Spin Master's Catherine Demas and Tara Tucker Named Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment

Spin Master People and Products Receive Accolades

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Spin Master Corp., ("Spin Master"), a leading global children's entertainment company and one of the world's top five toy companies, was recognized with multiple awards at both the Wonder Women Awards Gala and the North American International Toy Fair 2016. This year, in addition to awards for its toys and games, two of its executives were named Wonder Women in Toys by Women in Toys, Licensing and Entertainment (WIT).

The two executives, Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, and Catherine Demas, Vice President and Global Business Unit Head, Preschool/Girls, were recognized for their industry leadership in public relations and manufacturing, respectively.

Ms. Demas, a design and innovation visionary, has successfully combined the worlds of toys and entertainment for more than 25 years. She joined Spin Master in 2011 and cites the launch of Paw Patrol, the number one preschool brand franchise in 2015, among her greatest accomplishments.

Ms. Tucker, who joined the company in 2014, is at the forefront of communications for Spin Master. An accomplished brand architect with more than 20 years' experience, her strategy and acumen has helped to grow Spin Master's media presence and awareness in advance of and following its IPO in 2015.

"We are thrilled to see Tara and Catherine recognized as Wonder Women in Toys," said Nancy Zwiers, Chief Marketing Officer, Spin Master Ltd., who is also a two-time Wonder Women in Toys winner. "They are both known for their commitment to excellence and for their efforts to help others advance and elevate their careers. They foster innovative thinking as well as the collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit that makes Spin Master an exceptional place to build a career," she added.

In addition to the WIT Awards, Spin Master brands took home a number of product awards over the course Toy Fair 2016. Techlicious named Air Hogs one of its Best of New York Toy Fair, and Spin Master received two Toy Industry Association Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards for Meccanoid G15, Innovative Toy of the Year, and Bunchems, Activity Toy of the Year.

About Spin Master Corp.

Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2016 Toys of the Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 63 TIA Toy of the Year (TOTY) nominations with 16 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 12 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 950 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

SOURCE Spin Master

For further information: Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Spin Master Ltd., tarat@spinmaster.com


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