SeaWorld Entertainment Names Marc Swanson Interim Chief Financial Officer

By | August 2, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) (“SeaWorld”), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as interim Chief Financial Officer and interim Treasurer, effective immediately. Mr. Swanson has served as SeaWorld’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He will continue to serve as Chief Accounting Officer.

Mr. Swanson succeeds Peter J. Crage who is leaving the company to assume a senior-level financial position at another company. Mr. Crage will remain employed with SeaWorld through mid-August to ensure a smooth transition.

“We are pleased to appoint Marc Swanson interim Chief Financial Officer,” said Joel K. Manby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Entertainment. “During more than a decade with the company, Marc has consistently demonstrated his impressive financial acumen and deep knowledge of our company and our industry. He was an excellent steward of our financial organization as interim CFO in 2015, and we are very pleased that he will assume this leadership role at this time.

“We thank Peter Crage for building a strong finance organization that prioritizes the enhanced financial discipline that is one of the pillars of our strategic five-point plan. We wish him success in his new position,” Mr. Manby concluded.

The company will report its second-quarter results as previously announced on August 8, 2017.