TORONTO, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - NexGen Financial Corporation ("NexGen" or the "Corporation") (NFX:TSX.V) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lionel Robins and Mr. Eric Beutel to the board of directors of the Corporation effective March 13, 2012.
Mr. Robins is currently President of Lionel Robins Management Limited, a private investment firm and has been actively involved in the development and management of several real estate ventures over the past 25 years. Prior to that, Mr. Robins spent 25 years in the retail world, including as President of Fairweather and of Dylex Ltd. Mr. Robins has devoted time and energy to many philanthropic causes, raising millions of dollars over the years to help those in need. An active member of the community, Lionel has served on the Board of Directors of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for ten years as well as four years as Chairman of the Foundation. He is a past board member of the Betel Centre for Geriatric Care. He is also on the Board of Governors of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Board of Governors for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and is a member of the executive group of the UJA Federation.
Mr. Beutel is currently Vice-President of Oakwest Corporation Limited, a private investment holding company. Mr. Beutel is also currently a director and chairman of the investment committee of the Equitable Trust Company.
"We welcome both Mr. Robins and Mr. Beutel to the NexGen Board. Both are seasoned executives as well as being significant investors in the firm. We look forward to their contribution." said Laurie Munro, President and Chief Executive Officer.
About NexGen Financial
NexGen Financial Corporation is a mutual fund company and was founded to develop value added investment solutions for financial advisors and their clients. The firm is focused on the creation of innovative investment products and services that meet the needs of Canadians seeking more tax efficient investment opportunities and greater control over the tax treatment of their investments. Managed by strong investment professionals, NexGen's unique Registered and Tax-Managed Fund offerings are well positioned as attractive investment opportunities for Canadians looking to alleviate the tax costs associated with traditional investment solutions.
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Forward Looking Statements
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Laurie Munro, President & CEO
NexGen Financial Corporation