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Thomas A. Hockin returns to Pacific & Western Bank of Canada

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London, ON, Canada - August 22, 2014, London, ON, Canada - Thomas A. Hockin has been reappointed chair of the board of Pacific & Western Bank of Canada.

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Mr. Hockin previously served as a member of the bank's board from June, 2005, and as chair of the bank's board from November, 2008, until he later became executive director of the International Monetary Fund representing Canada, Ireland and the Caribbea.

Mr. Hockin served as federal member of parliament for the riding of London West from 1984 to 1993; minister of state, finance (1986 to 1989); minister of small business and tourism (1989 to 1993); and minister of international trade (1993).

After leaving politics, Mr. Hockin served as president and chief executive officer of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning. He also chaired the federal Expert Panel on Securities Regulation.

Mr. Hockin earned an honours bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Western Ontario, and a master of public administration and doctor of philosophy, both from Harvard University. He has been a lecturer at Harvard University, as well as a professor at both the University of Western Ontario and York University.

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