Groupe Bikini Village inc.
TSX : GBV

Groupe Bikini Village inc.

May 27, 2011 13:36 ET

Groupe Bikini Village Inc. Announces the Appointment of Mrs. Helene F. Fortin as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

SAINTE-JULIE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Groupe Bikini Village inc. (TSX:GBV)("Groupe Bikini Village" or the "Company") today announces the appointment of Mrs Hélène F. Fortin, an established and respected professional accountant and company's director, as Chairwoman of its Board of Directors.

Mrs. Fortin has gained a great deal of experience over the last three decades through her involvement as a chartered accountant in numerous audit assignments and other special professional service contracts. Her achievements allowed her to be involved in many type of activities including mergers & acquisitions, financing activities, financial & tax planning, training, negotiations and assessments of internal and financial controls. Mrs. Fortin, currently an assurance partner with the CA firm Demers Beaulne, acts as Chairwoman for Loto-Québec and Infrastructure Québec, as a board member in different boards of directors such as Bellus Santé (TSX), Assuris et ComCorp Life Insurance Co., Voiceage, Concordia University, Fondation Armand-Frappier, Fondation des étoiles and she is also acting as a member of the department audit committee for Canada Economic Development for Quebec regions and for School of public services.

Mrs. Fortin holds a diploma in public accountancy from McGill University in Montreal, a degree in corporate governance from the McGill Executive institute and a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Finance from Concordia University in Montreal.

About Groupe Bikini Village

Groupe Bikini Village inc., serving Canadians for almost a quarter-century, is a leading swimwear retailer with a network of new and renovated boutiques across Eastern Canada. In its bright and inviting stores with comfortable change rooms and knowledgeable staff, Groupe Bikini Village helps its customers choose from among Canada's widest selection of swimsuits, beach accessories, and cruisewear, in the most popular brands the industry has to offer and in styles to suit every figure. Headquartered in Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Groupe Bikini Village inc. operates 59 stores and employs approximately 500 people; its securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol GBV. For more information about Groupe Bikini Village inc., please visit our website at www.bikinivillage.com.

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