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Just Energy Group Inc (JE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rebecca MacDonald

62 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

James Lewis

44 2014 President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Merril

44 2014 Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Patrick McCullough

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Jonah Davids

2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Jason Herod

2014 Executive Vice President, Consumer Division – North America

Gord Potter

2014 Executive Vice President - Services Division

Duncan Stiles

2008 Executive Vice President - Commercial Division

Ash Rajendra

2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ivan Thompson

2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

R. Scott Gahn

51 2013 Director

John Brussa

59 2010 Independent Director

Brett Perlman

56 2013 Independent Director

George Sladoje

73 2012 Independent Director

William Weld

2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rebecca MacDonald

Ms. Rebecca MacDonald is Executive Chairman of the Board of Just Energy Group Inc. Ms. MacDonald was the principal founder of Just Energy and has been a director since 2001. She has been engaged in the deregulation of natural gas for over 22 years. Before forming Just Energy in 1997 she was the president of EMI, another successful energy marketing company. She became an officer of the Just Energy in January 2000 and previously served as chief executive officer. For the past six years she has been Just Energy’s executive chair. She is a past director of the Canadian Arthritis Foundation and is actively involved in a number of other charities. She founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis Research at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Profit Magazine. She was also named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2003. On April 3, 2009 she received the International Horatio Alger Award – Canada. Ms. MacDonald has a 100% attendance record for board meetings for the year ended March 31, 2013. Ms. MacDonald was elected to the board of Canadian Pacific Railways Limited in 2012.

James Lewis

Mr. James W. Lewis is President, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Lewis was appointed to as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President role in June 2011 and prior to this, held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Eastern U.S. Prior to this, Mr. Lewis was Senior Vice President for North American Operations for Just Energy. Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University

Deborah Merril

Ms. Deborah Merril serves as Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc., effective April 1, 2014. Ms. Merril was appointed to her current role of Executive Vice President - Commercial Sales, in April 2010, and prior to this, held the position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales and Marketing. Before April 2010, Ms. Merril was Vice President of Just Energy Texas LP. Ms. Merril gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the College of Wooster in Ohio, and earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Texas A&M University.

Patrick McCullough

Mr. Patrick Mccullough is Chief Financial Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. McCullough has an 18 year career of progressive experience in senior financial roles, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Amonix, a California based designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, a role he took on as part of a global restructuring in June 2012. He had been the CFO of Amonix since May 2010. Prior to this, he had held the CFO role with IMI Severe Service from May 2007, Division CFO for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, from April 2005 and various roles with Ford Motor Company culminating as Deputy General Manager and CFO of a $1+ billion joint venture in Shanghai China. Mr. McCullough joined Ford in 1995. Mr. McCullough has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Notre Dame.

Jonah Davids

Mr. Jonah Davids is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Just Energy Group Inc. He was an associate with McMillan LLP (law firm) until November 2007.

Jason Herod

Gord Potter

Mr. Gord Potter is Executive Vice President - Services Division of Just Energy Group Inc. Formerly Ontario Energy Savings Corporation (OESC). He joined the Company in June 2003 and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Legal. Prior to this, Mr. Potter held the positions of Director, Vice President and Senior Vice President within the Regulatory department from June 2003 to April 2009. Before joining Just Energy, Mr. Potter was Director, Utility Relations, at Direct Energy Marketing Limited.

Duncan Stiles

Ash Rajendra

Ivan Thompson

R. Scott Gahn

Mr. R. Scott Gahn serves as Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Gahn is currently the President of Gulf Coast Security Services, Inc., a Houston-based security firm. Scott has a long history in the deregulated energy industry having sat on the Texas ERCOT board from 2005 to 2008 and having been involved in the sale of deregulated and regulated electricity and natural gas for 27 years. Mr. Gahn has a BA from Virginia Tech University and an MA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was one of the founding shareholders and Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Texas L. P. which was purchased by the Company in 2007 and in that capacity was responsible for North American Wholesale energy supply operations and business developments. He has a 100% attendance record for board and committee meetings for the year ending March 31, 2015.

John Brussa

Mr. John A. Brussa is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc. Mr. Brussa has been a director of Just Energy since 2001 and currently serves on two board committees. Mr. Brussa is a senior partner with the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP where he specializes in taxation and energy law with a special expertise relating to businesses in the energy sector. Accordingly, his contribution to the proceedings of the board and its committees is invaluable. As indicated in Schedule B of this proxy circular, Mr. Brussa serves as a director on other public boards and committees, particularly in the oil and natural gas sectors. He serves as a member of the compensation committee on other public company boards and accordingly brings considerable compensation experience as a member of Just Energy’s compensation committee. It is the view of other members of the Just Energy board that his experience and knowledge in these energy sectors and his regular participation at board and committee meetings adds significant value to the board of Just Energy. He has a 90% attendance record for board and committee meetings and serves on the risk and compensation committees.

Brett Perlman

Mr. Brett A. Perlman serves as Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., with effect from June 26, 2013. Mr. Perlman is the President of Vector Consultants, LLC of Houston, Texas, a consulting practice which specializes in business strategy, strategic marketing and mergers and acquisitions in the electric utility industry. He previously served as a Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (1999-2003) and led the market design and implementation that resulted in the successful restructuring of the Texas wholesale and retail electric utility market. Previous to his public service, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Company (1993-1999) and has practiced law with major firms in Houston and Washington, D.C. He holds advanced degrees in public policy from Harvard University and in law from the University of Texas and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University. He has previously served as a director and as an independent strategic advisor to both public and private equity-based companies. His knowledge of the electric utility sector and his experience in regulatory and public policy issues as well as strategy and governance makes him an invaluable member of the Just Energy Board. Mr. Perlman recently obtained certification as a Governance Fellow from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in recognition of his commitment to ongoing professional development and training as a Corporate Director.

George Sladoje

Mr. George Sladoje is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., since November 6, 2012. He currently serves as a member of the audit committee and Chair of the risk committee. Mr. Sladoje was until 2011, CEO of NASDAQ OMX Commodities Clearing Company and former Chair and CEO to 2010 of North American Energy and Clearing Corporation, both centered in Chicago, Ill. Mr. Sladoje serves as Principal, Sladoje Consulting, Chicago where he specializes in providing regulatory and compliance consulting to organizations dealing in electricity, natural gas, equities and options trading and has provided marketing services to grid operators across the United States including Midwest ISO and ERCOT. This expertise, along with his accounting background as a CPA with a big 8 accounting firm, his experience in working with energy regulators and in risk management and governance will uniquely qualify him to serve on the Just Energy board of directors and as a member of the audit committee and after February 7, 2013 chair of the risk committee. He has also served as a director of other companies and has worked with many major national regulators including The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the SEC, FERC, the public utility commissions of several states.

William Weld

Mr. William F. Weld is an Independent Director of Just Energy Group Inc., since 2 April 2012. Mr. Weld currently practices with the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in Washington, DC and New York where he specializes in government strategies, corporate governance and compliance and international business best practices. Mr. Weld has a very distinguished career in government and business. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Chair of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, a private holding company headquartered in British Columbia. During the 1990’s, Mr. Weld served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts, being elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994. He served as national co-chair of the Privatization Council and led business and trade missions to many counties in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Mr. Weld also served as a director of other public companies and is an active member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his election as governor, Mr. Weld was a federal prosecutor for seven years, serving as the Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts during the Reagan administration. He was also a commercial litigator in Boston and Washington. He is a member of the nominations and governance committee and the audit committee of the board.

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