Montréal, July 21, 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 handed down on July 11, 2011 related to the matter of Carrefour in respect of Mario Paquin.1
On July 11, 2011, at the request of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the Bureau extended by 120 days the freeze order initially issued on December 7, 2009 in the matter of Carrefour. This extension applies to the following companies and individuals: Normand Bouchard,2 Mario Dumais, Luis Gonzales, Tri Minh Huynh, Mario Paquin, 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 (the "AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial industry.
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2 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 the 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 the decision.