CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.
TSX : CWX

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.

April 11, 2016 08:00 ET

CanWel Announces Board Changes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) -

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CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. ("CanWel" or the "Company") (TSX:CWX) announced today changes to its board of directors.

Messrs. Jacob Kotzubei and Martin Melone were initially appointed to CanWel's board in 2010 in connection with closing of the Company's acquisition of Broadleaf Logistics Company, pursuant to board appointment rights under a securityholders rights agreement with Rudy Holding II SaRL ("Rudy").

The mandate of Platinum Equity's underlying investment vehicle life cycle is coming to an end, and accordingly Rudy has sold its portfolio investment in CanWel effective April 8. Given the sale of the position, the board appointment rights have no further effect, and therefore Messrs. Kotzubei and Melone have resigned from the Company's board of directors.

Mr. Kotzubei said: "I would like to thank Amar and our colleagues at CanWel for the last six years of working together and the successes we have shared. It has been a pleasure being part of a dynamic team of individuals over the years as we watched CanWel grow and be poised to become one of the leading distributors of building materials in North America."

"On behalf of the management team and our entire board of directors, I would like to thank Jacob and Marty for their years of dedication, service and wisdom to CanWel and all shareholders. We have enjoyed a very special relationship with Platinum, and we look forward to staying in touch well into the future," stated Amar Doman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CanWel.

CanWel has not yet determined whether, or when, the vacancies created by these resignations will be filled.

About CanWel Building Materials

Founded in 1989, CanWel is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is one of Canada's largest national distributors in the building materials and related products sector. CanWel operates multiple treating plant and planing facilities in Canada and the United States, and operates distribution centres coast to coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada and near San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. CanWel distributes a wide range of building materials, lumber and renovation products. For more information, visit www.canwel.com. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by CanWel with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com

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