Company veteran brings Finance and IT leadership to new role
STELLARTON, NS, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Sobeys Inc. today announced the
appointment of Clinton Keay, CA, as Executive Vice President, Finance.
Mr. Keay will be responsible for leading all areas of the company's
finance function including controllership, treasury, tax management,
investor relations, financial planning, internal audit and risk
Mr. Keay will report to François Vimard, CPA, CA, Chief Financial and
Administrative Officer, and will be based at the company's headquarters
in Stellarton, NS.
"Clinton's deep understanding of our business gained from his 25 years
in both finance and information technology leadership positions makes
him uniquely qualified to assume this leadership role," said Mr.
Mr. Keay joined Sobeys in 1989 and held a number of progressively senior
finance roles including Vice President Accounting and Control and Vice
President Finance and Treasurer before being appointed Senior Vice
President & Chief Information Officer in 2002. As CIO he led all
aspects in the development and execution of the company's information
Mr. Keay began his career with Clarkson Gordon providing audit, tax,
valuation and business advisory services for a variety of clients in
various business sectors.
A native of Antigonish, NS, Mr. Keay graduated from Saint Francis Xavier
University in 1986 with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
degree and received his Chartered Accountant's designation in 1988.
About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys
has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys
owns or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under
retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo,
Thrifty Foods, and Lawton's Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail
fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than
124,000 people. The company's goal is to be widely recognized as the
best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More
information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.
SOURCE: SOBEYS INC.
For further information:
Senior Vice President
Communications & Corporate Affairs
Stewart Mahoney, CFA
Senior Vice President
Treasury & Investor Relations
(902) 752-8371 ext. 3499