New Brunswick Securities Commission

Investigation into illegal distributions is ongoing (09/09/30)

NB 1460

Sept. 30, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - A panel of the New Brunswick Securities Commission (NBSC) has issued orders against four individuals as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged illegal distributions. The parties had previously consented to the terms of the orders; therefore, no hearing was necessary.

The orders deny the respondents - Pierre Emond, Armel Drapeau, Jules Bossé, and Robert Saintonge - all exemptions under New Brunswick securities law until otherwise ordered by the NBSC. None of the respondents is registered with the NBSC.

The orders were issued in response to a motion filed by NBSC staff on Aug. 19, 2009. The motion alleged that the respondents were involved in the promotion of securities issued by Centre de traitement d`information de crédit (CTIC) and CITCAP Groupe Financier in New Brunswick.

The orders prohibit the respondents from selling or advising on any securities transactions until further order from the NBSC. The consent orders concerning the respondents may be viewed on the NBSC website.

The New Brunswick Securities Commission is the Crown corporation that regulates the securities industry in New Brunswick. It is funded indirectly by investors through industry. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, and to foster fair and efficient capital markets, as well as confidence in those markets.


MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Robichaud, communications officer, New Brunswick Securities Commission, 506-643-7045.