Big Rock Brewery Inc. announces resignation of CEO, Robert Sartor

Friday, 18 November 2016 - 4:00pm

For Immediate Release

November 18, 2016 Calgary, Alberta—Big Rock Brewery Inc. (TSX: BR) (“Big Rock” or the "Corporation") announces Robert Sartor will be resigning as the CEO of Big Rock effective December 30th, 2016.

The board of directors has appointed Barbara Feit, current CFO, as interim CEO, to take effect upon Mr. Sartor’s departure. Feit’s background includes five years as Big Rock’s CFO and a number of progressive financial roles with TransAlta, Direct Energy, Artumas, BG Group and Moneta Energy Services. 

“Much of the change agenda that I had set for Big Rock has been achieved and I am proud of that.” says Sartor. “We have a leadership team that is up to the task of continuing to grow our company. The beer landscape has changed dramatically in the past five years. It is a far more crowded and competitive marketplace than any of us could have imagined. Our resilience in the face of this has been remarkable. Rest assured that my fridge will forevermore be stocked with Big Rock beer.”

Chairman of the board, John Hartley commented, “The Board supports Barbara Feit completely and has every confidence that she will lead Big Rock through this challenging landscape. We are confident in the course that Bob and Barb have charted. We thank Bob for his leadership and insight through the years.”

About Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Big Rock Brewery Inc. produces premium, all-natural craft beers. Big Rock has a broad family of permanent ales and lagers, the Rock Creek Cider® series of craft ciders and an ongoing selection of seasonal and cutting-edge, small-batch brews. Big Rock brews in Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto Ontario.

For more information on Big Rock Brewery visit bigrockbeer.com

For further information, please contact:

Robert Sartor, President and Chief Executive Officer, or Barbara Feit, Chief Financial Officer:

Phone:              (403) 720 3239                         

Fax:                  (403) 720 3641

Email:                investors@bigrockbeer.com