Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated Announces Change in Board of Directors
HALIFAX, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated (CLR) (CLR.DB.A) (CLR.DB.B) (the 'Company' or Clearwater') announced today that Bernard Wilson has retired as a member of the board of directors of the Company (the 'Board'), effective October 14, 2011 to pursue an increasingly busy schedule managing his various interests. The Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Wilson for his four and a half years as a Director, Trustee and as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Effective immediately, Larry Hood has been appointed to the Board to fill this vacancy and in addition, Mr. Hood will replace Mr. Wilson as the chair of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Hood is a former partner with KPMG LLP where he served a number of clients including several in the seafood industry over a career which spanned 35 years.
Colin Mac Donald, Chairman of the board of Clearwater, announced: 'We are very pleased to have Mr. Hood join Clearwater's board of directors. Larry's extensive industry and financial expertise will be of great benefit to Clearwater and its strategic efforts.'
Mr. MacDonald, continued 'I wish to also express my sincere appreciation for the high level of professionalism and business acumen that Bernie Wilson bought to the Board and the Audit Committee as well as the enormous time and energy he devoted to the affairs of Clearwater. Bernie will be missed but thankfully will remain both a friend and a colleague on whom the Board can call for his advice and guidance in the future.'
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Clearwater is recognized for its consistent quality, wide diversity and reliable delivery of premium wild, eco-labeled seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shrimp, crab and groundfish.
Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people, technology, resource ownership and resource management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market.
Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated
CONTACT: Robert Wight, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater, (902) 457-2369
Tyrone Cotie, Treasurer, Clearwater, (902) 457-8181