MONTREAL, Jan. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - With revenues of $70 million, Zone3 had
a record year in 2008. In this context, Charles Sirois, chairman of the board
of Zone3, is today announcing that he is stepping down and passing the torch
to André Larin. Mr. Sirois will continue to sit on the company's board. Michel
Bissonnette will take over as the company's president.
"The company is today entering a new stage in its growth and development.
The appointments announced today confirm that the shareholders of Zone3,
Telesystem and the Caisse de dépôt et de placements du Québec, are banking on
the management team to ensure Zone3's leadership in Quebec and in new
markets," said Mr. Sirois.
"Since it was founded in 2000, Zone3 has established itself by focusing
on ideas, creators and a fearlessly imaginative approach, and it is with the
confidence that this development vision will continue that I have agreed to
chair the board of Zone3," said André Larin. In addition to his new functions
as board chairman, Mr. Larin will continue to be very active in the company
since he is staying on as executive producer for all programs and live shows
produced by Zone3.
"Setting up a creative shop is an incredible experience, and developing
it day to day is a joy! I am pleased with the work we have done to date and
especially proud to take on the new challenge of serving as Zone3's president.
The creative talent we have here in Quebec is huge: I hope to be able to
further develop it and ensure it is better known throughout Canada and around
the world," said Mr. Bissonnette.
Vincent Leduc, Brigitte Lemonde and Luc Benoit will remain in their
respective positions of vice-president, television production, vice-president,
shows, and vice-president, finance and administration.
With more than 500 employees, 500 hours of television production and 400
performances of stage shows in 2008, Zone3 is a leading player in Quebec and
For further information:
For further information: Elisabeth Roy, Roy & Turner Communications,
(514) 844-9678 ext. 205; Source: Zone3