PricewaterhouseCoopers celebrates 100 years of excellence



    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - In the first decade of the 20th century,
Canadians had every reason to be optimistic. Saskatchewan and Alberta became
Canada's eighth and ninth provinces, an estimated 1.8 million immigrants
filled the frontiers, silver was discovered in Cobalt, Ontario, and value of
manufacturing tripled replacing agriculture as the leading economic sector. It
was into this promising milieu that in 1907 the first Canadian office of
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) opened in Montréal, Quebec, Canada with only two
people on staff.
    From that modest beginning, PwC is now celebrating its 100th year
anniversary and has grown to become a national organization with over 5,200
partners and staff in 25 locations across Canada. As well, PwC Canada is an
integral part of the world's largest professional services firm, which in
total incorporates more than 140,000 people in 149 countries. The story of the
Canadian firm is now told in a commemorative book entitled "100 Years of
Excellence".
    "There are but few organizations that have celebrated 100 years in
business," says Chris Clark, PwC Chief Executive Officer. "It is a testament
to the hard work and commitment of our partners and staff across the country
and all those who came before them. Since 1907, PwC has grown with the country
providing our clients with service excellence and giving back to the
communities in which we live and work."
    Over the past 100 years PwC alumni have held military positions and
served their country through several wars, been Olympic athletes, high-ranking
government officials and some have gone on to lead some of the largest
companies in Canada.
    "The firm and its people have been instrumental in many regulatory and
public policy changes and have played leading roles in advocating for
improvements in many aspects of the accounting profession," says Kevin Dancey,
CEO of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a former CEO of
PwC. "Congratulations to PwC on 100 years."
    For more information on 100 Years of Excellence please contact Carolyn
Forest, carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com, 416-814-5730.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance,
tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its
clients and their stakeholders. More than 140,000 people in 149 countries
across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop
fresh perspectives and practical advice. Now celebrating 100 years of
excellence in Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/ca) and its
related entities have more than 5,200 partners and staff in offices across the
country.
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the
PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network,
each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Forest, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
(416) 814-5730, carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com

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