Leon's and The Brick announce resignation of Ken Grondin

Apr 19, 2013, 18:44 ET from Leon's Furniture Limited

TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Leon's Furniture Limited (TSX: LNF) ("Leon's") and its subsidiary The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK.DB) ("The Brick") announce the resignation of Ken Grondin, Chief Financial Officer and President of Financial Operations of The Brick. Mr. Grondin has served as Chief Financial Officer and President, Financial Operations of The Brick since July 2011. Vi Konkle, President of The Brick noted, "I want to thank Ken for his significant contributions to The Brick. He has strengthened the financial position and improved the financial management of The Brick. We wish Ken all the best in his future endeavours".

Dominic Scarangella, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Leon's, will continue to oversee the reporting requirements of Leon's and its subsidiaries, including The Brick. Orest Pyshniak, C.A., the Vice President of Finance of The Brick, along with The Brick's Finance Department, will continue to report to Vi Konkle, President of The Brick.

About Leon's

Leon's was founded in 1909 and is one of Canada's best-known home furnishings retailers offering great value on household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. Leon's has 79 stores in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

About The Brick

The Brick, which opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta in 1971, has grown over the last 40 years to become one of Canada's leading retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. The Brick has 231 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories and Yukon operating under The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick banners. In addition, through its corporate sales division and Midnorthern Appliances division, The Brick services the subdivision, condominium, hospitality, and high-rise builder market.

SOURCE Leon's Furniture Limited