OMERS Worldwide

OMERS Worldwide

October 14, 2009 14:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: OMERS Worldwide Platinum Sponsor of Historic Buttonwood Gathering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - OMERS Worldwide is pleased to announce its status as a Platinum Sponsor of the Buttonwood Gathering: Fixing Finance, set for October 15-16 in New York City.

The two-day international meeting and signature annual event hosted by The Economist at Pace University and the New York Stock Exchange/Euronext will be attended by leaders representing perspectives in diversified financial markets and is aimed at facilitating global debate toward fixing the financial system. OMERS is one of Canada's largest and most successful pension fund investors and will lend its global investment expertise to the discussion.

Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS, will participate in the summit by first ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on October 15, and then on October 16, introducing Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council, The White House, who will be delivering the keynote Bagehot Lecture.

"We are enthusiastic about our role in supporting and developing what will be an important global discourse," said Mr. Nobrega. "At OMERS Worldwide, we want to be part of the solution. We are at a critical juncture, where we will see the emergence of a new economy. These discussions will have profound consequences and will shape the prosperity of future generations and the rules that govern global business."

About OMERS Worldwide

OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds. OMERS Worldwide represents the diversified complement of OMERS investment entities, including OMERS Strategic Investments, OMERS Private Equity, OMERS Capital Markets, Borealis Infrastructure, and Oxford Properties Group.

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    John Pierce
    Vice President, Corporate Communications