TAMARAC, Fla. & MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mayors Jewelers, part of Birks Group Inc. (NYSE MKT LLC: BGI), is deeply saddened by the loss of Miami International Mall Store Director Leonardo Vivancos, who passed away in tragic circumstances yesterday afternoon.
“We are extremely saddened to learn of the loss of our long-time employee Leo Vivancos,” said Jean-Christophe Bédos, President & CEO, Birks Group Inc.
“Leo had been an employee of Mayors for 22 years and was well known and respected for his work ethic and warm personality. We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to Leo’s family in this very difficult time; our thoughts and prayers are with them. Leo will be missed by his colleagues at Mayors and Birks Group, his family and loved ones as well as the entire Doral community,” concluded Mr. Bédos.
All employees of Birks Group will observe a minute of silence on Monday, October 23, to honor Leonardo Vivancos’ memory.
About Birks Group Inc.
Birks Group is a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in Canada and Southeastern United States. The Company operates 26 stores under the Birks brand in most major metropolitan markets in Canada, 17 stores in Florida and Georgia under the Mayors brand, one store under the Rolex brand name and two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada's premier retailer and designer of fine jewelry, timepieces and gifts. Mayors was founded in 1910 and has maintained the intimacy of a family-owned boutique while becoming renowned for its fine jewelry, timepieces and service. Additional information can be found on Birks Group web site, www.birksgroup.com.