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DAVIDsTEA Inc (DTEA.OQ)

DTEA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Michaud

71 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joel Silver

2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Howard Tafler

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Sarah Segal

31 2017 Head of Product Development and Innovation

Bruce Guerriero

2015 Director

Thomas Folliard

53 2014 Independent Director

Guy Savard

72 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Michaud

Mr. Pierre Michaud serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Michaud became a director of our Company in February 2014. Mr. Michaud is the founder and was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Reno-Depot inc. until 1997. He was also Chairman of Provigo inc., a major food retailer in Canada from 1993 to 1999 and a director of The Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX: LB) from 1990 to 2010, and went on to become Vice Chairman in 1997. His other directorships were: Loblaw Companies of Canada (TSX: L) from 1999 to 2011, BRP inc. (TSX: DOO) from 2004 to 2014, Gaz Metro inc. from 2004 to 2009, Castorama S.A. in France from 1997 to 2000 and The Caisse de Depot et Placements du Quebec from 1989 to 1995.

Joel Silver

Mr. Joel Silver has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective on March 20, 2017. Mr. Silver comes to DAVIDsTEA with over 20 years of consumer brand experience, having most recently served as General Partner and a member of the Board of Directors of TrilogyGrowth, a venture capital fund he co-founded, which focuses on consumer-centric brands including Poppin, a modern office supplies brand, iStore, a Canadian-based retail and wholesale brand providing consumers with trendy and practical digital lifestyle solutions, and Indeed Laboratories, a Canadian-based skin care company with global distribution. Prior to TrilogyGrowth, from 2003 to 2011, Mr. Silver held several positions of increasing responsibility at Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX:IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer, most recently as President. In this capacity, Mr. Silver drove Indigo Books & Music's strategy to build the general merchandise categories, including the launch of Indigo Kids and the doubling of the lifestyle categories. He also was responsible for significantly expanding revenues across all retail and e-commerce channels and helped Indigo Books & Music launch Kobo, its e-reading platform. Mr. Silver has sat on Indigo Books & Music's Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Silver also was a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of SalesDriver.com Inc., an on-line e-commerce platform based out of Boston & Toronto that was sold to Carlson Marketing Group Inc. Mr. Silver began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Silver earned his Bachelor's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and his Master's degree of Business Administration from Harvard University.

Howard Tafler

Mr. Howard Mark Tafler is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Tafler joined our Company in January 2010 and serves as our Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tafler worked at a national accounting firm and was the Chief Financial Officer of a manufacturing company from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Tafler received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from McGill University. Mr. Tafler is also a chartered accountant and a CPA. Mr. Tafler is a resident of Québec, Canada.

Sarah Segal

Ms. Sarah Segal has been appointed as Head of Product Development and Innovation of the Company, effective September 2017. Ms. Segal became a director of our Company in April 2012. Ms. Segal served as our President and Head of Product Development and Tea Department from December 2010 to September 2012. Since May 2013, Ms. Segal has served as the President and owner of SQUISH Candy. Ms. Segal received a B.A. in Environmental Health from McGill University and an M.Sc. in Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University. Ms. Segal brings knowledge of the Company and retail experience to our board. Ms. Segal is a resident of Québec, Canada.

Bruce Guerriero

Mr. Bruce J. Guerriero, CPA, CA., is Director of the Company. Mr. Guerriero was a Senior Audit Partner in the Montreal office of KPMG LLP, where he practiced for 38 years before retiring in September 2014. During his years at KPMG, Mr. Guerriero served as the lead audit engagement partner for companies in different business sectors, including Consumer Markets and Retail. He also served on the Partnership Board of Directors for KPMG in Canada from 2003 to 2010. In addition, Mr. Guerriero assisted companies with their public offerings on Canadian and US exchanges as well as provided them with assistance in meeting their ongoing financial requirements with the Canadian and US securities regulators.

Thomas Folliard

Mr. Thomas J. Folliard serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Folliard became a director of our Company in February 2014. Mr. Folliard has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CarMax, Inc. since 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Folliard served as executive vice president of store operations from 2001 to 2006 and vice president of merchandising from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Folliard serves on the board of directors of CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX). Mr. Folliard received a B.S. in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Mr. Folliard brings valuable management and retail experience to our board. Mr. Folliard is a resident of Virginia, USA.

Guy Savard

Mr. Guy Savard serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Savard became a director of our Company in November 2014. Mr. Savard served as Chairman of Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. from August 1998 to September 2012. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Mr. Savard started his career as a chartered accountant and then served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Mr. Savard received a Bachelor of Commerce from Laval University, a Masters Degree in Accounting and Commerce from Laval University and a Diploma in Small Company Management from Harvard University. Mr. Savard brings significant financial and accounting experience to our board. Mr. Savard is a resident of Québec, Canada.

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