PARIS, France, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday night at the Residence of the Quebec Delegate General in Paris, it was with pride and emotion that Patrick Lemaire, President and CEO of Boralex Inc. ("Boralex") (TSX: BLX), was awarded the prestigious 2016 Franco-Québécois Business Leader Award of Excellence. "I'm honoured and extremely touched by this recognition. This distinction belongs to my team and our partners who have been supporting us since the beginning of our French experience," Mr. Lemaire said at the event. "Boralex has successfully made its foray into France thanks to each of our French colleagues, who warmly welcomed us with an open mind, drawing on our Franco-Québécois history of prosperous cultural and economic relations."
This prize, which is awarded annually by the Cercle des Dirigeants d'Entreprises Franco-Québécois (CDEFQ), aims to recognize French or Quebec business leaders whose exceptional accomplishments have made a significant contribution to business relations between France and Quebec throughout their career.
"Few people know that, over the past 15 years, Mr. Lemaire and his Franco-Québécois team have successfully made Boralex France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power. Thanks to the acquisition of Enel GreenPower France in 2014, Boralex's future in Europe looks promising," said Robert F. Hall, Boralex's Chairman of the Board.
The event took place in the presence of Line Beauchamp, Quebec Delegate General in Paris, along with Jean-Luc Alimondo, CDEFQ President, as well as other distinguished guests.
Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power, the Corporation is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex ensures sustained growth by leveraging the expertise and diversification developed over the past 25 years. Boralex's shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB.A respectively. More information is available at www.boralex.com or www.sedar.com.
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