Press release from CNW Group
The Brick Group Appoints David Merkley as Chief Financial Officer
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
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EDMONTON, June 9, 2010 /CNW/ - The Brick Group Income Fund (TSX: BRK.UN) announced today that David Merkley has been appointed Chief Financial Officer effective June 14, 2010. Mr. Merkley will report to Bill Gregson, the Brick Group's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Merkley is a Certified Management Accountant with more than 30 years of Canadian retail experience with Sears Canada Inc., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
"We are pleased to welcome David to our senior leadership team," said Mr. Gregson. "David brings solid experience in executive positions with another publicly traded Canadian retailer, and he is a great addition to The Brick team. We have made real progress during the past year, and David will play a key role in continuing that momentum."
Ron Mitchell's appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer will conclude as of June 14, 2010, and he will assist in transitioning the role until June 30, 2010.
"I thank Ron for his service to The Brick over the past several months," Mr. Gregson added. "Ron's commitment and dedication are sincerely appreciated. On a personal note, I wish Ron the very best and look forward to staying in touch with him in the future."
About the Brick Group
The Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Yukon. Additionally, the Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, and high-rise builder market through its corporate sales division.
For further information: Bill Gregson, President and CEO, The Brick Group, (780) 930-6300, email@example.com