Big Rock Brewery Income Trust
TSX : BR.UN

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust
BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

March 18, 2008 17:23 ET

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust Announces Resignation of Ken Barbet

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Big Rock Brewery Income Trust (TSX:BR.UN) (the "Trust") today announced that Mr. Ken Barbet has resigned as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Big Rock Brewery Operations Corp. Mr. Barbet has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Rock since October 1, 2005. Effective immediately, Mr. Edward McNally, the current Chairman of the board and founder of Big Rock, has been appointed as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Rock. Mr. McNally will serve as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer until a suitable replacement is identified and appointed by the board of directors.

Management and the board of directors of Big Rock wish to thank Mr. Barbet for his dedication to the success of Big Rock and his valued contributions to the board.

About Big Rock Brewery

The Trust is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust established under the laws of the Province of Alberta. The Trust owns all of the securities of Big Rock Brewery Ltd. ("Big Rock") which entitles the Trust to receive all cash flow available for distribution from the business of Big Rock, after debt service payments, maintenance capital expenditures and other cash requirements.

Big Rock - headquartered in Calgary, Alberta - continues to produce premium, all-natural craft beers. As Canada's leading craft brewer, Big Rock Brewery boasts a family of ten exceptional ales and lagers; Rock Creek dry apple cider as well as an ongoing selection of seasonal beers. Big Rock products are sold in eight provinces and three territories in Canada and, oddly enough, they are also available in Korea. For more information on Big Rock Brewery visit bigrockbeer.com.

Contact Information

  • Big Rock Brewery Operations Corp.
    Edward McNally
    Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 720-3239 (FAX)
    (403) 236-7523
    Website: www.bigrockbeer.com