RSA donates $100,000 to help Alberta flood victims

Company will also match employee donations to relief agencies

TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - RSA Canada, the country's third largest P&C insurer, is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts following the significant flooding in Southern Alberta.

The donation will help fund the critical role of the Canadian Red Cross in responding to the needs of the thousands of people impacted by the flooding. In addition, RSA is matching the donations of employees across the country, wanting to help in the wake of the disaster.

"We understand the devastation caused by severe weather events and our hearts go out to those affected," says RSA President & CEO Rowan Saunders. "We have employees, customers, brokers and friends in Alberta who have been impacted by the flooding and our focus is on providing our affected customers with the help and support they need as quickly as possible. We know that clean-up and rebuild will be a long process but people need help now and we hope this donation will help to provide some immediate relief."

For information on RSA or what to do in the event of a flood, please visit the RSA website at www.rsagroup.ca.

About RSA
With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world's leading multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around 150 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and, in 2012, its net written premiums were £8.4 billion.

About RSA Canada
RSA Canada includes Roins Financial Services Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, Quebec Assurance Company, Johnson Inc., Western Assurance Company, Ascentus Insurance Ltd., Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Company, RSA Travel Insurance Inc./Assurance Voyage RSA inc., L'Union Canadienne, Compagnie d'assurances,  and is part of the RSA group of companies headed by RSA Insurance Group plc. RSA Canada employs approximately 4,200 people and is represented by a large network of brokers across the country. In 2012, the Canadian Group wrote $2.8bn in direct premiums with assets exceeding $7.6 billion. RSA is a trade name of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. "RSA" and the RSA logo are trademarks used under license from RSA Insurance Group plc.

SOURCE: RSA Canada

For further information:

Sarah Kennedy
Corporate Responsibility Consultant
Sarah.kennedy@rsagroup.ca
647-776-9247