High Liner Foods Appoints New Independent Director

LUNENBURG, NS, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - High Liner Foods Incorporated (TSX: HLF) ("the Company"), the leading North American value-added frozen seafood company, announced today the addition of Shelly Jamieson to the Company's Board of Directors.

Ms. Jamieson brings extensive management experience, both industry and government, to High Liner's Board, including four years as Ontario's Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council, and two years as Ontario's Deputy Minister of Transportation. Prior to working for the Province of Ontario, Ms. Jamieson served as President of Extendicare (Canada) Inc. (TSX: EXE) and as Executive Director of the Ontario Nursing Home Association.  

"We are very pleased to have Shelly join our Board," said David Hennigar, Chairman of the Board.  "Her solid experience in both the public and private sectors makes her a valuable addition to High Liner.  We look forward to and welcome her contribution to High Liner's continued success as the industry leader in value-added frozen seafood in North America."

Ms. Jamieson is currently Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians, and also serves on the National Advisory Board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Canada.  She has a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

About High Liner Foods Incorporated

High Liner Foods Incorporated is the leading North American processor and marketer of prepared, value-added frozen seafood.  High Liner's branded products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine and Royal Sea labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores.  The Company also sells its products under the High Liner, FPI, Mirabel, Viking, Icelandic Seafood, Samband of Iceland, Seastar, and Seaside brands to restaurants and institutions, and is the major supplier of private label seafood products to North American food retailers and food service distributors.  High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

SOURCE: High Liner Foods Incorporated