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EDMONTON, Dec. 4, 2009 /CNW/ - (TSX Symbol: BRK.UN): The Brick Group announced today that Ronald Mitchell will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer effective December 4, 2009, following the departure of Nick Bobrow, former Chief Financial Officer of The Brick Group.
Mr. Mitchell is currently a senior financial advisor and has over 25 years of experience in senior financial positions in both private and public companies in Canada, including as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Patheon Inc. Mr. Mitchell obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Queen's University and is a Chartered Accountant.
"We are pleased that Ron will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer with The Brick Group in this transition period, as we continue to work to identify and select a new Chief Financial Officer," said Bill Gregson, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick Group. "We are continuing to move forward, having taken a number of positive steps to date, and look forward to Ron's contribution as we build on the momentum generated during the last few months."
The appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer is currently being considered by the Board of Trustees and will be communicated to unitholders in due course.
The Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five principal banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, The Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, and high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia New Brunswick and the Yukon Territory.
SOURCE The Brick Ltd.
For further information: For further information: Bill Gregson, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brick GP Ltd. at (780) 930-6300