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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF
YORK RIO RESOURCES INC., BRILLIANTE BRASILCAN RESOURCES CORP.,
VICTOR YORK, ROBERT RUNIC, GEORGE SCHWARTZ, PETER ROBINSON,
ADAM SHERMAN, RYAN DEMCHUK, MATTHEW OLIVER,
GORDON VALDE AND SCOTT BASSINGDALE

ORDER
(Sections 37 and 127(1))



    WHEREAS on June 3, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 37 and 127 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, as amended (the “Act”) in respect of Adam Sherman (“Sherman”);

    AND WHEREAS Sherman entered into a Settlement Agreement with Staff of the Commission dated June 2, 2011 (the "Settlement Agreement") in which Sherman agreed to a proposed settlement of the proceeding commenced by the Notice of Hearing, subject to the approval of the Commission;

    AND UPON reviewing the Settlement Agreement, the Notice of Hearing, and the Statement of Allegations of Staff of the Commission, and upon hearing submissions from counsel for Sherman and from Staff of the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this Order;

    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

  1. the Settlement Agreement is approved;
  2. pursuant to clause 2 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, trading in any securities by Sherman cease permanently subject to the terms of sub-paragraph (k) below;
  3. pursuant to clause 2.1 of section 127(1) of the Act, Sherman is prohibited permanently from the acquisition of any securities subject to the terms of sub-paragraph (k) below;
  4. pursuant to clause 3 of section 127(1) of the Act, any exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to Sherman permanently;
  5. pursuant to clause 6 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Sherman is reprimanded;
  6. pursuant to clauses 8, 8.2, and 8.4 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Sherman is prohibited permanently from the date of this Order from becoming or acting as a director or officer of any issuer, registrant, or investment fund manager;
  7. pursuant to clause 8.5 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Sherman is prohibited permanently from the date of this Order from becoming or acting as a registrant, as an investment fund manager or as a promoter;
  8. pursuant to clause 9 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Sherman shall pay an administrative penalty of $50,000 for his failure to comply with Ontario securities law. The $50,000 administrative penalty shall be for allocation to or for the benefit of third parties, including investors who lost money as a result of purchasing York Rio Resources Inc. securities, in accordance with s. 3.4(2)(b) of the Act;
  9. pursuant to clause 10 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Sherman shall disgorge to the Commission $200,000 obtained as a result of their non-compliance with Ontario securities law. The $200,000 disgorged shall be for allocation to or for the benefit of third parties, including investors who lost money as a result of purchasing York Rio Resources Inc. securities, in accordance with s. 3.4(2)(b) of the Act;
  10. pursuant to section 37(1) of the Act of the Act, Sherman shall be prohibited permanently from telephoning from within Ontario to any residence within or outside Ontario for the purpose of trading in any security or in any class of security; and
  11. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Order, once Sherman has fully satisfied the terms of sub-paragraphs (h) and (i) above, Sherman is permitted to trade for his own account, solely through a registered dealer or, as appropriate, a registered dealer in a foreign jurisdiction (which dealer must be given a copy of this order) in (a) any "exchange-traded security" or "foreign exchange-traded security" within the meaning of National Instrument 21-101 provided that he does not own beneficially or exercise control or direction over more than 5 percent of the voting or equity securities of the issuer(s) of any such securities; (b) any security issued by a mutual fund that is a reporting issuer; and provided that Sherman provides Staff with the particulars of the accounts in which such trading is to occur (as soon as practicable before any trading in such accounts occurs) including the name of the registered dealer through which the trading will occur and the account numbers, and Sherman shall instruct the registered dealer to provide copies of all trade confirmation notices with respect to trading in the accounts directly to Staff at the same time that such notices are provided to him; or (c) any shares in a “private company” as defined in section 1 of the Act.

 

    DATED AT TORONTO this 6th day of June, 2011.

 

" Christopher Portner "
Christopher Portner