AutoCanada Inc. Announces Executive Appointment

EDMONTON, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ) today announced the appointment of Mr. Mark Warsaba to the position of Senior Vice-President & Chief Operations Officer effective April 1, 2017.  Mark Warsaba will report directly to Steven Landry, President & CEO.

"Mark is an experienced and trusted leader who consistently delivers results.  He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within AutoCanada, with a laser-focus on operational excellence," said Steven Landry, President and CEO. "I have tremendous confidence in Mark's ability to align our business with industry-leading operational practices that will drive and extend the next-generation of AutoCanada's market leadership."

Mark Warsaba will assume responsibility for the operational performance of existing dealerships as well as the integration and subsequent performance of new dealerships.  Working closely with the CEO and CFO, Mark Warsaba will be responsible for implementing industry best practices with a focus on same-store execution, new dealer integration and financial performance.

Mark Warsaba joined AutoCanada in 2013 as dealer principal with Audi Winnipeg & St. James Volkswagen in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Under his leadership, both stores have received numerous awards including the "Audi Canada Presidents Club" award in 2016, presented to the top Audi dealership in Canada. 

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work alongside this terrific team and help to drive AutoCanada's continued success.  My family and I are looking forward to making Edmonton our new home," said Mark Warsaba.

Prior to joining AutoCanada, Mark Warsaba served in various leadership roles for 11 years with Volkswagen Canada. Previously, he spent nine years in logistics operations management. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, and is currently a member of the National Dealer Advisory Council with Volkswagen Canada, as well as a member of the AutoCanada Dealer Council.  He was born in Winnipeg, where he and his wife have raised their two children.

About AutoCanada Inc.

AutoCanada is one of Canada's largest multi-location automobile dealership groups, currently operating 56 franchised dealerships, comprised of 64 franchises, in eight provinces and has over 4,250 employees. AutoCanada currently sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Audi, Volkswagen, Kia, BMW and MINI branded vehicles.  In 2016, our dealerships sold approximately 60,000 vehicles and processed approximately 864,000 service and collision repair orders in our 928 service bays.

Additional information about AutoCanada Inc. is available at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.autocan.ca.

SOURCE AutoCanada Inc.

For further information: Christopher Burrows, Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Phone: 780.509.2808, Email: cburrows@autocan.ca

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