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David L. Calhoun, Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

David L. Calhoun has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since November 2017 and has served as a director of Gates entities since 2014. He is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of Blackstone and a member of Blackstone’s Management Committee. Mr. Calhoun joined Blackstone in January 2014 and oversees a team within the portfolio operations group focused on creating and driving added value initiatives with Blackstone portfolio company CEOs. From the beginning of 2014 to May 2017, Mr. Calhoun served on the Board for Nielsen, including as Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2014 to January 2016, a company he joined in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer shortly after it was acquired by a consortium of private equity investors including Blackstone. Throughout his seven years’ tenure, Mr. Calhoun led Nielsen’s transformation into a leading global information and measurement company listed on the NYSE (Ticker: NLSN) and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Before Nielsen, Mr. Calhoun served as Vice Chairman of The General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure, the company’s largest business unit. During his distinguished 26-year tenure at GE, Mr. Calhoun ran multiple business units, including GE Lighting, GE Employers Reinsurance Co., GE Aircraft Engines, and GE Transportation (Aircraft and Rail). Earlier in his career at GE, he held a wide range of operating, finance, and marketing roles across the company, including within GE Plastics and GE Capital. Mr. Calhoun also serves on the Board of Directors of The Boeing Company and Caterpillar and effective April 1, 2017, he became the Chairman of the Board for Caterpillar. He is the co-author with Rick Kash of the book “How Companies Win.” Mr. Calhoun is a member of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin Advisory Council, which advises the university on student and alumni issues.

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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 September 2017 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director of Gates entities since May 2015. Mr. Jurek oversees and manages all of Gates’ departments and lines of products and services globally. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jurek has led Gates to expand product lines in fluid power, power transmission, and strategically grow market share through acquisitions and joint ventures, while driving improved financial performance through increased plants efficiency. Mr. Jurek has a deep understanding of new technology development, manufacturing, distribution and international business markets. Prior to joining Gates, Mr. Jurek served as President of Eaton Electrical, Asia Pacific from November 2012. 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 and in significant general management positions for International Rectifier Corporation and TRW Inc.

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Neil P. Simpkins, Director

Neil P. Simpkins has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since November 2017 and has served as a director of Gates entities since 2014. He is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Simpkins has led the acquisitions of TRW Automotive, Vanguard Health Systems, Team Health, LLC, Apria Healthcare Group, Change Healthcare, Inc., Summit Materials, Inc. 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 Healthcare Group, Summit Materials, Inc., Change Healthcare, Inc. and Team Health, Inc.

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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 September 2017 and has served as a director of Gates entities since 2014. She is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone’s Corporate Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2004, she has been involved in the execution of Blackstone’s investments in SunGard Data Systems, Encore Medical Corporation, DJO Global, Summit Materials, Inc. 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. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of DJ Orthopedics and Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Episcopal Social Services.

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Terry Klebe, Director

Terry Klebe has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since December 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, a multinational industrial manufacturing company with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion, from 2002 until his retirement in February 2010. Mr. Klebe continued to serve as vice chairman at Cooper through his retirement in April 2011. Mr. Klebe also served on the Board of Directors of Fairchild Semiconductors and as a head of Audit Committee until its sale in September 2016.

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James W. Ireland, III, Director

James W. Ireland, III, has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since November 2018. From 2011 to 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 General Electric wholly-owned subsidiary), 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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Stephanie K. Mains, Director

Stephanie K. Mains has served as a director of Gates Industrial Corporation plc since Feb 2019. Most recently, she served as President and CEO, ABB Electrification Products Industrial Solutions, a 2018 acquisition from GE. She led Industrial Solutions, a $2.6B leading provider of advanced technologies that distribute, protect and control electricity for a number of industrial, commercial and residential applications around the world, from November 2015 until January 2019. Prior to Industrial Solutions, she served as Vice President of GE Distributed Power Global Services from March 2013 until October 2015, where she led a $2.2B global business servicing technologies that power the oil & gas, utilities, mining and industrial segments. From March 2006 until March of 2013, she held positions of increasing responsibility from General Manager to Vice President, as she led the global build-out and transformation of a $4B services operation for GE Energy-Power, the world’s leading provider of power equipment and services. Prior to joining GE Energy, she spent 17 years across multiple GE businesses in financial and transformational leadership positions, including CFO for GE Aviation Services Material Solutions, a $4B aftermarket business. Mrs. Mains holds a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Kentucky.