easyhome Ltd.

easyhome Ltd.

March 22, 2007 18:57 ET

easyhome Ltd. Announces Appointment of Vice-President to U.S. Operations

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2007) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), Canada's leading merchandise leasing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Natale as Vice President of easyhome U.S. Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of easyhome Ltd., effective immediately.

Mr. Natale began his career with Rent-A-Center in 1983 and progressed with the organization to become Regional Director responsible for the operations of approximately 70 U.S. locations in New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Mr. Natale left Rent-A-Center to become General Manager for a franchise operation, which he expanded over the last 10 years until it was recently acquired by Rent-A-Center.

Mr. Natale will be located in Albany, New York, U.S. where easyhome U.S. plans to open an office that will accommodate a management team which will be responsible for developing operations in the 14 states that border Canada. All accounting and other support functions will continue in the Edmonton, Alberta office, Canada.

"We are delighted to have attracted an individual of John's caliber to this senior management position in our Company," stated David Ingram, President & CEO.

"I have known John since 1995 when he was responsible for my orientation into the rent-to-own industry in the U.S. His proven successful track record as a senior manager in the rent-to-own industry in the U.S. represents an important step forward in strengthening our Management team," Mr. Ingram added.

easyhome Ltd., with 191 stores including 1 licensed store as at December 31, 2006 is Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, brand-name household furnishings, appliances and home electronic products to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements. easyhome Ltd. is listed on the TSX under the symbol 'EH'.

Contact Information

  • easyhome Ltd.
    David Ingram
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 272-2788