Rougemont, Quebec, May 17, 2019 — Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX:LAS.A) (“Lassonde”) is pleased to announce that Pierre Lessard has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

As a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and corporate director who has worked in strategic planning, human resources management and organizational transformationMr. Lessard has considerable experience to bring to Lassonde.

Mr. Lessard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and a Master of Business Administration from HEC Montréal. He acquired the chartered accountant (now CPA) designation in 1978 and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2016.

Mr. Lessard was a partner in the Tax Services group of PwC Canada’s Montréal office, where he worked for over 40 years. During that time, he held a number of tax group management positions at the provincial and national levels.

Moreover, after 14 years of service to senior management at Lassonde, Luc Provencher chose not to serve another term on Lassonde’s Board of Directors. He was a member of the human resources and compensation committee and the corporate governance and nomination committee. His fellow directors, Mr. Pierre-Paul Lassonde and the Lassonde family would like to thank him for his long and dedicated service and wish him a good retirement.


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