Two Ontario brokerages to join BrokerLink

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Neziol Insurance Group and Ottawa Valley Insurance announced today they will join BrokerLink, one of the largest Canadian property and casualty insurance brokerages. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

"We have a strong tradition of providing our customers with excellent service and competitive insurance options," said Paul Neziol, President of Neziol Insurance. "We want to continue that tradition and BrokerLink will help us in meeting our customers' evolving needs."

"BrokerLink is a strong and growing company offering full operational support, technological advantages and marketing capabilities," said Robin Postma, President of Ottawa Valley Insurance. "Their scale and resources will provide staff with greater opportunities for career development and stability."

Customers will continue to work with their same trusted broker. Paul Neziol will join BrokerLink as the Branch Manager in Oakville, Bernard Neziol will assume the role of Branch Manager in Brantford and Robin Postma will become an Account Executive in Renfrew. All three will lend their local expertise and resources during the transition process.

"We are very pleased to welcome these offices to BrokerLink," said Paul Meyer, Head of Ontario Region at BrokerLink. "The teams' strong focus on serving both customers and their local communities is in line with BrokerLink's own policies, making it a natural fit between organizations. We look forward to working closely together over the coming months to ensure the transition is smooth for customers and staff."

About Neziol Insurance Group
The Neziol Insurance Group (www.neziol.com) is a family owned insurance brokerage providing personal, commercial and life insurance to Brantford since 1958 and expanding into the Greater Toronto Area in the early 1980s. The brokerage currently operates from three locations in Brantford, Oakville and Ancaster.

About Ottawa Valley Insurance
Ottawa Valley Insurance (www.ottawavalleyinsurance.com) was established in 1990 to meet growing demand for insurance and related services in Eastern Ontario. Built upon honesty, integrity and personal service, the business has since expanded with locations in Renfrew, Arnprior and Rideau Ferry.

About BrokerLink
Established in 1991, the BrokerLink companies, which include Canada Brokerlink Inc., Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc. and Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance, together constitute one of the largest Canadian property and casualty insurance brokerage operations with 98 offices supported by more than 950 employees across Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic Canada. The BrokerLink companies are subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).

SOURCE Brokerlink

For further information: Media inquiries: Dave Ewanchyna, Head of Marketing and Communications, BrokerLink, 403-209-6327, dewanchyna@brokerlink.ca