Yellow Pages Limited Appoints David A. Eckert as President and CEO
Montreal, QC, September 15, 2017 – Yellow Pages Limited (TSX: Y) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David A. Eckert as President and CEO, effective immediately.
“David has a keen understanding of our industry and a proven track record of improving business performance,” said Robert MacLellan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yellow Pages. “As a CEO, David has demonstrated his ability to devise and execute on strategic plans to deliver results. David is the right person to lead Yellow Pages as we focus on stabilizing and growing the business over the long-term. We are delighted to welcome him to the management team.”
Mr. Eckert has served as CEO of international companies in a wide range of industries over the course of his 35-year career. Notably, he led the business transformation of Hibu, a former directory publisher turned digital marketing company, based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Eckert has also been a member or chair of numerous public and private boards of directors, including the Yellow Pages Limited Board of Directors, which he joined in May 2017.
“I have a deep appreciation for Yellow Pages’ business,” said Mr. Eckert. “This Company has many strengths that we can leverage as we build a great company. I know that my talented new colleagues and I are committed to delighting our customers and creating significant value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Eckert will remain on the board of Yellow Pages Limited, and Ken Taylor, interim President and CEO, will continue as Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer.
About David A. Eckert
Over the past 35 years, David Eckert has served as Chief Executive Officer of international companies in a wide range of industries (including the Hibu Group, a business providing print advertising, websites, and other internet services to small and medium enterprise customers). He was Vice President and Partner at Bain & Company and has been a member or chair of numerous public and private boards of directors, including the Hibu Group, X-Rite, Inc. (NASDAQ: XRIT), Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE: CLH) and Italiaonline S.p.A. He is an economics and engineering graduate of Northwestern University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhoades Fellow.
About Yellow Pages Limited
Yellow Pages Limited (TSX: Y) is a Canadian digital media and marketing solutions company that supports local economies by helping neighbourhood businesses reach new customers and foster stronger relationships with existing clients through its various media and products. Yellow Pages holds some of Canada's leading local online search properties including YP.ca™, ComFree.com / YP NextHome, RedFlagDeals.com™, Canada411.ca, 411.ca, Bookenda.com,DuProprio.com, . The Company also holds the YP, YP Shopwise, YP Dine, RedFlagDeals, Canada411, 411, Bookenda, DuProprio, ComFree and YP NextHome mobile applications and Yellow Pages™ print directories. Through Mediative, Yellow Pages is a leader in national advertising through its various channels and services devoted to North American businesses. The Company also owns JUICE Mobile, a mobile advertising technology company whose proprietary programmatic platforms facilitate the automatic buying and selling of mobile advertising between brands and publishers. For more information visit www.corporate.yp.ca.
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