Rocky Mountaineer announces new leadership

Steve Sammut appointed as president of Rocky Mountaineer

VANCOUVER, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Sammut as its new President.  

Since joining Rocky Mountaineer in 2012 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sammut has been delivering consistent growth in both domestic and international markets. Based in Vancouver, Sammut will continue to play a critical role in leading the executive team to continue building Rocky Mountaineer as the world leader in luxury train travel.

"It is a new era at Rocky Mountaineer and we are very pleased to have a leader of Steve's caliber at the helm" said John Furlong, chairman of the board, Rocky Mountaineer. "His passion for the company, deep knowledge in capital markets and broad business acumen from the hospitality and real estate industries will continue to be invaluable to our organization."

Prior to joining Rocky Mountaineer, Sammut held the position of Chief Financial Officer with Intracorp Projects Limited, a leading real estate development firm and was also active in a variety of senior leadership roles at the global resort operator and developer, Intrawest ULC, including Corporate Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the Real Estate Division.

About Rocky Mountaineer

Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train, has welcomed over 1.7 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. An unparalleled experience onboard the all dome-fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, World Class cuisine and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. With over 65 vacation packages, guests can chose from four unique rail routes, including the company's second three day rail route, Rainforest to Gold Rush, and travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta.

Vancouver-based Rocky Mountaineer was recently named one of Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies for their customer-centric strategy and investment mindset and won Media Corp's award for Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers in 2015. With offices located globally, Rocky Mountaineer continues to expand the business through innovation and strategic growth while focusing on creating life changing experiences for guests. For more information, please visit Rocky Mountaineer's media centre.

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

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For further information: Media Contact: Shannon Kidd, Rocky Mountaineer, skidd@rockymountaineer.com, 604-606-8421; Cecilia Kim, Citizen Relations, 604-647-6281, cecilia.kim@citizenrelations.com

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