Montréal, February 15, 2011 - The publication of this news release constitutes the method of service authorized by the Bureau de décision et de révision (the Bureau) of a notice of hearing related to the matter of Carrefour in respect of the following respondents: 9179-5252 Québec inc., Air Bermuda inc. and Robert Savoie.
The notice of hearing is attached and is also available (in French only) on the AMF website under News at www.lautorite.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/nouvelle.en.html.
On January 31, 2011, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) filed a request with the Bureau to further extend by 120 days the freeze order initially issued on December 7, 2009 in the matter of Carrefour. This extension request applies to the following companies 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 hearing for this request will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 starting at 10:00 a.m., in the Paul-Fortugno room located at 500 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, no. 16.40, in Montréal, Québec.
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 the decision.
3 Respondent Claude Valade should not be confused with Claude Valade of Primerica Financial Services Ltd. and PFSL Investments Canada Ltd. in Montréal, holder of certificate no. 162214, who is not affected by the decision.