Three New Commissioners Appointed to the British Columbia

Three New Commissioners Appointed to the British Columbia Securities
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 -- Brenda
Leong, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia
Securities Commission, is pleased to announce the appointment of
three new commissioners to its Board. 
"I am delighted that Audrey Ho, Judith Downes and George Glover will
be joining the commission in the New Year. Together they bring a
wealth of business, financial and legal experience to the commission
that will be invaluable in guiding our securities regulatory policy
and decisions," said Leong. 
Audrey Ho is the former Senior Vice-President, Chief General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary for TELUS Corporation. She led TELUS' legal
strategy to advance the company's strategic objectives and business
plans. Audrey also supported the evolution of many of TELUS's board
governance practices that have been recognized as exemplary by the
Canadian business community. 
Judith Downes is a partner, Corporate Finance and Securities Group,
for Bull, Housser and Tupper LLP and an active member of its Business
Law and Mining groups. Her primary focus has been on corporate
finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border debt and
equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities
regulatory matters. She has acted as counsel to a broad range of
issuers listed on both TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges. 
George Glover is the former Managing Partner for Fasken Martineau
DuMoulin LLP (Toronto office). George practiced business law, with a
focus on governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and
financial institution law across a broad range of businesses. He
acted as principal Canadian Counsel on a large number of significant
Canadian and international transactions.  
The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial
government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities
within the province.  
For media inquiries, contact Richard Gilhooley, media relations, 604
899 6713. For public inquiries, call 604 899 6854 or 1 800 373 6393
(toll free).
British Columbia Securities Commission
Richard Gilhooley
Media Relations
604-899-6713 or (Canada) 1-800-373-6393
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