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Scholarship Established at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in Memory of Brad Griffiths.

August 2, 2011

TORONTO, ON – A scholarship has been established in memory of Brad Griffiths by the friends, family and colleagues of the Toronto financier at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Griffiths was a fixture of the investment banking and energy industries in Canada for more than thirty years. A graduate of UofT (BCom’79), he passed away suddenly earlier this month. The Bradley David Griffiths Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an MBA student at the Rotman School with a background or interest in pursuing a career in finance, investment banking or energy.

“This memorial scholarship will be a fitting tribute to a man who was not only a leader in the field of finance but a valued mentor to countless people. Brad would be gratified to know that he will continue to have an impact on the many deserving students who will benefit from this endowment,” said Pamela Read, Brad’s sister, on behalf of the family.

Griffiths was one of the co-founders of GMP Capital Inc., one of the most successful independent investment dealers in the country. Before he established that firm, he had held roles at CIBC, Gordon Capital Corp., Canaccord Capital and McFarlane Gordon. In recent years he turned his attention to endeavours in the energy sector including serving as chairman of Griffiths Energy International and chief financial officer and chairman at United Hunter Oil. An obituary is online at http://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/siteContent/memorial.html?personId=201317

Donations to the scholarship will be accepted at https://donate.utoronto.ca/rotman or by phone at 416-946-3622.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
416-946-3818
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
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