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Press release from CNW Group

Corby is being recognized as a Great Place to Work®

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Corby is being recognized as a Great Place to Work®09:54 EDT Thursday, April 19, 2012Corby ranked among "Best Workplaces in Canada" in 2012TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has named Corby Distilleries one of the "50 Best Workplaces in Canada - Over 1,000 employees and Multinationals" for 2012.Published in The Globe and Mail and now in its seventh year, the annual list ranks companies across Canada based on the results of a rigorous assessment conducted by the Great Places To Work® Institute Canada. In 2012, more than 230 companies were nominated and confidential surveys were sent out to 49,731 employees across the country."We are very happy to have been named one of the best workplaces in Canada," says Patrick O'Driscoll, President & CEO, Corby Distilleries. "We believe that our employees provide Corby with its greatest source of competitive advantage, and are delighted to have our company and its HR practices recognized in this way."Proudly Canadian, with a history that extends back before Confederation, Corby is committed to creating a company of leaders where employees have both the support and the autonomy they need to reach their full potential.Corby's affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., the world's co-leader in wines and spirits, with operations in 70 countries and close to 18,000 employees, opens the door to a world of possibilities for its employees."While making the GPTW list is a significant achievement," O'Driscoll continues, "we're still at the beginning of our journey and we want to be at the top. So, we are going to use the insights provided by the survey to help make Corby an even better place to work."About CorbyCorby Distilleries Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's national leadership is sustained by a diverse brand portfolio, which allows us to drive profitable organic growth with strong, consistent cash flows in Canada and internationally. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Corby is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CDL.Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned and respected brands in Canada, including Wiser's Canadian whiskies, Lamb's rum and Polar Ice vodka. Through our affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT vodka, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet and Ballantine's scotches, Jameson Irish whiskey, Beefeater gin, Malibu rum, Kahlúa liqueur, Mumm champagne, and Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate wines.Please visit our website at www.corby.ca.Image with caption: "The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has named Corby Distilleries one of the "50 Best Workplaces in Canada - Over 1,000 employees and Multinationals" for 2012. (CNW Group/Corby Distilleries Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120419_C7100_PHOTO_EN_12516.jpgFor further information: Amandine Robin, Manager, Communications and Organizational Development
 Tel: 416-479-2492
 Email: Canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com.