Tim Hortons announces appointment of Steve Wuthmann as Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Aug 20, 2013, 11:30 ET from Tim Hortons

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI, NYSE: THI) today announced the appointment of Steve Wuthmann as Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, and as a member of the executive group, effective September 30th, 2013.

Wuthmann was most recently Executive Vice-President, Supply Chain, for Parmalat Canada and prior to that, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources.  He brings more than two decades of human resources and operations experience to Tim Hortons, including with Purolator Courier, Labatt Breweries of Canada and Canada Packers.

"Steve is an accomplished executive with substantial human resources and operational experience. We are looking forward to benefiting from his strategic insights and strong leadership and we are pleased we will be able to leverage his depth of knowledge and experience for this important role," said Marc Caira, President and CEO, Tim Hortons.

"Tim Hortons is one of Canada's great iconic companies. It also has a growing presence in the U.S. and now an exciting, emerging footprint internationally.  I am delighted to be joining the organization during such a dynamic period in the Company's history," noted Wuthmann.

Wuthmann will be responsible for directing all human resource functions of the organization, including driving organizational engagement, capability, alignment and performance.

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of June 30th, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,304 systemwide restaurants, including 3,468 in Canada, 807 in the United States and 29 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com

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