Canaccord Genuity Expands Western Canadian Investment Banking Capability With Senior Hire

TORONTO, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Jamie Brown has joined the firm as Vice Chairman of Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Managing Director- Investment Banking.

"Over two decades, Jamie has developed an exceptional track record of unlocking value and driving success for companies focused on growth," said David Kassie, Chairman and CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. "He has significant cross-border transaction experience and is well positioned to market the firm to corporate issuers and financial sponsors in western Canada."

Jamie will be based in Vancouver and will focus on banking in the diversified industries, technology and life sciences sectors. Additionally, Jamie will take an active role in supporting the firm's investment advisor-oriented transaction business, leveraging deep expertise and relationships built during his previous tenure with the firm.

Between 1997 and 2013, Jamie played an integral role in the growth of Canaccord Genuity's North American business, having served in senior leadership roles in both Canada and the US and in helping to establish Canaccord Genuity as a top US mid-market equity underwriter and advisor.  Since 2013, he has focused on providing investment capital and strategic advice to growth companies in the technology, media, and life sciences sectors at an independent merchant bank based in Toronto.

Jamie is a graduate with distinction of McGill University (BA), holds the Chartered Business Valuator designation and is registered in both Canada and the US. In 2014, he earned the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Over the past nine years, Jamie has lived in Boston and New York and has continued to be an active member of the Vancouver business community. Jamie currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of BC Hydro and as a Director of Powerex. He has served on the National Advisory Committee for the TSX Venture Exchange, is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and in 2008, was named to Investment Dealers' Digest's "40 Under 40".

ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.:

Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets.  Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services.  The Company has offices in 10 countries worldwide, including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe.  Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Barbados. To us there are no foreign markets.TM

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX and the symbol CF. on the London Stock Exchange. 

SOURCE Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

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For further information: North America media: Scott Davidson, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development and Strategy, Phone: 416-869-3875, email: scott.davidson@canaccord.com; For investor relations inquiries contact: Christina Marinoff, Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications, Phone: 416-687-5507, email: christina.marinoff@canaccord.com; London media: Robert Morgan or Nicola Ratchford, Stockwell, Phone: +44 (0) 20 7240 2486, email: robert.morgan@stockwellgroup.com; nicola.ratchford@stockwellgroup.com; Brokers: Oliver Hearsey, RBC Europe Limited, Phone: +44 (0) 20 7653 4000, email: oliver.hearsey@rbccm.com; Simon Hardy or Alex Collins, Jefferies International Limited, Phone: +44 (0) 20 7029 8000, email: simon.hardy@jefferies.com, alex.collins@jefferies.com

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