Leede Financial Markets Inc. and Jones, Gable & Company Merge

Leede Financial Markets Inc. and Jones, Gable & Company Merge

Leede Financial Markets Inc. and Jones Gable (“Jones Gable”) announce the merger of their firms to close on December 8, 2015. The resulting firm will operate as Leede Jones Gable Inc. and will have offices serving clients across Canada. Please note that for the period from December 8, 2015 to January, 2016, Jones Gable will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Leede Jones Gable Inc. Accordingly, clients of Jones Gable will continue to have the ability to access the Jones Gable website for that period. After January, 2016, Jones Gable will amalgamate into Leede Jones Gable Inc. to become one firm.

As a truly national independent firm, Leede Jones Gable will continue to provide a full range of investment-focused financial services, including advisory and discretionary investment management through our combined team of over 150 licensed investment advisors and portfolio managers. Leede Jones Gable will operate from offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Kamloops, Red Deer, Brandon, Collingwood, Fredericton and Charlottetown, as well as a number of smaller centres within Canada. Our advisors and wealth managers are supported by an outstanding trading group and highly experienced administrative staff, as well as a superb technology platform that will ensure clients continue to receive the highest level of service. The merger is subject to regulatory approvals.

Donald Ross, formerly Chairman of Jones Gable and now Chairman of Leede Jones Gable Inc. says “Combining with Leede allows us to retain the values that have resulted in our firm enjoying 50 years of success, while at the same time making the changes necessary to adapt to an increasingly challenging environment. This partnership will allow us to better serve our clients, and create a very attractive environment for capable independent minded advisors across Canada”.

Bob Harrison, President and CEO of Leede Financial Markets Inc. will continue in this role at Leede Jones Gable Inc. He adds the following; “We have recognized for some time that to handle the ever increasing complexity resulting from regulatory and market changes, we needed to grow our firm. We found that Jones Gable was a perfect match for us in that they share a very similar corporate culture but largely operate in locations in which we lack a presence”.

Leede Jones Gable is headquartered in Calgary and is registered as an investment dealer in all provinces and territories within Canada. For more information contact:

Leede Financial Markets Inc.
Gord Medland, Chairman or Jim Dale, SVP and CFO
604.658.3003 403.531.6852
Jones, Gable & Company Limited
Don Ross, Chairman or Robb Hindson, SVP Finance
416.365.8044 416.365.8053

Leede Financial Markets Inc. and Jones Gable are members of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Plan and are also a participating member of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and NEO Exchange in Canada.