For Immediate Release
September 15, 2008

CSA Appoints Secretary General

Montréal –The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), announced today the appointment of Kim Lachapelle as Secretary General.

Ms. Lachapelle holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Montréal and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1992. In 1999, she completed an MBA at HEC Montréal. Ms. Lachapelle is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Canada.

Most recently, Ms. Lachapelle served as Corporate Secretary of Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. Previously, she was Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel at Pebercan Inc. and, prior to that, Legal Counsel at LV Conseils Institutionnels, Investor Relations Manager at Eicon Technology and practiced law with Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro.

As Secretary General, Ms. Lachapelle will be responsible for managing and supervising the activities of the Secretariat. She will also coordinate the implementation of the CSA strategic plan and ensure that the objectives are achieved.

The CSA Secretariat is located in Montréal. The CSA is the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, which coordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

For media inquiries:

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers

Barbara Shourounis
Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
Laurie Gillett
Ontario Securities Commission

Andrew Poon
British Columbia Securities Commission
Natalie MacLellan
Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
Ainsley Cunningham
Manitoba Securities Commission

Wendy Connors-Beckett
New Brunswick Securities Commission
Mark Gallant
Prince Edward Island
Office of the Attorney General

Doug Connolly
Financial Services Regulation Division
Newfoundland and Labrador
Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Registry
Donn MacDougall
Securities Registry
Northwest Territories
Fred Pretorius
Yukon Securities Office