Cervus Equipment Corp. announces appointment of new director

Symbol: CVL (TSX)

CALGARY, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Cervus Equipment Corporation ("Cervus") (TSX: CVL) today announced that Angela Lekatsas has been appointed as an additional director of Cervus.

"During her career Ms. Lekatsas has demonstrated that she is an accomplished financial leader adept at communicating and partnering in a challenging and complex environment," said Peter Lacey, Executive Chairman of Cervus. "Ms. Lekatsas has strategic vision and the ability to execute in a fast-paced growth organization, and Cervus welcomes the strengths, international experience and skills that she will bring to our board."

Ms. Lekatsas has been the Vice-President and Treasurer of Agrium Inc. since 2011. Since 2003, she has held progressive roles with Agrium Inc. including Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Risk Officer. She participated in mergers and acquisitions including the integration and operation of the Australia Wheat Board acquisition, in which she played a significant role. Ms. Lekatsas is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining Agrium, spent 16 years in public practice.

About Cervus

Cervus acquires and manages authorized agricultural, commercial, industrial and transportation equipment dealerships with interests in 55 dealerships located in Western Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. The primary equipment brands represented by Cervus include John Deere agricultural equipment; Bobcat and JCB construction equipment; Clark, Sellick, Nissan and Doosan material handling equipment; and Peterbilt transportation equipment.   The common shares of Cervus are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol "CVL".

SOURCE: Cervus Equipment Corporation

For further information:

Graham Drake - President & CEO   
Telephone: (403) 567-2095
Fax: (403) 567-0392
Email: gdrake@cervuscorp.com

Randy Muth - Chief Financial Officer  
Telephone: (403) 567-2097
Fax: (403) 567-0392
Email: rmuth@cervuscorp.com


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