FCT Receives City of Hamilton Business Appreciation Award in 2013

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, November 29, 2013 – FCT (First Canadian Title), Canada’s leading provider of title insurance has been recognized with a City of Hamilton Business Appreciation Award for 2013 in the
Large Business Category for Ward 2.

“As we enter our twentieth year of operation in downtown Hamilton this is a wonderful tribute to mark this milestone,” said Patrick Chetcuti, FCT President. “From a start‐up with a few people to a large Hamilton business in less than two decades is something that I am proud of as a Hamilton “son”. I am delighted to share this award with all of FCT’s Hamilton employees.”

Presented by His Worship Mayor Bratina, Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr and City Manager Chris Murray at a ceremony at City Hall on November 27th, Oubay Khatib, VP National Operations and Wendy Rinella VP Corporate Affairs, were on hand to receive the award on behalf of FCT.

The City of Hamilton is proud to recognize First Canadian Title (FCT) at our annual Business Appreciated awards. FCT has made a huge commitment to our Downtown core and both their office and their staff add vibrancy and life to our renaissance. They are simply outstanding corporate systems,” said His Worship Mayor Bob Bratina.

FCT’s Hamilton Office in operation since 1994, is located on Hughson Street and currently employs over 170 people. Since 2004 FCT has participated as a Corporate Team in the Around the Bay Race in support of St Joseph’s Hospital raising more than $130,000 in 9 years. Through the FCT Charitable Foundation, FCT and its Hamilton employees are supporting Good Shepherd Services and Phoenix Place in 2013.

FCT also continues to support Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) nationally by supporting its financial literacy program and providing free title insurance policies for HFHC builds in Canada. FCT has a longstanding relationship with HFHC, providing over $280,000 in direct and in‐kind support to Habitat for Humanity Canada since 2007.

Oubay Khatib, VP National Operations & Wendy Rinella VP Corporate Affairs, accepted the award on behalf of FCT.

About FCT
Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry‐leading title insurance, default solutions and other real‐estate‐related products and services to approximately 300 lenders, 24,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide. FCT has been recognized as one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in Canada in 2012 by Achievers.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd. which provides title insurance, with the
exception of commercial policies, which are provided by the Canadian branch of First American Title Insurance
Company. Services are provided by First Canadian Title Company Limited.

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Media contact:
Wendy Rinella
FCT Corporate Affairs
905 287‐3379
wrinella@firstcdn.com