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Pizza Pizza donates $5,000 to Community Living Association of South Simcoe Thursday, May 31st, 2012

May 30, 2012 (Toronto) – Pizza Pizza Chief Executive Officer, Paul Goddard, follows up his appearance on the Canadian version of the hit reality show Undercover Boss Canada, with a $5,000 donation to the Community Living Association of South Simcoe (CLASS).

W Network´s Undercover Boss Canada chronicles the journey of CEOs from ten of Canada´s biggest corporations as they join the ranks of their own unsuspecting workforce. Each “boss” undertakes a highly emotional journey as they gain valuable insight on the effects their decisions have on others, the public perception of the company, and get up-close and personal with the unsung heroes of their workforce.

Goddard´s experience with one worker served to leave a lasting impression. The worker´s daughter is a resident at CLASS, a non-profit, charitable organization that supports individuals with an intellectual disability. Inspired by his experience, Goddard was so moved by the individuals family story that he decided to make a donation to the organization on behalf of the company.

“This experience was not only eye-opening from a business perspective, but also on a highly personal level as well,” said Goddard. “I was truly inspired by the tireless effort these employees give day after day to the company. Giving back felt like the best and only way to show how much their efforts are appreciated.”

“We are deeply appreciative of Pizza Pizza´s donation to CLASS,” said Vito Facciolo, Director, Community Living Association of South Simcoe. “It is the generosity of the public and donations such as this one, that assist us in ensuring that persons with developmental disabilities are able to live in a state of dignity and participate in all elements of living in the community.”

About Pizza Pizza Limited

Founded in 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada’s pizza pioneer and one of the country´s most successful quick service restaurant chains. With its Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 banners, the company plays an active role in the communities it serves through fundraisers, donations and local sponsorships at the corporate and franchise levels. The company is guided by a mission to provide the “best food, made especially for you” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service and continual innovation. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.

For more information:

Kathleen Stelmac   
Torchia Communications
416-341-9929 ext. 227
kathleen@torchiacom.com

Michelle DeBique
Torchia Communications
416-341-9929 ext. 230
mdebique@torchiacom.com