Parkland Fuel Corporation Appoints Michael Lambert to Chief Financial Officer

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RED DEER, AB, Aug. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Parkland Fuel Corporation ("Parkland" or the "Corporation") (TSX: PKI), Canada's largest independent fuel distributor and marketer, today announced the appointment of Michael Lambert to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO").  Mr. Lambert will assume the responsibilities of CFO from Andrew Cruickshank effective September 1, 2011 as part of the CFO transition process.  Mr. Cruickshank will resume his previous role as Vice President of Finance following the transition.

Since 1983, Mr. Lambert has held numerous senior finance positions in public companies including CFO of the Forzani Group, Executive Vice President and CFO of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Executive Vice President of Canadian Tire Limited and President of their Mark's Work Wearhouse Division and before that, CFO of Mark's Work Wearhouse Limited prior to its acquisition by Canadian Tire.

"Mike's extensive experience in leading the finance functions of large public companies, as well as his broad exposure to operations and strategy, is a terrific fit with Parkland," said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland.  "Mike will be a great addition to our leadership team and we look forward to working with him.  I also want to thank Andrew for acting as Parkland's Interim CFO, and for the leadership he provided during the transition process."

Mr. Lambert earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and is a Chartered Accountant.

About Parkland Fuel Corporation
Parkland Fuel Corporation is Canada's largest independent marketer and distributor of petroleum products, managing a nationwide network of sales channels. We are Canada's local fuel company, delivering gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricants, heating oil and other products to businesses, consumers and wholesale customers by community based operators who care.

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