|Sears Canada Appoints Chief Marketing Officer|
|TORONTO, Mar 22, 2007 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) -- Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) announced today the appointment of Pamela Griffith-Jones as Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Griffith-Jones will lead the Company's marketing organization and develop the Sears brand and private merchandise brand positioning in Canada.
"We are very happy to have Pamela join our Company; she is a great addition to our team," said Dene Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears Canada Inc. "Her experience greatly qualifies her for this key position and we look forward to her contribution in making Sears the No.1 retailer in Canada."
Ms. Griffith-Jones has 20 years of progressive leadership experience including at Cooper & Lybrand Consulting in Canada and the U.K. and, for the past 14 years, at Canadian Tire Corporation, most recently as Vice-President, Leisure Products Division. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business, receiving her HBA in 1987 and MBA in 1990.
Under the leadership of Ms. Griffith-Jones, several initiatives will be undertaken to improve our marketing capabilities including creating a direct marketing group, customizing assortments and marketing to become more relevant to our customers, and increasing the return on marketing investments.
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate stores, 178 dealer stores, 64 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
Contact for Media: Vincent Power, Sears Canada, Corporate Communications, (416) 941-4422, email@example.com