Toromont Announces the Appointment of a New Independent Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 3, 2015) -

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The Board of Directors of Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH) is pleased to announce that it has appointed one new independent director, Mr. James W. "Jim" Gill, effective immediately.

"We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Gill join the Board of Directors to contribute his substantial mining experience and business acumen to our Board," said Robert M. Ogilvie, Chair, Toromont.

With the addition of Mr. Gill, the Company's Board of Directors now consists of ten members of whom eight are independent.

Mr. Gill currently sits on the boards of several mining and exploration companies.

Mr. Gill has a Doctorate/Ph.D. from Carleton University in Ottawa, and a Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science from McGill University in Montreal.

About Toromont

Toromont Industries Ltd. operates through two business segments: The Equipment Group and CIMCO. The Equipment Group includes one of the larger Caterpillar dealerships by revenue and geographic territory in addition to industry leading rental operations and a growing agricultural equipment business. CIMCO is a market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of industrial and recreational refrigeration systems. Both segments offer comprehensive product support capabilities. This press release and more information about Toromont Industries can be found at

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Toromont Industries Ltd.

Paul R. Jewer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Source: Toromont Industries Ltd.

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