Oct 29, 2010, 07:00 ET from MEGA BRANDS INC.

MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MEGA Brands Inc. (TSE: MB) today announced the appointment of Thomas W. Prichard as President, Stationery & Activities, responsible for leading the Corporation's strategic initiatives in a broad range of creative products marketed under the Rose Art(R) and Board Dudes(R) brands. He will be based with the Stationery & Activities team in Irvine, CA, effective November 1, 2010.

"Under Tom's leadership, the Stationery & Activities business will shift its focus to innovation and growth with our full commitment and support," said Marc Bertrand, President and CEO of MEGA Brands. "He brings strong business credentials to our company and we look forward to benefiting from his expertise."

Prichard has over twenty years of experience in senior executive roles with leading companies in children's products, including Crayola, Pixar Animation Studios, LeapFrog Enterprises and Hasbro. He was most recently president of Backyard Leisure Holdings, a producer of outdoor play sets.

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MEGA Brands Inc. is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products. Visit for more information.

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