Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

July 27, 2012 13:51 ET

Media Advisory: Giant Tiger Stores Limited Announces Appointment of New President and COO

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited announces the appointment of Greg Farrell as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer.

Before moving to join Giant Tiger in 2000 as Director of Finance and Accounting, Greg progressed through the ranks of BDO Dunwoody until his appointment to Partnership in 1999. Greg was the professional in charge of the Giant Tiger engagement for a number of years. Greg was promoted to Vice President of Accounting and Finance in 2001 and then to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Greg has also been an Officer and Director of the Company since 2000.

"It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Greg Farrell into the position of the company's President and Chief Operating Officer," says Andy Gross, Chief Executive Officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "As Giant Tiger's Executive Vice President and CFO, Greg quickly became a key member of Giant Tiger's Senior Executive team, assuming responsibility for other elements of the business beyond finance, and has gained the trust and respect of our office, warehouse and store teams. We are all very excited for Greg as he takes on his new position. This is another exciting step in our progress of strengthening our senior executive team and structure to effectively and profitably lead Giant Tiger into the future."

"I have learned a lot by being closely involved in Giant Tiger's growth and development over the last 12 years," says Greg Farrell, "and I look forward to working with the entire team to help continue this great Canadian business success story."

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned and operated family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2011, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

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