MONTREAL, March 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. (the « Corporation »)
announces that Mr. Robert Sawyer, Executive Vice-President and Chief
Operating Officer since April 2009, will be leaving the Corporation to
become President and Chief Executive Officer of a company operating in
"Mr. Sawyer has played an important role in the success of METRO over
the past 33 years and it's with regret that we learned of his decision
to accept a new challenge with another company. We thank him for his
contribution and wish him well in his new position," said Mr. Eric La
Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer of METRO INC.
The succession plan of the Corporation is being implemented and the
heads of the Quebec and Ontario divisions will now be reporting to the
CEO. The position of Chief Operating Officer will not be filled.
With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro
Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and
Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under
several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics,
as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug
SOURCE: METRO INC.
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