Yel­low Pages ap­points Eck­ert as pres­i­dent, CEO

Yel­low Pages Ltd. has ap­pointed David Eck­ert as pres­i­dent and CEO. Mr. Eck­ert was pre­vi­ously VP and part­ner at Bain & Com­pany.

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YEL­LOW PAGES Ltd.’s board of direc­tors has ap­pointed David A. Eck­ert as pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

“David has a keen un­der­stand­ing of our in­dus­try and a proven track record of im­prov­ing business per­for­mance,” said Robert MacLel­lan, chair­man of the board of direc­tors of Yel­low Pages. “As a chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, David has demon­strated his abil­ity to de­vise and ex­e­cute on strate­gic plans to de­liver re­sults. David is the right per­son to lead Yel­low Pages as we fo­cus on sta­bi­liz­ing and grow­ing the business over the long term. We are de­lighted to wel­come him to the man­age­ment team.”

Mr. Eck­ert has served as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies in a wide range of in­dus­tries over the course of his 35-year ca­reer. No­tably, he led the business trans­for­ma­tion of Hibu, a for­mer di­rec­tory pub­lisher turned dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing com­pany, based in the United King­dom. Mr. Eck­ert has also been a mem­ber or chair of numer­ous pub­lic and pri­vate boards of direc­tors, in­clud­ing the Yel­low Pages board of direc­tors, which he joined in May, 2017.

“I have a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Yel­low Pages’ business,” said Mr. Eck­ert. “This com­pany has many strengths that we can lever­age as we build a great com­pany. I know that my tal­ented new col­leagues and I are com­mit­ted to de­light­ing our cus­tomers and cre­at­ing sig­nif­i­cant value for our share­hold­ers.”

Mr. Eck­ert will re­main on the board of Yel­low Pages, and Ken Tay­lor, in­terim pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, will con­tinue as se­nior vice-pres­i­dent, chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer.

Over the past 35 years, Mr. Eck­ert has served as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies in a wide range of in­dus­tries (in­clud­ing the Hibu Group, a business pro­vid­ing print ad­ver­tis­ing, web­sites and other In­ter­net ser­vices to small and medium en­ter­prise cus­tomers). He was vice-pres­i­dent and part­ner at Bain & Com­pany and has been a mem­ber or chair of numer­ous pub­lic and pri­vate boards of direc­tors, in­clud­ing the Hibu Group, X-Rite Inc., Clean Har bors Inc. an d Ital­iaon­line SpA. He is an eco­nomics and engi­neer­ing grad­u­ate of North­west­ern Univer­sity and earned an MBA from the Har­vard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar

and a Loeb Rhoades fel­low.

About Yel­low Pages Ltd.

Yel­low Pages is a Cana­dian dig­i­tal me­dia and mar­ket­ing com­pany that cre­ates lo­cal op­por­tu­ni­ties for buy­ers and sell­ers to in­ter­act and trans­act in the lo­cal econ­omy. Yel­low Pages holds some of Canada’s lead­ing lo­cal on-line prop­er­ties. The com­pany also holds the YP, YP Shop­wise, YP Dine, RedFlagDeals, Canada411, 411, Book­enda, DuPro­prio, ComFree and YP Nex­tHome mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions, and Yel­low Pages print di­rec­to­ries.

David J Eck­ert, Craig For­man, Su­san Kudz­man, David A Laz­zarato, David Gor­don Leith, Robert Fran­cis MacLel­lan, Ju­dith A McHale, Don­ald H Mor­ri­son, Martin Nisen­holtz, Kal­pana Raina, Michael G Sifton, Stephen Smith

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