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Matthew H. Paull


Wilmette, Illinois

Mr. Paull joined CP's Board of Directors in 2016. He was the Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald's Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, from July 2001 until he retired from that position in January 2008. Prior to joining McDonald's in 1993, Mr. Paull was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career.

Mr. Paull is currently a board director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., where he chairs its Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee. He is also a member of the advisory board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.

From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Paull served on the board of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. as a member of its Compensation Committee. Mr. Paull was a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation from 2010 to 2018 and WMS Industries Inc. from 2012 to 2013. From 2003 to 2013, he served on the board of directors of Best Buy Co. as its lead independent director and chair of its Finance Committee.

Mr. Paull holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Accounting from the University of Illinois.

*Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and member of the Audit and Finance  Committee.