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Canaccord Genuity announces several appointments

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Toronto, ON, Canada - October 2, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada - Canaccord Genuity Group, a financial company, announced several appointments to its global leadership team.

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Pat Burke joins the firm as President of the capital markets division of Canaccord Genuity Corp. (Canada) and brings more than 25 years of experience and extensive institutional relationships to his role.

Most recently, Mr. Burke served as Global Head of Equity and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking for Scotiabank. In that role, he was responsible for oversight of equity sales, trading, research, prime brokerage, equity capital markets, equity derivatives and investment banking.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mr. Burke was Managing Director and Head of Canadian Equities for Merrill Lynch, having held various roles of increasing responsibility since 2000. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Burke worked in institutional equity and fixed income for Bank of Montreal.

Stuart Raftus has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Most recently, Mr. Raftus has been credited with successfully realigning the firm's Canadian wealth management operations and significantly reducing fixed costs. He will continue to serve as President of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management in Canada, a role he has held since 2014.

Brad Kotush will continue as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. and will take on the additional role of Chief Risk Officer.

Since joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Kotush has held various responsibilities of strategic importance across the firm's global operations, and as Chief Financial Officer, has played a vital role in the global development of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. since his appointment in 2006.

Jeff Barlow has been promoted to President, Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US).

Mr. Barlow joined Canaccord Genuity in 2007 and successfully expanded the firm's Life Sciences practice, before becoming Head of US Investment Banking in June, 2011.

Mark Whaling has been appointed Global Head of Sales and Trading; a position which builds upon his achievements as Head of Global Equity Sales and Trading businesses since 2012.

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