Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Appointment of Pavi Binning to Board of
BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman and
President, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L), is pleased to announce the
appointment of Pavi Binning as a director to the Loblaw Companies Limited
Mr. Binning currently serves as the President of George Weston Limited, and
has been a director of George Weston Limited since 2012. He joined George
Weston Limited in 2010 as the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") after spending a
year as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited. Prior to joining Weston, Mr.
Binning was at Nortel Networks Corporation, where he held the role of CFO and
subsequently Chief Restructuring Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Binning held CFO
positions at both Hanson plc and Marconi Corporation plc, as well as executive
positions at Diageo plc.
"I am pleased to welcome Pavi back to the Loblaw board," said Mr. Weston.
"Pavi's experience and expertise developed over a career of executive
management positions in large international companies, as well as his
knowledge base in Canadian grocery retail, will complement and strengthen an
extremely capable and robust board."
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's
largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate
Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and
beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products
and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned
locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately
192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest
private sector employers.
Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of
Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the Company's stores.
Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient
locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from
discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers
Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee
banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel;
and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, no name® and
President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty
programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping
with the companies.
For more information, visit Loblaw's website at www.loblaw.ca and Loblaw's
issuer profile at www.sedar.com.
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