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Montréal – The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) announces the appointment of Frédéric Pérodeau as Superintendent, Client Services and Distribution Oversight. Mr. Pérodeau will take up his position on January 22, 2018.

A lawyer by profession, Frédéric Pérodeau joined the AMF in 2012 as Director, Litigation, then served as Senior Director, Investigations, the position he has held until his appointment as Superintendent. Since joining the AMF, Frédéric has been actively involved with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), including as chair of the Enforcement Committee. He has also chaired the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and is the current chair of the Comité de l'inspection professionnelle (professional inspection committee) as well as a member of the Comité d’accès à la profession (access to the profession committee) of the Barreau du Québec (Québec Bar). Prior to joining the AMF, Frédéric was legal counsel at SNC-Lavalin and a partner at the law firm McCarthy Tétrault.

“I am confident that, given his wealth of experience, strategic vision, leadership and considerable communication skills, Frédéric will quickly engage with and be attentive to the sector’s various stakeholders,” said Louis Morisset, AMF President and CEO. “I also want to take this opportunity to again thank Eric Stevenson for his important contribution throughout his 12 years of service with the AMF and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

“Today’s environment affords us a unique opportunity to understand our clients’ concerns, propose a modern, responsive oversight framework and consolidate our role as a local regulator close to its markets. I look forward to sharing insights with the diverse client base in the distribution sector and continuing to advance initiatives in a way that is participative and constructive,” said Frédéric Pérodeau.

AMF Client Services and Distribution Oversight supervises the activities of representatives and firms in insurance of persons, damage insurance, claims adjustment and financial planning. This division administers the rules governing eligibility for and pursuit of distribution activities while issuing certificates to individuals and registering firms. It is also responsible for assistance services to consumers of financial products and services as well as the AMF Information Centre, in addition to supervising the activities of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages and the Chambre de la sécurité financière and administering the Fonds d’indemnisation des services financiers.

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

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