13 Jan 2012

MONTRÉAL, January 13, 2012 – Jean Robillard, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, is very proud to announce the appointment of Nathalie Normandeau to the position of Vice-President of Strategic Development at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. “The arrival of a personality as talented and influential as Nathalie Normandeau within our Firm is a tremendous boon for our team and especially for our clients who will be able to benefit from her rich expertise and knowledge of Quebec economic, financial and political issues to support them in their business projects,” he commented.

Ms. Normandeau’s responsibilities will include advising clients operating in various economic sectors. “Clients across Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s network and 90 offices will be able to benefit from my knowledge of government and Quebec regions, their specific issues and their economic and political challenges. I am delighted to join this influential Quebec firm, where I will be able to continue contributing to the success of businesses throughout Quebec,” stated Nathalie Normandeau, Vice-President of Strategic Development.

Contrary to what was reported by certain media outlets yesterday, Ms. Normandeau will have no specific assignment related to the Plan Nord. Moreover, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is aware that Ms. Normandeau is subject to certain constraints under the Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly and the Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act. Both Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Ms. Normandeau have every intention of complying with these requirements.
“Considering Ms. Normandeau’s leadership, her ability to mobilize people, her communication skills and her utmost professionalism, her contributions will clearly be an enormous advantage for our team and clients. On behalf of all of our Partner and employees, I would like to reiterate our appreciation that she has chosen Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to help build Quebec businesses by contributing to the growth of our Quebec clients and entrepreneurs. I wish her all the best with her new duties,” concluded Jean Robillard.

Ms. Normandeau will begin her duties officially in May 2012 and, while she will be stationed out of the Montréal office, she is prepared to travel all over Quebec to serve our clients.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting and recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes its success to over 2,000 employees, including more than 225 Partners in over 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. The scope of its network makes it a leader in its business segment. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd providing its clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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