Westaim Announces Director Resignation

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Westaim Corporation ("Westaim" or the "Company") (TSXV: WED) announced today that Peter H. Puccetti has resigned from the Company's board of directors.

J. Cameron MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: "Peter was part of the driving force behind Westaim's change in focus in early 2009 and has been a board member since December 2008. We offer our sincere thanks to Peter for his valuable contributions to Westaim over many years as a director and member of several committees."

About Westaim

Westaim is a Canadian investment company specializing in providing long-term capital to businesses operating primarily within the global financial services industry.  The Company invests, directly and indirectly, through acquisitions, joint ventures and other arrangements, with the objective of providing its shareholders with capital appreciation and real wealth preservation.  Westaim's strategy is to pursue investment opportunities with a focus towards the financial services industry and grow shareholder value over the long term.  Westaim's investments include significant interests in HIIG and the Arena Group.  HIIG, the HIIG Partnership, Arena, the Arena Group, Arena Finance, Arena Origination and Arena Investors are defined in the notes to Westaim's audited consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the MD&A.  Westaim's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol WED.

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements that involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors are "forward-looking statements". There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate.  Results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

SOURCE Westaim Corporation

For further information: J. Cameron MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer or; Robert T. Kittel, Chief Operating Officer, The Westaim Corporation, 70 York Street, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1S9, info@westaim.com, (416) 969-3333


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