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UPDATED ON: Monday, October 06, 2008

University of Western Ontario:

John M. Thompson,

From The Globe and Mail

University of Western Ontario

John M. Thompson

The University of Western Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of John M. Thompson as its 20th Chancellor.

Thompson is non-executive Chair of the Board of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Financial Group. He is also retired Vice Chair of the IBM Board of Directors, where he was resposible for IBM's business strategy and oversight of the company's worldwide technology and manufacturing direction.

He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Engineering Science. He also completed executive management programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western.

Thompson has served as Chair of the Board of TD Bank Financial Group since April 2003 and is a director of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Vice chair of the Supervisory Board of Philips Electronics N.V.


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