Wellington West in-house lawyer takes Team Canada to the top

    Jennifer Jones becomes world champion

    WINNIPEG, March 31 /CNW/ - Wellington West Holdings Inc., a privately
held, employee-owned financial services firm, congratulates colleague Jennifer
Jones and Team Canada members Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn
Askin, for bringing home the Gold at the women's world curling championships
    "We are so proud of Jen and her team for their success," said Kish
Kapoor, president, Wellington West Holdings Inc. "Team Canada demonstrated
amazing focus. They approached every game as a new opportunity to do their
best. They truly deserved this win."
    Wellington West actively supports the dreams and personal ambitions of
its employee-partners. In addition to Jennifer Jones' stellar curling career
and her aspirations to become an Olympic champion, two-time Canadian men's
champion Kerry Burtnyk is also part of the talent-laden team at Wellington
West in Winnipeg. Kerry was a contender for the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier. Though
he did not take the final, Kerry demonstrated remarkable sportsmanship and
commitment to his team and fans who gave him a standing ovation.
    "To be an award-winning company, it helps to have a team of award-winning
people," said Mr. Kapoor.

    About Wellington West

    The Wellington West group of companies provides full-service brokerage,
financial planning, asset management and capital markets services. Principal
among its operations is Wellington West Capital Inc., a member of CIPF and a
full-service investment dealer with offices across Canada, and Wellington West
Capital Markets Inc., an industry leading provider of equity research,
institutional sales and trading and corporate finance for small and mid-cap
corporations. In the 15 years since its inception, the employee-owned
Wellington West has become one of the largest and fastest-growing independent
full-service investment operations in Canada with more than $9.4 billion in
assets under administration. Among its many corporate achievements, Wellington
West has earned one of the top two spots as Best Employer in Canada for the
past three years, named one of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies in 2007 and
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for 2006 and 2007. In addition,
Wellington West retained its No.1 ranking for a record fourth consecutive year
in the 2007 Brokerage Report Card survey and was named No.2 Independent
Investment Dealer in the 2006 Financial Post / Starmine Top Analyst Awards.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Janine Waschuk, (416) 899-2617
or janine@wellwest.ca

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