Accord Financial Appoints Mr. John J. Swidler to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Accord Financial Corp. (TSX - ACD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John J. Swidler to Accord's Board of Directors.

Mr. Swidler is a Senior Advisor with the Montréal office of Richter LLP, a firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. He was the Managing Partner of Richter from 1996 to January 1, 2007 and was Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee from 1982 to 1996. Mr. Swidler graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and also received a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill. He obtained his designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant in 1967 and received his Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designation from the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec in 1992.

Mr. Swidler is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dollarama Inc.; Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Reitmans (Canada) Limited; and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Noranda Operating Trust, which supervises the Noranda Income Fund, and is a member of its Audit Committee, and its Governance and Human Resources Committee.

About Accord Financial Corp.
Accord is a leading North American provider of factoring and other asset-based financial services, including financing, credit investigation and guarantees, collection services, and supply chain financing for importers. Accord has been in business for over 35 years and operates out of two offices in Canada and one in the USA. The Company is currently the only factoring and asset-based lending company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For further information please visit or contact:

SOURCE: Accord Financial Corp.

For further information:

Stuart Adair
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Accord Financial Corp.
77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1803
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2
(416) 961-0304 Ext. 207


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