VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2012) - People Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PEO) ("People" or the "Company") announced today that Mr. Paul Asmundson recently joined People Corporation as Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Mr. Asmundson will be an integral part of the Corporate Development team responsible for executing on the company's aggressive growth plan, which includes acquisitions as well as expansion of the company's existing business through a range of organic growth opportunities.
"Given how well our value proposition has been received by potential partners, the momentum we are displaying with our recent acquisitions, and the scale and scope of the opportunity in our sector, we believe that further investment in our Corporate Development function at this time is warranted," explained Laurie Goldberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of People Corporation. "Mr. Asmundson has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate development activities, having spent 14 years in the Canadian investment banking sector in progressively senior roles."
Most recently, Mr. Asmundson was a senior member of the investment banking department at TD Securities, where he focused on merger and acquisition and financing activities for a range of Canadian companies. Mr. Asmundson earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, where he was awarded the University Gold Medal, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he attained standing as an Ivey Scholar.
About People Corporation
People Corporation is a leading employee benefits, group retirement and human resource consulting firm in Canada. With a growing national footprint and fifteen offices across seven provinces, the Company is bringing together the leading consultants in the industry, offering innovative and customized human resource, benefit and pension solutions to its clients. Additional corporate information is available at www.peoplecorporation.com.
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