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January 20, 2015 08:00 ET

Group Germain Hotels Adopts Leading Boards Online Governance Solution

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2015) - Leading Boards, a Canadian company offering a highly secure and user-friendly portal enabling paperless management by boards of directors and committees, announces that Group Germain Hotels, which owns and operates Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada, has renewed its commitment to the company's paperless solution, designed to help directors meet new governance challenges.

The Leading Boards board portal enables directors to use a computer or iPad tablet to consult the information needed for their meetings, including agendas and minutes. They can also access the archives, where documents related to previous meetings are stored, as well as the documentation centre, which contains the company's policies, financial statements and more. Additionally, this Quebec-developed solution simplifies management tasks and promotes good governance practices. Since documents on the portal are encrypted, the transmission of board of director documents is also very secure. Furthermore, these documents are hosted on ISO 27001-certified servers that are installed in the client's country of residence, and therefore not subject to foreign laws.

"What we needed was a simple, multiplatform solution that our Board of Directors could easily use to stay informed of the progress of current files," explained Christiane Germain, Co-President, Group Germain Hotels. "Now we have a technology that allows everyone to interact in real time and make informed decisions."

"The user-friendliness of the portal, the data security, digital experience and significant savings in management costs are just some of the qualities that instantly appealed to the members of the management team," said Jean-Marc Félio, President of Leading Boards. "This reflects the quality of our solution and underlines our expertise and leadership in the field."

About Leading Boards

Since 2008, Leading Boards has been providing an innovative response to the new challenges of paperless board governance. Its simple, secure, user-friendly, cross-platform solution has been chosen and approved by many organizations seeking to offer their board members effective tools that give them access to documents and archives using powerful search engines, and allow them to make handwritten or dictated notes. Thus, Leading Boards' solution helps board members perform their duties in exercising due diligence and making informed decisions. Leading Boards helps boards make the transition to digital technology and has set the standard in paperless governance solutions.

Leading Boards recently published a white paper on the digitization of boards. It can be downloaded from the company's website (www.leadingboards.com).

About Group Germain Hotels

Ranked as one of Canada's 50 best managed companies, Group Germain Hotels is a family-run business, founded in Quebec City, which owns and operates Le Germain Hotels and the no-frills-chic Alt Hotels across Canada. The company is renowned for its exceptional approach to hospitality and the unique style that characterizes its hotels. Every year, its staff of about 700 people welcome guests for a total of 325,000 overnight stays, bringing the total overnight stays to nearly 2.6 million, since the first hotel opened in 1988. For more information, visit www.groupegermain.com.

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