February 6, 2009
Boyd Group Makes Management Announcement
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Winnipeg, Manitoba — February 6, 2009 — Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD.UN) (“the Fund” or “the Boyd Group”) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Terry Smith is recovering from physical injuries sustained in a recreational accident and resulting corrective surgery. Mr. Smith is expected to continue to fulfill his principal duties during the anticipated recuperation period of two to three months, following which, he is expected to resume his duties on a full-time basis. During this recuperation period, Brock Bulbuck, the Fund’s President and Chief Operating Officer, will assist Mr. Smith in attending to his duties.
“I have total confidence in Brock as well as Boyd Group’s entire senior management team in both Canada and the U.S. to continue to carry on our business in normal course and I appreciate them assuming certain additional responsibilities during my recovery period,” said Terry Smith, CEO of the Boyd Group. “I will remain involved in company affairs at a strategic level and look forward to resuming my duties on a full-time basis as my recovery progresses.”About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. is the largest operator of collision repair centres in Canada and among the largest in North America. The company operates locations in the four western Canadian provinces principally under the trade names Boyd Autobody & Glass and Service Collision Repair, as well as in seven U.S. states principally under the trade name Gerber Collision & Glass. The company also operates Gerber National Glass Services, an auto glass repair and replacement referral business with affiliated service providers throughout the United States. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our Web site at www.boydgroup.com
.About The Boyd Group Income Fund
The Boyd Group Income Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended mutual fund trust created for the purposes of acquiring and holding certain investments, including a majority interest in The Boyd Group Inc. and its subsidiaries.For further information, please contact:
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Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical financial information, may be forward-looking and therefore subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some forward-looking statements may be identified by words like “may”, “will”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, or “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, as actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause results to vary include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in cash distributions and capital expenditures; dependence on the Fund’s operating subsidiary to pay its interest obligations; loss of services of key senior management personnel; operational and infrastructure risks including possible equipment failure and performance of information technology systems; the ability to complete acquisitions of collision repair facilities and other businesses and to integrate these acquisitions successfully; the ability to identify start-up locations and reach anticipated profitability levels; access to capital; management of credit and refinancing risks; potential discovery of undisclosed liabilities associated with acquisitions; ability to expand into the United States; loss of key customers; impact of government owned insurance; variation in the number of insurance claims; competition from established competitors and new entrants in the businesses in which the Company operates; the management of key supplier relationships; employee relations; fluctuations in the cost of benefit plans; insurance coverage of sufficient scope to satisfy any liability claims; environmental risk; pending and proposed legislative or regulatory developments including the impact of changes in laws, regulations and the enforcement thereof; quality of corporate governance; quality of internal control systems; fluctuations in operating results and seasonality; energy costs; weather conditions; technology risks; interest rate fluctuations and general economic conditions; fluctuations in foreign currencies; and the possible impacts from public health emergencies, international conflicts and other developments including those relating to terrorism; and the Fund’s success in anticipating and managing the foregoing risks.
We caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and that when reviewing our forward-looking statements, investors and others should refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Fund’s Annual Information Form, the “Risks and Uncertainties” and other sections of our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Operating Results and Financial Position and our other periodic filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. All forward-looking statements presented herein should be considered in conjunction with such filings. The Fund does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements; such statements speak only as of the date made.