George Weston Limited Announces New Director Appointment

TORONTO, July 28, 2016 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited (TSX:WN) announced today the forthcoming appointment of Robert Sawyer as a director of the Company, to take effect in September 2016 following the impending retirement of Charles Baillie from the Board.

Mr. Sawyer served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RONA Inc. from 2013 to 2016.  Prior to RONA, Mr. Sawyer was with Metro Inc., where during his 34 years he held several key positions in Quebec and Ontario, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2013.

In commenting on the announcement, Executive Chairman W. Galen Weston said "With Robert's executive leadership capabilities and the wealth of retail knowledge he has amassed over his distinguished career, we look forward to his contributions to our Board." 

About George Weston Limited

George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company founded in 1882 and through its operating subsidiaries constitutes one of North America's largest food processing and distribution groups. George Weston Limited has two reportable operating segments: Weston Foods and Loblaw, which is operated by Loblaw Companies Limited. The Weston Foods operating segment is primarily engaged in the baking industry within North America.  Loblaw is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, drugstore and financial products and services.

SOURCE George Weston Limited

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For further information: Geoff Wilson, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Business Intelligence and Communications, (416) 965-5206

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