CALGARY, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Edleun Group, Inc. ("Edleun" or the "Company") (TSX-V: EDU), the leading provider of quality early childhood education and care in Canada, announced today the promotion of Mr. Dale Kearns to the role of President of the Company.
"Since I joined Edleun, Dale has been an outstanding partner with me on a range of operational and strategic initiatives in addition to managing Edleun's financial affairs," said Ty Durekas, Edleun's Chief Executive Officer. "His contribution is significant, is widely recognized by the team at Edleun and hence this promotion is well-deserved."
Mr. Colley Clarke, the Company's Chair added on behalf of the Board that, "Dale has made an invaluable contribution to the Company since its inception. He has served shareholders well by offering his extensive experience, insight and prudent guidance to the Board while maintaining a professional and balanced demeanor. At the same time, he has garnered the respect of a breadth of stakeholders both through his effective communications with investors and analysts and through his execution of various capital market initiatives. Hence, we are pleased to recognize this contribution and enable Dale to further expand upon his responsibilities to deliver significant profitable growth for Edleun."
About Edleun Group, Inc.
Edleun is the leading provider of high-quality, community-based Early Learning & Care child care centres in Canada offering early education and child care services to children ages six weeks to 13 years. Edleun is committed to preparing children for the next step in their education and life, offering families and employers access to and choice of quality early childhood education programs, as well as enhanced opportunities and career advancement for Early Childhood Educators.
Publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V:EDU), the Company's objectives include the acquisition and subsequent improvement of existing child care centres and developing new state-of-the-art Early Learning and Care Centres in underserved Canadian communities.
The Company currently has a total 43 centres in its portfolio including: 38 centres in operation and five in various stages of development or redevelopment representing 4,463 licensed child care spaces.
Certain statements in this Release which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). Any statements related to Edleun's projected revenues, earnings, growth rates, revenue mix, staffing and resources, and product plans are forward looking statements as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. The use of terms such as "believes", "anticipated", "expected", "projected", "targeting", "estimate", "intend" and similar terms are intended to assist in identification of these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees of future performance and involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Edleun to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions. Except as required by law, Edleun does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.
The Company undertakes no obligation, except as required by law, to update publicly or otherwise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or the above list of factors affecting this information. Many factors could cause the actual results of Edleun to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Ty Durekas or Dale Kearns of Edleun Group, Inc. at (403) 705-0362, or Nick Hurst of the Equicom Group, Inc. at (403) 218-2835.