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Canaccord Genuity Expands Capabilities in Fixed Income with addition to Investment Banking Team

17 October 2012

NEW YORK, October 17, 2012 – Canaccord Genuity Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Brill has joined Canaccord Genuity’s Investment Banking team in New York as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Banking.

“Canaccord Genuity has been committed to the fixed income market in Canada and Europe for many years.  As we seek to grow and expand our platform in the US, adding high-quality fixed income capabilities is a natural complement to our existing portfolio of services,” noted Dan Daviau, President of Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US). “Michael's origination and structuring expertise will be an excellent addition to our existing fixed income trading business in the US.”

“I’m very pleased to welcome Mike to Canaccord Genuity’s Investment Banking team,” added Jeff Barlow, Head of US Investment Banking for Canaccord Genuity Inc.  “With almost two decades of experience, Mike comes to the firm with extensive capabilities in originating, underwriting and marketing high yield and mezzanine financings for corporate issuers and financial sponsors.  He will have an important role in building Canaccord Genuity’s coverage and expertise in this market.”

Mr. Brill joins Canaccord Genuity from Sunrise Securities, where he served as a Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking.  He previously held a variety of leadership positions at Lehman Brothers and Barclays, including overseeing the private capital markets group and founding and heading the mezzanine group.  In these roles, Mr. Brill was responsible for originating, underwriting and marketing private high yield, mezzanine, second lien loan and project financings.   His clients included large cap and middle market sponsors as well as public and private companies in an array of industries and geographies.    

Mr. Brill holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS from the University of Virginia.

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