Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") today announced the education, public awareness and research projects that will receive financial support from the Education and Good Governance Fund (EGGF). The Assessment Committee selected nine projects, submitted before the deadline of March 30, 2012 for total financial support in the amount of $953,947.

"The projects selected by the EGGF Assessment Committee will help the AMF achieve its objectives with respect to consumer education and protection of the public. The Fund is an invaluable tool for us," noted AMF President and CEO Mario Albert.

Since its establishment in 2004, the EGGF has supported 113 projects with over $19.3 million in financing for projects focusing on investor protection and education, the promotion of good governance and the advancement of knowledge.

Since 2004, the EGGF has accepted projects submitted no later than September 30 and March 30 of each year in order to encourage innovative projects that have a measurable impact on the EGGF's target clients and sustain the development, vitality and expansion of Québec's financial sector.

The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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