30 Mar 2011

Montréal, March 30, 2011 – Tonight, March 30, 2011, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton held the official opening of its newly-expanded and redesigned offices in Laval before nearly 200 invited guests. The event highlighted the Firm’s growth on the North Shore and was an occasion to thank Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s clients and business partners, the driving force behind this growth.

During the festivities, Marco Berretta, Managing Partner of the Laval office, highlighted recent mergers that contributed to the office’s expansion. “Since 2005, when Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton first opened its new office in Laval, we have more than tripled our floor space. Our Firm’s growth is due, in large part, to recent mergers and acquisitions⎯the Lachute office in 2006, Di Ioia in 2009, Louis Lacasse on January 1, 2010, Beaudry Charbonneau in July 2010 and Pratt Bélanger in January 2011. I am very pleased to be able to count on this great team to meet our growing clientele’s varied needs.”

Jean Robillard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, also in attendance, made a point of thanking all of the clients and business partners who contributed to the Firm’s success in the Laval region. “Our Firm’s expansion is a source of great pride. The need to expand a work location is a sign of growth, and for that, we can thank our clients and business partners for their confidence. Their interests are very important to us and we will continue to meet their needs efficiently and attentively,” concluded Jean Robillard.

The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Laval offices are located in the Tours Triomphe, 2500 Daniel-Johnson Boulevard, Suite 300. The Firm now occupies two floors in this building.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, taxation, consulting, business recovery and reorganization services. The Firm owes its success to a team of over 2,000 people, including over 225 partners in more than 90 offices in Quebec, eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. The scope of its network has made the Firm the leader in its sector of activities. Additionally, for more than thirty years now, our Firm has also been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, providing its clientele with access to the expertise of member and correspondent firms in over 100 countries.

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Information:
Marie-Eve Carignan
Senior Consultant, Communications
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-878-2691, extension 2388
Email: carignan.marie-eve@rcgt.com