Clarke Announces Senior Management Change



    TSX: CKI, CKI.DB; CKI.DB.A

    HALIFAX, April 15 /CNW/ - Rob Normandeau, President and Chief Operating
Officer of Clarke Inc. ("Clarke"), announced today that Ian Wilkie has
accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of Clarke, effective April
17, 2009, replacing the current CFO, Blair Cook, who will be leaving Clarke at
that time. Previously Clarke's Corporate Controller, Mr. Wilkie brings to
Clarke over a decade of financial management and corporate finance experience.
    "I am delighted to welcome Ian Wilkie to the Clarke senior management
team," said Mr. Normandeau. "I have worked with Ian over the course of the
past year in his position as Corporate Controller, and I look forward to
working with him through this next phase of his career." Mr. Wilkie joined
Clarke as Corporate Controller on April 23, 2008.
    Mr. Wilkie's previous experience includes 6 years as a Director at
Enterprise Consulting Ltd, a Bermuda based consulting firm that primarily
dealt with large public insurance and reinsurance companies, 4 years as
Controller for Bacardi Capital Ltd., group treasury of Bacardi Ltd. and
approximately 2 years of public accounting experience with Coopers & Lybrand,
predecessor to PwC, where he served a number of financial market clients. He
holds a Bachelor's degree from Sheffield University in accounting and
financial management and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
in England and Wales.
    "I take this opportunity to thank Blair very much for his service at
Clarke, he has been a valued member of the senior management team" said Mr.
Normandeau.

    About Clarke

    Halifax-based Clarke Inc., led by an entrepreneurial team of investment
professionals, is an activist and catalyst investment company that creates
shareholder value by identifying businesses with the potential for improved
performance, and working actively to uncover the value.
    Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI, CKI.DB,
CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at
www.clarkeinc.com.

    Note on Forward Looking Statements

    This press release may contain or refer to certain forward-looking
statements relating, but not limited to, the Company's expectations,
intentions, plans and beliefs with respect to the Company. Often, but not
always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such
as "plans", "expects", "does not expect", "is expected", "budget",
"estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate",
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such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results,
"may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be
achieved. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those with
respect to the composition of the senior management team. Forward-looking
statements rely on certain underlying assumptions that, if not realized, can
result in such forward-looking statements not being achieved. Forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different
from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements.
    Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that
could cause actual actions, events or results or cause actions, events or
results not to be estimated or intended, there can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and
future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Other than as required by applicable Canadian securities laws, the
Company does not update or revise any such forward-looking statements to
reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect
the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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For further information:

For further information: Rob Normandeau, President and Chief Operating
Officer, Clarke Inc., (902) 442-0345, Fax: (902) 423-4001


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