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Cochrane & Associates joins KPMG LLP 

British Columbia-based firm to help address growing needs of Canadian agriculture industry 


TORONTO/ABBOTSFORD, November 1 2012 - KPMG LLP (KPMG) announced today it has acquired Cochrane & Associates Chartered Accountants (Cochrane & Associates) headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia effective November 1 2012.

The locally owned and operated Cochrane & Associates, founded by Al Cochrane in 1978, delivers a range of professional services to primarily agricultural-based clients in the Lower Mainland, Upper and Lower Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, B.C. interior, Alberta, and Saskatchewan geographies.

"We welcome Cochrane and Associates to the KPMG Enterprise team," said Rob Brouwer, Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, KPMG LLP. "This acquisition further solidifies our commitment to the changing needs of the agricultural industry in Western Canada."

"Together, we will continue to support small and mid-sized agricultural businesses at every stage," said Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise. "From growing a business to succession planning, we can help our clients, and in turn our communities, succeed."

"Given the similarities in culture, work ethic, and experience, KPMG is an ideal match for our clients and our people," said Al Cochrane, founder and CEO, Cochrane & Associates. "With KPMG, we look forward to providing agricultural businesses the support needed to adapt to this changing business environment."

About KPMG
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm ( and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Killen
Senior Manager, Media Relations
KPMG in Canada
(416) 777-3447

Robert D. Brouwer

Robert D. Brouwer

Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets


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