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Canaccord Genuity Expands Investment Banking Group with Addition of Technology Banker

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Canaccord Genuity Expands Investment Banking Group with Addition of Technology Banker16:02 EST Tuesday, December 13, 2011 NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Canaccord Genuity Inc. is pleased to announce that Jason Partenza has joined Canaccord Genuity's Investment Banking team as a Principal, covering Technology companies. "The continued expansion of our technology practice is a direct reflection of the significant opportunity and strong momentum we are experiencing across this sector," stated Jamie Brown, President of Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US).  "With over a decade of experience, Jason will have an important role in growing Canaccord Genuity's coverage and expertise in the technology sector." "Jason is an excellent fit for our platform," added Jeff Barlow, Head of US Investment Banking. "His extensive history of working with growth and technology companies is a solid complement to our existing investment banking team." Mr. Partenza will be based in New York and will work on a broad range of assignments, including public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions advisory work.  He will become part of Canaccord Genuity's global Technology team which is comprised of over 45 professionals across investment banking, research, and sales and trading. Mr. Partenza joins Canaccord Genuity from Gleacher & Company where he covered the technology sector and equity capital markets. Prior to Gleacher & Company, Mr. Partenza worked at Robertson Stephens in investment banking.  Mr. Partenza graduated from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY: Canaccord Genuity is the global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial Inc (CF: TSX | CF.: AIM), offering institutional and corporate clients idea-driven investment banking, merger and acquisition, research, sales and trading services from 16 offices worldwide. Our team of over 400 capital markets professionals have industry and transactional expertise in critical sectors of the global economy: Metals and Mining, Energy, Agriculture, Technology, Telecommunications, Financials, Consumer Products, Real Estate, Transportation, Infrastructure, Sustainability & CleanTech, Life Sciences, Support Services and Investment Trusts. We are committed to providing valued services to our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their business and operating as a gold standard independent investment bank - expansive in resources and reach, but targeted in industry expertise, market focus and individual client attention. More information is available at www.canaccordgenuity.com. Canaccord Genuity operates through subsidiaries of Canaccord Financial Inc. Canaccord Genuity Inc. operates in the United States, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal and is a member of FINRA/SIPC. Canaccord Genuity Limited operates in the United Kingdom, and is regulated and authorized by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of the LSE. Canaccord Genuity Corp. operates in Canada and is a Member of CIPF and IIROC.  Canaccord Genuity Asia (Beijing) Limited operates in China. ABOUT CANACCORD FINANCIAL INC.: Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Financial Inc. is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and global capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, Canaccord has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. Canaccord has 49 offices worldwide, including 32 Wealth Management offices located across Canada. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, China, Hong Kong, Australia and Barbados. Canaccord Financial Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX and the symbol CF. on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Canaccord's Series A Preferred Shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol CF.PR.A .   SOURCE Canaccord Genuity Inc.For further information: <p> Nadine Miller<br/> Canaccord Genuity<br/> 617.371.3842<br/> <a href="mailto:nmiller@canaccordgenuity.com" cr="true">nmiller@canaccordgenuity.com</a> </p>