GreenFirst Announces Appointment of Rick Doman as CEO and Paul Rivett as Chairman
VANCOUVER, BC, June 28, 2021 /CNW/ – GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSXV: GFP) (GreenFirst or the Company) announces that, effective today, Rick Doman has replaced Larry G. Swets, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer of GreenFirst and Paul Rivett has replaced Kyle Cerminara as Chairman of the board of directors of GreenFirst (the Board). Both Larry G. Swets, Jr. and Kyle Cerminara will remain on the Board.
These changes were determined to be in the best interests of the Company going forward as GreenFirst transitions to a lumber and forestry company and moves towards the closing of the previously announced asset purchase transaction involving the acquisition of lumber and forestry assets of certain subsidiaries of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
Rick Doman is seasoned executive with over 45 years of forestry and lumber experience, including with Doman Industries (currently named Western Forest Products Inc.). Mr. Doman also founded EACOM Timber Corporation where he served as the CEO, President and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director of GreenFirst since October 2020.
Paul Rivett is the Co-Owner of Nordstar Capital, which recently acquired Torstar Corporation. Mr. Rivett is the Chairman and Co-proprietor of Torstar Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Rivett was President of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd. Mr. Rivett also sits on several boards, including Recipe Unlimited Corporation (TSX: RECP), VerticalScope Holdings, Inc. (TSX: FORA) and Chorus Aviation, Inc. (TSX: CHR). He has been a director of GreenFirst since October 22, 2020.
GreenFirst is a forest-first business, focused on environmentally sustainable forest management and lumber production. We believe that sustainable forest planting and harvesting, coupled with the long-term green advantage of lumber, provide GreenFirst with significant cyclical and secular advantages in building products. GreenFirst’s long-term pursuit is to be a global leader in environmentally sustainable lumber. For more information, please visit: www.gffp.ca.
Forward Looking Information
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Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, including expectations and assumptions concerning: interest and foreign exchange rates; capital efficiencies, the lumber industry (and its growth and growth rates) in North America, and the Company’s future plans and ability to complete future investments. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable, based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; future legislative, tax and regulatory developments. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive and other risks are set out in the Company’s public disclosure record filed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and reflect our expectations as of the date hereof, and thus are subject to change thereafter. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.