COQUITLAM, BC, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] ("the Company") announces that Mr. Andreas M. Thompson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of the Company. Mr. Thompson joined the Company as a financial consultant on September 19, 2016. The Board of Directors welcomes him to his new executive role as CFO.
"Andreas brings over 20 years of diverse international experience gained in a global top 150 company within the consumer products category," stated Mr. Rod Baker, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Andreas has prior public company experience and is familiar operating in strict regulatory environments. Furthermore, he has significant experience in commercial finance, M&A business integration and finance transformation. We see that these experiences from outside the gaming sector will be invaluable to Great Canadian's future growth. We welcome him to Great Canadian's senior management team, and look forward to the complementary leadership he will be able to provide as we expand and grow our business."
ABOUT GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a Canadian based company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company has 20 gaming properties, which consist of twelve casinos, including a four Diamond resort hotel in Richmond, British Columbia and a four star hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres and one commercial bingo hall. A key element of Great Canadian's business model is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2015, over 3,600 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.
ON BEHALF OF
GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION
"Original Signed By Rod N. Baker"
Rod N. Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
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