Montréal, March 18, 2011 - The publication of this press release constitutes the method of service authorized by the Bureau de décision et de révision (the "Bureau") of a decision rendered on March 18, 2011 and related to the matter of Carrefour in respect of the following respondents: 9179-5252 Québec inc., Air Bermuda inc. and Robert Savoie.
Decision 2009-041-010 is attached to this press release and is also available on the AMF website (in French only) at www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/news-2011-pro.html under News.
On March 18, 2011, at the request of the Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF"), the Bureau extended for a period of 120 days the freeze order initially issued on December 7, 2009 in the matter of Carrefour. This extension applies to the following firms and individuals: Normand Bouchard,1 Mario Dumais, Luis Gonzales, Tri Minh Huynh, Michel Larocque, Mario Paquin,2 Gérald Parkin, Gia Tuong Quan, Thinh Tuong Quan (also known as Jacky Quan), Robert Savoie, Bartelomeo Torino, Richard Tremblay, Claude Valade,3 René Viau, Claude Adam, Serge Belval, Aquamondial inc., 9179-5252 Québec inc., 9137-1534 Québec inc., 9201-7144 Québec inc., operating under the name Bio-Quan life sciences, 9175-9704 Québec inc., operating under the name Investissement Max, Air Bermuda inc. and Fonds de placement Nor-West.
The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial industry.
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1 Respondent Normand Bouchard should not be confused with Normand Bouchard of Bouchard, Gratton, Beaudoin et Associés inc. and Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. in Brossard, holder of certificate No. 104 223, or Normen Bouchard of Services financiers Normen Bouchard inc. in Québec City, holder of certificate No. 104 225, who are not affected by this decision.
3 Respondent Claude Valade should not be confused with Claude Valade of Primerica Financial Services Ltd. and PFSL Investments Canada Ltd. in Blainville, holder of certificate No. 162 214, who is not affected by this decision.