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GCGC Announces New CEO

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Published: October 12, 2011 10:21 am ET

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On Tuesday, October 11, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, the owner/operator of Flamboro Downs, Fraser Downs, Georgian Downs and Hastings Park, announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer.

The company announced that Rod Baker, who had been interim CEO since the passing of Ross McLeod on September 5, 2011, has been appointed CEO.

Baker has been with GCGC since 2008 and has been president since January 2010. Before he was president of GCGC, Baker served as a consultant to the company from June of 2008.

In his capacity as a consultant, Baker was responsible for developing and implementing the efficiency improvement initiatives which allowed Great Canadian to remain both profitable and competitive during the global economic recession.

Prior to joining Great Canadian, Baker worked in the field of merchant banking, both managing and investing in private and public companies throughout North America. His background also includes various roles with several large Canadian-based investment dealers.

(With files from GCGC)

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