Real Matters welcomes Kay Brekken to its Board of Directors

– CANADA, Markham –  Real Matters Inc. (TSX: REAL), a leading network management services provider for the mortgage lending and insurance industries, today announced the appointment of Kay Brekken to its Board of Directors effective May 7, 2024, succeeding Lisa Melchior will be stepping down from the Board.

Kay Brekken will also join the Compensation, Nomination, and Governance Committee.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kay as a new director. Her background and experience in real estate and financial services will be an asset to our Board. We look forward to her contribution as we continue to execute on our long-term strategy.” said Board Chairman, Jason Smith.

About Kay Brekken

Kay Brekken is a Corporate Director with more than 25 years of North American financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries including real estate, retail, healthcare, and financial services. Before her retirement, Ms. Brekken was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: FCR.UN) from 2014 to 2021. Before First Capital REIT, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. (TSX: IDG). Ms. Brekken serves on the boards of Allied Properties REIT (TSX: AP.UN) RATESDOTCA Group Ltd. and the advisory board of the Rotman School of Management CFO Leadership Program.

“I am honoured to have been part of Real Matters’ journey since the IPO, and to have seen the management team successfully navigate the business through periods of growth as well as challenging market conditions. Real Matters has an exceptional management team, and I am confident that they will continue to advance the Company’s market leadership position and execute on its strategy while creating long-term value for shareholders,” said Lisa Melchior.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington.

About Real Matters

Real Matters is a leading network management services provider for the mortgage lending and insurance industries. Real Matters’ platform combines its proprietary technology and network management capabilities with tens of thousands of independent qualified field professionals to create an efficient marketplace for the provision of mortgage lending and insurance industry services. Our clients include the top 100 mortgage lenders in the U.S. and some of the largest banks and insurance companies in Canada. We are a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals to the mortgage market and a leading independent provider of title and mortgage closing services in the U.S. Headquartered in Markham (ON), Real Matters has principal offices in Buffalo (NY) and Middletown (RI). Real Matters is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol REAL.

SOURCE: https://www.realmatters.com/

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