Rideau Appoints Jay Whitehead to Board of Directors

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Rideau adds to existing expertise and broadens industry experience with the appointment of its newest Board member Jay Whitehead.

we look forward to having the benefit of Jay Whitehead's keen industry insight, proven track record, and extensive management experience as we continue to grow our business internationally.

Rideau Recognition Solutions Inc., North America's leading provider of Web-based incentive management programs, is pleased to announce the election of Jay Whitehead to the Company's Board of Directors. A strong addition to Rideau's team, Whitehead, CEO and Chairman to CRO magazine will help provide strategic depth and ensure a diversity of knowledge and outlook to Rideau's Board of Directors.

Whitehead is an accomplished leader bringing 25 years of leadership experience with numerous and diverse business media companies in the realms of venture capital, law, human resources, finance and accounting, investor relations, computing and corporate responsibility. Mr. Whitehead has also founded and held executive management positions with 17 business publications. These publications include but are not limited to, HRO Today and HRO Europe, which help business leaders make HR decisions and CRO magazine, which regularly discusses corporate responsibility.

Mr. Whitehead has also founded and run several industry-leading conference businesses, including HRO World, HRO World Europe and CRO conferences. He was also a founder of the not-for-profit HRO Association, which is committed to promoting the advancement of human resources in complex organizations. Mr. Whitehead graduated from UCLA and holds a Strategic Finance certificate from Harvard Business School.

Whitehead declares, "After 4 years of watching and helping Rideau grow into the recognition industry leader, I look forward to this next phase of more actively seeing the company to the next level as a board member."

In welcoming Whitehead to the Rideau board, Chairman Ralph Destino said "we look forward to having the benefit of Jay Whitehead's keen industry insight, proven track record, and extensive management experience as we continue to grow our business internationally."

About Rideau:
Rideau's Technology Enabled Services enhances all of the relationships that impact business performance through a comprehensive suite of rewards and recognition products. Rideau's Human Capital Management (HCM) offerings include performance awards that reinforce excellent work habits and celebrate achievement and service awards that commemorate loyalty. It's a unique, bundled approach that has caught on among many of the Fortune 500 and leading HRO providers. For example, Ceridian last year became the first to include employee recognition with traditional HR services by partnering with Rideau. From RBC Financial Group to FedEx and from Lucent Technologies to Bell Canada, global businesses of all sizes use Rideau's rewards and recognition solutions to reduce turnover and engender loyalty. For more information, please go to Rideau.com or call
1.877.789.0449, extension 242.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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