Metro Appoints Steve Shrout as Publisher of Metro Alberta

    Canada's largest free daily announces Steve Shrout as publisher of Metro

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Metro Canada is pleased to announce the
appointment of Steve Shrout as publisher of the recently launched Metro
Alberta newspapers - Metro Edmonton and Metro Calgary.
    Steve joins Metro with extensive experience in senior sales and
management roles. Steve most recently worked as the Director of Sales for
JuneWarren, which is Canada's largest publisher of oil and gas magazines and
an oil and gas trade directory. Prior to that, Steve spent over seven years at
the Lethbridge Herald, the last three as Advertising Director. Steve brings an
in-depth understanding of the media landscape in Alberta, from both a
newspaper and magazine perspective.
    Steve is married with two daughters, and has grown to embrace Alberta's
progressive culture since moving to Alberta 28 years ago. Steve's position as
publisher of Metro Alberta begins April 23, 2007.
    With more than 14 years of experience in the newspaper and magazine
publishing business, the full support of the Metro Alberta team and the rest
of the Metro family, Metro Canada is confident that Steve will quickly
contribute to Metro's growth and development in Alberta.

    About Metro

    Metro is the largest and fastest growing international newspaper in the
world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 20 countries across
Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach -
attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over
20 million daily readers. Metro has an equal number of male and female
readers, of which 70% are under the age of 45. Metro is published in the top 6
markets in Canada: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Bill McDonald, Group Publisher,
Metro English Markets, (416) 443-4380,

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