Hart Stores Appoints Chief Financial Officer

LAVAL, QC, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Robert Farah, President and COO of Hart Stores Inc. (TSXV: HIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Franco Messina, CPA, CMA, as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr. Messina has over 20 years of senior financial management experience. Mr. Messina's responsibilities will include the overall management of financial resources, controls and policies to ensure achievement of the Company objectives. Mr. Messina is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal.

About Hart Stores:
Hart Stores Inc. operates a network of 60 mid-sized department stores located in secondary and tertiary markets in Eastern Canada, where the Company has established a dominant position in many of the communities that it serves. The stores offer an extensive and differentiated selection of national and exclusive fashion apparel brands as well as family footwear, home furnishings, electronics, appliances, giftware, toys and seasonal goods.

SOURCE Hart Stores Inc.

For further information:

Hart Stores Inc.
Mr. Robert Farah
President and COO
Hart Stores Inc.
(450) 661-4155