LG Electronics Canada

LG Electronics Canada

April 23, 2009 10:39 ET

LG Canada Appoints Eric Agius as Chief Operating Officer

Former President and General Manager of Nike Canada brings 20 years of domestic and international retail experience

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) -

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LG Electronics Canada today announced the appointment of Eric Agius to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Agius brings a wealth of global brand experience and remarkable business sense to LG Canada as the former President and General Manager of Nike Canada.

"Eric's impressive accomplishments as a senior business manager will serve us well at LG Canada where we are growing and redefining the company every day," said Mr. William Cho, President and CEO of LG Canada. "Eric shares in my vision for the company to become the number one consumer electronics brand in Canada by 2010, and his engaging communications and leadership skills will be critical to our success. I look forward to working very closely with Eric as we map out the future of LG Canada."

As the first COO for LG Canada, Mr. Agius will play a critical role in driving sales, marketing and supply chain management as well as mobile communications strategies. His primary focus will be on the continued growth of the company and the further development of LG as a premier brand in Canada.

In addition to his leadership role at Nike Canada, Mr. Agius has also served as the President and General Manager for Nike Chile and Bolivia where he managed the company's emerging Brand presence and business to drive profitable growth in just 18 months. Mr. Agius spent 14 years with Nike, including time at Nike world headquarters in Portland, Oregon, as Logistics Manager for the Americas region.

"Under Mr. Cho's guidance LG Canada has truly elevated to new levels of excellence in consumer electronics. The company has had tremendous success in both brand awareness and driving accelerated growth with his leadership and through the dedication of an immensely talented team," said Mr. Agius. "I enjoy the type of challenge that comes with joining a successful company which has so much possibility in front of it. We will need to be focused and smart to reach our full potential. I look forward to working with everyone at LG Canada to reach our goals."

About LG Electronics, Inc.

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.ca.

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