Uni-Select Inc.

Uni-Select Inc.

April 05, 2012 09:41 ET

Upcoming Changes to the Board of Uni-Select

BOUCHERVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) is pleased to announce that Messrs. Robert Chevrier, FCA and James E. Buzzard have accepted to be nominees to join the Board of Directors. The directors' election will take place during the Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM at One, Place du Canada, Montréal. Messrs. Chevrier and Buzzard are nominees proposed by the directors of the Corporation. The Board intends to appoint Mr. Chevrier as Chair following the election.

From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Robert Chevrier was President of Uni-Select. Under his leadership, the Corporation initiated its growth strategy through acquisitions. Subsequently, Robert Chevrier has led Rexel Canada Inc. He now acts as a corporate director. He serves on the boards of CGI., Richelieu Hardware inc., Cascades inc. and, until recently, Bank of Montreal. James E. Buzzard has held various positions at Uni-Select since the acquisition of his family business in 2004. He has held various board offices in several organizations in the distribution of automotive parts.

Jean-Louis Dulac, current Chairman of Uni-Select, will retire after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He is a founding member of the Corporation. Mrs. Jeanne Wojas, Messrs. Clay E. Buzzard and Joseph P. Felicelli, will also retire from the Board at the same meeting. The Directors, management and employees of Uni-Select extend their gratitude for their invaluable collaboration over the years and their important contribution to the growth of the Corporation.

About Uni-Select

Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipments, tools and accessories for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products. With 6,600 employees, the Uni-Select network includes over 2,500 independent jobbers and services more than 3,500 points of sale in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

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