MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2015) - New Look Eyewear Inc. (TSX:BCI) ("New Look") announces today the appointment of Derrick Giannoumis, CPA, CA, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective June 1st, 2015, replacing Jean-Luc Deschamps who had previously announced his retirement from New Look. A native of Montreal and graduate of Concordia University, Mr. Giannoumis has over 10 years' experience in accounting, financial reporting and related matters. He is currently Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of the Greiche & Scaff division of New Look, a position he has occupied since October 2014, the date upon which New Look acquired Greiche & Scaff. Prior to that time, he occupied similar positions with the predecessor company.
Antoine Amiel, Vice Chairman of New Look, stated that: "We welcome Derrick to the senior management team where we expect him to make a strong contribution. He brings not only his financial and accounting skills, but also valuable operating experience in the retail optical industry, and also prior to that, experience in other retail sectors."
As of March 31st, 2015, New Look had 13,359,830 Class A common shares issued and outstanding. New Look is a leader in the eye care industry in Eastern Canada having a network of 193 corporate stores mainly under the New Look, Vogue Optical and Greiche & Scaff banners and laboratory facilities using state-of-the-art technologies. Tax information regarding payments to shareholders is available at www.newlook.ca in the Investors section.
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