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Corby Spirit and Wine Announces New Director

TORONTO, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine Limited's ("Corby" or the "company") (TSX: CSW.A, CSW.B) Board of Directors announced today that, effective March 8, 2017, Thierry Pourchet has resigned from his position as a director of Corby and that Kate Thompson has been appointed as his successor, acting as one of Pernod Ricard's director nominees.

"Thierry has been a significant contributor to Corby's successes. His insight has been key in helping to guide the company over the past eight years, both as a member of the Corby Board and as a past CFO of the company," said George McCarthy, Chair of the Board of Directors.  "I congratulate him on a commendable career spanning 24 years with the Pernod Ricard Group and wish him all the best in his future endeavours."

With 19 years at the Pernod Ricard Group, Kate Thompson brings extensive experience to the Corby Board of Directors, having served in various executive capacities in legal, public affairs and communications. She is currently Legal Director for Pernod Ricard EMEA and LATAM.  Prior to that, she was the Legal, Corporate Affairs and Communications Director at Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd. Ms. Thompson graduated from the University of Adelaide, with a Bachelor in Law (Honours) and a Bachelor in Commerce.

"Kate brings extensive industry experience and international insight to Corby and I look forward to working with her, as we continue Corby's goal to lead growth within the Canadian spirit and wine industry," said Mr. McCarthy.

As part of the change, Paul Duffy will replace Mr. Pourchet on the company's Audit Committee, while Ms. Thompson will replace Claude Boulay on the company's Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, who remains on the Retirement Committee.

About Corby Spirit and Wine

Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's®, Lot 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® wines. In 2016, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.


SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Limited