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Marco Wynnyckyj

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MFDA Panel adjourns Hearing on the Merits in the matter of Bernd Niermann

August 29, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Bernd Franz Adolf Niermann (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated December 7, 2016 (“Notice of Hearing”).

Prior to the Hearing on the Merits, scheduled for August 31, 2017, the parties made an adjournment request to the Hearing Panel. The Hearing Panel granted the adjournment and the hearing will now take place on December 11, 2017, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the offices of the MFDA, located at 121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario. The proceeding will be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Collingwood, Ontario area.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its Members and their approximately 83,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest. For more information about the MFDA’s complaint and enforcement processes, as well as links to ‘Check an Advisor’ and other Investor Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.