Big Rock Brewery Income Trust

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust


November 16, 2007 16:51 ET

Colleen McLeod Appointed New Chief Financial Officer at Big Rock Brewery

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2007) - Big Rock Brewery Income Trust (TSX:BR.UN): The President and CEO of Big Rock Brewery, Ken Barbet, is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen McLeod to Chief Financial Officer at Big Rock Brewery effective January 1, 2008.

Big Rock has promoted McLeod following the recent resignation of Timothy Duffin who will leave the company at the end of this year.

McLeod, a CMA who has been with Big Rock since June 2006, has worked under Duffin's leadership and understands all aspects of the business; together they will work through the transition period to ensure she hits the ground running.

McLeod has significant experience in all aspects of financial management and strategic planning with a successful track record both developing and leading teams. Prior to joining Big Rock she was with Alpine Environmental Ltd. where she was not only responsible for all finance and accounting functions but was instrumental in the development and execution of a comprehensive strategic planning process.

Based on her accomplishments to date both the Audit Committee and Ken Barbet are confident she has the business acumen and leadership skills that will serve her well in her new role. Barbet believes, "we have found a perfect blend of skills with Colleen: integrity, culture fit, analytic skills, personality, strategic understanding and a keen attention to detail."

In her new role McLeod will act as a strategic partner for Barbet and enhance planning, forecasting and budgeting to support the organization as they refocus on their premium brands. Her first order of business will be to implement the company's Income Trust Reorganization, which was approved by unit holders on October 26, 2007.

About Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock Brewery - headquartered in Calgary, Alberta - continues to produce premium, all-natural craft beers. As Canada's largest craft brewer, Big Rock boasts a family of nine 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.

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