CNW Group welcomes Carolyn McGill-Davidson as new President and CEO

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - CNW Group today announced the appointment of
Carolyn McGill-Davidson as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective
September 1, 2008.
    Ms. McGill-Davidson takes the reins at CNW at a point where the company
is poised to undergo the next significant phase in its planned evolution. "In
a rapidly changing news media environment, we know that we have to stay ahead
of the curve," commented Ms. McGill-Davidson. "CNW is a strong company with a
rich history of accomplishment and leadership, a dedicated and highly-skilled
team of people, and a solid and loyal customer base. With this great
foundation and innovations planned for the coming months, I'm confident we
will continue to build lasting value for our clients and stakeholders."
    Ms. McGill-Davidson will continue to focus on expanding the company's
range of service offerings in a rapidly changing media landscape. Recent
launches to the marketplace have included a <a href="">Social Media Release</a> (SMR), an
interactive page combining a traditional text news release with audio and
video components, digital photos, graphics, corporate logos and links, <a href="">Access</a>
<a href="">CNW</a>, a fully-integrated, secure and comprehensive online portal that enables
communications professionals to be in control of the distribution and editing
process of their news releases from their desktop, in addition to the recently
announced <a href="">partnership</a> with EDGAR Online, providing an automated process for
converting public company financials into eXtensible Business Reporting
Language (XBRL).
    Since 1999, Ms. McGill-Davidson has served with the company in a
succession of senior management positions. In her most recent role as Senior
Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Ms. McGill-Davidson oversaw the company's
corporate repositioning and re-branding.
    Under the leadership of former president Tom Enright, Ms. McGill-Davidson
has successfully built upon the company's position as Canada's leading
newswire by expanding its range of offerings for public relations,
communications and investor relations professionals. The growth from these new
lines of business has contributed significantly to CNW's continued expansion
and success.
    CNW wishes to express its gratitude to the outgoing president and CEO,
Mr. Enright. In his tenure as president and CEO, Mr. Enright guided the
company from a single-focused traditional newswire service to a diverse and
multi-platform communications company.
    Mr. Enright will continue to offer guidance and support to the company in
his new role as Deputy Chairman to the Board.

    About CNW Group

    CNW Group is a global leader in news and information distribution
services for professional communicators. Established in 1960, CNW is part of
the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135 countries
worldwide. CNW Group provides electronic news distribution, targeting,
monitoring, translation, Webcast and disclosure services to corporate,
government, associations, labour, non-profit and other customers worldwide.
CNW Group helps Canadian and international organizations to connect with local
and global audiences including the news media, the investment community and
the general public. CNW Group is co-owned by two news distribution
powerhouses: PR Newswire, based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in
London, UK. 1.877.CNW.7890

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For further information:

For further information: Melody Firth, Manager, Corporate
Communications, CNW Group, (416) 863-5729, (416) 318-4341,

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