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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Cricket Media Group Ltd. (TSXV:CKT) ("Cricket Media" or the "Company") announces the appointment of a new director, Roger Poirier, effective October 9, 2015. Mr. Poirier has been appointed by the Cricket Media board of directors and will stand for re-election at the Company's next Annual General Meeting.
Mr. Poirier is Managing Director, Diversified Industries, and co-founder of Cormark Securities, a leading mid-market Canadian investment dealer. He has worked in the securities industry for more than 20 years. Most recently, his experience has been primarily related to equity underwriting and mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on media. Roger also has been an advocate for educational causes and sits as the Chair of the TFS Foundation, the foundation for the largest independent school in Canada. He also sits on a number of private company boards and received his CFA designation in 1999.
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cricketmedia.com.
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For further information: Katya Andresen, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Media, Phone: (703) 885-3400, [email protected]; Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., Phone: (416) 657-2400, [email protected]