TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited today announced the
appointment of Richard Dufresne as Chief Financial Officer of George
Weston Limited. He will begin his duties on March 26, 2012.
In making the announcement, Pavi Binning, President, noted that "Richard
is a hands-on and an extremely qualified finance executive. With his
extensive experience and proven track record of success as a CFO, we
believe he will make a substantial contribution to the Company and will
be a welcome addition to our Executive team".
Executive Chairman W. Galen Weston commented "We have asked Richard to
join us at a pivotal and exciting time. The Board and I are looking
forward to working with Richard. We are confident that his strategic
focus and transactional skills will be a valuable addition to the
Weston team in achieving the strategic vision for our businesses".
Mr. Dufresne is joining Weston from a major Canadian food distributor
where for the past number of years he has held the position of Chief
Financial Officer. Prior to that, he held senior positions within the
investment banking sector.
About George Weston Limited
George Weston Limited is one of North America's largest food processing
and distribution groups operating in two segments: baking, through
Weston Foods, and food and general merchandise distribution, through
Loblaw Companies Limited.
SOURCE George Weston Limited
For further information:
Geoffrey H. Wilson, Senior Vice President, Financial Control and Investor Relations (416-922-2500)