A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. Announces the Appointment of new Vice President, Real Estate

Ms. Parente joined A&W in 1999 and has since held various senior positions in real estate and franchising. In her new role, she will be responsible for all of the company's real estate activities, including new restaurant development, and will report directly to President and CEO Paul Hollands. Edgar Hahn, Director of Shopping Centres, will continue to report to Ms. Parente, along with all of the company's senior real estate team across Canada.

Ms. Parente's appointment is evidence of A&W's continued strategic commitment to rapidly accelerating new restaurant growth in the coming years, with particular focus on Ontario and Quebec. Graham Cooke, currently A&W's Vice President, New Restaurant Expansion, will be retiring from active service at the end of 2012 and will be assisting Ms. Parente in a transition role over the next several months.

on July 8, 2012