Montréal - 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 Richard Tremblay.

See notice of hearing (pdf - 278 KB)This link will open in a new window (in French only).

On February 7, 2012, 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 BouchardRespondent 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., Mario Dumais, Tri Minh Huynh, Mario PaquinRespondent Mario Paquin should not be confused with Mario Paquin of Aon Parizeau inc. in Sherbrooke, holder of certificate No. 125 829, who is not affected by the decision., Gérald Parkin, Gia Tuong Quan, Thinh Tuong Quan (also known as Jacky Quan), Robert Savoie, Bartelomeo Torino, Richard Tremblay, Claude ValadeRespondent 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., 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 February 27, 2012 starting at 1:45 p.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 sector.

- 30 -

Information:

Media only:
Sylvain Théberge: 514-940-2176

Information Centre:
Québec City: 418-525-0337
Montréal: 514-395-0337
Toll-free: 1-877-525-0337

www.lautorite.qc.ca