TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013) - Forbes & Manhattan, a leading private merchant bank with a global focus on the resource-based sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Reading to its International Advisory Board. Forbes & Manhattan is delighted to welcome Lord Reading to the Board and believes that his appointment will enhance our global relations and contribute to our exposure worldwide.

Lord Reading has previously had a long standing position in the House of Lords where he served as Member of the House of Lords for 19 years. Lord Reading's interests have also seen him embark on a lifelong philanthropic commitment. His business interests have included Membership of the London Stock Exchange and of Lloyds Insurance. He has participated on a number of growth Company Boards including several with a Metals and Mining focus. In addition, he has organised several Royal commercial tours into mainland China and has had 20 years commercial experience in Russia.

Stan Bharti, Founder and Executive Chairman of Forbes & Manhattan said, "I am honored to have Lord Reading join our outstanding international Advisory Board. Lord Reading joins Larry King- former CNN anchor, Hon. Pierre Pettigrew - former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada, Jim Rogers-International Commodity expert, Gen. (Ret) Lewis Mackenzie, former United Nations commander in the Balkans, Gen. (Ret) Sir Michael Rose, former SAS commander in the British Army, Bernie Wilson, former Vice Chair PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Peter Boot- Emerging market financial executive and Mikael Spektor, Ukrainian energy industrialist.

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