Thursday, March 02, 2006
Pierre H. Lessard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Dufresne as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
Since 1992, Mr. Dufresne has been working in investment banking, focused on financing and mergers and acquisitions, most recently with a global investment bank. He played a key role in a series of major transactions, notably the acquisition of A&P Canada by Metro last July. Mr. Dufresne is a graduate of Laval University in Actuarial Science, and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
With annualized sales approaching $11 billion and more than 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under the Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, A&P, Dominion, Loeb and Food Basics banners, as well as more than 250 pharmacies under the Brunet, Clini-Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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