Me Eric Simard appointed
to the Board of Directors
of the Montreal Port Authority

Sophie Roux

Montreal, April 21, 2015 - Mr. Michel M. Lessard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Me Eric Simard as Director of the Montreal Port Authority. Me Simard was appointed to this office by the City of Montreal for a three-year term ending March 23, 2018.

Me Simard replaces Me Claude J. Melançon, who has served on the Board since March 24, 2012. The directors warmly thank Me Melançon for the time, energy and wise advice that he so generously dedicated to good governance of the MPA.

Me Simard is a partner with the law firm Fasken Martineau and co-president of the Commercial Litigation section. He also leads the Construction Practice Group. He practices law as a civil and commercial litigant.

Me Simard is a regular guest lecturer in his field and has also published numerous articles. The prestigious Chambers Global directory recognizes him as one of the leaders in his field of expertise in Canada.

Me Simard is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.