Toronto, ON – March 9, 2016 – David Aplin Group was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

“I would like to recognize the entire efforts of David Aplin Group. It takes a dedicated effort from an entire team to focus on a core vision, create stakeholder value and excel in the global economy to achieve this level of success,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

2015 was our 40th anniversary doing business in Canada and we focused on renewing our passion for growth by taking a fresh approach to planning for the future. We are so proud of this 40 year milestone and commemorated it with a culture book publication. We renewed our long term vision, refreshed our core values and created a rallying cry for future growth.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on overall business performance, including leadership, strategy, core competencies, cross-functional collaboration throughout organization, and talent.

“Achieving Gold Standard Requalified winner status in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is a humbling recognition. It’s a special honour and to have it coincide with our celebration of 40 years as a successful business is a testament to our amazing people. I’m so proud of our team from Halifax to Vancouver and in all our locations across Canada,” said Jeff Aplin, President, David Aplin Group.

“CIBC congratulates David Aplin Group on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – a reflection of its strong leadership, sound business planning and focus on growth,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “We’re proud to celebrate this outstanding achievement and applaud the entire team for their contributions to the Canadian marketplace.”

2015 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with Requalified, Gold Standard, Gold Requalified winners and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 12, 2016. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on five levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for their 4th consecutive year); 4) Gold Standard requalified winner (Award recipients that have applied and successfully retained their Gold Standard designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 5) Platinum Club member (Winners have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About David Aplin Group

David Aplin Group (www.aplin.com) was established in 1975 and today is one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished recruiting firms. We provide the strongest talent for every organization we help—from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500’s. We work hard to give our customers deeply specialized, full-service recruiting and HR solutions —from one source. Most of all, we proactively seek better employment strategies to help ensure our client’s recruiting success.

For further information, please contact:

bestmanagedcompanies@deloitte.ca

www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca

Contact information: Jeff Aplin ▪ President, David Aplin Group ▪ 403.351.2440 ▪japlin@aplin.com ▪ www.aplin.com