CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Churchill Corporation (TSX: CUQ, CUQ.DB) ("Churchill" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Evan Johnston to the position of Vice President &
General Counsel effective immediately.
Mr. Johnston is joining Churchill as its first General Counsel, bringing
in-house a number of legal activities previously performed by outside
counsel. As Vice President & General Counsel, he will be managing
Churchill's relationships with all external legal firms as well as
advising the company on all corporate activities including mergers &
acquisitions, securities law, employment law and contract law. Mr.
Johnston's most recent experience was as Vice President, General
Counsel & Corporate Secretary for The Forzani Group which was recently
acquired by Canadian Tire. Prior to Forzani, Mr. Johnston practiced law
with several law firms in the areas of corporate finance and securities
law as well as private and public equity, venture capital, M & A, fund
formation and corporate governance. His experience has been in Calgary,
Vancouver, New York and London (UK). Mr. Johnston holds Bachelor of
Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Manitoba and was also
awarded a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) designation.
Mr. Johnston will report directly to Jim Houck, Churchill's President
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Evan as our Vice
President & General Counsel and to have Evan join our Executive
Management Team at Churchill," said Mr. Houck. "Evan comes to us at a
time when Churchill has achieved a size and complexity that requires
in-house counsel. We look forward to his leadership contribution to the
company's strategy and continued growth."
About The Churchill Corporation
The Churchill Corporation provides building construction, commercial and
industrial electrical contracting, earthmoving and industrial
insulation services to an array of public and private sector clients.
Churchill operates office locations throughout British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northwest Ontario and the Yukon.
Churchill common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "CUQ" and "CUQ.DB",
Forward Looking Information
Certain statements in this Press Release may constitute "forward-looking
statements". Forward-looking statements include, without limitation,
statements regarding the future financial position, business strategy,
budgets, litigation, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial
results, taxes, plans and objectives of the Corporation. Many of these
statements can be identified by looking for words such as "believes,"
"expects," "may," "will," "intends," "anticipates," "estimates,"
"continues," or the negative thereof, or other variations thereon.
Although management of Churchill believes its expectations regarding
future performance of the Corporation, including its revenue and
earnings and the future performance of its operating subsidiaries, are
based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data,
market conditions and operating plans, it can give no assurance its
expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking statements relating to
future acquisitions are based on management's expectations relating to
the Corporation's ability to identify potential acquisition targets and
its ability to successfully initiate and consummate the acquisition of
such targets. Management's expectations relating to acquisitions are
based on management's expectations relating to the Corporation's
ability to finance acquisitions and the Corporation's track record in
identifying and successfully completing acquisitions. The Corporation
cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements, involve
risks, and uncertainties and that its actual actions, and/or results
could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
forward-looking statements, and that the aforementioned risks,
uncertainties and actions could affect the extent to which a particular
projection materializes. The Corporation assumes no obligation to
update the forward-looking statements should circumstances or the
Corporation's management's estimates or opinions change, except as may
be required by law.
SOURCE The Churchill Corporation
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