Confirmation of June 30, 2014 Redemption Payment for Class E Preference Shares, Series D - CUSIP: 189906506

GUELPH, ON, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General" or the "Company") confirmed today that it will redeem all of its 4,600,000 issued and outstanding Class E Preference Shares, Series D (the "Series D Shares") (TSX: CCS.PR.D) effective June 30, 2014 at a price of $25.00 per Series D Share (the "Redemption Price").  The notice of redemption was mailed to registered holders on May 26, 2014.

The regular quarterly dividend of $0.453125 per Series D Share for the period from April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 will be paid on June 30, 2014 to holders of record on June 1, 2014.  The dividend will be paid separately from the Redemption Price. The Company will not declare any further dividends on the Series D Shares.

The Series D Shares trade in the book-entry only system of CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. and no individual share certificates have been issued.

The Company will deposit the Redemption Price of all Series D Shares with Computershare Investor Services Inc. on or about June 27, 2014.

As of June 30, 2014, the Series D Shares in respect of which such deposit shall have been made shall be redeemed and the rights of the holders thereof after June 30, 2014 shall be limited to receiving, without interest, their proportionate part of the total Redemption Price so deposited.

Inquiries relating to the redemption payment may be directed to Computershare Investor Services Inc., 100 University Ave., 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2Y1, Attention: Corporate Actions, tel: 1 (800) 564-6253.

About Co-operators General

With assets of more than $5.0 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.

For further information on Co-operators General, please visit www.cooperators.ca or www.sedar.com.

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SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information:

Andrew Yorke
Vice-President, Corporate Finance Services
(519) 767-3095
andrew_yorke@cooperators.ca