Posted July 6, 2009
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2009 Auto Restructuring

The Canada Development Investment Corporation announces Canada's appointment to the Board of Chrysler Group LLC

OTTAWA - The Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDIC) yesterday announced the appointment of George F.J. Gosbee to the Board of Chrysler Group LLC. Mr. Gosbee is the founder of Tristone Capital Inc. and was appointed as a member of the Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council (EAC) last December.

He will continue to serve on the EAC as he assumes these new duties. CDIC is entitled to designate one of the nine board members of Chrysler Group LLC to exercise its rights and responsibilities as a shareholder.

CDIC holds, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Canada's 2-per-cent share in Chrysler Group LLC. Canada's equity position is a result of its participation, with the Government of Ontario and the U.S. Government, in Chrysler Group LLC's restructuring.

CDIC is a federal Crown corporation established in 1982 with a mandate to hold and manage in a commercial manner certain commercial interests of the federal government.

Biographical Notes

George F.J. Gosbee Chairman, President and CEO Tristone Capital Inc.

Since December 2008, George F.J. Gosbee has been a member of the Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council, which was established to provide advice on economic matters.

In 2000, Mr. Gosbee founded Tristone Capital Inc., a full-service investment banking firm with a focus on the energy industry. Before founding Tristone, he was Managing Director at Newcrest Capital Inc., a Canadian national investment firm. Mr. Gosbee joined Newcrest after five years with the energy investment firm of Peters & Co. Limited, where he was Managing Director and served on the Executive Committee.

Mr. Gosbee is Vice Chairman of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, the $70-billion Government of Alberta pension fund manager. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a board member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, Edge School and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.

In 2009, Mr. Gosbee was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of only 7 Canadians recently awarded the honour. He was also named by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business in 2004 as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, and the Prairie Region Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2005.

Mr. Gosbee holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.


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