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Cox Merritt & Co. joins KPMG LLP 

Acquisition of Kanata-based accounting firm grows KPMG Enterprise presence in Eastern Ontario


TORONTO/KANATA-CARP-STITTSVILLE, November 1 2012 - KPMG LLP (KPMG) announced today that Kanata, Ontario based Cox Merritt & Co. Chartered Accountants (Cox Merritt) has joined KPMG Enterprise effective November 1 2012.


Cox Merritt has been delivering accounting and tax services to private companies, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and individuals throughout the Ottawa area for more than 30 years. The 25-employee firm was founded by KPMG alumni Bill Cox and Bill Merritt, and is currently led by partners Craig Gordon, also a KPMG alumnus, and Chris Morrison.

"As the Canadian demand for Enterprise services increases, KPMG remains committed to helping small-to-mid size businesses and organizations succeed," said Rob Brouwer, Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, KPMG LLP. "The welcome addition of Cox Merritt to our KPMG Enterprise team demonstrates our dedication to provide responsive and effective advice to our Enterprise clients."

"The combined skills and experience of the Cox Merritt people with our KPMG team will expand career opportunities and ultimately bring greater benefits to our clients and Eastern Ontario communities," said Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG Enterprise.

"KPMG is an excellent fit for our professionals and our clients," said Craig Gordon, Partner, Cox Merritt. "As part of the KPMG family, we will remain active in our Kanata-Carp-Stittsville community and together we will continue to provide high quality professional services that we are known for."

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.

About Cox Merritt & Co.
Cox Merritt is an accounting firm that has been providing a full range of professional services to clients throughout the Ottawa region for over 30 years. The licenced public accountants have built their firm on the foundation of knowledge and experience.


The firm applies its resources to serve the needs of private companies, business partnerships and proprietorships, not-for-profit organizations, trusts, estates and individuals.


For more information, contact:

Michael Bodsworth
National Manager, Media Relations
KPMG in Canada
(416) 777-3407

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