Canadian Treasurer

December 6, 2012

Annual CFO award program names new 2013 selection committee members

TORONTO--Canada's CFO of the Year™ program presents its distinguished panel of business leaders from across the country which will review nominations and select Canada's 2013 CFO of the Year™ Award winner.

After 10 years of service, Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc., will be stepping down as chair of this independent selection committee. Canada's CFO of the Year™ program thanks Mr. Dey for his insights, leadership and guidance during the past decade.

We are pleased to welcome Bruce Waterman, Executive Vice President - International Development of Agrium Inc. and Canada's CFO of the Year™ for 2008, as the new chair of Canada's CFO of the Year™ Selection Committee. Mr. Waterman will be joined on this committee by the following notable names from the Canadian business community:

•John Clappison, former Greater Toronto Area Managing Partner of PwC from 1990 - 2005
•Colleen Johnston, Group Head, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group and Canada's CFO of the Year™ for 2012
•Maureen Kempston Darkes, former Group Vice President, General Motors
•Alice Laberge, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Fincentric Corporation
•Brian MacNeill, former Chairman of the Board, Petro Canada
•Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway Company
•Hon. Brian V. Tobin, P.C., Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Now in its eleventh year, the award honours the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada's senior financial leaders. Nominations are currently being accepted at, and will close on December 21, 2012. Presenting sponsors for the 2013 award are Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC and Robert Half.

Candidates from any business sector may be nominated by CEOs, corporate directors, financial analysts and other senior executives. The 2013 recipient of Canada's CFO of the Year Award will be honoured at a gala dinner in May 2, 2013.

"We are honoured that these celebrated members of this country's business establishment will be choosing Canada's next CFO of the Year™," said Michael Conway, Chief Executive and National President of FEI Canada. "I would like to welcome Bruce Waterman as selection committee chair, and in particular, I would like to thank Peter Dey for his generous contributions during the past 10 years. His insights have been invaluable and are deeply appreciated."



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