Custom House recognized as BC financial gateway to the world

    VANCOUVER, April 11 /CNW/ - Custom House, the largest non-bank foreign
exchange company in North America, was recognized last week for its financial
gateway services.
    Noting the vital contribution exports make to B.C.'s economy, Federal
Export Minister, the Hon. David Emerson presented the award to Whiterock
Corporate Branch Manager Christine Morrison, a thirty year industry veteran,
on behalf of Custom House, at the Surrey Board of Trade Export Awards. (Photo
    "We are delighted to be acknowledged for the important role we play in
bolstering the economy," said Lesley Brown, Vice President, Canada Corporate.
"Custom House helps companies limit their foreign exchange risk outside Canada
by keeping their costs stable. As experts, we monitor fluctuations in 154
currencies for the best rates and limit foreign exchange exposure and business
risk in the United States and in most foreign countries."

    Custom House has offices across the country and earlier this year was
named one of Canada's 50 best managed companies for more than six consecutive
years, making it a platinum award winner for consistently excelling in every
aspect of business.
    Business leaders and Fortune 500 companies worldwide trust Custom House
with its secure, award-winning foreign exchange services. Over 50,000 clients
transact more than US $18 billion annually, on-line and through the Custom
House network of trading offices in Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand,
Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Official Foreign Exchange Provider of the PGA

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For further information: Don Fenton, Director, Communications, Tel:
(416) 646-3598 Extension 270, Mobile: (647) 261-3104 or (416) 434-3681,

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