Miramichi firm merges with Grant Thornton LLP

Firms join forces to serve Miramichi businesses

TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - National accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP announced today that the Miramichi, New Brunswick firm Harold M. Parlee Chartered Accountants merged with Grant Thornton effective January 11, 2010.

"Harold Parlee and his team have served their clients well in Miramichi, and we welcome them aboard. This merger adds to our already strong presence in New Brunswick, which can only be good for our existing and new clients in the area," states Phil Noble, Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton LLP. Grant Thornton LLP has offices across Canada (excluding Quebec), including Miramichi, Bathurst, Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John.

"We wanted to be able to offer our clients a wider range of accounting and advisory services, and joining a larger national firm allows us to achieve this goal now and into the future. We're excited about what this will mean for our clients," said Harold Parlee.

The merged firm will now operate as Grant Thornton LLP from the current Grant Thornton LLP location at 135 Henry Street in Miramichi.

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About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has more than 3,100 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide.

SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP

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