CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Olympia Financial Group Inc. ("Olympia") (TSX: OLY) is pleased to announce that Brenda J. Eprile has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Olympia. Ms. Eprile will also serve as Chairperson of Olympia’s Corporate Governance Committee.
Ms. Eprile has extensive experience with both financial institutions and capital markets regulation. In April 2017, Ms. Eprile led Home Capital Group Inc.’s board of directors in responding to a severe liquidity crisis that threatened the lender’s viability. As Board Chair, Ms. Eprile was able to restore confidence in the lender by securing a major equity investment and the provision of a $2 billion liquidity backstop from Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Ms. Eprile was a senior member of the Ontario Securities Commission as Chief of Staff (Executive Director), capping twelve years as a securities regulator including six years in the Office of the Chief Accountant and two years in the Enforcement Branch. Ms. Eprile is a financial expert (Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant) and has received the Institute of Corporate Director’s designation (ICD.D).
Ms. Eprile’s extensive business background also includes running the risk consulting practice for the Canadian operations of a major global accounting, audit, tax and consultancy firm and creating a multi-million dollar regulatory consulting practice assisting financial services firms, public companies and regulators.
In 2013 Ms. Eprile also served on a four-person expert panel, created by the Federal government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, focused on strengthening the integrity of Canada’s capital markets.
About Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Olympia conducts most of its operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company, a non-deposit taking trust company. Olympia Trust Company is licensed to conduct trust activities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Olympia Trust Company administers self-directed registered accounts, provides foreign currency exchange services and Corporate and Shareholder services. Olympia also offers private health services plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Benefits Inc. and provides information technology services to exempt market dealers, registrants and issuers through its subsidiary Exempt Edge Inc.
Olympia’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “OLY”.