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GMP Capital Inc. Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer and Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GMP Capital Inc. Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer and Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer11:29 EDT Tuesday, September 18, 2012TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Inc. ("GMP") (TSX: GMP) announced today that Christine Drake, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, is leaving GMP. GMP also announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Deborah Starkman, Managing Director, Finance, as GMP's new Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, effective immediately.Ms. Starkman has served in a number of roles including Head of Regulatory Reporting and Risk Management since joining GMP in February 2006.  Ms. Starkman is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.On behalf of GMP and the Board of Directors, we thank Christine for her contributions over the years and we wish her well in her future endeavours" said Harris Fricker, Chief Executive Officer of GMP.About GMP CAPITAL INC.GMP Capital Inc. ("GMP") is a leading independent diversified financial services firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada, providing a wide range of financial products and services to a client base that includes corporate clients, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals in three integrated reporting segments. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking, including advisory and underwriting services, institutional sales and trading and research through offices located in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, New York, Miami, Dallas, London, Perth and Sydney. The Capital Markets segment conducts its business through the following operating entities: GMP Securities L.P., GMP Securities, LLC, Griffiths McBurney Corp., GMP Securities Europe LLP and GMP Securities Australia Pty Limited. Wealth Management consists of GMP's non-controlling ownership interest in Richardson GMP Limited, a full-service independent firm focused on providing exclusive and comprehensive wealth management and investment services delivered by an experienced team of investment professionals. The Alternative Investments segment consists of the investment management and alternative investment products provided by GMP Investment Management L.P. GMP is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GMP". For further information, please visit our corporate website at GMP Capital Inc.For further information: For further information please contact: GMP Capital Inc. Rocco Colella, Director, Investor Relations 145 King Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8 Tel: (416) 941-0894; Fax: (416) 943-6175 or