EDMONTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Gordon J. Reykdal, Chairman and CEO of The Cash Store Financial Services Inc. ("Cash Store Financial") (TSX: CSF & NYSE: CSFS) today announced the appointment of Craig Warnock as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Warnock is a seasoned finance executive with over 25 of years senior financial management experience, including the positions of Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer with ATB Financial. The appointment is effective July 1, 2012.
Mr. Reykdal commented: "Craig brings with him the executive financial expertise required to further strengthen the Company's overall financial strategy at this stage in the Company's development. He has a reputation for building strong teams and effective relationships with stakeholders. We are excited to have him join us."
Mr. Reykdal today also announced the resignation of current Chief Financial Officer Nancy Bland, who is leaving the Company to pursue an opportunity as an entrepreneur in a family-owned enterprise. To ensure a smooth transition, Ms. Bland has agreed to provide assistance to Mr. Warnock throughout the integration process.
"Nancy has been an effective and dedicated member of our senior management team and executive group for almost six years," said Mr. Reykdal. "She has made significant contributions to the growth and success of this organization. On behalf our entire team, I want to personally thank Nancy for her efforts and to wish her the best in her entrepreneurial endeavours."About Cash Store Financial Cash Store Financial is the only broker and lender of short‐term advances and provider of other financial services in Canada that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CSF). Cash Store Financial also trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CSFS). Cash Store Financial operates 569 branches across Canada under the banners "Cash Store Financial" and "Instaloans". Cash Store Financial also operates 25 branches in the United Kingdom. Cash Store Financial and Instaloans primarily act as brokers and lenders to facilitate short-term advances and provide other financial services to income-earning consumers who may not be able to obtain them from traditional banks. Cash Store Financial also provides a private-label debit card (the Freedom card) and a prepaid credit card (the Freedom MasterCard) as well as other financial services, including bank accounts.