News Release

REF NO.: 40

SUBJECT: Memorial University alumnus wins prestigious finance award

DATE: December 2, 2015

A recent graduate of Memorial University has been named the winner of the inaugural Dawe Holdings Award in Finance.

Michael Gremley, who graduated with a bachelor of commerce (co-operative) degree from the Faculty of Business Administration in 2015, is the inaugural winner. The award provides a business student with an all-expenses paid, two-week global finance experience at Dawe Holdings in Singapore.

Dawe Holdings is a private investment firm based in Singapore whose founder is Canadian and originally from Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I was interested in applying for the award as I saw it as a unique learning opportunity to better understand the financial markets,” said Mr. Gremley. “What an honour to be invited to the office in Singapore and learn from some of the best in business.”

Mr. Gremley has, during and prior to his time at Memorial, demonstrated his passion for finance by successfully launching the Edge Capital Memorial University Investment Club and growing the club to a peak membership of 30 students. Mr. Gremley worked as a student ambassador with the Montreal Exchange, for which he acted as a liaison to university students, teachers and administrators as well as organized the first options trading contest held at Memorial. He further distinguished himself through his effort and commitment while working for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation as well as an events marketer for Memorial.

Originally from Halifax, N.S., Mr. Gremley now works for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in his hometown. He completed the internship at Dawe Holdings in October.

The Dawe Holdings Award in Finance embodies the underlying philosophy of Dawe Holdings, being that of financing business and enabling people to make a difference. Award winners distinguish themselves through initiative and character as well as a desire to help others.

“This award is intended to help students who pursue their passion in finance, overcome challenges and achieve excellence,” said Oral Dawe, founder and chief executive officer, Dawe Holdings. “It provides students with a unique opportunity, to discover international finance and experience world-class networking in Singapore. We hope these experiences will play a small part in helping our award winners go on to lead successful careers in finance wherever they choose in the world. We are very pleased the first recipient comes with shared roots in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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