Raymond James Fuels Energy Investment Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions
Capabilities - Gregg Delcourt and Wes Zimmerman Join Firm

TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - Investment Dealer Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc., announced the hiring of two more Investment Banking professionals.

Gregg Delcourt rejoins Raymond James as Managing Director of the firm's Calgary-based Energy Investment Banking team. Delcourt had previously worked at Raymond James and spent the past three years at a competitor firm.

"We are very excited to welcome Gregg back to Raymond James," said Jason Holtby, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking. "He is widely respected throughout the energy industry and brings a multi-dimensional skill set. While focusing primarily on serving Canadian-based exploration and production companies, Gregg will also tackle certain Alberta-based special situations."

"Gregg's extensive expertise and industry knowledge adds significant horse power to our existing strong Energy Investment Banking team," said Holtby.

The firm also continues to build its Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions strengths with the hiring of Wes Zimmerman. Prior to joining Raymond James, Wes was a member of the mid-market mergers and acquisitions group at a Canadian bank-owned investment dealer.

"Wes is a welcome addition to our team," said Jeremy Rakusin, Managing Director, Investment Banking and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Raymond James. "Our focus is to continue to build out our domestic and cross border M&A expertise within the firm. Wes will play a key role in helping us achieve our strategic goals as well as deepening relationships with our Canadian corporate clients."

Raymond James is a leading North American independent full service investment dealer offering a full range of professional investments and products including: private client service, financial and estate planning, portfolio management, insurance, equity research, investment banking and institutional sales and trading. Through its network of approximately 5,300 Financial Advisors in Canada, the United States and key international centres, Raymond James serves more than 1.9 million individual investors and families and manages more than $229 billion in client assets under administration. For more information about Raymond James, please visit our web site at www.raymondjames.ca

SOURCE Raymond James Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Peter Kahnert, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing, (416) 777-7052, peter.kahnert@raymondjames.ca; Raymond James Ltd., 5300-40 King Street West, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3Y2, (416) 777-7000 Phone, (416) 777-7020 Fax, Member of Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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