Western Pacific Trust Company

Western Pacific Trust Company

May 06, 2011 17:47 ET

Western Pacific Trust Company-Appointments

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Western Pacific Trust Company (TSX VENTURE:WP) ["the Company"] is pleased to announce that at the May 6, 2011, Annual General Meeting of the Company, Suzanne Mercier was elected to the Board of Directors. Ms. Mercier replaces Alison Alfer, who did not stand for reelection to provide for the election of an independent director. The Board thanks Ms. Alfer for her service as a director of the Company over the last four years.

Ms. Mercier is a lawyer with several years experience with top tier law firms in London, England, and San Francisco, California, most recently as senior counsel with the Wells Fargo Bank. Ms. Mercier is now located in Vancouver, British Columbia, where, as the owner of Mercier Law Corporation, she provides clients with legal and business advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions and discrete legal issues.

With the appointment of Ms. Mercier, the Board of Directors of the Company is comprised of:

  • Anthony Liscio, Chairman of the Board
  • J. Cowan McKinney, Deputy Chair
  • Timothy Chapman
  • Robert Macdonald
  • Suzanne Mercier

In addition, the Company announces the resignation, for personal family reasons, of Ms. Helen Wong as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Board expresses its deep appreciation to Ms. Wong for her 17 years of service to the Company and its subsidiaries, and wishes her well. Mr. Michael Sanker, CGA, has been appointed CFO effective May 2, 2011. Mr. Sanker is an accomplished financial professional with a background in a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations as well as public practice.

About Western Pacific Trust Company

Western Pacific Trust Company is a non-deposit taking financial corporation. Western Pacific is licensed under the Financial Institutions Act in British Columbia as a Trust Company, and is also registered extra-provincially in Alberta as a non-deposit taking Trust Company. Western Pacific Trust has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Western Equity Loans Ltd., a registered mortgage broker in British Columbia, and Futureworth Financial Planners Corp., a private financial service company working with independent financial specialist professionals to provide comprehensive solutions for complex personal and corporate issues of its clients.

Anthony Liscio, President & CEO

This news release was prepared by the Board of Directors which is solely responsible for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Western Pacific Trust Company
    Alison Alfer
    604-669-6978 (FAX)