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John Barnett

President, Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc.

Mr. Barnett is the former President of the second largest tobacco company in Canada which has recently become a wholly owned subsidiary of Philip Morris International. John was trained in England as a Chartered Accountant and immigrated to Canada in 1967 joining Price Waterhouse. Prior to Rothmans, Mr. Barnett spent many years in the brewery industry and was ultimately appointed President of Molson Breweries in 1995. Mr. Barnett is the Chairman on Clairvest’s audit committee and was previously on Clairvest’s compensation and human resources committee.

*Chairman of the Audit Committee