Kingsdale Adds Seasoned Financial Journalist, Expands Financial Communication Services

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Kingsdale Communications Inc. welcomes Bernard Simon, until recently the Financial Times' correspondent in Canada, as Vice-President, Communications.

"Bernard will help us build on our expertise in transaction communications by providing seasoned and skilled communications advice, tailored to our clients' needs," said Wes Hall, Kingsdale's CEO.

Mr Simon has had a distinguished career in journalism. Prior to the Financial Times, he was a correspondent in Toronto for the New York Times and The Economist. He was previously deputy editor of South Africa's Business Day and managing editor of Canada's Financial Post.

"Kingsdale already has an unrivalled reputation in proxy solicitation in respect of contested meetings, and mergers and acquisitions," Mr Hall said. "Adding Bernard to our team will enable us to further broaden our capabilities, helping clients to communicate more effectively with investors, employees and other stakeholders."

About Kingsdale:
Kingsdale Communications Inc. is a wholly owned division of Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. and provides tailored strategic corporate communications, investor relations, transaction communications (including mergers & acquisitions and proxy fight communications) and crisis communications solutions, delivered with the highest level of client service. Our team of seasoned industry professionals combines years of street experience with expertise in investor relations, public relations, website design, media management and corporate communications.  For more information go to

Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. is Canada's most active shareholder services firm.  Since 2003, we have been involved in some of North America's highest profile mergers and acquisitions and contested meetings, with services that include proxy solicitation, information agent, depositary, corporate governance advisory and communications. For more information, go to

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