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Neil P. Simpkins, Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Neil P. Simpkins has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2017 and as the Chair of the Board since 2020. He has served as a director of Gates entities since 2014. He is currently an Executive Advisor to Blackstone, and prior to that was a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Simpkins led the acquisitions of TRW Automotive, Vanguard Health Systems, TeamHealth, Apria, Summit Materials, Change Healthcare and Gates. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Simpkins was a Principal at Bain Capital. While at Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was involved in the execution of investments in the consumer products, industrial, healthcare and information industries. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Simpkins was a consultant at Bain & Company in the Asia Pacific region and in London. He currently serves as a director of Apria, Inc., Change Healthcare, Inc. and TeamHealth, Inc., and previously served as a director of Summit Materials, Inc. from 2009 to 2018.

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Ivo Jurek, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ivo Jurek has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since its formation in 2017 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Gates entities since 2015. Prior to joining Gates, Mr. Jurek served as President of Eaton Electrical, Asia Pacific from 2012 to 2015. During that time, Mr. Jurek had management oversight of Eaton Electrical’s Asia Pacific portfolio which included optimizing manufacturing plants, identifying new markets, and assisting with the overall performance of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Jurek served as Group President for Cooper Power Systems – Cooper Bussmann, with complete oversight of all business activities there and in significant general management positions in International Rectifier Corporation and TRW Inc.

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James W. Ireland, III, Director

James W. Ireland, III, has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2018. From 2011 until his retirement in 2018, Mr. Ireland served as President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Africa, a digital and industrial company focused on transforming the industry with machines that have software-defined solutions. From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Ireland served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric’s Asset Management Group. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Ireland was President of NBC Universal Television Stations and Network Operations (a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric), one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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Julia C. Kahr, Director

Julia C. Kahr has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since its formation in 2017 and has served as a director of Gates entities since 2014. Ms. Kahr is currently a partner and head of North America at Cinven, a global private equity firm. Prior to joining Cinven, Ms. Kahr was a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity Group, where she worked from 2004 to 2021. While at Blackstone, Ms. Kahr was involved in the execution of its investments in SunGard, Encore Medical, DJ Orthopedics, Summit Materials, Precision Medicine Group and Gates. Before joining Blackstone, she was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she worked with companies in a variety of industries, including health care, financial services, media and entertainment and consumer goods. She is also the sole author of Working Knowledge, a book published by Simon & Schuster in 1998. Ms. Kahr currently serves as a director of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., Sheltering Arms, BRIC Arts Media and Saint Ann’s School, and previously served as a director of Summit Materials, Inc. from 2009 to 2017.

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Terry Klebe, Director

Terry Klebe has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2017 and has served as a director of Gates entities since 2016. Mr. Klebe was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cooper Industries plc, a multinational industrial manufacturing company with revenues of $5.1 billion at the time of his retirement in 2010. Following his retirement as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Klebe remained on the executive management team as Vice Chairman at Cooper Industries plc until 2011. Mr. Klebe also served on the board of directors of Fairchild Semiconductors and as a head of the company’s Audit Committee until its sale in 2016.

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Stephanie K. Mains, Director

Stephanie K. Mains has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2019. Ms. Mains is currently the CEO of LSC Communications-MCL, an Atlas Holdings portfolio company. Prior to that Ms. Mains was the interim Chief Executive Officer of GE Power Conversion from April 2020 until December 2020, and the President and CEO of ABB Electrification Products Industrial Solutions, a 2018 acquisition from GE, from 2015 to2019. She served as Vice President of GE Distributed Power Global Services from 2013 to 2015, and held positions of increasing responsibility from General Manager to Vice President for GE Energy-Power from 2006 to 2013. Prior to joining GE Energy, Ms. Mains spent 17 years across multiple GE businesses in financial and transformational leadership positions, including CFO for GE Aviation Services Material Solutions. She currently serves on the board of directors for Diamondback Energy, Inc., Stryten Manufacturing, LLC and LCI Industries.

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Wilson S. Neely , Director

Wilson S. Neely has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2020. He is currently a strategic advisor to InterNex Capital, an asset-based, digital lender. Prior to that, from 1991 until his retirement in 2020, Mr. Neely served as a Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, with a corporate practice primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. While at Simpson Thacher, Mr. Neely advised on numerous business combination transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and strategic partnerships between private equity funds and corporate partners. In addition, he oversaw numerous capital markets transactions. He currently serves on the board of directors and select committees for the University of Texas Law School Foundation, Readworks, myFace and Historic Hudson Valley, of which he serves as board chair.

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Alicia Tillman, Director

Alicia Tillman has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2021. She is currently the Global Chief Marketing Officer of fintech company Capitolis, where she drives the global marketing and communications strategy. Prior to joining Capitolis, Ms. Tillman worked at SAP from 2015 to 2021, where she spent four years in the role of Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, leading a marketing organization of over 2,000 employees. At SAP, she was a key contributor to the acquisition and integration of multiple companies, rebuilt the technology foundation to scale digital and demand generation capabilities and developed the brand story. Prior to joining SAP, she worked for American Express from 2004 through 2015, serving as head of Marketing, Public Affairs and Business Services. She currently serves on the board of directors of RainFocus.

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Molly P. Zhang, Director

Peifang Zhang (also known as Molly P. Zhang) has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2020. She is retired from Orica Ltd., a global mining services company, where she served in a number of senior executive roles, including Vice President, Asset Management and Vice President/Manufacturing executive, Mining Systems. Before joining Orica, Dr. Zhang spent 22 years with Dow Inc., where she held executive positions including managing director of SCG-Dow Group, global business vice president of Dow Technology Licensing and Catalyst business and regional manufacturing director of Dow Asia Pacific. Dr. Zhang currently serves on the boards of directors of two other public companies, Arch Resources, Inc. and Aqua Metals, Inc. Her previous public board experience includes GEA Group, Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. and Newmont Mining Corporation.

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Fredrik Eliasson, Director

Fredrik Eliasson has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since 2022. Mr. Eliasson was the CFO of Change Healthcare, from 2018 to 2022, leading the company through its IPO, doubling the company’s value and its sale in 2022. Previously, Mr. Eliasson served as CSX Corporation’s President in 2017, its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer from 2015-2017, and its Chief Financial Officer from 2012-2015. Prior to joining CSX Corporation, Mr. Eliasson spent 16 years in sales, marketing, financial planning, and investor relations positions. He currently serves on the board of directors for ArcBest, a freight and logistics provider with more than $4B in revenue.