CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.
TSX : CWX

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.

August 26, 2010 16:00 ET

CanWel Building Materials Announces Appointment

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) -

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CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. ("CanWel" or "the Company") (TSX:CWX) announced the following today:

CanWel+Broadleaf Division Leadership Appointment

The CanWel+Broadleaf Division (the "Division") of the CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. announced today a key Senior Management appointment.

Brian Martin will assume the role of Director of National Accounts for the Division, effective September 7, 2010. Brian will report directly to Bob Simko, President of the CanWel+Broadleaf Division.

"Brian brings in excess of thirty years of service to this industry, across a variety of positions at Weldwood, CanWel, MacMillan Bloedel, Weyerhaeuser and Broadleaf," noted Mr. Simko. "With his knowledge and integrity, we are indeed fortunate to have an individual like Brian leading this important customer interface".

About CanWel Building Materials

CanWel Building Materials trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is Canada's largest national distributor in the building materials and related products sector, operating distribution centres coast to coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada. CanWel Building Materials distributes a wide range of hardware, building materials, lumber, and renovation products. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by CanWel Building Materials (and its predecessor, CanWel Building Materials Income Fund) with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements. When used in this press release, such statements use words, including but not limited to, "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan", "intend", "anticipate" and other similar terminology. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations of CanWel's management regarding future events but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CanWel, including the performance of CanWel on a consolidated basis, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual events could differ materially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors. These factors include or any potential disruptions resulting from the changing of senior management, making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers. Additional risks and uncertainties include, among others: general economic and business conditions, product selling prices, commodity price fluctuations, information systems risk, operating costs, interest rate risk, credit risk, competitive conditions and other factors referenced herein and in the Company's AIF dated March 30, 2010 and our public filings on www.sedar.com. These statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this press release. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the periodic and other reports filed by CanWel with Canadian Securities Commissions and available on Sedar (http://www.sedar.com). CanWel does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update or revise any forward looking information, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.
    Amar Doman
    Chairman and CEO
    (604) 608-6600