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Bloomberg Summit to Examine Economic Growth in Canada

April 26, 2012

Toronto — As the Canadian economy prepares to face external
headwinds in 2012 – including a sovereign debt crisis in Europe,
an election year deadlock in the United States, and slowing
growth in China – Bloomberg will convene policy makers, chief
executive officers and influential leaders in banking and
finance for the Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit on May 8, 2012.

Speakers at the Summit will gather at The Carlu in Toronto to
discuss Canada’s growth in an age of global deleveraging. While
Canada benefits from its rich natural resources and strong banks,
a record household debt level and potential housing bubble
threaten to slow its growth. The Summit will debate how Canada
can cut spending, add jobs and protect itself against any
fallout from the debt crisis in Europe and other external
threats.

The Summit will also include one-on-one interviews with power
players such as Dalton McGuinty, Premier, Province of Ontario,
Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister, Canada, Gordon Nixon,
President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada and U.S. activist
investor William A. Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Pershing
Square Capital Management L.P.

Speakers will also discuss dealmaking by Canadian pension funds
and in private equity; Canada’s housing sector and whether it’s
in a bubble; and the outlook for the commodities and energy
sectors.

“With the looming European debt crisis posing a potential threat
to Canada’s growth, the health of the country’s economy is top
of mind for many investors,” said Robert Bierman, head of
Bloomberg LINK. “At the Summit, attendees will hear experts from
both the private and public sectors debate whether Canada will
continue to be a destination for investment and offer strategies
on opportunities for growth.”

Additional key speakers include:

-Melanie L. Aitken, Commissioner of Competition, Competition
Bureau of Canada

-Janice Fukakusa, Chief Admistrative Office and CFO, RBC

-Donald A. Guloien, President and CEO, Manulife Financial

-Wendy Hannam, Executive Vice-President, Sales and Service,
Products and Marketing, International Banking, Scotiabank

-Colleen Johnston, Group Head, Finance and Chief Financial
Officer, TD Bank Group

-Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited

-The Right Honorable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister, Canada

-Thomas V. Milroy, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Capital Markets

-Finn Poschmann, Vice President, Research, C.D. Howe Institute

-Jane Rowe, SVP, Teachers’ Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’
Pension Plan

-Mayo Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viterra
Inc.

-Christopher R. Seasons, President, Devon Canada Corporation

-Andrew J. Sheiner, Managing Director, ONEX

-Adam R. Waterous, Vice-Chairman, Global Head of Investment
Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Scotiabank; President and
Head of Scotia Waterous

-Mark Wiseman, Executive Vice-President, Investments, CPP
Investment Board

The Summit is being sponsored by iShares®, BlackRock Asset
Management Canada Limited and Ernst & Young.

Conference Partners are Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Association, The Energy Council of Canada, The Ontario Economic
Summit, Women in Capital Markets, The Toronto Financial Services
Alliance and The Association of Canadian Pension Management.

For more information on the program and speakers, please visit:
http://www.bloomberglink.com/canada.

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@BBGLINK). The
hashtag for this event is #BBcanada.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/about.

About Bloomberg LINK

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communities. In this environment, participants engage in open
discussions that lead to learning from each other’s expertise
and experience. For more information, please visit
http://www.bloomberglink.com.

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