Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. Announces Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer

Aug 08, 2012, 03:00 ET from Whistler Blackcomb

WHISTLER, BC, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX: WB) (the "Corporation") today announced the resignation of Kevin Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") for personal reasons, effective September 10, 2012.  On that date, Dave Brownlie will be appointed Interim CFO of the Corporation, in addition to continuing to be responsible for the day to day management and operations of Whistler Blackcomb as President and Chief Operating Officer.  Dave Brownlie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and he will continue to be supported by Flora Ferraro, Vice President, Finance and Herbert Wong, Manager, Corporate Reporting. The Corporation has initiated a search for a new CFO.

"On behalf of the management team and the Board of Directors, I would like to express our appreciation to Kevin Smith for his contributions to Whistler Blackcomb. Over the next month Kevin will be working closely with Dave and I am confident that there will be a seamless transition. We would like to wish Kevin well in his future plans" said Bill Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.


Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75% interest in each of Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Limited Partnership, which, together, carry on the four season mountain resort business located in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British Columbia.  Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's premier four-season mountain resort, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are two side-by-side mountains, connected by the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receive on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 inches) of snow annually, and offer one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WB".  For more information, visit www.whistlerblackcombholdings.com.

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