Seasoned Executive with Strong Retail and Finance Experience Selected to
Lead the Company's Canadian Division
WAYNE, NJ, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Today, Toys "R" Us, Inc. announced that Kevin
Macnab has been promoted to President, Toys "R" Us, Canada, effective
immediately. Mr. Macnab currently serves as Vice President of Finance, Real
Estate and Information Technology for Toys "R" Us, Canada. In his new role,
Mr. Macnab will oversee all merchandising, marketing and operational
responsibilities for the company's 67 Canadian operations. He will report to
Ron Boire, President, Toys "R" Us, North America.
Mr. Boire said, "Kevin has served as a key member of our Canadian
leadership team for the past seven years. He has demonstrated diverse
capabilities during his tenure at Toys "R" Us, and he played an instrumental
role in developing and executing strategies to support the implementation of
new store concepts in Canada. We look forward to his continued vision and many
contributions as we further grow our North American business."
Mr. Macnab said, "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead
the dynamic Toys "R" Us, Canada team and to work collaboratively with our
partners in the U.S."
Mr. Macnab has 25 years of business experience in the retail and finance
sectors, having served in key roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks &
Spencers and D'Allaird's Stores. He joined Toys "R" Us, Inc. in May 2000 in
his current role.
Mr. Macnab holds a Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Business from the
University of Leicester in England and a CA from PricewaterhouseCoopers in
About Toys "R" Us, Inc.
Toys "R" Us is the world's leading specialty toy retailer. Currently it
sells merchandise through more than 1,500 stores, including 586 stores in the
U.S. and 711 international toy stores, which includes licensed and franchise
stores, and through its Internet site at www.Toysrus.com. Babies "R" Us is the
largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the
juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 258 stores in the U.S. as
well as on the Internet at www.Babiesrus.com.
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