3Macs celebrates 150th anniversary at today's TSX market open

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Today, one of the earliest stockbroking firms
in Canada, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. (3Macs), commemorated its
150th anniversary by opening the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Since
1858, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier has provided financial services and
investment advice to its clients and is recognized as a leading investment
manager with a focus on client service. 3Macs Chairman Bart MacDougall and
President and CEO Timothy Price opened the market at the Toronto Broadcast
Centre in honour of the landmark anniversary.
    "Reaching this significant milestone is a testament to the dedication we
have to our people and the loyalty we have to our clientele," said MacDougall.
"Throughout the firm's history we have been blessed with people that
continuously service our clients with integrity, confidentiality and trust."
    From its roots as a family business in Montreal, 3Macs evolved into a
thriving establishment that prides itself on solid colleague and client
relationships. A sense of tradition and strong family ties built a firm that
prioritizes its clients' financial affairs and highly values its staff's
    Donald Lorn MacDougall was one of Montreal's very first brokers, and with
one of his brothers, he established MacDougall Brothers in the early 1850s. He
was the first chairman of the Montreal Stock Exchange. The company has
expanded its business in Canada and has had an office in Toronto since 1968,
with recognizable and reliable corporate leadership throughout the
generations. Over the years, the MacDougall family would continue to help
their business grow and from the firm's birth to today, its core values still
remain the same - putting clients first.
    3Macs is an employee-owned firm that specializes in wealth management
services for private clients. The firm has approximately $5 billion in assets
under administration and its ownership is broadly based among approximately
185 employees, of which 25 are directors.

    About MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier

    MacDougall, MacDougall, & MacTier Inc. (3Macs) is an independent,
employee-owned investment dealer servicing investors since 1858. Through its
wholly owned subsidiary, MacDougall Investment Counsel Inc., 3Macs provides
investment counselling capability focusing on private client investment
management. The company provides custody and trading of a broad range of North
American and International securities and financial products, with research
resources involving an internal team of analysts and relationships with
external partners - ranging from individual specialists, to independent
research boutiques, to global investment firms.
    Celebrating its 150-year history in 2008, 3Macs has proven that
individual attention to clients' financial affairs has stood the test of time.
3Macs' staff and investment advisors can be found in offices located in
Toronto, London, Kingston and Quebec City, with a head office located in
Montreal, QC.

For further information:

For further information: Hazel Parilla, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, (416)
642-7893, hparilla@webershandwick.com

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