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Crelogix Appoints Arne Hassel-Gren as Director of Sales for Personal Services Central Division

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Vancouver, BC July 3, 2015 Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Arne Hassel-Gren asDirector of Sales in the Personal Services Central Division.

Mr. Hassel-Gren has been with Crelogix since 2009 and has most recently been responsible for Personal Services in the Toronto area increasing Crelogix’s market penetration and growing its service levels.

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Crelogix Appoints Karim Nanji as Vice President of Information Technology

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Vancouver, BC –April 22, 2015 Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian instalment credit provider, has appointed Karim Nanji as Vice President of Information Technology.`

Mr. Nanji is a Senior Product, Strategy and Technology executive who brings more than 25 years’ success and experience in retail financial services and financial technology in both B2B and B2C environments supporting annual revenues of $110 million and a global client base of 30,000 plus.

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Crelogix Appoints Lucie Gagné as Vice President and General Manager of Vacation Ownership Financing

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Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2015: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Lucie Gagné as Vice President and General Manager of Vacation Ownership Financing.

Ms. Gagné is a seasoned industry insider in the travel, leisure and timeshare industry, with more than 30 years of experience in business development, marketing and operational support and management. As one of the founding architects and Vice President of RCI Canada she was instrumental in conveying the company to leadership of the Vacation Ownership industry in Canada. The membership base grew from 40,000 to more than 350,000 ensuring revenue growth in the range of 20-25% every year. Almost all resorts became RCI affiliates (90-95%). In her role she collaborated with resort developers in the planning and development of new resorts including feasibility studies, resort design, marketing plans and sales training. She also liaised with industry leaders internationally facilitating investments and partnerships in the country. This broad and deep experience will undoubtedly empower her success at Crelogix creating consumer finance products that will grow sales and benefit the industry.

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Crelogix Appoints Sean Zaichick as Vice President and General Manager of Personal Services Financing

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Vancouver, BC – January 26, 2015: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Sean Zaichick as Vice President and General Manager of the Personal Services division.

Mr. Zaichick brings to Crelogix over 25 years’ of financial services experience, developing and leading B2C focused businesses and growing sales. As Vice President of sales and business development at National Home Services he was instrumental in building the client base from a standing start to over 260,000 residential customers in Ontario within five years resulting in the sale of the company to its leading competitor for $505 Million. Sean’s expertise in the energy, utilities, HVAC and water heater markets is complemented by previous leadership positions in the dating service and fitness industries where he built highly effective, dedicated sales and marketing teams that drove sales and built businesses.

Crelogix Personal Services Division provides healthcare, tuition, membership providers and their networks of retailers with point of sale instalment credit financing solutions.

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Crelogix Appoints Joe Oudaimy as Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Durables Financing

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Joe OudaimyVancouver, BC – January 20, 2015: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Joe Oudaimy as Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Durables division.

Mr. Oudaimy has over 30 years of leadership experience in commercial and consumer lending with a proven track record of building and growing businesses. At Merchant Retail Leasing Service, he generated an annual merchant volume of 325,000 applications with an average ticket of $3,500 for an annual volume of $750M from the Eastern Canadian Region, significantly contributing to the bottom line growth of clients such as Bombardier, Yamaha, Westburn Electric, and UAP/NAPA. At CIBC he played a pivotal role in the management of branch mergers and in the significant growth of multiple branch portfolios including the Vancouver Flagship portfolio by over $200M.

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Crelogix Appoints Sylvain Archambault as Regional Manager for Personal Services

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Sylvain ArchambaultVancouver, BC – December 16, 2014: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Sylvain Archambault as Eastern Regional Manager, Personal Services Division.

Mr. Archambault has almost 25 years of experience in financing, having held senior positions in financial marketing and marketing management at Wajax Industries, The Laurentian Bank of Canada and Honda Canada Finance. He joined Crelogix in 2013 as Regional Manager for the Power Products Division. Moving forward, he will add value to our partners in the healthcare, tuition and membership industries, helping them sustain their growth targets for the future.

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Crelogix Appoints Wendy Mootoosingh as Regional Manager for Home Improvement

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Wendy MootooSinghVancouver, BC – October 29, 2014: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has appointed Wendy Mootoosingh as Regional Manager for Home Improvement in Central Canada. This is one of the many areas of growth for Crelogix to respond to the needs of a $10 billion instalment credit market.

Ms. Mootoosingh is a creative and high-energy senior account executive, who has more than 10 years of experience in the window manufacturing and HVAC industries. She successfully launched All Weather Windows‘ renovation division in Greater Toronto Area by partnering with large home renovations dealers, achieving annual budget within the first quarter.  As a result, she helped All Weather Windows close the market gap by ultimately shifting business focus from selling directly to consumer to selling via a network of dealers.

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Derral Moriyama Joins Crelogix as Advisor

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Derral MoriyamaBurnaby, BC – March 31, 2014: Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, welcomes Derral Moriyama as a member of the advisor board.

Mr. Moriyama’s esteemed career in financial services spans more than thirty-three years, most recently as BMO Financial Group’s Senior Vice President of business development and previous senior positions in risk management, commercial and corporate banking at BMO and MNP LLP. He continues to work with BMO, MNP and other financial institutions through his consulting company Moriyama Consulting Inc.

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Crelogix Appoints Serge Maheux as Managing Director for Power Products Financing

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Serge MaheuxBurnaby, BC – December 19, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading specialty finance company, has appointed Serge Maheux as Managing Director for Power Products Financing.

Mr. Maheux brings to his new position two decades of finance-related managerial experience. Prior to joining Crelogix, he was a Regional Sales Director at Laurentian Bank of Canada, where he assisted merchants on financing matters. He was previously General Manager at Riendeau Sports, where he was responsible for managing client financing as well as sales and inventory. He was also a Credit and Operations Team Manager with Bombardier Capital, where he was responsible for credit line approval for both consumer and commercial customers. At Bombardier, he planned the opening of the Canadian Consumer Finance Division.

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Crelogix Appoints Serge Maheux, Regional Manager, Home Improvement Division

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Serge MaheuxVancouver, BC, September 24, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading independent specialty finance company, announced today the appointment of Serge Maheux as a new Regional Manager for Eastern Canada, Home Improvement.

Serge worked as a Regional Sales Director for Laurentian Bank of Canada for more than eight years. Over there, he developed the home improvement and pool and spas markets. Serge possesses great leadership skills through his job as a General Manager at Riendeau Sports, where he lowered costs through negotiating contracts and financing terms with suppliers. He also worked for Bombardiers Capital Inc. as a Credit and Operations Team Manager, where he planned the opening of the Canadian consumer finance division.

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Crelogix Appoints Richard Gagnon, Vice President, Human Resources

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Richard GagnonVANCOUVER, BC, September 24, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading specialty finance company, is pleased to announce Richard Gagnon as the new Vice President of Human Resources.

Prior to joining Crelogix, Richard was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Fairmont Pacific Rim. He brings eight years of experience from various Fairmont locations including Vancouver, Quebec City, and the national head office in Toronto. Richard has been directing and implementing strategies pertaining to coaching, counselling, recruitment, and career development as he continually assumed greater responsibilities at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. He has also played an instrumental role in the company’s compensation, especially with his position as a benefits advisor and his contributions to negotiating a Collective Agreement with the staff.

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Crelogix Appoints Bob Pattison, Managing Director, Consumer Durables

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BURNABY, BC, May 13th, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading independent specialty finance company announced today the appointment of Bob Pattison as a Managing Director, Consumer Durables Division. Bob joins Crelogix with over twenty-two years of comprehensive experience in driving sales and growth through business development, sales management and financial services of the Consumer Durables industry. Prior… Read more »

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Crelogix Appoints Ian Kobelak, Managing Director, Power Products Division

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VANCOUVER, BC, January 7, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading independent speciality finance company announced today the appointment of Ian Kobelak, as Managing Director of its Power Products Division.

Ian comes to Crelogix with a wide and deep foundation of commercial lending and vendor finance experience. He spent ten years with Transamerica Commercial Finance where he progressed to the National Operations Manager position in 2002. In 2004 Ian joined GE Commercial Distribution Finance as Operations Manager, Powersports. He later moved to GE Money as National Program Manager and subsequently General Manager, Powersports Finance. Ian has most recently been involved in commercial finance and consulting sales management with the Business Development Bank of Canada.

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Crelogix Appoints Sylvain Archambault, Eastern Regional Manager, Power Products Division

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Sylvain ArchambaultVANCOUVER, BC, January 3, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading independent speciality finance company announced today the appointment of Sylvain Archambault as Eastern Regional Manager, Power Products Division.

Sylvain joins Crelogix with 22 years of progressively responsible financial marketing and marketing management experience in the Canadian power products marketplace. He has held senior positions at Wajax Industries (Sales Manager), The Laurentian Bank of Canada (Director of Sales & Marketing, Recreational Vehicles Division, Home Improvement & marine), also as Director of Sales at CLE leasing and 12 years at Honda Canada /Honda Canada Finance as Director of Sales (recreational vehicles) and Director of Sales & Marketing (ATVs, motorcycles & marine).

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Crelogix Appoints Terry Lavery, Western Regional Manager, Power Products Division

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Terry LaveryVANCOUVER, BC, January 3, 2013: Crelogix, Canada’s leading independent speciality finance company announced today the appointment of Terry Lavery as Western Regional Manager, Power Products Division.

Terry comes to Crelogix with a solid background with more than 15 years of experience in building and leading integrated financing and sales operations with leading industry players including Home Equity Bank, Credit Acceptance and Newcourt Financial (CIT Financial) where he performed in a regional management role across western Canada supporting district managers and numerous merchants and sponsors with power products (Yamaha Motor Company Finance), consumer durables (Future Shop, Visions Electronics, London Drugs, A & B Sound) and home improvements (United Technologies, Timber Mart) providing sales finance and insurance solutions.

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Crelogix Appoints Lorenzo Ghio as Managing Director, Home Improvement Division

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Lorenzo GhioBURNABY, BC, November 6, 2012: Effective today, Crelogix is announcing the appointment of Lorenzo (Larry) Ghio, as Managing Director, Home Improvement Finance.

Mister Ghio comes to Crelogix from a long and successful history at The Laurentian Bank most recently as Assistant Vice President, Business development, Renovation and Builders Loans and previously at Laurentian, Assistant Vice President, Business development, Merchant Loans. Prior to Laurentian he was Regional Sales Manager (Quebec) for Deutche Financial Services Canada with previous management and sales positions at Polaris Industries and Transamerica Commercial Finance.

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Crelogix Appoints Stacey Mills Regional Manager, Home Improvement Division

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Stacey MillsBURNABY, BC, 30 October 2012: Crelogix is announcing the appointment of Stacey Mills, as Regional Manager, Home Improvement Division. Stacey takes up the position as Western Regional Manager to replace Alton Mick who is retiring.

Stacey comes to Crelogix from Van City where he was Manager, Commercial Accounts, Business Banking where he worked with business owners within the Lower mainland of British Columbia to provide financing and consultation. Prior to Van City Stacey was Regional Manager at Laurentian Bank where he was responsible for the Western Canadian Region providing Retail finance lending and Regional Manager at Deutsche Bank where he provided wholesale floor plan lending and asset based financing to Western Canadian National Manufacturers, Regional distributors and local business owners. Stacey has also held complimentary positions at Suzuki Canada and was previously a small business owner.

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Crelogix Appoints John Mccarthy Regional Manager Of Its Home Improvement Division

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VANCOUVER, BC: October 8th, 2012: Crelogix is proud to announce the appointment of John McCarthy as Regional Manager (Home Improvement Division). This new appointments is effective immediately.

John McCarthy will assume the position of Regional Manager Central Canada – Home Improvement Finance. John joined Crelogix in November of 2009 and has contributed significantly to the growth of the Home Improvement Division. John has a mandate to recruit, select, hire, train, develop and mentor a sales team and increase Crelogix service levels across Central Canada.

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Crelogix names Robert Strathearn as Director of Ancillary Products

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Rob StrathearnBurnaby, BC, June 27, 2012: Crelogix announced today that Robert Strathearn has been appointed as Director of Ancillary Products reporting directly to President & Chief Executive Officer, Karl Sigerist.

Mister Strathearn is a seasoned executive with 25 years of senior management experience in marketing, sales, product development and operations. He was recently Vice President of Signature Business Solutions Inc., Vancouver where he played senior roles in sales, marketing, business development and operations in the Product Warranty and Insurance sector, optimizing financial performance for Signature Business Solutions and their vendor partners.

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Crelogix promotes Mike McKay to Vice President, Treasury and Corporate Secretary

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Mike McKayBurnaby, BC, May 29, 2012: Crelogix Credit Group Inc. announced today that Mike McKay has been appointed Vice President Treasury and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately.

Mister McKay becomes responsible for all aspects of the Treasury (i.e. funding risk management, securitization) and will provide strategic treasury support to the Group. Mister McKay began with the company in 1988 and was promoted to Vice President and Controller of Crelogix in 2005 overseeing all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting function for the company. He also oversaw information technology integration, facilities management, payroll, and treasury, legal and tax compliance. Mister McKay is succeeded in his position as Vice President and Controller by David Lynde.

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Crelogix names David Lynde as new Vice President, Accounting and Corporate Controller

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David LyndeBurnaby, BC, May 29, 2012: Crelogix announced today that David Lynde has been appointed as Vice President of Accounting and Controller of Crelogix Credit Group. Mr. Lynde is a seasoned senior financial executive with almost 30 years of experience across a wide variety of markets and business organizations including a term as European Finance Director for CIT (managed assets of $2b), Group Finance Director for The Royal Bank of Scotland Car Division ($1.6b turnover), Group Finance Director for The Dixon Motor Group and various senior positions at Lloyds Bowmaker Ltd.

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Crelogix Appoints John McCarthy and Alton Mick Regional Managers of its Home Improvement Division

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Burnaby, BC, April 18, 2012: Crelogix is proud to announce the appointment of John McCarthy and Alton Mick as Regional Managers (Home Improvement Division). These new appointments are effective immediately.

John McCarthy will assume the position of Regional Manager Central Canada – Home Improvement Finance. John joined Crelogix in November of 2009 and has contributed significantly to the growth of the Home Improvement Division. Alton Mick is named Western Regional Manager – Home Improvement Finance. Alton Joined Crelogix team in late 2011 and has over 30 years of experience in sales and sales management in various business to business industries. In their new roles, John and Alton have a mandate to recruit, select, hire, train, develop and mentor a sales team and increase Crelogix’s service levels across their respective divisions.

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