Fitch Appoints Head of Canadian Business

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Fitch Ratings has appointed Andrew Smitiuch as Senior Director and Canadian Business Head.

Smitiuch will lead all aspects of Fitch's business and relationship management efforts in Canada as he engages investors, issuers, bankers and regulators in the many services Fitch provides.

Based in Toronto, Smitiuch will report to Managing Director Douglas Murray. 'Fitch has experienced growth in Canada over the past few years and we expect this momentum to continue under Andrew's leadership,' said Murray.

Smitiuch spent most of his career with RBC Capital Markets in Toronto as a Managing Director responsible for senior corporate relationships. During his time at RBC, Smitiuch sourced and executed transactions for companies across diversified sectors. He structured Canadian, cross border and global transactions including IPOs, equity, bond, structured finance and corporate debt offerings. Smitiuch has also worked at John Labatt and Allstate Insurance.

Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency committed to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.

Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings has over 50 offices worldwide. Fitch Ratings is part of the Fitch Group, a jointly owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A. and Hearst Corporation.

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