Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust announced Empire Company Limited's (Empire) appointment of Heidi Jamieson-Mills to Crombie's Board of Trustees, effective September 22, 2022. Heidi is the Senior Vice President Finance, Reporting, and Treasury for Sobeys Inc. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and completed her Chartered Accountants professional designation in 2001. She began her professional career with Grant Thornton LLP as an Audit Senior and Taxation Manager and has been with Sobeys for over 15 years in several locations across Canada in progressively senior roles.
A committed community leader, she has been actively involved with various organizations that enhance healthcare and health outcomes, and support victims of domestic abuse. She was also recently appointed to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments representing Nova Scotia. Heidi was appointed pursuant to Empire subsidiary ECL Developments Limited's (ECL) right under Section 3.8 of Crombie's Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust to appoint up to five trustees.
As a non-independent trustee, she will serve as a member of the investment committee. ECL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire, which indirectly owns 41.5% of the outstanding Units and special voting units of Crombie. With this appointment, Crombie's Board of Trustees consists of twelve trustees, five of which were appointed by ECL.