The Brick Group announces changes to the Board of Trustees


EDMONTON, Nov. 4, 2009 /CNW/ - Mr. Ron. D. Barbaro, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Brick Group Income Fund (TSX:BRK.UN) (the "Brick Group") announced today the appointment of Anthony Griffiths and John-Paul Geisbauer and the resignation of Ron Rogers, Louie Mele and Al Swyripa, as trustees of the Brick Group.

Mr. Griffiths has extensive experience as a senior executive in number of leading North American companies, including as President and CEO of Mitel Corporation. He is currently the Chairman of Russel Metals Inc. and Novadaq Technologies Inc. and is a Director of several other public companies, including Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

Mr. Geisbauer has been the Controller of Brunton Management Company since July, 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States of America and has an extensive public accounting background in both tax and audit.

Mr. Barbaro said, "I am pleased to welcome two new trustees of Mr. Griffiths' and Mr. Geisbauer's calibre to our Board. Both of these appointments have the full support of the Brick Group's two largest unit holders, Bill Comrie and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. On behalf of the current Board members and the management team and staff of the Brick Group, I would like to thank Mr. Rogers, Mr. Mele and Mr. Swyripa for their dedication and contributions provided to the company."

About the Brick Group

The Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, the Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, and high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the New Brunswick, and the Yukon Territory.

SOURCE The Brick Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Bill Gregson, President and CEO, The Brick Group, (780) 930-6300,; Nick Bobrow, CA, Chief Financial Officer, The Brick Group, (780) 930-6300,

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