MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:
TCL.A TCL.B TCL.PR.D) today announced the appointment of Alain Tascan
to its Board of Directors. Mr. Tascan is President and Chief Executive
Officer of Sava Transmedia, a publisher and developer of social gaming
online and on mobile platforms. Mr. Tascan worked from 1994-2002 in
Paris, New York and Montreal for Ubisoft, one of the largest gaming
studios in the world. He was also co-founder of Ubi Montreal and
Production VP for Ubisoft Montreal. In addition, he founded and from
2003-2011 managed Electronic Arts (EA) Montréal, as a subsidiary of
that internationally recognized corporation.
"Our board of directors voted unanimously to approve Alain Tascan's
appointment" said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of
Transcontinental Inc. "We are very proud and delighted to welcome Mr.
Tascan. His expertise in interactive platforms and his high-level
strategic background complement the skills and knowledge of our
existing board members, and together we will bring vision to achieving
the Board's objectives, to the benefit of our shareholders."
Previously Mr. Tascan worked in France, where he was born and raised. He
held executive positions in the media industry at companies including
Radio France International and Telerama. He has a Masters in Economics
from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and a post graduate degree
in cultural management from the Institut Supérieur de Management
Culturel de Paris. Mr. Tascan is a board member of the Quebec Employers
Profile of TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow
businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The
Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the fourth-largest in
North America. As the leading publisher of consumer magazines and
French-language educational resources, and of community newspapers in
Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, it is also one of Canada's major
media groups. TC Transcontinental is also the leading door-to-door
distributor of advertising material in Canada through its Publisac
network in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada. Thanks to a wide
digital network of more than 3,500 websites, the Corporation reaches
over 18.7 million unique visitors per month in Canada.
TC Transcontinental also offers interactive marketing products and
services that use new communication platforms supported by marketing
strategy and planning services, database analytics, premedia, e-flyers,
email marketing, custom communications and mobile solutions.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands
TC Transcontinental, TC Media and TC Transcontinental Printing, has
approximately 10,000 employees in Canada and the United States, and
reported revenues of C$2.0 billion in 2011. For more information about
the corporation, please visit www.tc.tc.
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SOURCE: TRANSCONTINENTAL INC.
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