TSX-V: BEAN $0.57 -0.02 -3.39% Volume: 3,148 October 20, 2017
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Traci Costa, Director, President and CEO

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Mrs. Costa founded Peekaboo Beans in 2006. Mrs. Costa is a "YMCA Women of Distinction Award" winner (2016 and 2015), an "Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Business Award" winner (2015), a recipient of the "Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award" (2015) and a "Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award" winner (2010). Prior to founding Peekaboo Beans, Mrs. Costa was a senior executive assistant for the Aquilini Investment Group and Markin Developments from 1993 to 2000 and a national operations manager of a communications distributor from 2001 to 2006. Mrs. Costa sits on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Playground Builders and has been involved with In the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and the Women's Enterprise Network as a committee member and as part of their mentorship program.

Darell Kopke, Director

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Mr. Kopke has been a director of, and an initial investor in, Peekaboo Beans since 2006. Mr. Kopke is currently the CEO and founder of Institute B, a business advisory and accelerator firm focusing on for-profit social impact benefit corporations since 2010. Previously, Mr. Kopke was the CEO of Kit and Ace Designs Ltd., a global designer and retailer of technical luxury apparel and accessories based in British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Kopke was a member of the group of founders of lululemon, serving as Asia-Pacific Managing Director until 2009. Mr. Kopke earned a Master in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management degree from the University of British Columbia (2001) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from Concordia University (1993). Mr. Kopke was a "Business in Vancouver Top Forty under 40" award winner (2006).

Karen Mate, Director

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Ms. Mate has been active in the investment industry as an Institutional Sales Professional with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Mate worked as a Director for Scotia Bank, where she was responsible for the largest private equity trade in Scotia’s history at the time.Karen also worked for National Bank and Dundee Capitalin a similar capacity. She helped finance many companies in the capital markets and dealt with several large institutions in Toronto and New York. As the founder and partner of Capital Markets AdvisoryCA, an independent consulting firm, Karen has been able to broaden her network outside of North America to include retail and institutional investors in Europe.Ms. Mate is a graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major.

Nikki Mayer, Director

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Mrs. Mayer has been a general manager of Peekaboo Beans since 2011 and a director since 2015. Previously, Mrs. Mayer opened lululemon's fifth store in Whistler, British Columbia in October 2003 as a franchise. Mrs. Mayer owned and operated the store until September 2005 when lululemon purchased the store. The Whistler franchise had the highest sales per square foot during the two years Mrs. Mayer owned and operated the location. Mrs. Mayer opened lululemon's second United States retail franchise location in Bellevue, Washington in July 2005, and owned and operated the store until September 2008. The Bellevue franchise was recognized for achieving the highest year-over-year comparative sales growth from 2007 to 2008 and the highest sales per square foot in the United States in 2008.

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