, he brings to the Board a practical understanding of the organization, its processes, strategy, risk management and optimal methods to drive change and growth.

Joseph Sparacio

Mr. Joseph Sparacio is 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. He joined the Company in March 2001 as President, Filmed Entertainment, and was appointed CEO, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation in July 2013. Mr. Foster held the position of Chairman & President, Filmed Entertainment from September 2004 to January 2013. In January 2013, Mr. Foster’s title changed to Chairman & 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.

David Keighley

Mr. David B. Keighley is Chief Quality Officer 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 has been appointed as President - IMAX Theatres of IMAX Corp., effective 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.

Larry O'Reilly

Mr. Larry O'Reilly is Executive Vice President, World Wide Sales of IMAX Corporation, since October 2011. He joined the Company in March 1994 as the Sales Manager, Film Distribution and was appointed Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales in October 2011. He 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 & Film Distribution.

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

Ms. Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs has been appionted as Executive Vice President, Human Resources of IMAX Corp., with effect from 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.

Andrew Cripps

Mr. Andrew Cripps has been appointed as Executive Vice President, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa(EMEA) of IMAX Corp., with effect from February 22, 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 COO, 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 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.

Brian Bonnick

Mr. Brian Bonnick is Chief Technology Officer 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.

G. Mary Ruby

Ms. G. Mary Ruby is 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 has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of IMAX Corp., with effective July 15, 2013. She distinguished career spans over 30 years in senior executive positions with industryorganizations, most notably with Millward Brown, one of the world's top global brand consulting agencies, with a client roster that includes 81 of the world's top 100 brands. Campbell most recently served as the company's Global Chief Executive Officer where she was responsible for 78 offices in 51 countries and generated industry growth. During her tenure with Millward Brown, Campbell also served as the company's Head of Global Development and North America CEO. Prior to Millward Brown, Campbell held senior leadership roles with market research and insight firms including Angus Reid Group, NFO Worldgroup and Maritz. Campbell is a graduate of Ohio's Heidelberg University, where she studied economics and business administration, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude.

Robert Lister

Mr. Robert D. Lister is 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.

Michael MacMillan

Mr. Michael MacMillan is 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.

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). Mr. Braun is a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees.

Eric Demirian

Mr. Eric A. Demirian is 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.

Garth Girvan

Mr. Garth M. Girvan is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since March 1994. He is a partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms. Mr. Girvan is also a director of Entertainment One Ltd. Mr. Girvan is a member of the Company’s Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Girvan is a former director of Corby Distilleries Limited (1998–2007). Mr. Girvan is a Canadian citizen. Mr. Girvan brings to the Board his extensive background as legal counsel to public and private companies, including having provided recognized leadership in complex public and private equity and debt financings, which makes him well-suited to assist the Board in addressing the legal, financial and governance issues which it faces.

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 1, 2004. Prior to July 1, 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 on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership and the board of KIPP Foundation. Mr. Leebron serves as Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee of the Company and is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Leebron brings his broad legal experience, leadership and management skills as President of Rice University and former Dean of Columbia Law School to the Board which makes him well suited to assess legal risks and other challenges faced by the Company, as well as to apply his experience to governance issues facing the Board.

Michael Lynne

Mr. Michael Lynne has been appointed as Independent Director of IMAX Corporation effective 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.

Martin Pompadur

Mr. Martin Pompadur is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since September 2010. He is the Chairman of Metan Development Group (“Metan”). Metan was created to develop and distribute entertainment content for the Chinese’s 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 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 and has held executive positions at several other media companies including American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Mr. Pompadur is the principal owner of Caribbean International News Corporation and Montana Coffee and is Chairman of Metan Media, a TV production/media company in China. Mr. Pompadur serves on the board of Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. and is Senior Advisor to Oliver Wyman and Global Vice Chairman Media and Entertainment, Macquarie Capital Advisors. Mr. Pompadur serves as Chairman of the Company’s Option & Compensation Committee. Mr. Pompadur brings to the Board his broad international perspective gained from many years of experience as a senior executive and board member of large media companies. Mr. Pompadur’s deep knowledge of business development and media strategy is a valuable addition to the Board.

Marc Utay

Mr. Marc A. Utay is Independent Director of IMAX Corporation, since May 1996. He has been the Managing Partner of Clarion Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, since November 1999. Prior to joining Clarion, Mr. Utay was a Managing Director of Wasserstein Perella & Co. Inc. and a member of Wasserstein Perella’s Policy Committee. Mr. Utay was co-head of Wasserstein Perella’s Leveraged Finance, Retailing and Media, Telecommunication and Entertainment groups. Until December 2002, Mr. Utay was also a Senior Advisor to Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. From 1992 to 2012, Mr. Utay was a director of P&F Industries, Inc. and served as P&F Industries Lead Independent Director from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Utay is a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Utay is a seasoned entrepreneur who has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and in direct investment in public and private companies and funds. He also brings particular expertise to the Board in the areas of financial planning, the capital markets and operating experience that strengthens the Board’s skill in those areas.

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Bradley Wechsler

1,550,000 3,375,582

Richard Gelfond

1,964,185 11,658,880

Joseph Sparacio

30,000 542,943

Greg Foster

585,000 3,022,525

David Keighley

92,667 372,310

Mark Welton

0 0

Larry O'Reilly

22,750 642,989

Carrie Lindzon-Jacobs

0 0

Andrew Cripps

0 0

Jeffrey Vance

0 0

Brian Bonnick

0 0

G. Mary Ruby

0 0

Eileen Campbell

0 0

Robert Lister

286,250 700,819

Michael MacMillan

0 0

Neil Braun

0 0

Eric Demirian

0 0

Garth Girvan

0 0

David Leebron

0 0

Michael Lynne

0 0

Martin Pompadur

0 0

Marc Utay

0 0
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