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John LeBoutillier Receives 2015 ICD Fellowship Award

Quebec City,

News Release

iA Financial Group is pleased to announce that Mr. John LeBoutillier, chairman of the board of directors of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., was admitted yesterday as a Fellow at the annual Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards. Created in 1997, the ICD Fellowship Award recognizes excellence and leadership in corporate governance and is the highest honour that directors in Canada can receive. The title of Fellow is given to those who have earned the respect of their peers for their commitment to the transparency, accountability and performance of boards of directors across the country.

“I am quite honoured to receive this title and I thank the Institute of Corporate Directors. It is always rewarding to be recognized by one's peers,” emphasizes Mr. LeBoutillier. “Governance has become an important lever of corporate performance today. There are many challenges, considering the rapid evolution of regulatory rules and requirements with respect to accounting, the presentation of information, internal controls, risk management and disclosure.”

The four other recipients of the 2015 Fellowship Award are Jim Dinning, chair of Western Financial Group, Russel Metals Inc. and Liquor Stores NA Ltd.; Bonnie DuPont, chair of the board of governors of the University of Calgary; Alice Laberge, corporate director for Royal Bank of Canada, PotashCorp and Russel Metals Inc. and Monique F. Leroux, chair, president and CEO of Desjardins Group.

John LeBoutillier has been chairman of the board of directors of Industrial Alliance since May 2005. He is also a member of the Quebec Bar Association and in 2003, became a member of the Order of Canada.

About iA Financial Group 
iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark under which Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. operates in Canada and the United States. This new trademark will also be used to collectively refer to all companies under the Industrial Alliance banner, including Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, mutual and segregated funds, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans, and other products and services for both individuals and groups. It is among the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and is one of the country’s largest publicly traded companies. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.


Pierre Picard
Manager, Public Relations
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