Westport Properties Announces New Chief Financial Officer

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Westport Properties Inc. (WPI) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Scott Nguyen, a seven-year veteran of the company, as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

"Scott has played a significant role in the growth of our company, he’s a highly experienced financial professional, and he has demonstrated exceptional leadership,” said Charles Byerly, president and chief executive officer.

Westport Properties Inc. (WPI) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Scott Nguyen, a seven-year veteran of the company, as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

“Scott has played a significant role in the growth of our company, he’s a highly experienced financial professional, and he has demonstrated exceptional leadership,” said Charles Byerly, president and chief executive officer. “He has been an integral part of our leadership team and we’re confident in his ability to oversee our financial strategy and reporting.”

Nguyen joined the company in 2008 and is the current VP and corporate controller, with responsibilities including overseeing all accounting and reporting functions, in addition to the financing and closing of all new acquisition and development opportunities. He has also been heavily involved with Kure It, an independent non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, founded by WPI Chairman Barry Hoeven.

In his new role, Nguyen’s will continue to work on closing out several new acquisition and development deals in addition to significant involvement in corporate strategy, leadership, and investor relations.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working closely with our leadership team and investors,” said Nguyen. “The overall growth we’ve seen since I started here has been tremendous and I’m confident we have a strong team in place to continue that expansion.”

Prior to joining WPI, Nguyen worked in various roles at John Laing Homes and Ernst & Young. He has over 17 years of accounting and finance experience, primarily in the real estate industry.

About Westport Properties - US Storage Centers

Founded in 1985, Westport Properties Inc. is the parent company of US Storage Centers (USSC) and owns and operates self storage facilities in 13 states. The Company is a fully integrated operator that develops, acquires and manages its own portfolio—additionally, the company provides third-party management services. As of February 2015, it has over 6.5 million rentable square feet under management and employs over 200 people. US Storage Centers is a founding partner of the 501(c)(3) Kure-It, a non-profit organization that raises money for underfunded cancer research, and Charity Storage, a 501(c)(3) that uses vacant storage units to raise money for local charities. To date, Kure-It has raised over $3.8 million and Charity Storage has raised nearly $220,000.

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