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West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (WFTBF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Ketcham

66 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward Seraphim

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Larry Hughes

64 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Raymond Ferris

2016 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Rodger Hutchinson

2013 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Christopher McIver

2016 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Brian Balkwill

2016 Vice President - Canadian lumber

Keith Carter

2016 Vice President - Pulp and Energy Operations

Larry Gardner

2016 Vice President - Canadian woodlands

James Gorman

2015 Vice President - Corporate and Government Relations

Sean McLaren

2016 Vice President - U.S. lumber

Chuck Watkins

2016 Vice President - U.S. lumber Manufacturing

Russell Wiggins

2014 Vice President - Operations Controller

Maureen Kuper

2007 Treasurer

Tom Theodorakis

2013 Assistant Secretary

Robert Phillips

65 2008 Lead Independent Director

JOHN KETCHAM

54 2015 Director

Clark Binkley

66 1992 Independent Director

J. Duncan Gibson

66 1997 Independent Director

Harald Ludwig

61 1995 Independent Director

Gerald Miller

61 2014 Independent Director

Janice Rennie

59 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Ketcham

Mr. Henry H. Ketcham is re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective April 19, 2016. He was Executive Chairman of the Board of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Ketcham was the President until April 2012 and retired from the position of Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2013 when his title as Chairman was redesignated as Executive Chairman. He is also a director and shareholder of Ketcham Investments, Inc., which owns 6,662,718 Common shares and 1,743,228 Class B Common shares of the Company. Mr. Ketcham has been actively involved with the Company since 1973. He is a director of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and is immediate past Chairman of the B.C. Business Council.

Edward Seraphim

Mr. Edward R. Seraphim is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Seraphim holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of B.C. He is Chartered Accountant and the President and Chief Executive Officer. Before February 15, 2007 Mr. Seraphim was Vice-President, Pulp & Paper Sales and on that date he was appointed Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, a position which he held until July 1, 2010. He was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from July 1, 2010 to April 19, 2012 when he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. On March 1, 2013 Mr. Seraphim became the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Seraphim is Chairman of the B.C. Council of Forest Industries and acts as West Fraser’s representative in a number of industry related associations including the Forest Products Association of Canada, Alberta Forest Products Association and the Softwood Lumber Board.

Larry Hughes

Mr. Larry S. Hughes is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Before September 1, 2007 was Secretary and a partner in the law firm Lang Michener LLP.

Raymond Ferris

Mr. Raymond W. Ferris is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Before September 15, 2007 was a Operations Manager, Solid Wood. Mr. Ferris will be responsible for the successful implementation of its operating strategies. He has been with the company since 1997 in a number of senior roles and has extensive manufacturing experience in the forest products industry.

Rodger Hutchinson

Mr. Rodger M. Hutchinson is a Vice President, Corporate Controller of West Fraster Timber Co Ltd.

Christopher McIver

Mr. Christopher D. McIver is a Vice President - Sales and Marketing of West Fraster Timber Co Ltd. From January 2005 to December 2005 was Lumber Sales Manager and before January 2005 was MDF Operations Manager.

Brian Balkwill

Mr. Brian Allen Balkwill is a Vice President - Canadian lumber of the company. He is the general manager, Canadian lumber, has been appointed vice-president, Canadian lumber. Mr. Balkwill has been with the company since 1986 and has held a variety of progressive roles in forestry and manufacturing and holds a degree in forestry.

Keith Carter

Mr. Keith Darren Carter is a Vice President - Pulp and Energy Operations of the company, He is currently the general manager, pulp operations, has been appointed vice-president, pulp and energy operations, and will assume the pulp and energy operational responsibilities of Mr. Rippon on his retirement. Mr. Carter has been with the company since 2000 and has held a variety of maintenance, engineering and general management responsibilities and holds an engineering degree.

Larry Gardner

Mr. Larry Earl Gardner is a Vice President - Canadian woodlands of the company, and currently the general manager, Canadian woodlands operations, has been appointed vice-president, Canadian woodlands, and will assume the Canadian woodlands responsibilities of Mr. Lehane on his retirement. Mr. Gardner has been with the company since 1980 in a variety of roles, including chief forester and is a registered professional forester.

James Gorman

Mr. James Gorman is Vice President - Corporate and Government Relations of the Company effective May 19, 2015. Mr. Gorman will join West Fraser after having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Forest Industries since 2013. Prior to joining COFI, Mr. Gorman served in a number of senior leadership roles with the Government of British Columbia.

Sean McLaren

Mr. Sean P. McLaren is a Vice President - U.S. Lumber of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Mr. Sean was previously General Manager, Wood Products for the Company's U.S. operations. Sean will continue to be situated at the Company's U.S. regional office in Memphis, Tennessee.

Chuck Watkins

Mr. Chuck Watkins is a Vice President - U.S. lumber Manufacturing of the company, He is currently the general manager, U.S. lumber manufacturing, has been appointed vice-president, U.S. lumber manufacturing. Mr. Watkins has been in the wood products industry since 2006 and joined the company in 2012. He holds an engineering degree.

Russell Wiggins

Maureen Kuper

Ms. Maureen F. Kuper is a Treasurer of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Before April 25, 2007 was Manager, Treasury Operations.

Tom Theodorakis

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert Lawrence Phillips, QC, is Lead Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Mr. Phillips holds B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and an LL.B., both from the University of Alberta. Before July 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the BCR Group of Companies, which was involved in rail transportation and marine terminal operations. Before joining BCR, he was Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for MacMillan Bloedel Limited, and has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the PTI Group Inc. and Dreco Energy Services Ltd. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Alberta in 1991. In February 2008 Mr. Phillips was designated by the Board to serve as Lead Director and in that capacity he serves as Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Phillips is also a member of the Compensation Committee. He is a director of the following public corporations: Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Western Bank, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and Precision Drilling Corporation

JOHN KETCHAM

John K. Ketcham is Director of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. He resides in Santa Monica, California. He is a graduate of Tufts University and is currently a real estate developer in Los Angeles. Mr. Ketcham currently owns or controls a total of 977,100 of our Common shares. Previously Mr. Ketcham was a film producer (The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington) and director. From 1985 to 1992 Mr. Ketcham was a television reporter in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Ketcham is a member of the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.

Clark Binkley

Dr. Clark S. Binkley is an Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. In 2012 Dr. Binkley was appointed Chief Investment Officer of GreenWood Resources, Inc., a timberland investment management organization. Prior to that time, he was the Managing Director of International Forestry Investment Advisors, LLC, a firm he founded in 2005 to provide timberland investment advisory services to qualified investors. Between 1998 and 2005, he was Senior Vice-President of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., a timberland investment company and previously he was the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of B.C. in Vancouver. Dr. Binkley holds an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in engineering from Harvard University as well as a Ph.D. from Yale University in forestry and environmental studies. Dr. Binkley is the Chairman of the Safety & Environment Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee.

J. Duncan Gibson

Mr. J. Duncan Gibson is an Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Since November 2001, he has been a business investor. He was formerly Vice Chairman of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. He has served as a director of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. and Futuremed Healthcare Corporation. Mr. Gibson is a member of the Audit Committee, the Safety & Environment Committee and the Governance & Nominating Committee.

Harald Ludwig

Mr. Harald Horst Ludwig is an Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. He is President of Macluan Capital Corporation, a diversified private equity investment company. Mr. Ludwig is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee. He is also a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Seaspan Corporation and Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited and is also a member of the Advisory Board of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (private equity) and a governor of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (See “Our Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures – Composition of the Board” on page 22). Mr. Ludwig is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Gerald Miller

Mr. Gerald J. Miller is an Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Prior to which he was the Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of B.C. and is a Chartered Accountant who retired from West Fraser on July 31, 2011 after a 25-year career. Mr. Miller is a member of the Safety & Environment Committee. Mr. Miller was a key member of West Fraser’s senior executive team and served in a number of executive positions including as Executive Vice-President, Pulp & Paper, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, the position that he held at the time of his retirement. Mr. Miller is also a trustee of Granite Real Estate Investment Trust.

Janice Rennie

Ms. Janice Gaye Rennie is an Independent Director of West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. Ms. Rennie earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is currently a corporate director. From September 7, 2004 to September 9, 2005 she was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness of EPCOR Utilities Inc., a provider of energy, water and energy-related services and products, on whose board she served for over 10 years. Before September 7, 2004, she was the Principal of Rennie & Associates, which provided investment and related advice to small and mid-sized companies. Ms. Rennie is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and of the Governance & Nominating Committee. She is a director of the following public corporations: Major Drilling Group International Inc., Methanex Corporation, Teck Resources Limited and WestJet Airlines Ltd.