EURO PACIFIC CANADA INC. SELECTS FIDELITY CLEARING CANADA TO PROVIDE CLEARING SERVICES FOR BROKERAGE BUSINESS

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ -Fidelity Clearing Canada®, a division of U.S.-based National Financial® and a provider of clearing, custody and back-office support services to Canadian-based brokerage firms and the Canadian brokerage arms of U.S.-based firms, today announced that Euro Pacific Canada Inc. has selected it to provide securities clearing for its brokerage business.

Under the new agreement, Euro Pacific Canada Inc. will receive comprehensive back-office support, such as securities execution and clearing.  In addition, they will have access to Fidelity's extensive suite of tools and resources for brokers including dedicated client service, an open-architecture brokerage technology platform and global trading capabilities.

Euro Pacific Canada is the 9th overall client for Fidelity Clearing Canada since that business was established nearly one and a half years ago.

"Increasingly, broker-dealers are looking for the resources and scale of a global organization, such as Fidelity, along with the in-country expertise," said William (Bill) J. Henderson, CEO, Fidelity Clearing Canada.  "We will continue to make significant investments in our technology and service offering, leveraging the best of Fidelity in the U.S., as part of our longstanding commitment to helping clients, such as Euro Pacific, meet their distinct business needs."

Newly established, Euro Pacific Canada Inc. provides investment banking, institutional sales and trading services as well as a full-service offering to the Canadian retail investing public.

"Informed by the hard money ideals so clearly and consistently articulated by Peter Schiffi, Euro Pacific Canada sees promising opportunities in developing markets," said David Cusson, CEO, Euro Pacific Canada.  "We have a particular focus on value based and commodity-focused investments and concentrate on those countries that show greater respect for economic fundamentals such as savings, production, and monetary discipline. It is precisely these differences in outlook that make Euro Pacific so unique."

About Euro Pacific Capital

Headquartered in Toronto Ontario, Euro Pacific Canada, www.europac.ca, is a full service IIROC registered brokerage headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and specializing in foreign markets and securities.  The investment strategy is based upon the economic thinking of Euro Pacific Capital's Chief Global Strategist, Peter Schiff, an internationally recognized economist and financial analyst.

About Fidelity Clearing Canada

Based in Toronto, Fidelity Clearing Canada provides execution, clearing, custody and back-office support services to Canadian-based brokerage firms and the Canadian brokerage arms of U.S.-based firms.  The business is part of Fidelity's U.S.-based clearing organization, National Financial, the second largest provider of clearing and custody services with more than $465 billion in assets under administration (as of Dec.31, 2010).  For more information about Fidelity Clearing Canada, please visit https://clearingcanada.fidelity.com.

While both part of the Fidelity Investments organization, National Financial is a separate business from Fidelity Investments Canada ULC.  Fidelity Investments Canada manages over $64 billion ($CAD) in mutual fund and institutional assets, as of Dec.31, 2010.  For more information about Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, please visit www.fidelity.ca.

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of nearly $3.5 trillion, including managed assets of over $1.6 trillion, as of Dec. 31, 2010.  Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms.  For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.

Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC ("FCC")* is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of FMR LLC ("FMR"). FMR LLC and its subsidiaries collectively, including FCC and three other separate legal entities that are also Canadian securities registrants — Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, Pyramis Canada ULC and Pyramis Global Advisors LLC, conduct business under the "Fidelity Investments" name, which is a service mark of FMR and a registered business name of FCC.

Fidelity Investments, National Financial and Fidelity investments and the Pyramid Design logo are registered service marks of FMR LLC.

Canadian clearing and custody services provided by Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC. U.S. clearing and custody services provided by National Financial Services LLC, member NYSE, SIPC. Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC and National Financial Services LLC are affiliates.

Euro Pacific and Euro Pacific Canada Inc. are independent organizations and are not affiliated with Fidelity.

*Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

National Financial Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC
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i Peter Schiff is CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc.

SOURCE Fidelity Investments Canada Limited

For further information:

Chris Pepper
Director, Corporate Affairs
Office: 416-307-5388
Mobile: 416-795-7762
Email: chris.pepper@fmr.com


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