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Robert J. Blowes

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Robert J. Blowes, Non-Independent Director

Robert J. Blowes served as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and its subsidiaries between May 11 and August 31, 2017. Mr. Blowes also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation and its subsidiaries from 2011 until his retirement from the Corporation in 2014.

Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Blowes was a Partner in the Financial Services Industry Group of Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked for over 25 years serving a client base that included banking and trust companies, life, property and casualty insurance carriers, brokerages and other financial services companies. Mr. Blowes also served leading technology companies and has extensive experience with reporting issuers.

Mr. Blowes received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977 and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) designation in 2004. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Ontario. He is an Institute Certified Director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors.