Morneau Shepell announces new appointment to Board of Directors

Dale Ponder joins Morneau Shepell Board of Directors

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) announced today that Dale R. Ponder has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective February 9. Ms. Ponder is the National Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a leading Canadian law firm, with offices across the country and in New York.

Ms. Ponder has had extensive experience throughout her career leading transactions relating to public and private merger and acquisition matters and advising boards of public companies.

"We conducted an in-depth search for someone who would further strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background, and we are pleased to have identified such an outstanding individual," said Jill Denham, Chair of the Board. "Dale brings tremendous insight and experience with respect to mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance.  She has represented Canadian market leaders in various industry sectors with cross-border and international business interests, including the financial services, mining, consumer and pension plan sectors. I'm confident that Dale's expertise will be an asset to our company."  

Ms. Ponder has spoken extensively on leadership in professional services industries and has been recognized repeatedly as one of WXN's Top 100 Powerful Women in Canada and as one of the Top 25 by Canada's Women of Influence organization.

Ms. Ponder is a member of The Learning Partnership Advisory Board, the Governors' Council of St. Michael's Hospital Foundation and the CGCA Advisory Board, and is a mentor in the Women's Executive Network. She has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and is based in Toronto.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Nathan Gibson, Manager, Corporate Communications, Morneau Shepell, 416-390-2641, ngibson@morneaushepell.com

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