Corby Executives, Staff and Guests Open Toronto Stock Exchange
TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited (TSX: CSW.A) (TSX: CSW.B) opened the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today in celebration of its 45th anniversary of being listed on the Exchange.
The stock began trading in 1969 at the equivalent of $1.30 today. Since then, Corby has grown into a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines, building on its successful roots as a company that dates back to over 150 years. With approximately 21% of spirit sales in Canada, Corby's premium portfolio includes many of the top-selling brands in Canada.
"Opening the market is a fitting commemoration of our 45 years as a TSX member and a leader in the Canadian spirits and wine industry," said Patrick O'Driscoll, President and CEO, Corby Spirit and Wine. "Our deep commitment to quality, innovation and service has helped the Corby brands become part of traditions and celebrations across Canada and internationally, enabled our workforce to grow and expand, and helped us deliver consistent returns to our shareholders - many of whom are our employees - for decades. We look forward to great success for the next 45 years and beyond."
Corby senior executives were joined by guests to help open the market at the Exchange Tower in Toronto. In attendance was Peter Chubb, who was the President of William Mara in the early 1980s in the company's early years after its acquisition by Corby. Mr. Chubb later held senior executive positions at Corby, including his role as Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs throughout the 1990s.
"Corby Spirit and Wine has a storied history in Canada," said Peter Chubb. "It is with great pleasure that I join others from the Corby family here today to celebrate the company's success and its continuing role in Canadian business and the global spirits industry."
A photo of the market opening at TSX is provided below. Additionally, for more information on Corby's history in Canada, please see the attached infographic.
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's® Canadian whisky, Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo® and Graffigna® wines. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.
Image with caption: "Corby Executives, Staff and Guests Open Toronto Stock Exchange. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140311_C4429_PHOTO_EN_37778.jpg
Image with caption: "Commemorative infographic retracing Corby's history. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140311_C4429_PHOTO_EN_37779.jpg
SOURCE: Corby Spirit and Wine Communications
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