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TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2018  – Avante Corp Inc. (TSXV: XX) (“Avante” or the “Company”)(XX.V) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francis Michaud as Avante’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Interim CFO effective November 1, 2018. Prior to joining Avante, Francis served as Chief Executive Officer at HighCom Global Security, he worked with Avante leadership as Chief Financial Officer at Total Security Management prior to its acquisition by GardaWorld Security, and he led the financial planning group at Home Depot. He holds a CPA/CGA and a B.Comm (honours) degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Current CFO Raghu Sampath will aid with the transition of responsibilities to Mr. Michaud which is expected to be completed by November 15, 2018. The Company plans to announce a CFO shortly, at which time Francis will continue to serve as Senior Vice President, Finance.

“I would like to thank Raghu for his service over the past eight years,” said Craig Campbell, CEO and Director of Avante. “He has been instrumental in implementing systems to help streamline operations and he has also been an integral part of several successful acquisitions and integrations during his time with the Company. I wish Raghu continued success as he leaves Avante to pursue new opportunities.”

“I look forward to the immediate impact that Francis can have on the continued growth of the Company,” said Craig Campbell. “His experience and strength in corporate strategy, financial management and corporate governance will benefit Avante as we leverage our platform to grow within the technology enabled security solutions industry.”

About Avante Corp

Avante Corp Inc. (XX.V) is a Toronto based provider of technology enabled security solutions. We acquire, manage and build industry leading businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical solutions that address the needs of our customers. Our businesses continuously develop innovative solutions that enable our customers to achieve their objectives. With an experienced team and a proven track record of solid growth, we are taking steps to establish a broad portfolio of security businesses to provide our customers and shareholders with exceptional returns. Please visit our website at and consider joining our investor email list.


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