Haywood adds bench strength to U.K. management team; enhances mining practice

    Global investment dealer appoints Edward Flood to its Investment Banking

    LONDON, U.K., March 23 /CNW/ - Haywood Securities Inc., one of Canada's
leading independent investment dealers, has appointed Edward Flood as Managing
Director, Investment Banking, for its subsidiary Haywood Securities (UK)
Limited. Edward will provide added investment banking strength to the London
office and to the established North American banking group.
    "We are very fortunate that Ed has agreed to join our Haywood U.K.
operations," said Daniel Brooks, President and CEO of Haywood Securities (UK)
Limited. "Ed brings extensive mining expertise to our natural resource-focused
team. His vast industry know-how will be a great asset to Haywood as we build
our U.K. and European business and increase our deal flow in the mining
    Edward previously worked as a mining analyst for Haywood's Canadian
operations from 1999 to 2001, as the company worked to grow its presence as a
leader in the mining sector. Edward has since served as Deputy Chair of
Ivanhoe Mines, as well as director of several other mining companies.
    "Ed's extensive experience evaluating mining opportunities around the
globe makes him a perfect fit for the position," said Rob Blanchard, President
of Haywood Securities Inc. "He has experience at virtually every level of the
industry: he has worked as an analyst on both the buy and sell side; he has
hands-on geological experience; has led mining projects throughout the world,
served as a board member for various mining and resource companies and
maintains a vast network of industry professionals."
    Edward holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Nevada
and a master's degree in geology from the University of Montana.

    About Haywood Securities Inc.

    Founded in 1981, Haywood Securities is a private, 100 per cent
employee-owned investment dealer with more than 250 employees and Canadian
offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The firm is a member of the Toronto
Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the Bourse de Montreal, the Canadian
Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. In
addition, Haywood (USA) Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Haywood
Securities Inc., is a broker-dealer registered to transact securities business
in the United States and is a member of the National Association of Securities
Dealers. Similarly, Haywood Securities (UK) Limited is a wholly-owned
subsidiary with offices in London, U.K. and registered with the Financial
Services Authority (FSA) to service institutional customers in the U.K. More
information about Haywood Securities can be found at www.haywood.com.

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