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BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trilogy International Partners Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:TRL) today announced that Stewart Sherriff, Chief Executive Officer of its New Zealand subsidiary, 2degrees, has stated that he intends to retire. Mr. Sherriff will remain in the role until a replacement is found, at which point he will serve on the 2degrees Board of Directors.
He was 2degrees’ Chairman of the Board beginning in 2010, but stepped in as Interim CEO in April 2013 following the tragic death of CEO Eric Hertz. Following a global search, he agreed to take on the role permanently later that year.
“What I hadn’t appreciated was how quickly New Zealanders had come to embrace 2degrees and the huge opportunity such a strong brand presented,” said Mr. Sherriff. “After 40 years working in more than 20 countries I still don’t think there is anything quite like 2degrees. Whoever takes on this role will be getting the best job in New Zealand, leading a remarkable team of people and a business with huge potential. While I will miss working here, the company is tracking well and this is the right time for me to move back into a governance role – and see more of New Zealand.”
Brad Horwitz, Trilogy International Partner’s President and CEO of the Company, and 2degrees Chairman of the Board, said, “Stewart is leaving a legacy to be proud of, including taking 2degrees from a start-up operation to a profitable full-service telco. We’ve worked closely together for almost 30 years, in some 13 countries, and he will be missed. We’re glad that we will have the benefit of his experience and knowledge of the New Zealand telecom market on the 2degrees board.” Mr. Horwitz said a global search for a new CEO will begin immediately.
About Trilogy International Partners Inc.
Trilogy International Partners Inc. (TSX:TRL) is the parent company of Trilogy International Partners LLC, a wireless telecommunications operator formed by wireless industry veterans John Stanton, Theresa Gillespie and Brad Horwitz. Its founders have an exceptional track record of successfully buying, building, launching and operating communication businesses in 15 international markets and the United States.
The Company currently provides wireless and fixed communications services through its operating subsidiaries in New Zealand and Bolivia. Its head office is located at 155 108th Avenue NE, Suite 400, Bellevue, Washington, 98004 USA.
For more information, visit www.trilogy-international.com.
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