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Richard W. Pound is Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Greater Montreal

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Montreal, June 15, 2011 – The Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Richard W. Pound as Chairman of the Board of Directors. At the Annual General Assembly held on June 15, the following members were also appointed to the Board of Directors: Tim Brodhead, Norman E. Hébert Jr., Peter McAuslan, and Michael Novak. The FGM is overseen by a 20-member Board of Directors.

In 2010, Richard Pound was appointed to the Board of Directors as Vice-Chair. He succeeds Marcel Côté, whose mandate ended yesterday. Mr. Côté has been active within the FGM for more than ten years, and will remain active on the Board as Past Chairman.

Richard Pound is a partner in the Montreal offices of Stikeman Elliott, and is a member of the firm’s tax group. Mr. Pound’s main areas of practice include tax litigation and negotiations with tax authorities on behalf of clients, in addition to general tax advisory work and commercial arbitration. Mr. Pound has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for his relentless efforts to rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ernest T. Stewart Award and the Laureus "Spirit of Sport" Prize. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee and was a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

A Brand New Board of Directors

Tim Brodhead is President and Chief Executive Officer of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), a national body representing over 120 non-governmental organizations working in international development. In 2001, Mr. Brodhead was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Norman E. Hébert Jr., is the President and CEO of Groupe Park Avenue Inc. For the last 25 years, Mr. Hébert has overseen the development, as well as the strategic orientation of the group and its subsidiaries. Along with leading the future for Groupe Park Avenue, Mr. Hébert is very involved in many levels of his industry, occupying several executive positions, as well as sitting on a number of industry boards.

Peter McAuslan is the founder and president of The McAuslan Brewing Company. Mr. McAuslan has served as President and Vice-President of the Quebec Microbrewery Association, and as Director of the Brewer’s Association of Canada. He is a past president of the Concordia Alumni Association, and a previous member of the Concordia University Board of Directors. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal, and in 2008, was named ‘Personality of the Year’ in the Business and Arts category by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and Le Devoir.

Michael Novak is Executive Vice-President and a member of the Office of the President of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Mr. Novak is responsible for SNC-Lavalin International, Global Procurement, Global Information Technologies, SNC-Lavalin’s WE CARE policy, including Health, Safety and Environment and Corporate Risk Management. He is a member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec, holds a B.Sc. (biochemistry), LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.

About the Foundation of Greater Montreal
The Foundation of Greater Montreal is a charitable organization dedicated to the well-being of the Greater Montreal community. It establishes and manages permanent endowment funds and distributes their income in the form of grants to charitable organizations working in the areas of health, social services, arts and culture, education, and the environment. Since 2003, the FGM has awarded grants of over $7 million to organizations within Greater Montreal. The FGM is a member of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), an organization numbering more than 178 community foundations, whose collective assets total more than $3 billion.

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Chantal Vinette
Director of Communications and Marketing
Foundation of Greater Montreal
Phone: 514 866-0808, ext. 103