Clay Horner joins CI Financial Board of Directors

TSX Symbol: CIX

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - CI Financial Corp. ("CI") is pleased to announce the appointment of Clay Horner, an internationally recognized leading legal advisor for mergers and acquisitions, to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Horner, Partner and Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, specializes in corporate finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border transactions.

He is a highly respected lawyer who has been named by the 2011 International Who's Who Legal as one of the Top 10 most highly regarded M&A individuals in the world, making him the only Canadian on the list. He is also ranked by the 2011 Chambers Global guide to the world's leading lawyers as being in the top tier for corporate and M&A practitioners. He holds law degrees from Harvard University and the University of Toronto.

"Clay is one of the top M&A advisors in Canada, with extensive experience in significant transactions in Canada, the U.S. and internationally," said William T. Holland, Executive Chairman of CI. "He has been providing advice to CI's Board for many years and is very knowledgeable about the asset management industry. We are delighted to have someone of his stature and expertise on our Board."

With this appointment, CI's Board will have 10 members, of which eight are independent.

CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) is an independent, Canadian-owned wealth management company with approximately $92.2 billion in assets as of October 31, 2011. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds, and is on the Web at www.ci.com/cix.

SOURCE CI Financial Corp.

For further information:

William T. Holland
Executive Chairman
CI Financial Corp.
(416) 364-1145


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