Christopher Whyte Joins D+H as Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Experienced banker will manage key mortgage lender relationships

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Davis + Henderson Corporation (TSX:DH) announced today that Christopher Whyte has joined D+H as Vice President, Strategic Accounts, where he will manage D+H's key Mortgage Lender relationships.

Mr. Whyte brings nearly 30 years of experience in banking and mortgages to D+H, having worked for several of the largest retail banks in Canada, including TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, National Bank and, most recently, CIBC where he was Vice President, Alternate Channels leading a combined sales and marketing team, providing sales and product support to a broad network of CIBC retail branches. During his 16 years with CIBC, he acquired significant experience in the areas of Personal Mortgages and Lending, P&L management, business strategy development, new business development and mobile sales management. In addition to his role as VP, Alternate Channels, Mr. Whyte's other positions at CIBC have included VP, Personal Lending Sales at CIBC Mortgages, Lending and Insurance; VP, National Sales and Service at President's Choice Financial (CIBC Amicus Division); Executive Director, Business Development at CIBC World Markets (New Ventures); and Director, Commercial Banking at CIBC Real Estate Division.

"Christopher is a great addition to the D+H team and his appointment is a key part of ensuring that D+H continues to listen to our customers so we always provide them with the best possible service and support," said Sal Soyer, SVP, Strategic Accounts. "I am delighted that our clients will be able to benefit from Christopher's considerable experience in banking and mortgages."

Mr. Whyte has an MBA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, specializing in Finance, Information Systems, Strategic Planning and Industrial Marketing and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. He is active in his local community, including serving on the Board of Directors of The Franklin Club and as a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society's Run for the Cure and Holland Bloorview Kid's Rehabilitation Hospital's Kasting for Kids. He also has served on corporate boards, including CIBC Mortgages Inc. and Wireless Airtime Direct Corporation.

About D+H
Founded in 1875, D+H is a leading solutions provider to the North American financial services marketplace, providing innovative technology-based programs, products and business services tailored to our customers' needs. A deeply rooted tradition of developing and nurturing valued customer relationships and a broad set of integrated solutions position D+H for ongoing growth in our chosen markets. In 2012, D+H rose to 35th on the FinTech 100, a ranking of the top technology providers to the global financial services industry.

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