CCL Industries Announces Organization Changes

    Stock Symbol:  TSX - CCL.A and CCL.B

    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in the
development of labelling solutions and specialty packaging for the consumer
products and healthcare industries, announced today that Gaston Tano will be
joining the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
effective October 15, 2008. Mr. Tano replaces Steve Lancaster, CCL's acting
Chief Financial Officer who plans to retire after a long career with the
company. Mr. Lancaster will continue as Executive Vice President in a
consultative capacity for a transition period through the end of the year and
during 2009.
    Over the last 13 years Mr. Tano has held a variety of financial positions
with the international spirits group Bacardi Limited, most recently in their
corporate office in Bermuda as Global Corporate Controller. His broad based
background includes extensive experience with corporate financial reporting,
acquisitions and tax in a global business. Prior to joining Bacardi, Mr. Tano
gained his public accounting experience with Price Waterhouse Coopers in
    Mr. Tano graduated from the University of Toronto with his Bachelor of
Commerce degree and has both his CA and CPA designations.
    Mr. Geoffrey Martin, President and CEO of CCL Industries Inc. said, "We
are delighted that Gaston has agreed to join us. He has a great financial
background in a large, well respected international company and will be a
great asset to CCL's global business and our future growth."

    With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries now employs
approximately 5,500 people and operates 55 production facilities in North
America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. CCL Label is the world's
largest converter of pressure sensitive and film materials and sells to
leading global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare and consumer
durables segments. CCL Container and CCL Tube produce aluminum cans, bottles
and plastic tubes for the consumer products industry in North America.
    Statements contained in this Press Release, other than statements of
historical facts, are forward - looking statements subject to a number of
uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
from some statements made.

    For more details on CCL, visit our website -

For further information:

For further information: Steve Lancaster, Executive Vice President and
Acting Chief Financial Officier, (416) 756-8517

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