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Avigilon Welcomes Mike McKnight to Board of Directors


More than 30 years of international investment experience added to leading security technology company's board

VANCOUVER, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, today announced the appointment of Mike McKnight, former Senior Vice President and Investment Advisor for Raymond James Inc., to its Board of Directors and committees thereof. Mr. McKnight brings more than 30 years of international investment experience to Avigilon.

"Mike is a seasoned investment professional with an impressive reputation for securing funding for public companies and developing strong international relationships with investors and brokers," said Alexander Fernandes, Avigilon's Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. "Mike's extensive insight will benefit us as the world's most trusted business intelligence and security solutions company."

"I'm impressed with the company's ability to lead the industry by being first to market and constantly creating innovative solutions to meet customer needs," said Mr. McKnight. "I'm excited to support Avigilon's continued success."

During his career, Mr. McKnight has helped raise more than $100 million in financing for companies in all stages of development and has worked with hundreds of industry leaders to foster businesses around the world. Since his retirement, Mr. McKnight has worked with civic and government stakeholders to develop and finance community initiatives, most recently leading a $5 million sports field project to completion.

About Avigilon
Avigilon Corporation is defining the future of protection through innovative end-to-end security solutions. Avigilon's industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing the security market. Information about Avigilon can be found at

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