In the Matter of Mark Pierre Lotz - Appeal

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - The March 31, 2008, decision of a Hearing
Panel of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) in the matter of
Mark Pierre Lotz (the Appellant) was reviewed by an IIROC Appeal Panel on
December 4, 2008.

    The Appeal Panel released its decision on January 5, 2009. The Appeal
Panel adjusted the amount of the fine and costs; as a result the sanction is:

    (a) payment of a $20,000 fine;

    (b) payment of $5,000 in costs; and

    (c) a requirement that the Appellant successfully complete the
        examination based on the Partners, Directors, and Officers Course
        administered by the Canadian Securities Institute.

    IIROC formally initiated the investigation into the Appellant's conduct
on November 22, 2006. The violations occurred when the Appellant was the Chief
Financial Officer with the 1177 West Hastings Street Branch of Golden Capital
Securities Ltd. The Appellant is currently an officer (non-trading) and
director (non-trading) with the 1055 West Hastings Street Branch of Gateway
Securities Inc. an IIROC-regulated firm.
    The Appeal Panel's Decision is available at The Hearing
Panel's Decision and Reasons are available at

    IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all
investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in
Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high
quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and
strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive
capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through
setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial
conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and
enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity

For further information:

For further information: Warren Funt, Vice-President, Western Canada,
(604) 331-4750,; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416)

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