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NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release

MFDA confirms dates for Hearing on the Merits in the matter of Thomas G. Arseneau

March 9, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) – The MFDA commenced a disciplinary proceeding in

respect of Thomas G. Arseneau by Notice of Hearing dated December

22,

2011.

An appearance in this matter took place today by teleconference before a three-member Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Atlantic Regional Council.

Following submissions by MFDA Staff respecting procedural matters, the Hearing Panel confirmed that the hearing of this matter on its merits will take place June 26-28, 2012 commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic) each day at a venue to be announced in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The hearing 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.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its 124 Members and their approximately 75,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest.

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