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Marco Wynnyckyj

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MFDA sets dates for Hearing on the Merits in the matter of Peter Varteresian

May 13, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Peter Anthony Varteresian (“Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated February 19, 2019.

As specified in the Notice of Hearing, the first appearance in this proceeding was held today by teleconference before a Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Atlantic Regional Council.

Following submissions by Staff of the MFDA, the hearing of this matter on its merits has been set for November 19-21, 2019, commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic) each day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the hearing room at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, 5251 Duke Street, Suite 400, Duke Tower, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Hearing Panel also scheduled an interim procedural appearance by teleconference on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic), or as soon thereafter as the appearance can be held. All appearances before the Hearing Panel shall be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public who would like to listen to the teleconference should contact hearings@mfda.ca to obtain particulars.

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 carried on business from a branch located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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 81,000 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.