|By Marketwired .||
|July 9, 2014 01:06 PM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- Currency Exchange International, Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:CXI)(OTCBB:CURN) is pleased to announce that Ms. Linda A. Stromme will join the Company Board as an Independent Director and will be appointed to the Audit Committee, subject to regulatory approval.
Ms. Stromme brings to CXI a successful 23 year career with the Bank of Montreal, with executive level roles in Personal and Commercial Banking, Finance, Audit and Risk Management. Ms. Stromme is now the Principal and Founder of End Result Coaching & Consulting Inc., providing consulting services to financial institutions. End Result is an advisor for the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program, providing specific expertise on risk management governance. Ms. Stromme graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Ms. Stromme will be replacing Dr. Sanford Pinna, who is retiring from the board after several years of service to its shareholders. As the original founder of Foreign Currency Exchange Corp (FCE) in 1987, Dr. Pinna along with his son Randolph, grew FCE from a small operation in Tampa to a publically traded multinational company, later merging with Bank of Ireland in 2003. In 2007, Randolph Pinna purchased the retail currency exchange division of FCE to create Currency Exchange International Corp. where Dr. Pinna has provided insight and strategic advice as a valued Director.
Mr. Randolph W. Pinna, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Currency Exchange International Corp. stated, "We welcome Linda to the board of directors of the Company. Linda has significant Canadian banking and risk management experience which will be invaluable as we grow our business in Canada. The board would also like to thank Dr. Pinna for his many years of service and dedication to our shareholders and employees."
Appointment of Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer
CXI is also pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Laura M. Houlihan as Vice President and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO). Ms. Houlihan was previously Vice President & Senior Global Financial Crimes Compliance Specialist at Bank of America. Ms. Houlihan brings to CXI over 15 years of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (ATF) compliance experience in the financial services industry. In her previous roles, she was responsible for developing, executing and maintaining AML/ATF compliance programs for Canadian financial institutions. In addition, Ms. Houlihan also previously worked for Bank of Montreal for 9 years in various roles, including branch audits for AML/ATF compliance.
Ms. Houlihan holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) specializing in business and political science from Wilfred Laurier University.
Mr. Peter Scherer, Chief Financial Officer of CXI stated, "We are very excited to bring on someone of Laura's caliber and experience to the CXI team to help oversee the growth of our business so that we continue to grow in a way that fully meets all regulatory requirements."
About Currency Exchange International, Corp.
The Company is in the business of providing a range of foreign currency exchange and related products and services in North America, including the Hawaiian Islands. Primary products and services include the exchange of foreign currencies, wire transfer payments, purchase and sale of foreign bank drafts and international traveler cheques, and foreign cheque clearing. Related services include the licensing of proprietary FX software applications delivered on its web-based interface, www.ceifx.com ("CEIFX") and licensing retail foreign currency operations to select companies in agreed locations.
The Company's services are provided in Canada by its wholly owned subsidiary, CXIC, based in Toronto, Canada through the use of CEIFX.
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