​March 1, 2017

​Announcement of Pierre Genest’s Retirement

Pierre Genest, director and Chairman of the Board of SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., SSQ Insurance Company Inc. and SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation, will be retiring on April 29, 2017.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. from 1986 to 1991, Pierre was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. from 1991 to 2001. He then became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ; a position he held from 2002 to 2006. Pierre was also a member of the Board of Directors of SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. from 1993 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been a director of SSQ, Mutual Management Corporation and the Group's insurance companies as well as Chairman of their respective boards of directors. He will have been with SSQ for more than 30 years.

“On behalf of myself and all the members of the boards of directors, we are immeasurably thankful and grateful to Pierre, a great builder and ambassador, for his devotion to SSQ,” said Émile Vallée, Vice-Chairman of the boards.

The election to determine who will be appointed to the director’s position vacated by Pierre's retirement will be held at the annual meeting on April 29, 2017, in Quebec City.

About SSQ Financial Group

With $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada. The Group serves over 3 million customers and employs 2,000 individuals. SSQ Financial Group is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry and excellence and expertise in the investment sector. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the general insurance and individual insurance markets.