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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ Announces Departure of Rob Swartz, Executive Vice President, Integration

Officer to transition out of the Company following the completion of the successful combination of Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:30 am EST
"On behalf of the entire leadership team, we are grateful for his dedication to this critical process, which has set the foundation for future success of our combined organization."

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—announced the planned departure of Rob Swartz, Executive Vice President, Integration. Mr. Swartz led the team responsible for the successful integration of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) and Glazer’s, Inc. (Glazer’s), announced earlier this year. With the integration of the two companies well underway, Mr. Swartz will transition out of Southern Glazer’s effective December 31, 2016.

“Rob’s leadership throughout the integration of Southern and Glazer’s was exemplary and enabled us to close the transaction on time, on budget, and with no disruption to the business,” said Southern Glazer’s CEO, Wayne Chaplin. “On behalf of the entire leadership team, we are grateful for his dedication to this critical process, which has set the foundation for future success of our combined organization.”

Following his departure from Southern Glazer’s, Mr. Swartz will focus his time on his multiple Board of Director positions. He is Lead Independent Director for Capital Southwest Industrials (CSW Industrials), where he also serves as Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit and the Compensation & Talent Development Committees. He also serves as the Executive Chair of the Environmental Pest Services Board, where he is leading a new operating committee to help drive overall Company strategies going forward. Additionally, Mr. Swartz is a member of the Board of Managers for Glazer’s Beer & Beverage, one of the most successful sales and marketing organizations in the wholesale malt distribution industry.

“Rob has been an outstanding leader and contributor during his tenure at Glazer’s, Inc. and throughout the integration of our two companies,” added Shelly Stein, President of Southern Glazer’s. “We wish him the best of luck in this new chapter and know he will continue to be a tremendous asset to the Boards of the companies he serves.”

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at



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