The Right Board

The proxy contest offers Shareholders a choice between a professional slate of Management Director Nominees and a slate of Dissident Director Nominees with minimal experience and questionable interlocking relationships. The Company has put forward seven Management Director Nominees who all have the requisite skills, experience and track records to represent the interests of ALL Shareholders.

The incumbent Management Director Nominees are directly responsible for the Company's turnaround from a failed cannabis start-up to a well-capitalized, advanced drug development company. They have the skills and experience to advance the FDA trials and pursue further drug development opportunities. Until the recent events surrounding the rejection of the Start-Up transaction, their vision for the Company was supported by Mr. Durkacz and Mr. Saeed. The Management Director Nominees seek a democratization of the Company's share structure by way of their proposal to eliminate the Class A Shares.



Incumbent Management Director Nominees

Dr. Raza Bokhari, MD, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dr. Raza Bokhari, MD, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO

Dr. Bokhari joined the board of directors of the Company in August 2018 and was named Executive Co-Chairman of the Board in December, Interim CEO in February 2019 and Permanent CEO in June 2019. Dr. Bokhari has been responsible for developing and leading the Company's new strategy and exiting the cannabis industry. Dr. Bokhari is an effective "change agent," with several years of experience and expertise in start-up and turn-around businesses, he has a history of turning around financially struggling companies.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.

The Honourable Stephen Buyer, Director

The Honourable Stephen Buyer, Director

Mr. Buyer was a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving nine consecutive terms from January 1993 to January 2011. He was the architect of TRICARE For Life and authored the U.S. military’s pharmacy redesign and assisted in creating Medicare Part D. Prior to his tenure in the United States Congress, Mr. Buyer served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Indiana Deputy Attorney General.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.

Robert J. Ciaruffoli, CPA, Director

Robert J. Ciaruffoli, CPA, Director

Mr. Ciaruffoli is a co-founder and vice-chairman of Broad Street Angels, a 100 member Philadelphia-based angel investor network which invests in start-up entrepreneurial businesses with high growth potential. Broad Street Angels is the largest angel investor network in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Ciaruffoli is a CPA and served as the chairman and CEO of the Parente Beard/Baker Tilly accounting and advisory firm.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.

Gerald (Gerry) Goldberg, CPA, CA, Director

Gerald (Gerry) Goldberg, CPA, CA, Director

Mr. Goldberg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and was a Senior Partner in the accounting firm of Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP, in Toronto, which has been ranked among the largest public accounting firms in Canada. Mr. Goldberg was also a Partner in Grant Thornton and its predecessor firm for over 15 years.

Mr. Goldberg has over 40 years' experience and was the head of the U.S. Public company audit division of Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP and also has industry expertise in the service, distribution, retail, mining, natural resources and oil & gas, real estate, "not-for-profit" entities and manufacturing industries with a strong emphasis in taxation and business advisory services. Mr. Goldberg is also active in corporate finance and development and was involved in the structure and design of numerous innovative financing instruments, tax shelters and syndications, both in Canada and the U.S.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.

Dr. Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, Director

Dr. Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, Director

Dr. Kaiser is currently Managing Director with the Healthcare Industry Group at Alvarez and Marsal, a leading global professional services firm. Dr. Kaiser held a variety of positions over his career, including chief of general thoracic surgery, founder and director of the Temple University’s lung transplantation program, director of its Center for Lung Cancers and Related Disorders, and co-director of the Thoracic Oncology Laboratory. Dr. Kaiser is author or co-author of 17 books and more than 300 original papers.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.


New Management Director Nominees

Frank Lavelle, Proposed Director

Frank Lavelle, Proposed Director

For the past 40 years, Mr. Lavelle has been a President and Chief Executive Officer of global and multinational organizations focused on high-value data, analytics, technology solutions, and actionable insights for healthcare and life sciences manufacturers, payers, and providers. Mr. Lavelle has also brought technology solutions to public health, education, and the public sector over his career.

Mr. Lavelle is a past member of the Health Finance Management Association and the American Health Information Management Association.

For additional biographical information, see "Information Regarding the Management Director Nominees" in the Circular.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Adding to the strength of the Management Director Nominees are the senior executives of the Company who have the talent, qualifications and skills to execute on Right Strategy, including:

Dr. Edward Brennan, Jr., MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Edward Brennan, Jr., MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brennan, has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles at major pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations. Dr. Brennan is an accomplished biopharmaceutical executive with a proven track record in FDA submissions and drug development. Dr. Brennan has extensive experience in all phases of clinical development across multiple therapeutic areas. As a Medical Director with Wyeth-Ayerst Research and GlaxoSmithKline, he led teams through ten IND applications and advanced multiple compounds from pre-candidate selection (proof of concept) through clinical trial management and approval.

For additional biographical information, see "Executive Team" in the Circular.

Dr. Huma Qamar, MD, Senior Vice President, Head of R&D Program

Dr. Huma Qamar, MD, Senior Vice President, Head of R&D Program

Dr. Qamar has worked in the clinical research field for some of the most renowned Ivy League institutions such as Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has robust experience in the Protocol development, Medical Affairs and Medical Monitoring including Phase I-IV global clinical trial operations, FDA inspections, billing and compliance audits, clinical trial launches, scientific review, Medical Affairs team management, scientific/medical writing, publications/abstracts, and education of clinical trial data to internal external partners and collaborating academic centers. She has expertise in the therapeutic areas of Oncology (Heme-Onc, CART, rare tumors, sarcoma, melanoma, Phase 1, Women’s health, GU and GI), fetal oncology, rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, cardiology, hepatology and infectious diseases.

For additional biographical information, see "Executive Team" in the Circular.

Dr. Sara May, President, FV Pharma

Frank Lavelle, Proposed Director

Dr. Sara May is a Ph.D. graduate with a multidisciplinary background in plant breeding and crop genetics with over ten years’ experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale projects in the field, lab and greenhouse. Dr. May has extensive work experience with all aspects of National, International, Provincial and Regional Legislative Acts and Regulations. Dr. May has deep domain expertise, which includes managing large scale operations, developing and implementing quality control and quality assurance methods and standard operating procedures and HACCP.

For additional biographical information, see "Executive Team" in the Circular.

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