August 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Deloitte and Scott Rankin & Gardiner Consider Merger

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2008) - Deloitte & Touche announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding with Scott Rankin & Gardiner for a merger of the two firms.

"This business combination would strengthen our ability to serve private companies in the Ottawa area, by offering them a broader range of business services and access to an enhanced network of professionals. For the partners and people of Scott Rankin Gardiner joining Deloitte would represent great opportunities for professional development and growth," says Charles Perron, Deloitte's Managing Partner, Ottawa.

Since 1983, the Scott Rankin & Gardiner firm has been advising owner-managed enterprises, non-profit organizations and individuals. The firm has about 30 partners and staff. "Deloitte is committed to helping private companies succeed. Their values and culture are a good match with ours. We are excited about the potential of joining forces with Deloitte, says Doug Rankin, Managing Partner, Scott Rankin & Gardiner."

About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides tax, audit, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,600 people in 56 offices. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. The firm is dedicated to helping clients and its people excel. Deloitte is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member firms.

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