Normand Legault completes his mandate for the Just for Laughs Group

MONTREAL, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Just for Laughs Group announces that Normand Legault has completed his term as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company. The Group's founder, Gilbert Rozon, will take over in the interim.

For the past few months, Normand Legault has developed, in collaboration with the team in place, a long-term action plan for the company, which will run its course most notably through such major comedic, cultural and tourism events as the second edition of the TBS Presents a Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago; the fourth edition of the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival Presented by Westjet; and the 28th Montreal Just for Laughs Festival presented by Videotron. The culmination of this plan will coincide with the presentation of the 30th anniversary Festival - to be held in Montreal in 2012.

The Just for Laughs Group wishes to thank Normand Legault for all the work he has done over the last three years (starting first as a member of the Board in 2007), during which he assisted the Group in its international development. The Just for Laughs Group team, based in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto and London, will implement this plan with strength and conviction.

About the Just for Laughs Group

Founded in 1983, the Just for Laughs Group's growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Paris). Its inaugural Montreal Festival 27 years ago is now the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 2 million people each summer; television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just for Laughs Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family Guy Live!, Arturo Brachetti's show Change in London); and talent management. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto and London.

SOURCE Just For Laughs Group

For further information: For further information: David Heurtel, Public Affairs Director, Just for Laughs Group, (514) 845-3440, ext. 2395,

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