T.J. (Tim) Hearn assumes the Chair of the Calgary Homeless Foundation Board of Directors

February 25, 2008

(Calgary, AB) Anne Maxwell and George Coppus, co-chairs of the Calgary Homeless Foundation Board of Directors, are pleased to announce that Tim Hearn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Oil, has agreed to serve as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2008.

As a member of the leadership committee of the Calgary Committee to End Homelessness, Mr. Hearn was instrumental in the development of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. He brings to the Foundation Board a wealth of knowledge and experience at the most senior levels of Imperial Oil and Exxon Mobil. His background in governance and leadership and his deep concern for those in need will be critical as the Calgary Homeless Foundation accepts the challenge of leadership in implementing the Plan.

“I have the greatest respect for the contribution of the Calgary Homeless Foundation over its ten year history. As the Foundation moves forward with its new mandate of implementation of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, we will be taking an important step towards ending homelessness in Calgary,” said Mr. Hearn in accepting the role as Board Chair. “I look forward to working with governments, members of the private sector, the agencies who serve people in need of homes and all Calgarians in ending homelessness. By working together, I am confident of our success.”

“During this period of significant transition and the appointment of Tim Hearn as Foundation Chair, we reflect fondly on the achievements of the past and look forward with great anticipation. We are very pleased with the support the 10 Year Plan has received and are confident that the vision of a home for everyone in ten years will be achieved under Mr. Hearn’s leadership,” said Anne Maxwell.

The Calgary Homeless Foundation was created in 1998 under the leadership of Mr. Arthur Smith to support those who serve homeless people in Calgary. In 2007, the Foundation accepted the mission of ending homelessness in Calgary.

For more information:
Tim Richter          
Homeless Foundation  
Tel. (403) 262-2921 Ext 232                                             

Gordon Wong
Imperial oil Limited
(403) 237-2710 Cell. (403) 973-3561