Crown Capital Partners appoints Larry Pollock to board of directors

Crown Capital Partners Inc. (TSX: CRWN) has appointed Larry Pollock, formerly Director and President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) to its board of directors.

Pollock has extensive corporate governance experience. He is currently a trustee of Melcor REIT (TSX:MR.UN), and he has also served as the Chair of HNZ Group Inc. (TSX:HNZ) and a Director of Westjet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA), EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Clark Builders.

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News Release

Crown Capital Partners Appoints Larry Pollock to Board of Directors

CALGARY, March 6, 2018 /CNW/ – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), which provides growth capital to successful mid-market companies, today announced the appointment of experienced financial services executive Larry Pollock to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Pollock was appointed as a Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Western Bank (“CWB”) in 1990, where he had a distinguished 23-year career. During his time as CEO, CWB’s market capitalization grew from $16 million to $2.3 billion and its assets increased to $17 billion by the time of his retirement in 2013.

Mr. Pollock has extensive corporate governance experience. He is currently a trustee of Melcor REIT (TSX:MR.UN), and he has also served as the Chair of HNZ Group Inc. (TSX:HNZ) and a Director of Westjet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA), EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Clark Builders.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Larry to Crown’s Board of Directors,” said Chris Johnson, President and CEO of Crown. “He is a highly accomplished executive with a deep understanding of the regulated financial services sector in Canada, including the lending business, and is a proven company-builder. Larry led CWB through a long period of growth, and his experience and insights will add tremendous value as we
execute on our growth strategy.”

ABOUT CROWN

Crown (TSX: CRWN) is a specialty finance company focused on providing capital to successful Canadian and select U.S. companies. Crown also manages capital pools, including some in which Crown has a direct ownership interest. Crown originates, structures and provides tailored special situation and long-term financing solutions to a diversified group of private and public mid-market companies in the form of loans, royalties and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution.

SOURCE Crown Capital Partners Inc.
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For further information: Craig Armitage, Investor Relations, craig.armitage@crowncapital.ca, (416) 347-8954

Ted Liu

Ted Liu, M.Sc. (Mining), MBA (Finance), is the Editor of Private Capital Journal and CanadaMetals.ca, and former Editor of Canadian Private Equity. Ted has been passionately tracking Canadian private capital industry since 1992, most recently served as Research Director for The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). Ted was the architect of CVCA infobase, and is the architect of CPE Media's Financings.ca, the most sophisticated and advanced all private capital and public market financing database.