December 8, 2003 –
Radiant Communications Corp. (ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRadiantÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â) (TSX Venture Exchange: RCX), CanadaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
largest independent provider of IP-based data communications and Internet
services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Bouchard, Chairman of
Toll Cross Securities Inc. to the CompanyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Board of Directors.
Mr. Bouchard joins
the Board of Directors, which is currently comprised of:
– Jim Grey,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Radiant Communications Corp.
Dekleer, Vice President Investments, GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Elguindi, Chief Executive Officer, Ekaria
– Douglas B. Forster, President,
Quarry Capital Corporation
– Scot Land, Managing Partner, Encompass Ventures
– Chris Worthy, President, Worthy Capital Ltd.
In addition to
being Chairman of Toll Cross Securities, Mr. Bouchard is President and CEO of
Toll Cross Investments. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Bouchard was a senior officer
with BCE responsible for various aspects of corporate development, finance and
operations. In 1994, Mr. Bouchard joined fONOROLA as Chief Financial Officer and
became Chief Operating Officer in 1995. fONOROLA was the first company to build
a trans- Canada fiber-optic network and the first to offer IP-based services in
Canada. He spent 13 years with Lehman Brothers in various international capital
markets capacities including Chief Operating Officer of Lehman Brothers Asia.
Mr. Bouchard is a graduate of McGill University.
As a director, Mr.
Marc Bouchard will be granted 75,000 options in the capital of the Company.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are pleased to
have Marc join Radiant Communications as a Director,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jim Grey, Radiant
CommunicationsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ president and CEO. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMarcÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s considerable telecommunications
expertise and his involvement in the institutional investment community in
central Canada make him a valuable addition to our Board.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt is impressive
that in the past few years Radiant has become a national leader in CanadaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s IP-
based data communications and Internet services. I am looking forward to working
with the Board and contributing to RadiantÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s exciting future,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Marc
Established in 1996, Radiant Communications Corp. (www.radiant.net) provides a
single source for businesses requiring high-speed Internet connectivity, network
security, web hosting, web development and marketing services. The company
currently serves over 10,000 business customers primarily in Canada and the
United States with a team of 100 employees nationwide.
developed an array of advanced Internet solutions designed to help companies
harness the power of the Internet. These include high-speed DSL connectivity
solutions such as Turbo DSL and secure Virtual Private Networks, high
availability web hosting and content management solutions, and ebusiness
applications. Radiant has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and
Investors: Robert MacDougall,
Media: Donna Gratton,
(604) 692- 4573,
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