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Howell Financial Corp. Merges with Leading Ontario Firm

Park Place Financial & Peak Benefit Solutions Open in Belleville

Matt Howell, Howell Financial Corp, announced earlier today that his company has merged with prominent Ontario-based Park Place Financial and Peak Benefit Solutions group of companies.

While the companies share key market segments and areas of specialty, working together will allow them to impart expertise to meet client needs from the individual, entrepreneur, small and large business owners. From a client perspective, contacts will remain the same and the growing team remain dedicated to providing exceptional service.

“We are so happy to announce this merger today,” said Matt Howell. “We are excited to
enhance our benefit clients’ experiences with some value-added services from Peak Benefit
Solutions, with complimentary wellness events, educational resources and so much more.
Being a part of the Park Place Financial umbrella allows us to utilize their team of experts to
further our offerings of financial planning, insurance, and wealth management, as well as
business succession planning. This is also a wonderful opportunity to grow our team here
locally and we have already added two new positions.”

Howell Financial Corp is well known across the region as the preferred provider of employee benefits for the Chamber of Commerce.

His Worship, Mitch Panciuk, Mayor of Belleville and Ward 2 councillors Paul Carr and Bill Sandison were on hand for the announcement, along with Jill Raycroft, CEO of Belleville Chamber of Commerce.  Peak Benefit Solutions Co-Founders Chad Donnelly and Terry Windrem, as well as Park Place Financial Co-Founders Mike D’Alessandro and Darrell Wade, were also in attendance.

“It’s a wonderful day to be officially opening our new offices in the Belleville region,” said Mike
D’Alessandro, CEO, Park Place Financial. “When Chad and I first started speaking with Matt
about joining our group, we were immediately impressed in how dedicated he was to his clients
and the community. That’s very apparent with the turn out here today. I’d like to thank the
Mayor of Belleville, Mitch Panciuk, and the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, in particular Jill Raycroft, for welcoming us into the region.”

Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. was established in 2008 and have helped more than 400 clients from
entrepreneurs, manufacturing, professional services, and public organizations with their
comprehensive benefits planning. Under the leadership of Chad Donnelly and Terry Windrem,
Peak Benefit Solutions merged with Park Place Financial in 2018.

Founded in 2012, by Mike D’Alessandro and Darrell Wade, Park Place Financial grew quickly to
become one of Central and Eastern Ontario’s top wealth and estate planning firms. Its mission,
to be known for excellence in helping grow and preserve the wealth accumulated by family
business owners and entrepreneurs across multiple generations. In 2018, Terry Windrem
Insurance Agencies joined Park Place Financial, firmly positioning the business as an industry
leader in wealth and risk management.

Together, Peak Benefit Solutions and Park Place Financial offer clients benefit and wealth
management strategies that create tax saving efficiencies, as well as streamline operations for
businesses.

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