Peoples Group Appoints Three New Board Members

Johanne Brossard, Laura Rubino and Charles Stuart join the Board of Directors for Peoples Group

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 29, 2018 — Grant MacKenzie, President and CEO of Peoples Group, together with David Ghermezian, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Peoples Trust, is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Johanne Brossard, MBA, ICD.D, Laura Rubino, MBA, and Charles R. Stuart, MBA.

Johanne Brossard, MBA, ICD.D, is an accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years in the financial services industry in Canada, Europe and Japan. As a former President and CEO of Bank West (Zag Bank), a subsidiary of Desjardins and ING Bank of Canada, Ms. Brossard has played a key role in establishing the global ING Direct digital banking model that set a new strategic direction for retail banking in Canada.

Laura D. Rubino, MBA, has over 24 years’ experience in the Canadian Financial Services sector spanning Wholesale Banking (Investment Dealers) and Independent Brokerage operations at both the institutional and retail client levels. With a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and an MBA, Ms. Rubino brings expertise in debt capital markets and has held leadership roles in origination, marketing, trading, risk management, structuring and securitization activities.

Charles R. Stuart, MBA, joined the Board of Peoples Group in September 2017 and serves on its Corporate Governance Committee. He has over 30 years of financial services experience in senior leadership positions in both line management and advisory services. As an independent consultant for the past 15 years, Charles has supported major financial institutions on a wide variety of key initiatives. He has also helped several organizations with new bank licence applications, including two successful de novo start-ups, which he advised from initial strategy development through operationalization to achieving licensed bank status.

Grant MacKenzie, CEO of Peoples, said, “Each of these individuals brings a unique perspective adding new strength and diversity to a Board of Directors that is already strong. We are very fortunate to have this new energy and expertise as we move toward a bright and innovative future.”

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