SOURCE: Torstar Corporation

Torstar Corporation

July 06, 2016 07:45 ET

Torstar Announces David Holland Retiring as President and CEO

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 06, 2016) - Torstar Corporation (TSX: TS.B) today announced that David Holland has decided to retire as President and CEO of Torstar Corporation later this fall. Torstar has initiated a search to fill the joint position of President and CEO of Torstar and Publisher of the Toronto Star.

Mr. Holland has worked in a number of divisions within Torstar since 1986, and has served as President and CEO for the past seven years.

"It has been a great honour to have had the varied experiences and opportunities I have enjoyed at Torstar over the past 30 years," Mr. Holland said. "The business landscape has continued to evolve rapidly and I am very proud of the efforts made and underway across the company to adapt to that changing environment. Having announced my retirement, I am committed to supporting a successful transition to a new Torstar CEO and Toronto Star Publisher."

"Torstar has been extremely fortunate to have had David work for three decades in various divisions of the company," said John Honderich, Chair of the Board of Torstar. "On behalf of myself and the Torstar Board of Directors, I want to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to David for his dedication, determination and strategic insight over the past seven years as Torstar's President and CEO. We respect his decision to retire and wish him the very best."

About Torstar Corporation

Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TS.B). Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper and Free Daily News Group Inc., which publishes the English-language Metro newspapers in several Canadian cities; Metroland Media Group, publisher of community and daily newspapers in Ontario; and also include digital properties including thestar.com, Toronto Star Touch, Workopolis, wagjag.com, toronto.com, save.ca and eyeReturn Marketing Inc. It also holds majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:

    Investor Inquiries:
    Lorenzo DeMarchi
    Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer
    Torstar Corporation
    (416) 869-4201
    ldemarchi@torstar.ca

    Media Inquiries:
    Bob Hepburn
    Director, Community Relations and Communications
    Toronto Star and Star Media Group
    (416) 869-4947
    bhepburn@thestar.ca