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Robert A. Milton

Lead Independent Director; Chairman, Governance Committee; Audit Committee; Compensation Committee

Mr. Milton was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACE Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“ACE”) from 2004 until 2012, when its shareholders approved the distribution of all the company’s assets, and its wind-up.  ACE was the parent holding company under which the reorganized Air Canada and separate legal entities such as Aeroplan LP and Air Canada Jazz were held.  Mr. Milton was also the Chairman of Air Canada, Aeroplan, and Jazz from 2004 through 2007.  He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada from 1999 until 2004.  He started his career at Air Canada in 1992 on a consulting basis and assumed increasingly responsible positions in cargo operations, scheduling, product design, advertising, inflight service and marketing until his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1996.  Prior to joining Air Canada, Mr. Milton was a founding partner in Air Eagle Holdings Inc. and an independent commercial aviation consultant to British Aerospace Limited.  Mr. Milton served as Chair of the International Air Transport Association’s Board of Governors from 2005 to 2006.  He is one of the past Chairmen of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and currently serves as a Trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation.  Mr. Milton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983.