MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Group Juste Pour Rire confirms yesterday's announcement of the resignation of Mr. Rozon, and his withdrawal from all business affairs of the Group Juste pour rire effective immediately. To this end, Juste pour rire announces the imminent constitution of an independent board of directors. The latter will enjoy complete independence in the administration of the company's business.
Guylaine Lalonde will step in as President and CEO, and her top priorities will be the employees, the artists and the public that have made Juste pour rire a historical success.
Through a management team composed of Guylaine Lalonde, President and CEO, Bruce Hills, Chief Operating Officer, and Lucie Rozon, Executive Producer, Groupe Juste pour rire announces its formal intention to continue all of its ongoing and future projects, both in Canada and internationally.
Looking to the future
"The entire Juste pour rire team is committed to continuing its mission of artistic excellence and its role as an entertainment pioneer. I assure all our financial partners and sponsors that we will continue to honor all our partnerships and intend to deliver, as planned, the next editions of our various events." Ms. Lalonde confirmed.
A flagship of entertainment and part of cultural landscape for more than 35 years, the company has contributed to countless successes and made millions of Quebecers, Canadians and fans worldwide smile. It employs more than a hundred permanent employees and nearly a thousand contractual and temporary employees.
"I want to assure our fans, partners and artists that the Just For Laughs team will continue to produce our festivals and company operations, as we have been for years now, in a noble manner", Bruce Hills, Chief Operating Officer, added.
Finally, Ms. Lucie Rozon emphasized that "Juste pour rire is also about hundreds of artists and creators, whose careers are our utmost priority."
SOURCE Just For Laughs
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