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MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - OPMEDIC GROUP Inc. ("OPMEDIC GROUP")
(TSX: "OMG"), a healthcare-related services company providing facilities and
services to patients and surgeons, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Jacques Landreville as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Landreville
was recently elected director of the Company at the last annual general
meeting of the shareholders held on December 14, 2007.
From 1991 until January 1st, 2008, Mr. Jacques Landreville has been
President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Sélect Inc., an automotive parts
distributor. Mr. Landreville continues however to sit on its Board of
Directors. Mr. Landreville is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Colabor Income Fund, a member of the Board of Trustees of Livingston
International Income Fund (a public income trust) and a member of the Board of
Directors and of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Livingston International.
From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Landreville held positions ranging from General
Manager to President of various divisions of Culinar in Montréal. He also held
management positions at Humpty Dumpty Foods and Lassonde Industries. Before
going into business, he was director of the MBA program at Université de
Sherbrooke and, prior to that, a professor and head of the economics module
for the bachelor's program at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
Mr. Landreville holds a BBA from HEC Montréal and an MBA from Université de
Sherbrooke. He also studied at Harvard University and at INSEAD, in France.
"It is a privilege for us to welcome Mr. Landreville in our team. He is
highly recognized and respected both as a director, manager and scholar roles
that he has fulfilled with great success over the past 30 years," said
Dr. Pierre St-Michel, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Landreville was recently awarded an honorary degree by HEC Montréal
and was named MBA of the Year by the Association des MBA du Québec. In 2003,
he placed 32nd in a ranking of the best CEOs by BusinessWeek. He has received
a number of other awards and distinctions, including the Automotive
Aftermarket Education Award from Université Northwood in 1996.
"Jacques Landreville's experience in successful mergers and acquisitions
and his expertise in corporate governance will certainly benefit our strategic
game plan and will add complementary expertise to our already outstanding
group of individuals on the Board," added Dr. Pierre St-Michel.
Mr. Landreville replaces Dr. Pierre St-Michel, who was acting as Chairman
of the Board since the Company's initial public offering in December 2005.
Dr. St-Michel will continue to serve on the Board of the Company and act as
its President and Chief Executive Officer.
About OPMEDIC GROUP
OPMEDIC GROUP is a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of
Quebec which provides healthcare-related services including surgical
facilities and services to patients and surgeons (with its OPMEDIC division),
fertility treatments, medical imaging, laboratory services and diagnostic
procedures (with its PROCREA Cliniques division) and sperm banking services
(with its PROCREA Cryopreservation Centre subsidiary). OPMEDIC GROUP's Common
Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "OMG".
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or to solicitation
of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer,
solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offerting would be
unlawful. This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of OPMEDIC GROUP with respect to
its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a
number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may
The Content of this press release has not been approved by nor submitted
to the TSX which assumes no liability therefore.
For further information:
For further information: Jean-Marc Lachance, Vice President Finance and
Chief Financial Officer, (514) 345-8535, x 2260, email@example.com