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Cornwall, Ontario (February 4, 2011) – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new directors to its Board, each to serve a three year term.

Mr. Robert Armstrong serves as the representative for the Government of Ontario. He is the President of Armstrong Trade and Logistics Advisory Services Inc. (ATLAS) and President of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada (SCL). Mr. Armstrong has over 40 years of experience in the fields of global supply chain management, international trade, cross border logistics and customs regulations and procedures. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, as the National Vice-President of Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and as Chair of the METROLINX Goods Movement Roundtable.

Mr. Ralph Mercier joins the Board as the representative for the Government of Quebec. Mr. Mercier has extensive business experience, having owned a printing business for over 25 years. He also served as Mayor of Charlesbourg between 1984 and 2001, and continues to be active in a wide variety of community initiatives and boards. Mr. Mercier holds a degree in commerce from Laval University.

Mr. Wayne Devlin is the new representative for the grain industry. Currently Assistant Vice President of the AgHorizons Export Terminals, Mr. Devlin held many finance positions as his career progressed with Cargill. During this time, he gained experience in the grain and crop inputs business in Eastern and Western Canada. Mr. Devlin graduated from Red River College with a Business Administration Diploma and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the SLSMC, welcomed the appointment of the directors. “We look forward to the insights that these proven leaders can bring to our Board. Since the Seaway’s inception in 1959, the nature of our business has changed markedly. We will be diligently working in the years to come to grow and diversify our business, and the breadth of experience that these directors possess will be invaluable towards this end”.

Since its opening in 1959, more than 2.5 billion tonnes of cargo valued at over $375 billion have transited the Seaway. Today, marine transportation within the Seaway continues to support the well-being of millions of people on both sides of the Canada/US border and, through increased use, carries the promise to do even more. The SLSMC remains dedicated to promoting the economic and environmental benefits of the marine mode, attracting new cargoes to the Seaway and leveraging technology to enhance the system’s performance. For more information, please consult our website.