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New Commissioner Appointed to the British Columbia Securities Commission

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Brenda Leong, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher D. Farber to the BCSC Board.

"I am very pleased to welcome Chris to the commission. His extensive knowledge and experience will help us achieve our mission to protect investors and foster efficient capital markets," said Leong.

Christopher Farber is a securities lawyer with almost 20 years of experience, including practice experience at a national firm, as CD Farber Law Corporation and as corporate counsel at a number of companies. He holds a BA in Economics (Victoria) and obtained a joint LLB/MBA (Toronto) in 1995. His practice and corporate counsel experience has been primarily in the areas of the resource, mining, tech and green energy industries. His most recent corporate counsel position was with a carbon offsets company with forestry projects in Canada, the United States, and the Congo. Mr. Farber has been an active member of a number of community organizations.

About the British Columbia Securities Commission (www.bcsc.bc.ca)

The British Columbia Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating capital markets in British Columbia through the administration of the Securities Act. Our mission is to protect and promote the public interest by fostering:

--  A securities market that is fair and warrants public confidence
--  A dynamic and competitive securities industry that provides investment
    opportunities and access to capital

Learn how to protect yourself and become a more informed investor at www.investright.org.

Contacts:
British Columbia Securities Commission
Richard Gilhooley
Media Relations
604-899-6713
604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll free)
www.bcsc.bc.ca

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