Brick Brewing Announces Appointment of Sean Byrne as Chief Financial Officer


KITCHENER, ON, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX:BRB) today announced the appointment of Sean Byrne as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 29, 2013.

Mr. Byrne brings to Brick Brewing over 20 years of senior financial management experience at publicly traded, enterprise-level companies. He has served in senior financial leadership roles with five NASDAQ and NYSE-listed companies. Most recently, he was Vice President Finance at RR Donnelly in Mississauga, a $10 billion global company with significant operations in Canada. Mr. Byrne holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School and is a Certified Management Accountant.

"We have worked hard over the past three years to improve Brick Brewing's operations," said George Croft, President and CEO.  "We are now in a position to execute our growth strategy, which will benefit greatly from Mr. Byrne's considerable financial experience and extensive management skills."

"Our ability to attract and retain extraordinary talent will be a determining factor in the success of Brick Brewing," Mr. Croft added.  Mr. Byrne's appointment as CFO comes shortly after Nick Relph joined the company as Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Byrne will report to the President and CEO. As a member of the company's executive team, all finance and information technology resources will report directly to Mr. Byrne.

About Brick Brewing

Brick is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly held brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. Limited was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario, and is credited with pioneering the present day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Brick has complemented its Waterloo brand premium craft beers with other popular brands such as Laker, Red Baron, Red Cap and Formosa Springs Draft.  In March 2011, Brick purchased the Canadian rights to the Seagram Coolers and now produces, sells, markets and distributes Seagram Coolers across Canada.  Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at

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SOURCE: Brick Brewing Co. Limited

George Croft, President and CEO at (519) 498-9908