Blackmont Capital Inc.

Blackmont Capital Inc.

September 16, 2005 08:00 ET

First Associates Changes Name to Blackmont Capital

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 16, 2005) - First Associates Investments Inc. announced that the company is changing its name to Blackmont Capital Inc. effective today.

"This is an exciting time for us," said Stuart Raftus, President and Chief Operating Officer. "We are eager to unveil our new name and logo and look forward to the opportunity to live up to our brand promise of becoming an elite firm that attracts the best in class."

The new name and logo are the result of over a year of research, consulting and design work. Employees across the country were asked to define where they wanted the company to be and what they wanted it to stand for going forward. They wanted the new brand to reflect the new reality of the company: a successful independent investment dealer that continues to attract industry leaders and successful investors.

"Through targeted acquisition and recruiting initiatives, we pulled together a sizable company in a fairly short period of time," explained Stuart Raftus. "We are proud of the solid platform we have built to support both our private client and capital markets businesses. That said, over the past year or so, it became apparent that we had become more than the sum of our parts. We had become a new, united entity. We felt the time was right to put a new name to our investment dealer to more accurately represent the strong, independent, and entrepreneurial firm we have become-and the industry leader we aspire to be."

"As First Associates, we prided ourselves on placing clients' needs first," said Gerry Throop, President, Capital Markets. "As Blackmont, this commitment to clients will remain the cornerstone of our philosophy. Our management team and guiding principles have not changed. But we have grown as a company and needed a new brand to reflect our growing capabilities. Our new brand represents the company we have become and as Blackmont we will achieve our new, powerful ambition of setting the new benchmark for excellence within the industry."

About Blackmont Capital Inc.

Blackmont Capital Inc. is the full service investment dealer subsidiary of Rockwater Capital Corporation (TSX:RCC). Rockwater is an independent diversified financial services company that offers a broad range of products and services to individuals, corporations and institutions. Rockwater conducts its operations through its three subsidiaries: Blackmont, Rockwater Asset Management Inc., and KBSH Capital Management Inc. Rockwater operates its wealth management and capital markets businesses through Blackmont. Rockwater's asset management business operates through Rockwater Asset Management and KBSH, both investment counseling and portfolio management firms. Blackmont Capital Inc. is a member of CIPF and IDA.

Contact Information

  • Blackmont Capital Inc.
    Stuart R. Raftus
    President and COO
    (416) 864-2130
    or
    Blackmont Capital Inc.
    Gerald Throop
    President, Capital Markets
    (416) 864-2121 or 866-775-7704
    www.blackmont.com