Co-operators General Insurance Company declares quarterly dividend on: Class E, Series C Preference Shares and Class E, Series D Preference Shares

GUELPH, ON, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares, Series C, payable June 30, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2013.

In addition, the Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.453125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares, Series D, payable June 30, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2013.

Co-operators General has designated the dividends referred to above as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

With assets of more than $4.9 billion, Co-operators General is a leading Canadian-owned multi-product insurance company. Co-operators General is part of The Co-operators Group Limited, a Canadian-owned co-operative. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability, and is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

Co-operators General Class E, Series C Preference Shares trade under ticker symbol CCS.PR.C and the Class E Series D Preference Shares trade under ticker symbol CCS.PR.D.  Both series of shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

SOURCE: The Co-operators

For further information:

P. Bruce West
Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (519) 767-3036   Fax: (519) 824-0599