Groupe Bikini Village inc.
TSX : GBV

Groupe Bikini Village inc.

December 16, 2010 14:52 ET

Helene F. Fortin, FCA, ISA.A Appointed on the Board of Directors of Groupe Bikini Village inc.

SAINTE-JULIE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) - Groupe Bikini Village inc. (TSX:GBV) ("Groupe Bikini Village" or the "Company") today announces the appointment of Ms Hélène F. Fortin, an established and respected professional accountant and company's director, on its Board of Directors.

"I am delighted to be joining the team at Groupe Bikini Village," said Ms. Fortin. "I am excited about the prospects that lie ahead of the company, and am committed to working with the Board and Management team to enable profitable growth and deliver value for shareholders."

Ms. 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. Ms 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, la Fondation de l'institut Armand Frappier, la 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.

Ms. 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 60 stores and employs approximately 470 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.

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Groupe Bikini Village inc.'s future operations, economic performance, financial conditions and financing plans. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors they believe are appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to management's expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by management will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences or effects on the Company. Management undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law.

Contact Information

  • Groupe Bikini Village inc.
    Yves Simard
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    450-449-1310 ext 4797
    ysimard@bikinivillage.com